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Tribal V, V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Flying V series.


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Gibson Tribal V tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: Tribal V
  • Series: Flying V
  • Category: V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 02/23/2012

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Gibson Tribal V user reviews

Average Score:3.0( 3/5 based on 3 reviews )
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tjon90109/25/2011

tjon901's review"Cool 80s style Flying V with graphics"

Gibson Tribal V
This Flying V is part of the 2009 Limited Run series. Gibson came up with a new gimmick guitar every month for this series and in my opinion the Tribal Explorer and V were the best guitars to come out of that run. The Flying V and Explorer were way ahead of their time when they were first introduced in the late 50s but in the 80s they came into their own. This guitar emulates the style of the time with its finish and hardware. This Flying V has a mahogany body and neck like most Gibsons. The set neck has an Ebony fretboard with 22 frets. Up top you get no locking nut or even locking tuners which normally would be fine but since you have a Floating tremolo its just a sign of lazyness. That or they were trying to emulate an 80s guitar shop mod from a dumb tech. The Kahler tremolo is an 80s peice. You can tell it was an after thought because they got the top mount version that mounts directly to the standard tune-o-matic mounting points instead of getting a real one. You get two standard Gibson pickups on this guitar. The 496R in the neck and the 500T in the bridge. The controls are simple with a master tone and master volume with a 3 way toggle. You get cool black flame graphics on the white finish of this guitar. They kind of look like deer horns too.

UTILIZATION

This guitar overall plays like a normal Flying V. It is the 67 design so the upper fret access is ok but not as good as the original 58 design. The ebony fretboard is nice and something you dont get on many Flying V's. If they can put it on this one I wonder why they dont put it on the rest. Having a floating tremolo without a locking nut or even locking tuners is silly. They could have at least done the 80s style behind the nut lock for this guitar. The Explorer is the same way. If you are a big tremolo user this isnt the guitar for you. Get a guitar that was designed to have a tremolo.

SOUNDS

The tone of this guitar is all Gibson with the standard Gibson pickups. It would have been cool if they threw in some EMG's or something but this kind of has a classic sound. You get the good mahogany base which is key to the sound on any Gibson. The 496R is kind of bright for the neck position but 80s tone is all about brightness. It can really cut through. The bridge pickup 500t is nice and crunchy. It has decent output and nice string clarity on every string. The Gibson pickups are alright but with the style of guitar this is some hotter or active pickups would have been better.

OVERALL OPINION

This guitar is a lot like another model they had the Gibson Shred V. That guitar had pretty much all the same features but came with active pickups and was black. If they put the active pickups in this guitar and kept the paint it still would have been tribal and would have sounded better.
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STEF NLC - Gamin immature12/20/2011

STEF NLC - Gamin immature's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" V as speed! V for victory!"

Gibson Tribal V
Made in the USA
Khaler easel
Channel Highway 22 boxes
Mcaniques blocantes very prcises
498R and 500T pickups HH has sent pais!
Micro Selector 3 positions
A volume / A tonalitbr />
USE

Handle very end, very pleasant, very easy to play as in full agreement that solo
The guitar is trslgre (3 kg), you can play for hours standing and send his guitar in the air!
The historical form of the Gibson Flying V, devastating look, not easy to play sitting (because of my sales and note "8/10"), very well balanced: no flop (or to the body, nor towards the head), not too large so it is not hit more than a
AACS the box 22 is correct unless you wear the guitar at the knees like James Hetfield!
Despite that it is like "metal", one can get a nice clear sound and a natural crunch
Obviously then, to send, to send!

SONORITS

Yes, I play in a cover of Metallica, it onvient me perfectly in terms of look and its
The sound is rather bold and aggressive putting the knobs 10, otherwise, playing on the pickups and knobs, you can get a great diversity of his grace to clbres Gibson pickups
If I did not need to play sitting (disability), I will keep it and go up to active EMG for more prcisions and less drooling (because of the note "8/10"

I play on a Marshall Valvestate 8080 (92) on Bugera 333XL with crankset BOSS GT8 for effects

I like the aggressive and not too mushy sound, a mix between the active EMG and H 490
I love the crystal clear sound and round
I do not like the sound specially feutr and crunchy

NOTICE GLOBAL

1 year little prs
yes, I have had a lot of guitars, so I can compare
Jackson JSX 94 and DKMGT, Epiphone LP and EXPLORER, Gibson LP studio classic custom ...
What I love most is the shape, the look, the sound, the Khaler which is standard for precision and ease of rglages
What I like least is the form to play sitting on the sofa!

I have bought in the USA promo, I would have never been over 3000 usd annoncs when same! 2200 with the douanires taxes, for a limited series of 350 copies, upscale teams, will have
So more than 3,000 usd = too expensive, 2200th TTC yes she deserves and yes I would do this choice
For me the top is the khaler the mcaniques, the handle, the lightness and shape the look
With active EMG and no handicap for me = 10/10!
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STEF NLC - Gamin immature12/20/2011

STEF NLC - Gamin immature's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" No shit!"

Gibson Tribal V
I put 25 minutes today to dposer my opinion about this fabulous skyscrapers
I made the mistake of putting the aphrase "I have a disability, I have to play sitting very often it is only I sell" and modrateur removes ALL THE ITEM or j ' rpondu have ANY QUESTIONS
I dgouter by as much rigidity!
it was enough to turn the phrase if it does not fit the spirit!
I find a void and no longer waste my time this
I do not know how to advise the modrateur castrator so I pass through this
wise!

USE

I put 25 minutes today to dposer my opinion about this fabulous skyscrapers
I made the mistake of putting the aphrase "I have a disability, I have to play sitting very often it is only I sell" and modrateur removes ALL THE ITEM or j ' rpondu have ANY QUESTIONS
I dgouter by as much rigidity!
it was enough to turn the phrase if it does not fit the spirit!
I find a void and no longer waste my time this
I do not know how to advise the modrateur castrator so I pass through this
wise!

SONORITS

I put 25 minutes today to dposer my opinion about this fabulous skyscrapers
I made the mistake of putting the aphrase "I have a disability, I have to play sitting very often it is only I sell" and modrateur removes ALL THE ITEM or j ' rpondu have ANY QUESTIONS
I dgouter by as much rigidity!
it was enough to turn the phrase if it does not fit the spirit!
I find a void and no longer waste my time this
I do not know how to advise the modrateur castrator so I pass through this
wise!

NOTICE GLOBAL

I put 25 minutes today to dposer my opinion about this fabulous skyscrapers
I made the mistake of putting the aphrase "I have a disability, I have to play sitting very often it is only I sell" and modrateur removes ALL THE ITEM or j ' rpondu have ANY QUESTIONS
I dgouter by as much rigidity!
it was enough to turn the phrase if it does not fit the spirit!
I find a void and no longer waste my time this
I do not know how to advise the modrateur castrator so I pass through this
wise!
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