Reverend Volcano vs Gibson Flying V. Which one?

soundmuppet

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Not had a chance to play either, but I have been Jones'ing for a V and am trying to decide which way to go.

I have four Rev's...so am no stranger to the product....and I have and SG and an LP....but I want to scratch that V itch. I am sure good med's could fix that, but the doctor won't prescribe anything :)

Anyone played both? Anybody got anything insightful to add to the discussion? If not....anything witty and self deprecating will do.
 

CowTipton

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I really want a Volcano someday in the vintage clear finish with the rounded top (not swooshy one.)

Mostly because the odds of getting an old korina Gibson V are very slim. The Volcano is close enough.
 

Deed_Poll

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Get a V! The volcano is cool, but the shape being asymmetrical would bother me. Remember to put a Maestro on your V!
 

axe4me

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No offense to Reverend owners, every Reverend I've played made me think, "is this it?".
I've never played a Volcano and I'm in no hurry.
I own an '82 Gibson Korina re-issue V and the first Gibson Lonnie Mack V made for retail sale.
IMO, Gibson is the way to go.
There's no comparison.
 
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hop

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I have three Volcanoes and zero Gibson Vs. Zero Gibsons period. I've never played one that I felt was worth the price of the name on the headstock.
 

c_mac

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I'm a Reverend guy so there is no question the direction I'd go.
 

soundmuppet

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I 'Finally' managed to get my hands on a Gibson Flying V last night. Stopped in at the GC on 205 near PDX to kill some time on the way to pick up the lady at the airport. They had one hanging in the 'room'.

Picked it up, man handled it a little and then put it back on the wall....I think I'm gonna pass on the whole V thing. Firstly, the wings are 'way' bigger than I imagined, and I just did not get that vibe either. Oh well. Glad I found that out without a purchase first.

It's not been a good week. Also played a Fender Limited Edition HH

http://www.fender.com/guitars/telec...erican-standard-telecaster-hh/0171502705.html

It was a nice guitar, and I am going to get booted off TGP now, but it's nothing that I don't already have. It plays well, I love the look, it sounded great. But my Mahogany Tele fits the size/shape/sound thing....and I have the HH tones covered in my other guitars.



Maybe I'll come to my senses, but that's two in one week I've walked away from. "Doctor, what's wrong with me?"
 




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