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    SBMM Albert Lee question

    Hi,

    Has anybody played this guitar? How is the build quality? Sound? Pickups? It called my attention that its priced over $400 but it belongs to SUB series. Which as far as I know are budget instruments, not as good as standard SBMM.
    Thanks

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    Great Pickups, Good value guitar.

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    Balls are Best!!

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    No the Sub series are good quality guitars and right there with all of the SBMM guitars and basses.

    For $400 I hear it’s a great guitar, plus it’s and Albert Lee you can’t go wrong.

    Good luck, Glenn |B)
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    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    That's me!!!

    Here's what I can say after spending a week with it.

    Build quality is great. Mine has no finish flaws. It was set up great from the QC. The frets were good/no sharp ends.

    The guitar sustains VERY well. notes will last longer on this guitar than they do on my Cutlass or Valentine.

    The trem is nice. Very responsive and returns mostly in tune (more on that in a bit). I thought the stock pickups were decent. Nice middle of the road humbuckers. I think they'll do nicely, but they could be upgraded if that's your flavor.

    Two changes I would recommend on this guitar:

    - Locking Tuners
    - a new nut

    The trem stays in tune for the most part, but tuning stability is greatly improved with locking tuners and a well cut nut. I got a set of Schaller tuners from another member. I took it in to my guitar tech and had a Tusq nut installed. Those two things woke this guitar up from the already good guitar it was.
    SBMM Cutlass Seafoam Green
    SBMM Albert Lee - Daphne Blue
    EBMM Silo Special
    EBMM EVH - Trans Blue

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    does the trem have a steel block like the SBMM Cutlass?
    blueburst Steve Morse Standard, Jan 03, 2005 pix
    pinkburst Albert Lee, Jul 13, 1994 pix
    cinnamon SUB1, Mar 08, 2004 pix
    vintage gold reflex, June 22, 2011 pix

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjoplayer View Post
    does the trem have a steel block like the SBMM Cutlass?
    I'll take a look when I get home. I own both guitars.
    SBMM Cutlass Seafoam Green
    SBMM Albert Lee - Daphne Blue
    EBMM Silo Special
    EBMM EVH - Trans Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjoplayer View Post
    does the trem have a steel block like the SBMM Cutlass?
    It is white metal/non-magnetic
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteDuBaldo View Post
    It is white metal/non-magnetic
    Sounds like Aluminum.

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Sounds like Aluminum.

    Glenn |B)
    Or zinc
    SBMM Cutlass Seafoam Green
    SBMM Albert Lee - Daphne Blue
    EBMM Silo Special
    EBMM EVH - Trans Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyEVH5150 View Post
    Or zinc
    Good point Tony.

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    Trem block is pot metal.
    Brian Martin
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBMM View Post
    Trem block is pot metal.
    So that's like a blend of a lot of different metals?

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    the google is your friend....

    Pot metal - Wikipedia

    pretty common on lower grade trems...
    Balls are Best!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBMM View Post
    Trem block is pot metal.
    Thanky you for clearing that up!
    blueburst Steve Morse Standard, Jan 03, 2005 pix
    pinkburst Albert Lee, Jul 13, 1994 pix
    cinnamon SUB1, Mar 08, 2004 pix
    vintage gold reflex, June 22, 2011 pix

    My Band: Groove Bang

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