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Thread: Your opinion on the Sterling Cutlass?

  1. #16
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    @Brian... It's ordered and guess the color!!! I hesitated with the red one but some of the pics flowing around the internet shows them with yellowish pickup covers, wish I think look cool with the red color, and some other photos the covers are white.

    Will get it next Saturday. Can't wait

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    Post some pics when you get it in
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  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBMM View Post
    Post some pics when you get it in
    I will. Up to now I heard some good feedback/comments from these SBMM so I can't wait until next Saturday when I'll pick it up.

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    Hi guys and girls I am new to this forum so be gentle with me. My wife recently decided to treat me to a new guitar so I have spent the last few months looking. I have owned many guitars over the years and was struggling to find something that I really fancied. One day at my mates shop he dropped a sterling Cutlass into my lap, my first reaction of the neck was eew but as we chatted and noodled I really started to like it. I liked it so much before I left he had ordered a Olympic white one. I must admit I was dubious about single coil guitars as I am a humbucker snob and I hadn't plugged it in to a amp while in the shop as the feel had made my mind up for me. But the pickups are amazing clean or dirty the knobs do what they should do and not act as on or off switch like a lot of mid priced guitars. Could anyone tell me anything about the pickups i.e what else they are used on and what they are. Also set up and finish is spot on, only thing that let it down was the strings not a major problem as I always fit new strings anyway but these were either cheap and nasty strings or had managed to corrode while being shipped around the world. Overall this guitar is amazing if they are all this good I would put this up against any strat I have owned in the past Mex or American. I am now sold on single coils once again.

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    Hi gnomeo,
    donīt have confirmed info about the pickups. They are very low output, which I like in general, but they were not my taste. Thatīs why I changed them. I did a little research because they have a number on the backside. Googling it led me to "Artec". Thatīs why I assume, they may be from Artec. Have to look for the number at home if you are interested in deeper information.

    The strings they have when delievered are usually Ernie Ball Slinkys but maybe they were old on the instrument you played.

    btw. welcome and congrats to your soon new guitar. The same as one of mine.

    I think itīs a good guitar and the closest to a Strat that I have from EBMM/SBMM. But when it gets serious my AL is a different caliber in terms of resonance, definition and dynamics....
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    Hi banjoplayer thanks for the info, I can only compare this to what I have owned in the past. That is two American one Jap and one Mex strat. the only one I really liked was the jap 50s reissue photoflame which was purchased new in the early 90s. I havn"t found the pickups thin on my cutlass but I might just of been lucky. My mate has a American strat I think purchased in 2000 and that has pickups in it that sound overwound to us, his luthier friend says its definitely one of the

  7. #22
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    beefiest standard strats he has worked on. I will keep you informed on how I get on with the cutlass, I normally end up with an sg round my neck. Don't no what happened to the end of my post.

  8. #23
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    Should be picking up my Seafoam Green on Saturday. Can't wait!

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    How is it? I’m thinking of buying one too.

  11. #26
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    Wouah! You bumped an old thread.

    I don't know if you saw my post of when I got my Cutlass but here are, in a brief, how I feel about the guitar a few months later:

    Body contour and color... Still digging it, honeymoon ain't over. I really wish you could get a real EBMM Cutlass with the Seafoam green!

    Neck contour/profile. For a someone used to thin neck (read JP6/RG550), I really like the V-neck shape on my Cutllass. Very comfortable.

    Ruff fret edges... Don't know if it's the climate up North (I'm in Canada) but they are almost gone.

    Low output stock pickups... Well, I hated them at first, but now, they grew on me. I must be getting old but these are staying. I thought changing them but hell know, I'll abuse them as they are. Really diggin' them.

    I have a few clips of my Cutlass and Boss Katana on my Youtube page. Just look around.

    Hope it helps and feel free to ask questions.

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