Explorer vs Flying V - Clash of the metal titans

Flying V or Explorer


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icantbuyafender

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Explorers for me please.I love mine and i already gassing for another one.I see myself owning several in the future (i am greedy i know).Quick picture..



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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I've owned them both, they're both awesome in their own ways.
They both kinda suck to play sitting down, but then again sitting is kinda un-metel anyway.:naughty::dude:

Explorers are hard to play sitting down?

huh?
 

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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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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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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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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.
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?
 

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Of course you can play other than metal. But over the years they became predestinated when it comes to harder/heavier stuff. Think about Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield, Dave Grohl, Billy Gibbons, Matthias Jabs, Paul Stanley, Marc Bolan, etc
Micheal Schenker and Jimmy Hendrix as well....
 

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

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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Micheal Schenker and Jimmy Hendrix as well....
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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Nice gear! Do you use any boost for your JCM800?
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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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.
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...
 

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

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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.
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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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...

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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