Everlast
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Cutlass!! Can it get rude!?

  1. #1

    User Info Menu

    Cutlass!! Can it get rude!?

    Iím looking to get a SSS guitar.
    I really dig the cutlass and Iíve watched about every clip on YouTube.
    The Cutlass is obviously an amazing guitar.
    But! Can it get loud, rude and rowdy?

  2. #2

    User Info Menu

    shameless self promotion here, but here's my Cutlass getting pretty nasty at a short show we did.

    Shatner Powerslide @ Tumbleroot, 6/6/18 Santa Fe, NM - YouTube


    Axis Hardtail TransPurple #89749 (3/28/97)
    Axis Hardtail TransAmber #G03900 (10/21/98). FS REVERB
    Reflex Classic White #G71108 (7/14/14)
    Cutlass
    StarryNight #G79870 (12/14/16)
    Stingray BFR
    Natural#G59581 (10/3/17). FS
    REVERB

  3. #3

    User Info Menu

    Steller playing sir!!
    I dig your sound a lot.
    How would you compare the cutlasses pickups to say the Dimarzio Area pups?

  4. #4

    User Info Menu

    Unfortunately I don’t think I’ve heard those that I know of.


    Axis Hardtail TransPurple #89749 (3/28/97)
    Axis Hardtail TransAmber #G03900 (10/21/98). FS REVERB
    Reflex Classic White #G71108 (7/14/14)
    Cutlass
    StarryNight #G79870 (12/14/16)
    Stingray BFR
    Natural#G59581 (10/3/17). FS
    REVERB

  5. #5

    User Info Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by radrock View Post
    shameless self promotion here, but here's my Cutlass getting pretty nasty at a short show we did.

    Shatner Powerslide @ Tumbleroot, 6/6/18 Santa Fe, NM - YouTube
    Holy SparkleFest Batman!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you.

  6. #6

    User Info Menu

    Yes, yes it can. I run mine through a Bogner Ecstacy Blue into a Class A Laney. Naturally its not as thick as something with buckers but it has awesome cut and punch that can definitely damage eardrums.

  7. #7

    User Info Menu

    Daniel, you rock! Cutlass sounds great and that is some tasty playing!

    At a distance and in that lighting it looks like the kick and tom shells match your starry night's finish.
    "The more of our stuff you have the more awesomely freaky you become." -- BP

  8. #8

    User Info Menu

    Thank you for the kind words. I sincerely appreciate that. I’m just trying to keep up with the other guys!


    Axis Hardtail TransPurple #89749 (3/28/97)
    Axis Hardtail TransAmber #G03900 (10/21/98). FS REVERB
    Reflex Classic White #G71108 (7/14/14)
    Cutlass
    StarryNight #G79870 (12/14/16)
    Stingray BFR
    Natural#G59581 (10/3/17). FS
    REVERB

  9. #9

    User Info Menu

    Here's one I recorded a few weeks ago.

    I was going for the fuzzy old Aerosmith Walk This Way sound, which I think was probably originally done with a P90 (at least that's how it sounds to me). But since I don't have P90s, I used the Cutlass single-coil bridge pickup for the snarly top and a humbucker on the doubling track for the low beef.

    I'm new to SSS guitars so I'm learning this as I go. In this video, I had the Cutlass Tone knob full up because thats how I'm used to running my old humbucker guitars for rock sounds. But Ive since figured out that I prefer running the Cutlass with the Tone at around 7 to smooth off some of the useless mess on top.

    Aerosmith "Walk This Way" Quickie Guitar Cover - YouTube

  10. #10

    User Info Menu

    Enjoyed

    James, I enjoyed your rendition of Walk This Way.

    Vic

    2018 Axis Super Sport BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2016 Cutlass - Vintage Turquoise
    2016 Albert Lee HH - Trans Walnut
    2016 Axis Super Sport - Trans Gold Quilt
    2016 Chapman ML-3 Signature - Cherry

    Line 6 Helix
    Line 6 L2t FRFR

  11. #11

    User Info Menu

    Well done, Radrock!

    Holy cow...ebmm sure knows how to lay down some glitter. What a fabulous finish!!!

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord - Tahitian Blue
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Anniversary - Buttercream
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle with an all rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2012 Axis - PDN - Honeyburst
    2011 Axis - BFR - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky)
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless
    1996 StingRay - 20th Anniversary

  12. #12

    User Info Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by radrock View Post
    Thank you for the kind words. I sincerely appreciate that. I’m just trying to keep up with the other guys!
    Dude, that was mint
    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

  13. #13

    User Info Menu

    Thanks a zillion! I’m my own worst critic and you guys are very encouraging.


    Axis Hardtail TransPurple #89749 (3/28/97)
    Axis Hardtail TransAmber #G03900 (10/21/98). FS REVERB
    Reflex Classic White #G71108 (7/14/14)
    Cutlass
    StarryNight #G79870 (12/14/16)
    Stingray BFR
    Natural#G59581 (10/3/17). FS
    REVERB

  14. #14

    User Info Menu

    Anyone know how the Cutlass single coils sound in comparison to the Silhouette Special? I have the SS compared to the Area 58s in my frankenstrat and the Areas are a bit more bite to them, but in a good way. The SS pups are a tad warmer. I'd say the Areas can get more "rude and rowdy". Love them both though. SS was the first guitar I didn't change the pickups in.

  15. #15

    User Info Menu

    I can actually compared all three (in the neck position only but still). I put Areas in my Silhouette Special and I now own a Cutlass.

    I find the Areas and stock SS pickups not dissimilar. I've done A-B recordings and it's really difficult to record the difference that we experience in actual playing. I find one of the differences is that the 58s have a slighter different midrange peak (i.e more upper-mid centered) than the stock SS single coils. And yes, the 58s have more bite, (though not as much as bite as the 61s, which are really steely and also have a thick bottom end. The Area 67s are lowest output, brightest, almost most hi-fi sounding but very sweet).

    The Cutlass single coils have an even higher midrange peak than the 58s but without pushing the treble higher. The result is a wonderful clarity and cut without harshness. Brightness without being thin, and in particular they maintain their single-coil sizzle with more gain than the stock SS pickups or the Area 58s. You like "Rude and Rowdy"? The Cutlass can do that better than the Area 58s. It really has tons bite and sizzle and aggression with distortion but without sacrificing a sweet clean tone.

    Another difference worth mentioning with the Cutlass is the onboard buffer. There is no treble loss due to cable capacitance, which means really long cables pose no problems and the tone stays consistent as you turn the volume down. In fact, when playing with distortion, the guitars volume knob feels more like a gain knob on a amp because of how the tone is so consistent. It's VERY COOL! The Cutlass is superb guitar. The more time I spend with it the more I appreciate it's uniqueness. Music Man really did a great job.
    Last edited by DrKev; 08-28-2018 at 12:17 PM.
    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, guitar teacher and tech, folder of underpants, stubber of toes.

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
  •  
Ernie Ball Forums