Micheal Schenker V players? (Feedback wanted)

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Mooncusser, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Mooncusser

    Mooncusser Member

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    Hi all,

    Anyone here ever play a Micheal Schenker V?
    Just looking for some feedback.
    Kinda curious about this V model.
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    Thanks,
    Mooncusser
     
  2. Roy

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    I've got the Dean Dave Mustain model V and it's a great guitar. The only bad thing about a V is there a pain to play sitting down. But they look so Rock & Roll :RoCkIn
     
  3. soulohio

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    i am interested in the schenker V as well...
     
  4. Thor

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    My friend (and guitarist in our band) has the Custom Michael Schenker V and I have had the chance to play it a bit. Great guitar. That being said, I am far from an expert in V's

    Cheers,

    Edward
     
  5. Komet

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    I have a limited [sighned] MSV, real nice guitars, great neck shape. If your close you are welcome to play it.
     
  6. VRob98

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    I've owned the signed Schenker Ltd V and a proto of his Flames V, which was set up for Schenker himself. Both were very similar, but the action and playability on the proto were just fabulous -very fast and slinky.

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    Compared to say a Gibson V-Factor (current model), they're substantially heavier and feel more solid, with a similar neck profile (C-shape, neither too thin or too thick - definitely thinner than either a '58 or '67 Gibbo). The shoulders of the neck/body joint are similar to a Gibson '58, allowing better top fret access. The ebony fingerboard is wide and flat, with surprisingly thin frets rather than jumbos, but playability is great, with a very low action possible if speed is your thing.

    Tonally, I have to say that to me both sounded a bit more flat and a little thinner than a Gibson, maybe having more of an Ibanez Jem vibe than a Gibson Historic V or Les Paul. Maybe that's because of the very thick paint which might have deadened the sound a bit, and maybe also because of the high gain Schenker p/ups. It has that very cutting scooped metal sound but to my ears it lacks that nice woody chime of a good Gibson.

    In summary, it's a good metal guitar if that's what you're after, but the Gibson original is more versatile and a little more 'soulful' IMHO. This opinion is based on the USA Schenkers however, and not the imports.

    Btw, ESP/Edwards make a Japanese copy of Schenker's '75 V that is a fabulous guitar for the money (approx $1000 new) and has Duncan p/ups like Schenker's original. It's a very accurate replica, plays great and sounds just as good as a Gibson.
     
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  7. Grenville

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    Not so.

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  8. jimlp

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    Dean Schenker V's are all mahogany with no maple cap, to me that is a plus. The best thing you can do if you buy one is take out the Schenker pickups, you will be much happier. I doubt that Schenker had any input designing the pickups as they sound nothing like any of his previous tones, to me they sound like renamed Dimarzio Air Zones.
     

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