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    Need help deciding between Cutlass and Stingray

    I'm having a hard time figuring out which one to get and looking for some help from people that may have both for comparison.

    I have to sss strats right now so the stingray seems like the obvious choice however I've wanted an HSS for a long time. I definitely want a bridge humbucker but I am not a big fan of humbuckers in the neck. Being a strat guy I love that neck single coil tone.

    There's also the neck differences. I love the v-c shape on the Cutlass but haven't been able to play a Stingray.

    I should also note that I am looking for something to cover heavier music but if the HSS can handle that and still give me that straty neck tone, then I may be able to get rid of my strats.

    I'm just a hobby bedroom player using Bias fx.

    Any thoughts on the two with what I'm describing?

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    ... I've wanted an HSS for a long time...I am not a big fan of humbuckers in the neck...I love that neck single coil tone...


    Sounds to me like you want an HSS Cutlass.

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    Yes, it can handle heavy stuff. Search YouTube for Ryan Bruce's, EytschPi42's, and Matt the Riff Master's reviews. If you want to do low-tuned djent-age you'll buy a guitar for that. But the Cutlass can handle everything else.

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    Maybe the Dustin Kensrue Stingray model might be for you - HS configuration
    Albert Lee HH - White
    Cutlass RS SSS - Ivory White
    Cutlass RS HSS - Firemist Silver
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