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Thread: New Cutlass RS SSS - Anyone else find they need to turn the Tone down?

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    New Cutlass RS SSS - Anyone else find they need to turn the Tone down?

    This is quite possibly the brightest guitar I've ever played (a title my swamp ash / maple top / maple neck Suhr Modern used to hold). Anyone else find they need to turn the tone control down to keep the ear bleed at a minimum, especially on the bridge pickup? I'm trying to determine if I have a bad buffer circuit or not as it seems a bit off compared to all my other guitars with single coils. Swapped out a few different Duracell 9v batteries just to be sure.

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    I just keep the Bright switch on my amplifier disengaged as well as the treble knob at about 11 o'clock. My favorite guitar right now for sure.

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    You can always tame brightness but you just can't add it if it's not there to begin with...
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    I have an SSS Cutlass as well (Vintage Turquoise). I find the bridge pickup especially bright as well. I'm running it through my JP2C. I like to use the clean channel with the gain at about 2 oclock and the mid control up higher as well. Lately I've been putting my Xotic Soul Driven pedal in front. Nice blues tone. I don't find myself using the bridge pickup by itself very much. I do love the out of phase sound of the bridge and middle together.

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