Contact Us

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Shares His Passion for Flying V’s

Robb Flynn, singer and guitar player for Machine Head, was recently featured in a Gibson Artist Spotlight, where he opened up about his music and gear. He spoke about the pull he felt as a child toward being the center of attention and starting his first band as a young teenager. He also spoke at length about his love of Gibson Flying V’s.

He said as a kid he was always infatuated with the cover of Judas Priest’s ‘Unleashed in the East,’ which shows Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing holding a red and white Gibson V high over his head. That cover image led to Flynn deciding the Flying V was the guitar for him.

Flynn said he tried out a handful of other guitars, including a Gibson SG and a Gibson Explorer. He can be seen playing an SG in the music video for ‘Take My Scars.’ But they just didn’t feel the same to him as the iconic V. The guitar’s shape makes it perfect for Flynn to hook it into his leg and shred.

The Machine Head leader now has his own signature Flying V, made my Epiphone. And in order to get as heavy as he can, his V is a baritone, giving him that extra-brutal low end that is a signature of Machine Head’s sound. It’s called the Robb Flynn Love/Death Baritone Flying V.

Along with the added lower register, the guitar features two EMG pickups, with an EMG-HA in the neck position and an EMG-81 in the bridge. Gibson says these popular EMG pickups are the perfect match with the guitar to highlight the guitar’s low end.

The Love/Death Flying V is black with a custom skull graphic on the front and skull-in-heart logos on the neck. To get a closer look at Flynn’s Love/Death Baritone Flying V, visit Gibson’s website.

Next: Machine Head Frontman Robb Flynn Celebrates 46th Birthday

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://noisecreep.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!