Author Topic: Eastwood Flying V Bass  (Read 488 times)

Basvarken

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4697
  • Rock is dead. Guess I'm a zombie then
    • View Profile
    • www.facebook.com/basvarken
Eastwood Flying V Bass
« on: September 27, 2017, 01:46:35 AM »
Saw this on Facebook today.
Doesn't look half bad.





Chris P.

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4449
  • Warwickhoer
    • View Profile
    • The La La Lies
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 04:08:01 AM »
I had the same idea. And hard to see. I thought the first pics were bolt-on but it looks set?

Basvarken

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4697
  • Rock is dead. Guess I'm a zombie then
    • View Profile
    • www.facebook.com/basvarken
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 04:18:31 AM »
Yes it 's a glued in neck.
If you click on the pics they enlarge. You'll see it isn't bolt on.

doombass

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 497
    • View Profile
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2017, 05:28:57 AM »
So that's probably the offspring of the one in this thread: http://bassoutpost.com/index.php?topic=10600.0
I guess they changed (or someone made them change) their minds about a bolt on construction.

Dave W

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 17291
  • Got time to breathe, got time for music
    • View Profile
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 06:24:28 PM »
Here's the actual model page: https://eastwoodguitars.com/collections/bass/products/flying-bv

Still says bolt-on. Hard to say without a clear view of the back.

The change from a Fender-style bridge to a 3-point makes it more Gibson-like, but IMHO it's not an improvement.

ilan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2338
    • View Profile
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 05:22:25 AM »
I never really understood why the strap attaches near the tip of the upper horn in V type guitars. It seems to me that the bass would balance better if the rear strap button was right behind the bridge, "inside" the V. Anyone tried this?
A bad day of playing bass is still better than a good day of playing cello.

Granny Gremlin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2282
    • View Profile
    • Granny Gremlin home page
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 08:28:20 AM »
For once, I think I prefer the look of the Natural finish.



... though it would be better still with black pickguard/TRC. ... or metal. 

 Weird too that the black fin has a 3 point but on the same page, the natural has that crap Fender thing (which in addition to being inferior, is also ugly and looks funny on this thing).
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page (drummer and bassist of Deep Purple, Jake!)

uwe

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 15288
  • RRT (Resident Rare Talent)
    • View Profile
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2017, 08:45:14 AM »
Seriously, anything but a three point looks out of place on these. And Flying Vs don't balance badly at all, they just hang there well. They're even comfortable to play sitting down, Spanish position - with a wonderful upper fretboard access.











« Last Edit: September 28, 2017, 08:52:15 AM by uwe »
It ain't no country until Dave sez it is!

FrankieTbird

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 410
    • View Profile
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017, 12:52:43 PM »

Basvarken

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4697
  • Rock is dead. Guess I'm a zombie then
    • View Profile
    • www.facebook.com/basvarken
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 01:06:15 PM »
Agreed!

Granny Gremlin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2282
    • View Profile
    • Granny Gremlin home page
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2017, 01:59:56 PM »
That's all sorts of wrong, starting with that weirdo lower horn.  The LP JR DC shape is iconic and perfect; don't mess with it.
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page (drummer and bassist of Deep Purple, Jake!)

66Atlas

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 651
  • Time has little to do with infinity & jelly donuts
    • View Profile
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2017, 03:26:34 PM »
That one misses the mark for me if its trying to copy the Black Widow. Looks more like a black Gretsch Committee.

uwe

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 15288
  • RRT (Resident Rare Talent)
    • View Profile
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2017, 12:15:31 PM »
Symmetric or near-symmetric guitar and bass shapes do little for me, the SG being the noteworthy exception. Ok, add the Flying V to that.

It's against nature if you're lower half is exactly the same as your upper half.  :mrgreen: Non-symmetric shapes such as the Explorer, TBird, Stratocaster, single-cut Les Paul, Telecaster, Iceman, Jazz Bass and Ric 4001/4003 do it for me. I find them more elegant, there is more motion to their shape, symmetry tends to look too cute.

And the Les Paul Junior (or Doublecut), which apparently has so many fans here, looks to me like a toy guitar ... there I said it.  :-X
It ain't no country until Dave sez it is!

Granny Gremlin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2282
    • View Profile
    • Granny Gremlin home page
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2017, 01:02:40 PM »
Symmetric or near-symmetric guitar and bass shapes do little for me, the SG being the noteworthy exception. Ok, add the Flying V to that.

It's against nature if you're lower half is exactly the same as your upper half.  :mrgreen: Non-symmetric shapes such as the Explorer, TBird, Stratocaster, single-cut Les Paul, Telecaster, Iceman, Jazz Bass and Ric 4001/4003 do it for me. I find them more elegant, there is more motion to their shape, symmetry tends to look too cute.

And the Les Paul Junior (or Doublecut), which apparently has so many fans here, looks to me like a toy guitar ... there I said it.  :-X

You only partially remembered the last time this came up ("or near-symetrical"; LOL such a lawyer), but you tear your own theory to pieces with the noted exceptions and complete distaste for the LP Jr DC (which is no more symetrical than a Strat... what it is is rounder).

Face it, you just like pointy guitars.  Symmetry has nothing little to do with it (see I can be a lawyer too).

Yes I consider a Strat pointy (especially super strats by other brands)... The Tele is tenuous but it does have that rounded over point in the cutaway.  RDs and TBirds remind you of  Explorers with rounded over points (which warmed you up for the Teles) as if they are cliffs that had been eroded by the sea over centuries.  The LP's Florentine cuttaway is by defenition pointy.

The ultimate test, how do you feel about Gretsches or the Gibson Super 400 CES?  Remember, turn off the lawyer with that need to win and be honest with yourself; we have a real opportunity for growth and self discovery here.  And yes, after we get to the bottom of this, we'll have a nice comforting cuddle in a comfy blanket nest; just like after a rough BDSM session.  We love you anyway Uwe, penchant for spandex and all.





« Last Edit: October 04, 2017, 01:19:18 PM by Granny Gremlin »
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page (drummer and bassist of Deep Purple, Jake!)

uwe

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 15288
  • RRT (Resident Rare Talent)
    • View Profile
Re: Eastwood Flying V Bass
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2017, 03:31:49 PM »
"Face it, you just like pointy guitars."

I divulge, reveal and expose!!!





Alas!, I never thought about it that way, but you're right, I do like pointy guitars. What can I say? Pointedly, a shape Waterloo of sorts ...


« Last Edit: October 04, 2017, 03:51:42 PM by uwe »
It ain't no country until Dave sez it is!