Ernie Ball CRNR Keith Richards
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: HOT Cutlass SSS

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    18

    Cool HOT Cutlass SSS

    Just got my first Cutlass SSS and absolutely love it - a real modern classic. I've got a new pickguard on order to wire up a full circuit drop-in high output set of single size humbuckers just to see how it screams. Has anyone replaced the stock pups with higher output 'buckers? What have you put in and how have the results been? I'm leaning toward a SD Hot/Vintage/Cool Rails combo at the moment and would love any feedback from anyone who's done something similar.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    ATHENS, HELLAS
    Posts
    624
    Congratulations and have lots of fun with it!! =)

    JPXI Cardinal Red
    JP12 Cherry Sugar
    JP12 7 Cardinal Red
    MAJESTY Ferrari Rosso
    ARTISAN MAJESTY 7 Rosso
    MONARCHY MAJESTY Royal Red
    MONARCHY MAJESTY 7 Black Knight
    NOMAC MAJESTY #11 Timeworn Silver

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Lake Charles, LA
    Posts
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Congratss!!! Be careful I'm pretty sure that the body is routed for 3 singles and that full size humbuckers won't fit. I don't have one, but maybe someone with one will chime and let you know.

    Oh it doesn't exist without pictures!!!!

    Glenn |B)
    He mentioned using single coil sized humbuckers in his post, not full size.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Mass
    Posts
    10,228

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by altouchet View Post
    He mentioned using single coil sized humbuckers in his post, not full size.
    Nice catch man, that was early and I must have misread it.

    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!!"

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    2,363
    Congrats!!! As Glenn said - we have unwritten rules here - without pictures it don't exist.

    I will tell you - you might try those stock pickups a bit before changing them out. They sound really good clean and with gain/dirt etc. The nice thing about lower output pups is one can turn the amp up a bit more which isn't a bad thing!!!!
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
    EBMM L3 HSS Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Majesty (Iced Crimson)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)
    EBMM Cutlass HSS (Firemist Silver)

    www.TheseGuysLive.com
    Facebook

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    18
    Yeah no complaints with the stock pups. This will be a separate fully loaded pickguard with a different personality altogether. Cranky Cutlass.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Saint Paul
    Posts
    2,794
    What guitar? I see nothing.
    Greg

    2010 HH AL
    2001 MM90 AL

    Dr. Z Stingray
    Orange RV50
    Dr. Z DB4

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Paris, France
    Posts
    5,375
    Quote Originally Posted by Norrin Radd View Post
    What guitar? I see nothing.


    Yeah, it's a forum rule; no photos = your guitar does not exist.
    Silhouette Special (2005 Buttercream Limited Edition)
    Cutlass HSS (2018 Roasted Special, Ivory White)

    Forum Rules and Useful MM Guitar Info

    Required reading - Forum Decorum

    Ernie Ball Customer Service
    Music Man Customer Service


    An Irishman in Paris, folder of underpants, stubber of toes.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    18

    Wink

    HOT Cutlass SSS-balls-jpg

    Are we happy now???

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeller View Post
    Congrats!!! As Glenn said - we have unwritten rules here - without pictures it don't exist.

    I will tell you - you might try those stock pickups a bit before changing them out. They sound really good clean and with gain/dirt etc. The nice thing about lower output pups is one can turn the amp up a bit more which isn't a bad thing!!!!
    My first impression was that when played solo the pups give the guitar (at full tone/volume) a more punchy/snappy or ''percussive'' sound than I was used to. In a mix, however, its full of character, beautifully balanced and cuts like a .....well...Cutlass and absolutely blows the socks off any comparable 'vintage' voiced SSS I've heard. A serious tool for guitarists.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Paris, France
    Posts
    5,375
    Quote Originally Posted by Conky View Post
    HOT Cutlass SSS-balls-jpg

    Are we happy now???
    Yes!
    Silhouette Special (2005 Buttercream Limited Edition)
    Cutlass HSS (2018 Roasted Special, Ivory White)

    Forum Rules and Useful MM Guitar Info

    Required reading - Forum Decorum

    Ernie Ball Customer Service
    Music Man Customer Service


    An Irishman in Paris, folder of underpants, stubber of toes.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Saint Paul
    Posts
    2,794
    Yes. Yes we are.
    Greg

    2010 HH AL
    2001 MM90 AL

    Dr. Z Stingray
    Orange RV50
    Dr. Z DB4

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Mass
    Posts
    10,228
    Conky, nice job man, looks great.

    He how does that phone play into you setup, hahahahahahahaha, just bustin.

    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!!"

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Conky, nice job man, looks great.

    He how does that phone play into you setup, hahahahahahahaha, just bustin.

    Glenn |B)
    Terrible.....no bottom end at all.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Saint Paul
    Posts
    2,794
    Quote Originally Posted by Conky View Post
    Terrible.....no bottom end at all.
    Oh man -you’re not using the right phone! You should try the iPhone STap - lots of lows -a big bottom end.
    Greg

    2010 HH AL
    2001 MM90 AL

    Dr. Z Stingray
    Orange RV50
    Dr. Z DB4

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
EBMM Stingray bass green