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Stambaugh Flying V is here! *pics*

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jordanm, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. jordanm


    Feb 24, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    So I just got it yesterday and haven't had a whole lot of time to mess around with it. I am very pleased with the job Chris did on the bass. He definitely went above and beyond my expectations. It actually sits very well on a strap and does balance, which I wasn't so much expecting. Because of where the top strap button is I have to shift my playing a little to the left, but it's totally manageable, just something I will have to get used to. I haven't weighed it but it is much lighter that I thought as well. The only real problems is that its really long and you can't play it very well sitting down.. but there wasn't exactly any way around that considering the shape.

    I've only had a couple hours to play with it through an amp but it has a great tone. The middle pick up has a huge bass sound and the lower is very trebly. There is some volume issues with changing certain ones to single coil in and out of unison but this was expected and Chris told me it would happen, just have to mess with it for awhile. All in all it sounds killer I have a long jam session tomorrow so I'll have a lot of time to play with it.

    Custom Glenn Chronkite bag

    Heres the specs

    Bubbinga top and back (courtesy of Larry at Gallery Hard Woods!), with Mahogany core body
    Five piece flame maple and wenge neck
    Marcassar Ebony finger board with flame binding and V inlays
    Matching Bubbinga cavity cover, pup covers, knobs, and headstock (with custom snake inlay)

    Three Nordstrand pick ups
    Aguilar OBP3 pre amp
    Vol, vol, vol, treble, mid, bass knobs plus three coil tap switches
    Locking Neutriks jack, on the back
    Hipshot ultra lite tuners, individual bridge pieces in a V shape

    34" scale, 19mm spacing at the nut
  2. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    That is the best bass I have ever seen.

    You have the best instrument ever.
  3. fretlesswonder

    fretlesswonder Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    New Jersey
    Nice bass...I only can imagine the cost!
  4. Earwigger

    Earwigger I'm a Roland man now.

    Aug 23, 2005
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Sound clips!
  5. Bo_H


    Jul 2, 2004
    I have never been a V fan, but I have to say that's a striking bass.

  6. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    That is definately not your father's Gibson V!!!

    Very cool. I love it.

    I hate playing V's sitting down though. What a pain in the a$$.

    P.S. Stop buying basses and paint your front doors!:spit::D
    M.R. Ogle likes this.
  7. Ben Rolston

    Ben Rolston Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2006
    Ann Arbor, MI, USA

    Makes me think of John Entwistle.
  8. Dude, that is sick!!! Congrats! Chris really can do anything :D

    The Glenn Cronkhite bag is sweet too. I've got one of his leather bags that I use all the time. His bags are the best :smug:
  9. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Not my cup of tea, but I can tell it's a VERY nice instrument. Congratulations!
  10. Brian D

    Brian D

    Dec 2, 2004
    Dublin, Ireland
    NICE!! Me likey :)
  11. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Too cool. Why can't you play sitting down? Can't you just hook the V around your thigh?
  12. Agreed. Epic implementation.
  13. doctorjazz


    Oct 22, 2006
    Wilmington, NC
    Whoa. I'm not generally a fan of Flying V basses, but that is motherfunkin' sexy.
  14. MyUsernameHere

    MyUsernameHere ?????????????

    Nov 3, 2007
    Lexington KY
    That's just ridiculous (in a good way).
  15. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    Instant Win.
  16. +1000
  17. MoD_Scotty


    Jul 22, 2007
    Thrapston, UK
  18. UncleBalsamic


    Jul 8, 2007
    That is fantastic!

    It's one hell of a good looking bass!
  19. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Oh... my... god...

    I HATE YOU. :bawl::bawl::bawl::crying::crying::crying:
  20. Imagine it, then drop it about 30-40% if not more. :D

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