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Old August 5th, 2017, 10:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes, the Flying V is basically designed to be played standing up! I use Dunlop Strap Locks on all of my guitars, and the straps do stay locked on, regardless of whatever antics I get involved in. Have fun with your new baby!

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Old August 5th, 2017, 01:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks well I play in classical position sitting down and seems to work ok. Love the G-Force auto tune function on my V. Very cool to autotune such a piece of cake. Played power chords and worked on mastering the fretboard. The good thing is that I can switch pretty easy from the V to my ESP and play both. I will see about getting my Loxx strap on it so I can focus on standing up play with no issues. Do I use the screwdriver to remove the default strap locks on the V and replace with my Loxx kit? That seems like the way to go.
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Old August 5th, 2017, 08:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks well I play in classical position sitting down and seems to work ok. Love the G-Force auto tune function on my V. Very cool to autotune such a piece of cake. Played power chords and worked on mastering the fretboard. The good thing is that I can switch pretty easy from the V to my ESP and play both. I will see about getting my Loxx strap on it so I can focus on standing up play with no issues. Do I use the screwdriver to remove the default strap locks on the V and replace with my Loxx kit? That seems like the way to go.
I've got Schaller strap locks on all my electric guitars. Strap buttons are usually screwed in with Philips head screws. The only thing that I noticed with some strap buttons is that sometimes they have used larger screws than your strap locks. If this is the case, you may want to fill the screw holes with some toothpicks and white carpenter glue and let dry before you install them.

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Old August 10th, 2017, 10:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Put Loxx on my Gibson Flying V and that works great so easy to take off and put on and very secure. I want to master playing it because Metallica sounds awesome on the V!

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Old August 22nd, 2017, 03:46 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Nice, congrats are in order on this one, for sure.......................
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Old August 22nd, 2017, 12:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks bro, been taking lessons and now can play some chords and a couple of simple songs. Looking forward to advancing so I can play metal and rock the way the V was meant to be used! I figure in a year I will have the basics down pat.
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Old August 23rd, 2017, 03:35 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks bro, been taking lessons and now can play some chords and a couple of simple songs. Looking forward to advancing so I can play metal and rock the way the V was meant to be used! I figure in a year I will have the basics down pat.
Easy as it goes my man. What you learn today is a building block for tomorrow. There are no shortcuts. Lessons are important for sure. I took them for over two years and worth every penny as you will see with your progress. Don't rush threw them as that will make it harder as you get better each day, again for sure.................
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Old August 24th, 2017, 12:02 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Agree, right now I am focusing on the chords, strumming/picking techniques and exercises like spider to build fretboard skills and coordination. Felt great today when I was able to play a few of the easier riffs from a few rock songs today. I really love playing the intro to Thin Ice by Pink Floyd with heavy distortion it sounds way cool! It uses basic chords and the 5-6 strings so pretty easy. Harder stuff like Metallica and Led Zeppelin will come later after a year of training.

The Flying V is trickier than the ESP guitar I have to play because of the thinner neck and getting used to playing while standing so I have been practicing standing position. Funny, why is it that guitar teachers do not have students train standing up? I mean in real life you NEVER SIT DOWN when you play a gig.
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I mean in real life you NEVER SIT DOWN when you play a gig.
Ha ha ha!!!....wait till you get older!!! When we do private functions, we can end up doing a 1.5 to 2 hr set to start. Twenty years ago, this didn't bother me...even with a heavy guitar slung over my shoulder. However, as I've gotten older, aches, pains and other health problems have got me putting a drummers throne beside my amp to use when I start getting tired. I've even started using a Thinline Telecaster (very light) and a Les Paul Melody Maker (also fairly light due to thin body) to help take the strain off of my shoulder and legs.

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Old August 24th, 2017, 12:02 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Right well I am 46 and do not have an issue with the weight of the V standing up. Actually it is super light compared to the much heavier ESP Eclipse guitar that I also have. Les Paul and SG weigh even more so I can imagine the challenge of wearing a super heavy LP at a live gig! My next guitar will probably be a Fender Strat because many iconic rock stars like Eric Clapton and David Gilmour played the Strat most of the time and these are light guitars.
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