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Adrian Figallo
post Feb 28 2010, 02:23 AM
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Hey guys!, probably you all remember my flying v, the black and white one featured on a couple of my latest lessons, i really love that guitar, but i didn't liked the color combination, and overall the look of the guitar, so i decided to customize it smile.gif

Here is a pic of the guitar, before the make over:

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now, here is the new headstock, with the logo of my rock band (recording our first album now):
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This is the body of my beauty, all custom parts made specially for that guitar:
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A very old gibson pickup on the neck (not sure about the model or year):
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And my fav humbucker on the bridge, the joe's FRED:
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All electronics are dimarzio and the frets are XL jumbo dunlops, the only thing that's missing are the spertzel locking tuners (on the mail now).
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Im in love with this guitar, and i wanted to share it with you, hopefully you guys will like it too smile.gif









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post Feb 28 2010, 02:26 AM
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Awesome! It looks to me like a rolls royce. When can we expect it's lesson debut?

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post Feb 28 2010, 02:33 AM
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thanks bro!, yeah i think it looks like a deluxe car too hahaa biggrin.gif i love it
well i wanna make something special this week for the debut of this guitar on gmc biggrin.gif


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post Feb 28 2010, 02:37 AM
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Wow awesome!
Have you also upgraded the pickups or are they stock with a gold cap on them?


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post Feb 28 2010, 02:41 AM
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thanks zakk, ur comment means a lot (i know you have a super good/strict taste on guitars biggrin.gif)
the bridge is a dimarzio fred, and the neck is a very old gibson, not sure about the model or year of this one (very very old), but it's kind of dying now sad.gif


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post Feb 28 2010, 03:12 AM
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It might be one of the legendary early Gibson humbuckers that were still handwound!
You can send the humbucker to get repaired if you think it's worth the effort...

Tim from Bareknuckle pickups for example can fix those old babys to work like new without altering the tone:
http://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/forum/inde...p?topic=19378.0


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post Feb 28 2010, 03:37 AM
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that's a great tip zakk, next time i open yup the guitar (to replace that pickup) i will take it out and post a photo and sound test, so maybe you guys can help me with the id.

if it's worth it i will send it to this guy for sure!

by the way do you know a good pickup to match the fred?, i like a lot dimarzio but i always try to test some new brands/gear, i'm looking for a bluesy jimmy page kind of neck sound, that's compatible in volume and overall feel with the fred, medium output you know what i mean wink.gif.

and if it helps i wanna leave the gold cover on the bridge, i kinda like how it looks, but if it will suck out the tone of course i'll take out (like i did with the fred)


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post Feb 28 2010, 03:46 AM
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DiMarzio Paf Pro Neck! You will love it!
A classic Paf sound but not too vintage voiced so it matches the volume of the fred. You could also try the Paf Joe (another Satriani Pickup) by DiMarzio; it's basicly a Paf Pro with more output and a little bit more fluid sounding for shred...



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post Feb 28 2010, 04:02 AM
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First, maybe second, time I've ever seen gold/brassy/whatever colored hardware actually look really amazingly good on a guitar. I don't love that pickguard shape for the flying-v body and yet this one wears it VERY well. Can't wait to see it with a little road-wear to soften it some.

Looks amazing, let us hear it soon! smile.gif


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post Feb 28 2010, 04:30 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Feb 27 2010, 09:46 PM) *
DiMarzio Paf Pro Neck! You will love it!
A classic Paf sound but not too vintage voiced so it matches the volume of the fred. You could also try the Paf Joe (another Satriani Pickup) by DiMarzio; it's basicly a Paf Pro with more output and a little bit more fluid sounding for shred...


Hey yeah i think the paf joe would be a good match for it, can't find so many sound samples tho (besides satriani ones), do you think it will work for rock/blues?.

on the other hand i already know and love the sound of the paf pro on the neck, my jem got one (pre evo jem), maybe a little variety would be nice wink.gif

QUOTE (jafomatic @ Feb 27 2010, 10:02 PM) *
First, maybe second, time I've ever seen gold/brassy/whatever colored hardware actually look really amazingly good on a guitar. I don't love that pickguard shape for the flying-v body and yet this one wears it VERY well. Can't wait to see it with a little road-wear to soften it some.

