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    I need some V in my life

    I need a V. Enough said

    I don't want one with a FR, because I don't have the patience to tune it.

    Looking at a Jackson King V Scott Ian model, an ESP LTD Vulture (James Hetfield sig) and an Epiphone Flying V.

    Reviews on the Scott Ian model look good. Thoughts on a brand/model I'm missing?

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    Of those 3, I'd go with the LTD. They're basically Schecters iirc.

    X series Jacksons can be pretty mediocre, and nothing good ever said Epiphone on the headstock. LTDs on the other hand tend to be pretty solid IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Mr. Test View Post
    Of those 3, I'd go with the LTD. They're basically Schecters iirc.

    X series Jacksons can be pretty mediocre, and nothing good ever said Epiphone on the headstock. LTDs on the other hand tend to be pretty solid IMO.
    Even the more expensive Epiphones? Like the Richie Faulkner model or similar? I only own LTD's so wanted to branch out a bit more. That Vulture is also $1K used For that price, I can get a used Gibson V.

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    I feel like the Jackson X series has gotten better in recent years. My 7-string Indo Soloist is a hellacious player and I got a great deal on it to boot so if you have a chance to check one out in the flesh I'd do that. I don't think any one fiddle you listed is much better/worse than the other so at the end of the day if its aesthetically pleasing and gets the job done I think you're gonna be alllllright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Klinger View Post
    I need a V. Enough said

    I don't want one with a FR, because I don't have the patience to tune it.

    Looking at a Jackson King V Scott Ian model, an ESP LTD Vulture (James Hetfield sig) and an Epiphone Flying V.

    Reviews on the Scott Ian model look good. Thoughts on a brand/model I'm missing?
    I own and pretty much only play Vs myself. If you go Jackson, do yourself a favor and don't get anything less than the pro series. Even then, the newer pro series I have isn't as good as the older Japanese one I have, but it gets the job done. I own one LTD that I never play because it feels cheap and the neck is chunky compared to my Jacksons. That said, I'm probably gonna give them another shot with the black metal series Arrow. It has a floyd though. Can't speak much for Epiphone, have an Explorer that's broken. I remember it playing fast, probably cause of the shorter scale, but I didn't like the neck shape. I have a Dean V that rips, plays great, but it's a discontinued model. V shape neck takes some getting used to, I don't hate it though. Based on the models you mentioned, I'd say check out the Dean select series or the Martucci sig.
    https://www.deanguitars.com/query?upc=818896024952
    https://www.deanguitars.com/query?upc=818896021203

    This looks like a solid deal right here. BKPs and a comes with a case.
    https://reverb.com/item/35309724-jac...ilbomb-pickups

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Klinger View Post
    Even the more expensive Epiphones? Like the Richie Faulkner model or similar? I only own LTD's so wanted to branch out a bit more. That Vulture is also $1K used For that price, I can get a used Gibson V.
    Was gonna suggest the Richie Falkner. The Brent Hinds is also a lotta features for the used price of these.
    Argbadh - RHLC©

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