Explorer vs Flying V - Clash of the metal titans

Discussion in 'Other Gibsons' started by backfromcali., Sep 17, 2012.

Flying V or Explorer

  1. Flying V

    40.2%
  2. Explorer

    59.8%
  1. icantbuyafender

    icantbuyafender Senior Member

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    Im not one to love gloss black...

    but goddamn, THAT THING IS HOT

    Im too lazy it keep anything polished. So, my gibbos are satin.

    I like the lived in look.
     
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  2. The Archer

    The Archer Senior Member

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    Explorers are hard to play sitting down?

    huh?
     
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  3. The Archer

    The Archer Senior Member

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    The Schenker boys are the best V icons working today.
     
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  4. TattooedCarrot

    TattooedCarrot Ferro Picta Carota

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    I like Mastodon well enough, but I doubt most people have any idea who Mastodon is, let alone Brent Hinds.
     
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  5. jimlanderson

    jimlanderson Junior Member

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    I like both of these you and most owners I know do not have complaints about either one. They are certainly better than some of the other ripoffs by other companys.

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    http://allgoodguitars.com/
     
  6. shaun

    shaun Banned

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    Explorer Pro vs V - i would take the V
    Explorer full size vs V - i would take the Explorer

    I own a V and Explorer, and the first time i tried an Ex. Pro it was like WTF is with the upper access. I couldnt play it above the 15th fret. It is really cramped, a lot worse than a les paul. and i dont have large hands.
    However a normal fullsized explorer has a lot more body mass, are very well ballanced, and the upper access is very good. Playing the 22nd fret is a breeze.
    When you take off a V's pickguard, pickups, and controls, there isnt a lot of wood left.
     
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  7. backfromcali.

    backfromcali. Senior Member

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    Well I got small hands, too. Playing Les Pauls with a long strap is really hard sometimes. That's why I prefer my SG.

    What did you want to say with "When you take off a V's pickguard, pickups, and controls, there isnt a lot of wood left". Are you talking about the weight of the V?
     
  8. Robert Arthur

    Robert Arthur Senior Member

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    Micheal Schenker and Jimmy Hendrix as well....
     
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  9. Robert Arthur

    Robert Arthur Senior Member

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    I love my "Shred x"
    [​IMG]
    But I find the V to have it's own amazing qualities...
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. FennRx

    FennRx Senior Member

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    compared to a LP or a 339, **** yes it is :laugh2:
     
  11. backfromcali.

    backfromcali. Senior Member

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    Nice gear! Do you use any boost for your JCM800?
     
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  12. The Archer

    The Archer Senior Member

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    I disagree compeletly. They balance well sitting or standing.

    This is the first I have heard of a person saying explorers are hard to play sitting down. I suppose if you are trying to sit in a chair with arms or reclining on the sofa an explorer would be difficult but otherwise they are great.
     
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  13. The Archer

    The Archer Senior Member

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    1. His name is not spelled 'jimmy' it is 'Jimi'


    2. Jimi was known for Strats. Gibson may have tossed their hand into the pot and yes Hendrix pulled out a V and a Les Paul now and then but when people think of Jimi they think of Stratocasters.
     
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  14. Robert Arthur

    Robert Arthur Senior Member

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    Only at home volumes. With everything dimed it was amazing without any help. I just traded it (the jcm800 2204)for a Les Paul Trad. But, I still have my 2203, and it's a situation of where can you do that at? So, for the sake of lower volume, I use a Jeckyll and Hyde. A JVM210h is showing up at my house this weekend. I'm trading my American STD Strat for it.
     
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  15. Robert Arthur

    Robert Arthur Senior Member

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    True that he is well known for Strats, but he went a whole new direction at the end, see "Band of Gypsies". It looks like the V was his future...
     
  16. backfromcali.

    backfromcali. Senior Member

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    Damn.
    I just can't wait for the parts I need for my PPIMV to arrive
     
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  17. FennRx

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    to each their own. but it is a complaint even I have heard before and I rarely venture into this section.

    maybe me being fat has something to do with it. :hmm::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
     
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    Unfortunately he didnt have a future.


    The image most people have of Jimi is with a white Strat. Its only people who are deep into Hendrix that will think of a V or a n upside down Les Paul
     
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    Huh? Taking all that off isn't removing any wood. I dont get it.
     
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    [​IMG] i love them both as long as it's korina!
     
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