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Shred-V — $ Market Price (out of production)

Signal Chain

  • Gibson Shred-V
  • Dunlop Manufacturing Tortex 1mm Blue
  • Mesa Boogie Lonestar
  • Celestion Vintage 30, 16 ohm
  • Royer Labs R-121
  • AEA R92
  • Avid Digi 002
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad Core

Signal Chain

  • Gibson Shred-V
  • Two-Rock Custom Reverb Signature
  • Royer Labs R-121
  • AEA R92
  • Avid Digi 002

The sleek black finish and active pickups give this futuristic classic a darker demeanor and more firepower for today's player .

Gibson USA's Shred-V is an electric guitar that builds on the rich heritage of a legendary musical instrument. The Shred-V sets a powerful standard for Flying V performance. Plug it in, and immediately hear why the Gibson Shred-V lives up to its name. Two active EMG-85 pickups give the guitar a powerful, commanding voice, perfect for aggressive hard rock and metal, and a Kahler 2215K tremolo system allows stable tuning and dive bombs.

The Shred-V is outfitted with black chrome hardware, and an ebony finish that enhances the futuristic vibe of the classic Flying V guitar. The neck is one-piece mahogany with the standard '50s rounded contour and an ebony fingerboard with black acrylic dot inlays unique to the Shred-V. Locking Grover tuners keep the guitar in tune when pushing the Kahler tremolo system to its limits. Gibson's Shred-V Flying V—offered with a custom Guitar of the Month case — combines the Flying V's famous qualities with a unique sonic intensity and sleek look. Production is limited to just 1,000 guitars.

Body Wood: Mahogany
Scale Length: 24-3/4"
Neck Joint: Set-in
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony with black dot inlay
Neck Shape: Explorer rounded
Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Fretboard Radius: 12"
Bridge: Kahler tremolo system
Pickup Bridge: EMG 85
Pickup Neck: EMG 85
Controls: 1 Vol, 1 Tone, 3-way pickup selector
Tuners: Locking Grover
Hardware color: Black chrome

Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio  clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.

For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

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