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Thread: Silo Special SSS, a rarity?

  1. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitestrat View Post
    I have a strat. Maple neck. I wanted an RW neck white bodies strat. Something like those nice olympic white 62 reissue guitars that Fender makes. But I didn't want the consistency and the flimsiness that came with a Fender.

    So I got an SSS Silo Spec in exactly the same colours. I get EBMM reliability, construction, and quality but with a STRAT sound. I wanted a strats sound. So I got an EBMM, and dumped Fender pickups in there...

    Haven't been happier since...
    You and me know the SS kills any F strat. But the regular people don't, and only the F strat carries the name strat so when they want a strat, they buy a strat, which is a F strat. Did you strat to understand?
    Rafael

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    Well I personally love the HSS config the most. I always liked humbuckers, since I play more progressive music. However I started loving the single coil tone in the neck which gives it more punch and you can still play blues and jazz with a cleaner tone. Than you can go ahead and do some insane riffage in the bridge position. However you can also tap the humbucker for more of the single bridge sound. However you cant get a humbucker sound if you have SSS set up. That is my reasoning why HSS is more versatile.
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  3. #18

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    Roubster, sounds like sound reasoning to me. Only thing, a split HB in position 2 isn't the same as a true bridge single coil. I argued it did sound the same, before changing one of mine over to SSS, and then I conceded that I was incorrect. But as far as the versatility of having a bucker on hand, yes, absolutely advantages to that.

  4. #19

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    Quote Originally Posted by candid_x View Post
    Only thing, a split HB in position 2 isn't the same as a true bridge single coil. I argued it did sound the same, before changing one of mine over to SSS, and then I conceded that I was incorrect. But as far as the versatility of having a bucker on hand, yes, absolutely advantages to that.
    Amen to that, brother...
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccirocks02 View Post
    C'mon though Lionel, everyone knows that you're a Silo whore. Haha.

  5. #20

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    Yepp, I guess the SSS is a quite rare find nowadays. Never the less, my pearl lavender originally was SSS, still is, but converted electronics.
    My two others are HSS, but I have 2 original EBMM pickguards for them which I occasionally drop in for a change.

    Both variations are great, but I guess when you wanna go more modern today, you might need the versatility the humbucker gives you in a stratesque guitar...

    ....my humble 2 cents...
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    PEARL LAVENDER SILHOUETTE SPECIAL SSS Trem
    TRANS GOLD AXIS SUPER SPORT MM90 Trem
    BLACK AXIS SPORT MM90 Hardtail ... "Emergenza 2001"
    ...and the new EB WAH


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  6. #21

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    And I am gonna join this family of rarity very soon.. SSS assembly on the way!!!
    jimmy

    2009 25th Anniversary BFR All Rosewood Neck #24/25
    2002 Silo Spec SSS Autumn Redburst
    2007 Silo Spec HSS LE 07 Blue Dawn
    2005 SM Y2D Purple Sunset
    2007 AL SSS Cherry Burst
    Mesa/Boogie Studio Caliber
    Mesa/Boogie Mark V25

  7. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripper View Post
    And I am gonna join this family of rarity very soon.. SSS assembly on the way!!!
    +1 Can't wait to get mine! SSS in-bound.
    2008 LE Silhouette Special SSS
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  8. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitestrat View Post
    yeah... me...

    Nah... not turned off. Just not too excited about it... After A/Bing the AL and the Silo Spec, I must say I prefer the Silo Spec...
    C'mon though Lionel, everyone knows that you're a Silo whore. Haha. Especially with those 20th's. Haha. Speaking of which, how's my old 20th doing?

    -Phil

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    ^ Show off. Despicable.
    jimmy

    2009 25th Anniversary BFR All Rosewood Neck #24/25
    2002 Silo Spec SSS Autumn Redburst
    2007 Silo Spec HSS LE 07 Blue Dawn
    2005 SM Y2D Purple Sunset
    2007 AL SSS Cherry Burst
    Mesa/Boogie Studio Caliber
    Mesa/Boogie Mark V25

  10. #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by robelinda2 View Post
    dont come much rarer than my 1 of 1 SSS piezo DARGIE!

    that's 3 one of a kinds you own isn't it?
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  11. #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccirocks02 View Post
    C'mon though Lionel, everyone knows that you're a Silo whore. Haha. Especially with those 20th's. Haha. Speaking of which, how's my old 20th doing?

    -Phil
    Hahaha... Well said Phil... Actually, believe it or not, your old 20th is currently in semi-retirement, until I get that new piezo saddle from CS (coming with my LE08) and once I decide what pickup configuration to use for this one. The PAF Joe/FRED combo for the other 20th has been sorted out. I'm thinking of trying an Air Norton/Tonezone in your 20th. The Steve's Special will be mainly in the JP6...

    Ahh.. decisions decisions...

    But the guitar that's very close to retiring all of my other balls? The Silo Spec SSS...
    - Lionel

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccirocks02 View Post
    C'mon though Lionel, everyone knows that you're a Silo whore. Haha.

  12. #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by robelinda2 View Post
    dont come much rarer than my 1 of 1 SSS piezo DARGIE!

    ...um well, a bit like my 1 of 1 Pearl Lavender SS / SSS



    ...and yes, we ARE despicable, as long as our one-offs are with US and us alone

    Mwahahahahaaaaa.....
    PEARL PURPLE SILHOUETTE SPECIAL HSS Trem
    PEARL LAVENDER SILHOUETTE SPECIAL SSS Trem
    TRANS GOLD AXIS SUPER SPORT MM90 Trem
    BLACK AXIS SPORT MM90 Hardtail ... "Emergenza 2001"
    ...and the new EB WAH


    Meet my balls: http://s206.photobucket.com/albums/bb188/AxelBartig/

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    If your balls are falling off...it isnt your guitars fault.!!!!

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