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Step into the dark side

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by charlie chitlin, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Awhile ago I got a killer deal on a Flying V.
    One of those terribly-done Ebay auctions from a pawn shop.
    Guitar making no sound.
    Everybody was afraid to bid.
    I won the coin flip.
    Some crappy soldering installing Duncans.
    A 59 and a Pearly Gates.
    Both low-output PAF-style pickups.
    I gigged it yesterday and it sounded sooooooo sweet.
    I'm a pretty die-hard single coil guy, but this thing sounded just incredible.
    The only humbuckers I could ever make sound good were minis, but...dang!
    With all the cool old guitars I have, is a late-model FLYING V about to become my #1?
    Nice and light...it's a great player, too.
    Hmmmm...
     

  2. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

    Aug 8, 2016
    Chattanooga, TN
    That sounds fantastic! Congratulations! But... gotta say it... We need some pics!
     

  3. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    58
    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    Nice!
    I do like taking risks on those kind of auctions as long as the basic bones are good.
    I got a decent deal on a stripped finish '80s Explorer with a little diamond plate added.
    A good enough guitar but it hasn't filled the niche I'd hoped it would.

    What exactly do you do with the V?
    Any raised eyebrows in the audience?
     

  4. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa

  5. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

    Aug 8, 2016
    Chattanooga, TN
    Well that thing sounds DARN good with your Bassman! I like the look, too! Black is cool!
     

  6. Rythameen

    Rythameen Tele-Meister

    215
    Jun 24, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Looks awesome, sounds awesome, win, win. Your band sounds great too.
     
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