Flying V Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rythmstick, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. rythmstick


    Sep 23, 2003
    Ontario Canada
    Just wondering what are people's opinions on the Flying V bass. Also on making a Flying V Bass, I plan to make one, 34 inch scale length and a five string, it should look really cool.
  2. thewalrus81

    thewalrus81 Guest

    Sep 19, 2003
    Dallas TX
    my opinion on the flying v in general, be it guitar or bass is that they are ugly. just my opinion but i dont care for the whole v look. ive never played one so my opinion is only on the looks but still...
  3. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    I think they look very cool (most) but you have to stand up to play them or set the V part on the inside of your right leg.

    I guess that I've had one as a guitar, and will not buy another one be it a bass or guitar.
  4. masaru


    Aug 8, 2001
    Okinawa, Japan
    I love Vs! :bassist: rythmstick, please let me know how it turns out. I'd definitely be interested in buying one if you can make it workable and the craftsmanship will be on par with, say, MIJ Fenders. Fernandes wants $2500 USD to build me exactly what you're talking about...
  5. Why not consider Warmoth? They make V bodies.
  6. pilotjones


    Nov 8, 2001
    I love the look, but I would expect them to neck dive horribly.
  7. kutz


    Mar 19, 2003
    V's are cool, but keep in mind that if you put the strap button where the neck & body meet (where else) it's gonna be a hell of a reach for the 1st and 2nd frets. Believe me, I've got a Dean ML bass.

    You might want to think about making a contraption like the guy in this thread did;

    If you want to be able to sit down and play it, think about buying one of those fold out leg rests that Steinbergers have.
  8. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    ugly like ugly :meh:
  9. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I like the look of V's (and T-birds and Explorers) but can't deal with the neck-dive.
  10. I like how I can play a V when I sit with it..but standing up seems like an issue, could just be how the strap pins are positioned or something
  11. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Actually there's a fix for this. You could screw the strap button under body just before the neck.

    I think V's look cool but I tend to go for the traditional look so you won't be seeing me playing one anytime soon.

    Here's a pretty cool looking Flying V bass that I came across online. Its made by Burny, they're part of Fernandes.
  12. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    <b>Whats up with gibsons neck dive anyway?..<b>

    I played a friends EB last night, and I was fighing to keep the damn thing up... And I am not a small guy, he is - totaly uncomfortable, but real sweet tone... meh..

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