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    A Silo and a Cutlass walk into the the octagon....

    If only one must remain, who will remain standing?

    I bought a cutlass HSS last month, and it has become my holy grail guitar. I've owned a fairly large variety of electrics and nearly all of them have had one nitpick or another. Whether it was weight, fret buzz, fret ends, etc. I always felt like there was something holding me back from loving them. I find no such complaints with my cutlass.

    Being new to the world of ebmm, I had no idea that the cutlass wasn't their only s-type of recent times. I've been admiring pics of the silo and really want to try one out! Being that none seem to be in my area, I must instead rely on second hand accounts from fellow EBMM lovers to buttress my imagination. Using my familiar frame of reference - the cutlass, I would love to hear from those blessed enough to own or have tried both how
    they stack against each other.

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    Oh come on...

    How about Chocolate and Peanut Butter walk into the octagon?

    They're different - "better" is a matter of preference - but they're GREAT together!

    Kevin
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    EBMM gittars... you can't have just one.....
    Balls are Best!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    EBMM gittars... you can't have just one.....
    I'm this >< close to making that a true statement (against my better judgement)....
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    SBMM SUB AX4 Trans Red Quilt DiMarzio AXIS pups SD pots GOTOH GE1996T Trem
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    I thought you had a BFR stingray, or am I getting you confused with someone else?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapperJ View Post
    I thought you had a BFR stingray, or am I getting you confused with someone else?
    Not to hijack this thread but I had to return it unfortunately.



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    EBMM BFR Morse Tahitian Blue S/N G79179 DOB 2/7/17
    SBMM AX30-D Natural Quilt
    SBMM SUB AX4 Trans Red Quilt DiMarzio AXIS pups SD pots GOTOH GE1996T Trem
    EBMM - a guitar like no other.
    Even we mancave noodlers can appreciate the perfection that is an EBMM guitar.
    "one likes to believe in the freedom of music..."

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    Bummer. That was a pretty one.

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    ... and both have their butt kicked by the AL within 3 seconds.
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL HH Candy Apple Red
    AL MM90 Sparkle Turquoise
    L3 HSS Olive Gold

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    I have ordered and returned 3 silo specials I just couldn’t get into the guitar and I really wanted to like the silo the look great but I found my self struggling to play it making a lot of mistakes I wasn’t making with my other guitars. I bought a valentine took to it right away loved the sound and the way it played and I feel the same way about the cutlass I just bought I don’t know what made the silo so different but it was for me it almost felt like the strings were spaced together a lot closer than the cutlass and my valentine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fender74 View Post
    I have ordered and returned 3 silo specials I just couldn’t get into the guitar and I really wanted to like the silo the look great but I found my self struggling to play it making a lot of mistakes I wasn’t making with my other guitars. I bought a valentine took to it right away loved the sound and the way it played and I feel the same way about the cutlass I just bought I don’t know what made the silo so different but it was for me it almost felt like the strings were spaced together a lot closer than the cutlass and my valentine
    That’s why Mars makes many flavors of candy bars, and why EBMM makes many favors of guitars - find the one(s) you like!

    Kevin
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    Top dollar paid for "First 50" Morses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fender74 View Post
    I don’t know what made the silo so different but it was for me it almost felt like the strings were spaced together a lot closer than the cutlass and my valentine
    Weird. The string spacing is identical. Oh well!
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    I wonder if the reason for that feeling of the strings being too close together is because of the Silo having a smaller neck profile vs the cutlass. The soft V of the Cutlass fills up the hand more than the Silo's neck - if that makes sense.
    EBMM BFR Morse Tahitian Blue S/N G79179 DOB 2/7/17
    SBMM AX30-D Natural Quilt
    SBMM SUB AX4 Trans Red Quilt DiMarzio AXIS pups SD pots GOTOH GE1996T Trem
    EBMM - a guitar like no other.
    Even we mancave noodlers can appreciate the perfection that is an EBMM guitar.
    "one likes to believe in the freedom of music..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
    Weird. The string spacing is identical. Oh well!
    I know I checked all the specs on paper not a whole to of difference


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    Quote Originally Posted by edhalen View Post
    I wonder if the reason for that feeling of the strings being too close together is because of the Silo having a smaller neck profile vs the cutlass. The soft V of the Cutlass fills up the hand more than the Silo's neck - if that makes sense.
    That could be I never thought about that

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