Flying Vs are great to play sitting down

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  1. Deed_Poll

    Deed_Poll Member

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    Explain / discuss.

    I got my first V recently and have been very pleasantly surprised at the pick-up-and-play-ability of the shape which I had always assumed was a bit of a pain to play sitting down. After about a week I'm just as comfortable with my V as I am on a Strat or LP.

    The trick is to squeeze the treble side 'leg' of the V between your thighs and play in the classical position.

    They are unwieldy to carry around though, you need to be careful of doorways and light fittings! And when you put them down on a sofa or table they will do everything they can to fall off!
     
  2. AaeCee

    AaeCee Member

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    But it places the neck that much farther out to the left. For classically trained players it probably feels right at home, but I could never get completely comfortable with it and sold mine.

    Still love V's though and find myself reconsidering from time to time.
     
  3. mc5nrg

    mc5nrg Supporting Member

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    Works great for me, seems to help if you are tall though.,
     
  4. edwarddavis

    edwarddavis Supporting Member

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    Feel the same way , I really want one but know it's not for me but I still do:wave
     
  5. 8len8

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    Same here.
     
  6. Grenville

    Grenville Member

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    Even this isn't necessary. Just make sure you're wearing a strap and lay the guitar a slight angle in your lap and it'll be fine.

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  7. metropolis_4

    metropolis_4 Member

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    I agree, I think they're great for playing sitting down!
     
  8. agquake

    agquake Silver Supporting Member

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    While this photo isn't mine, my V90s have the Steinberger leg rest
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  9. big mike

    big mike Moderator - EL34 Emeritas Staff Member

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    Love V's.
    I just use s strap
     
  10. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't have one, but my solution for any guitar that is awkward to hold on my lap is, like Grenville, to wear a strap. Usually I can still support a lot of the weight on my lap, so it's not tiring to play for long periods.


    Are you playing it, or banging it? :banana
     
  11. Ben C.

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    Ya don't say...

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  12. bsacamano

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    Works for my Banshee.
     

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