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 Flying V vs Rocket Roll 
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Post Flying V vs Rocket Roll
I am thinking of purchasing a V type guitar and was interested to know everyones thoughts regarding tone, playability, action etc of these two guitars and which they prefer.

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It might be hard to find people that have actually played both. I've never played a Rocket Roll V. I have played some Gibson V's in stores and liked them.

If you play sitting down most of the time its not the best guitar for the job. The gibson V's I have played have been pretty well balanced when playing standing with a strap.

Gibson has also made flamed top V's like this one made in 1981. Its much closer in look and control layout to a Rocket Roll V.
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Hamer also makes some nice flying V guitars.

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I don't know what it is.. but I always thought Gibson V's look sort of strange.. I think Rocket Rolls are the perfect V shape. I'm not sure why.. what's the difference? They look almost exactly alike.. but the Gibsons just look odd to me.

My friend has a Gibson Flying V. I've played it a couple times and really don't care much for it.

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Ever considered a Dean? I have an ML which besides body shape is the same as their V's and its plays absolutely amazingly. The neck is probably more shreddy and I get lower action than on my PGM301.


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(as I scrolled across slowly to view the entire picture I just thought to myself..)

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WHYYYYY do they keep making those headstocks?? :? Everything else looks so damn beautiful I'd swear it was like a Carvin or something.. then the headstock just completely ruins it. I think the perfect headstock for a V would be a headstock that looks like the PGM 700 headstock. sexyy

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EricF wrote:
WHYYYYY do they keep making those headstocks?? :? Everything else looks so damn beautiful I'd swear it was like a Carvin or something.. then the headstock just completely ruins it. I think the perfect headstock for a V would be a headstock that looks like the PGM 700 headstock. sexyy


Personally I enjoy the Dean headstocks on V's, I really enjoy how it's kind of symmetrical.


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Zesty wrote:

Personally I enjoy the Dean headstocks on V's, I really enjoy how it's kind of symmetrical.


Guitars don't get much more symmetric than a V. The Gibson V, and Hamer V's are also symmetric, and personally I prefer their headstocks to the one on the Dean.

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I have a Dean 79 reissue. Its about $800, but it is awesome. It looks like the Rocket Roll, cheaper, and it sounds great. If you want, I could post a video.....


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xjustice09x wrote:
Zesty wrote:

Personally I enjoy the Dean headstocks on V's, I really enjoy how it's kind of symmetrical.


Guitars don't get much more symmetric than a V. The Gibson V, and Hamer V's are also symmetric, and personally I prefer their headstocks to the one on the Dean.


I meant more symmetric horizontally rather than vertically like how the headstock looks like a flipped V. I only tend to like symmetry i V's.

If it's not too much trouble I would like to see a video justreleased.


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I played both and own a rocket roll and don't like the sort of thick necks of the Gibson's. Although the V isn't the best as well, it much more enjoy it.

I also don't like the headstocks on the deans. I understand they wany something different, but I dont buy them because of that. And they already succeeded beeing different making them like the rockets without plate and nice paintings/colors.

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I love my Flying V Faded Custom to death!

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I only played the Gibsons, but I think the're ugly (considering the ones with the pickguard).

Deans look really really good, but I don't like their headstocks either.

I always liked more the non pointy V's, but just recently, as I became a big Megadeth fan, I'd kill for one Dave Mustaine signature.

I also like some of his models that were not pointy shaped (from Jackson), but 've never seen one arround for sale.

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I prefer my Jackson RR, easy to reach 24 fret. Its kind of a V-guitar :)

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You guys know if there is any flying V's that have 24 frets?

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I never seen gibsons with 24 frets...but Schecter V-1's look like a flying-V and has 24 frets :)
http://www.thomann.de/gb/search_dir.htm ... -1&x=0&y=0

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Here is a small vid I made at work today....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AucE_pM ... annel_page


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Pitch Fork6 wrote:
You guys know if there is any flying V's that have 24 frets?


Most Gibson V's have 22 frets, but there are a few models that did have 24 frets.

The V90 had 24 frets.
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justreleased09 wrote:
Here is a small vid I made at work today....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AucE_pM ... annel_page


Thank you for the video, good playing too. The guitar sounds great, I might be looking into getting one when I get some money together.


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Thanks man. I'm glad you enjoyed the vid. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to pm me.

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