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Posted: 14 Nov 05, 23:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I always wondered why the Flying V in the "Princes of the Universe" video?

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Posted: 15 Nov 05, 00:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

whats this doing in the serious discussion?

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Posted: 15 Nov 05, 01:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oops, yeah I went to look for my post in "general" and noticed I put in the wrong section, but really have you seen some of the crap that gets posted under "serious". So anyway "seriously" do you know the answer to my question?!

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Posted: 15 Nov 05, 01:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe because of the pyrotechnics? Or the wind? Not really sure. Maybe Brian just thought it looked good for one of their more 'metal' songs.

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Posted: 15 Nov 05, 05:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It looks cool, doesn't it? :)
I actually myself am playing Flying V- it's not the most comfortable guitar- but it looks gooood :)

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Posted: 15 Nov 05, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He no longer has that guitar

I fI can remember correctly they raffled/acutioned it off at one of the conventions a afew years ago !!!!


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Posted: 15 Nov 05, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nuno wrote:

He no longer has that guitar

I fI can remember correctly they raffled/acutioned it off at one of the conventions a afew years ago !!!!


You are correct. I managed to get my picture taken holding it before the raffle :-)

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Posted: 15 Nov 05, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek<br><h6>Not a REAL fan</h6> wrote:

It looks cool, doesn't it? :)
I actually myself am playing Flying V- it's not the most comfortable guitar- but it looks gooood :)


I think it looks rubbish personally. Now Les Paul's, they look cool.


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Posted: 15 Nov 05, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because it fits better in the video. A lot of action.


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Posted: 15 Nov 05, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because he felt like it....


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Posted: 15 Nov 05, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

Nuno wrote:

He no longer has that guitar

I fI can remember correctly they raffled/acutioned it off at one of the conventions a afew years ago !!!!


You are correct. I managed to get my picture taken holding it before the raffle :-)


prob better off having your picture taken with it immediately AFTER the raffle


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Posted: 15 Nov 05, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If I remember correctly its not actually a Gibson Flying V guitar but another make of guitar. Cant remember where I read that though. Anybody?

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Posted: 16 Nov 05, 04:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul Mark wrote:

If I remember correctly its not actually a Gibson Flying V guitar but another make of guitar. Cant remember where I read that though. Anybody?

Washburn?

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Posted: 17 Nov 05, 18:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah thats it! According to brianmaycentral.net he used it because he thought it was too dangerous to use the Red Special on the set of that video.

I think the real reason was probably that it just looked cool :-)

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