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    Ernie Ball Cutlass SSS body routing

    Hey all, first time long time.

    Anyways, I just purchased an EBMM Cutlass from a notable online retailer. I'm looking forward to it arriving, but had a quick question.

    I am a notorious pickup swapper, and usually play Strats because I enjoy the modular nature of being able to go with one sound for some period and another sound for another period just by soldering in different pickguards.

    Though I bought the Cutlass to keep stock, I was curious if pickup swapping would aggravate the silent circuit? Also, is the body routed for an SSS configuration, or is it a universal-type route?

    Thanks!

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    It is pure SSS routing, and you won't have any probs with the silent circuit. just make sure to emial customer service for the wiring schematic.
    Albert Lee HH - White
    Cutlass RS SSS - Ivory White
    Cutlass RS HSS - Firemist Silver
    Cutlass Hunter Hayes - Lake Tahoe Blue
    St Vincent - BFR Trans Gold
    American Vintage 59 Strat - Sherwood Green

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    Thanks TrapperJ!

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    It depends on when the guitar was made. They are all routed for HSS now.
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    This would be a brand new Cutlass, so hmmm. I know I will crack it open during my initial setup, figured I'd ask in advance. Not looking to change anything unless the guitar needs it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.J. View Post
    It depends on when the guitar was made. They are all routed for HSS now.
    Wow that's a plus in my book :-) Guess my first run Cutlass is SSS but I'm fine with that....
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    I’ve had mine open and it’s SSS but mine was pre HSS release
    Albert Lee HH - White
    Cutlass RS SSS - Ivory White
    Cutlass RS HSS - Firemist Silver
    Cutlass Hunter Hayes - Lake Tahoe Blue
    St Vincent - BFR Trans Gold
    American Vintage 59 Strat - Sherwood Green

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    I've been a pup swapper too on most of my other branded guitars, but I've found that my EBMM's are so well matched and balanced stock that there simply is no need. And that is one of the many things I love about EBMM, no upgrades needed.
    My Cutlass is a 2017 and is SSS routed.

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