Looks amazing, let us hear it soon! smile.gif


Hey jafo, woaa that's a great compliment, i dont like a lot of guitars with mirrored hardware neither, but this one just looks right to me smile.gif, by the way the idea comes from the lenny kravitz limited signature guitar. Yeah the guitar paint is already weared out so i just gotta wait biggrin.gif

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post Feb 28 2010, 04:44 AM
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Like I said the Paf Joe is basicly a Paf pro with a little bit more output, adding the mids and warmth of the mahagony of your V will sound diffrent from the Paf Pro in your basswood Ibanez...

You can always go for lower output humbuckers in the neck OR go for some handmade humbuckers and try a Bareknuckle Blackdog Set of humbuckers for a great Zepplin Blues/Rock tone


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post Feb 28 2010, 05:05 AM
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Bareknuckle uh? i heard a lot of those lately, i think im going to give em a try, thanks for the tips zakk!


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post Feb 28 2010, 08:50 AM
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That guitar really looks awesome... usually I don't really like flying V guitra but yours as something special.... Nice makeover you have done on it...


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post Feb 28 2010, 11:33 AM
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get your hands on a Stan Hinsley Kashmir for the neck. great pickup.

http://www.stanhinesleypickups.com/

or post an e-mail to stan and ask him for advise. he is great



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post Feb 28 2010, 12:55 PM
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Wow man the guitar looks great!!!

Love the scratch plate & the truss rod cover, really transforms it.

You should def look into Bareknuckle. Tim the guy who runs it is a great chap and there service is 2nd to none, plus there handwound in Devon (my homeland!!).

They do all sorts of different covers. (I would get frd covered too) Maybe the burnt chome covers would look phat one that guitar, if not stick with the Gold.

here's a link to the site and it has the different covers on show: http://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/shop/p...?products_id=40

You also know that they will rewind your dying Gibson pickup for you? You could get fred covered (inc spacing and wax potting) & your Gibby rewound for £85... snot bad!!

Anyway once again.. love the geetar!!!
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Looks great Adrian!

I would also recommend contacting Bareknuckle about rewinding the Gibbo!!!
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post Feb 28 2010, 02:46 PM
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Very good job on pimping that guitar, actually I was thinking about something similar myself, also about modifying a black and white V... if I decide to do it I will upload soem pics too ;-)


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QUOTE (Crazy_Diamond @ Feb 28 2010, 02:50 AM) *
That guitar really looks awesome... usually I don't really like flying V guitra but yours as something special.... Nice makeover you have done on it...


thanks crazy!, i didn't liked a lot V's until i got mine, now i'm in LOVE with the shape, the sound, everything!


QUOTE (ItsMe @ Feb 28 2010, 05:33 AM) *
get your hands on a Stan Hinsley Kashmir for the neck. great pickup.

http://www.stanhinesleypickups.com/

or post an e-mail to stan and ask him for advise. he is great


Hey ItsMe, great link bro!!, i'm checking those pups up wink.gif



QUOTE (stratman79 @ Feb 28 2010, 06:55 AM) *
Wow man the guitar looks great!!!

Love the scratch plate & the truss rod cover, really transforms it.

You should def look into Bareknuckle. Tim the guy who runs it is a great chap and there service is 2nd to none, plus there handwound in Devon (my homeland!!).

They do all sorts of different covers. (I would get frd covered too) Maybe the burnt chome covers would look phat one that guitar, if not stick with the Gold.

here's a link to the site and it has the different covers on show: http://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/shop/p...?products_id=40

You also know that they will rewind your dying Gibson pickup for you? You could get fred covered (inc spacing and wax potting) & your Gibby rewound for £85... snot bad!!

Anyway once again.. love the geetar!!!


Hey stratman, so 2 votes for barenuckle uh?, amazing, these pups should be something then, i think i will have the fred without cover and the one on the neck with it, i kind of like how it darks up the sound on the neck, some jimmy page guitars have it like that smile.gif

Considering the rewind of the gibson too, but first i gotta be sure it's something real and not an old imitation


QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Feb 28 2010, 07:07 AM) *
Looks great Adrian!

I would also recommend contacting Bareknuckle about rewinding the Gibbo!!!
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Hey thanks sensible jones!, im considering it, just gotta see if it's real smile.gif



QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Feb 28 2010, 08:46 AM) *
Very good job on pimping that guitar, actually I was thinking about something similar myself, also about modifying a black and white V... if I decide to do it I will upload soem pics too ;-)


Thanks marcus bro, what do you wanna do on ur V?


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post Feb 28 2010, 04:34 PM
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Very cool looks

A Flying V is a cool shaped guitar... see my avatar wink.gif


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post Feb 28 2010, 06:11 PM
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im loving it more every second smile.gif, nice one in ur avatar!


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