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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2017, 10:00:05 PM »
cool.is that a middle pickup?
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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2017, 07:23:11 AM »
It's another mudbucker. Same bass ended up with John Entwistle.
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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2017, 07:44:18 AM »
Yup...


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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2017, 07:49:01 AM »
So JAE got it from Dusty Hill? Or was it the other way around?

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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2017, 09:44:13 AM »
It was built by Don Summers. He played bass for the Moving Sidewalks. Billy Gibbons was in that band before ZZ Top. The bass ended up getting sold to Entwistle and ultimately by Sotheby's after the Ox's departure.
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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2017, 10:39:43 AM »
Gibson neck and hardware? Maybe just an EB3 glued to a guitar V body?

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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2017, 11:02:09 AM »
I thought the headstock looked a bit wrong.
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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2017, 11:28:48 AM »
Are those the same bass?
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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2017, 01:34:28 PM »
Is it just me, or does the body look larger than a V guitar body?

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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2017, 02:56:51 PM »
It does look like it is yes. If you look at that ZZ Top shot.

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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2017, 04:06:02 PM »
Is it just me, or does the body look larger than a V guitar body?
I saw something about an SG/EB body being chopped and having different wings grafted on.
I don't know if it's another one of Don's creations; however, there's another similar bass called the Discoverer that is a mirror image of a Dean ML guitar.
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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2017, 06:58:13 AM »
there's another similar bass called the Discoverer that is a mirror image of a Dean ML guitar.

He purchased that one under the false pretense that it was an actual Gibson prototype. Turned out to be completely fake. Looks like it may have started life as an EB.



Also, I didn't recall the second mudbucker on the V, and here's why:



Now that I think about it, it could still be the same bass with a different pickguard.

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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2017, 10:09:13 PM »


Now that I think about it, it could still be the same bass with a different pickguard.

But the headstocks are not the same?

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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2017, 02:58:18 AM »
I'm pretty sure these two photographs are photoshopped mockups.
The shadows of the knobs and bridge don't look consistent. They're different angle.
Plus with the Flying V there's an entire piece of the bridge missing on the right side near the stud.

The real Flying V that Dusty Hill and JAE used had a different shape headstock. Not triangular but with curved outlines.


« Last Edit: May 26, 2017, 06:36:26 AM by Basvarken »

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Re: Flying V Bass
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2017, 11:42:03 AM »
But the headstocks are not the same?

Yeah, I see that now.