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    Quote Originally Posted by mb99zz View Post
    Glad to hear you think it’s warmer sounding than the Silo. Makes me want to try one even more!!!
    The buffer in the Cutlass kind of complicates that. A totally passive non-buffered guitar will sound darker with a long cable and brighter with a short cable. The Cutlass doesn't. So, if you run a 30 or 40ft cable from the guitar, the Silo will be close to the Cutlass in tone. If you run a 10ft cable, the Silo will be obviously brighter.
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    Heads up: the next BFR round (July 28th) will have a Silo. I don't think it is what you are looking for though. Think sparkle, mirror guard, chopper middle pup, and super distortions for the bridge and neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dargin View Post
    Heads up: the next BFR round (July 28th) will have a Silo. I don't think it is what you are looking for though. Think sparkle, mirror guard, chopper middle pup, and super distortions for the bridge and neck.
    Scotty there is still Silo love!!! Thanx for the insight.

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    Thanks for all the info so far! It's a tough choice, though.
    So technically it would be possible to have a Special and change the pickguard to HSH and vice versa. I'm just wondering about the 'sweet spot'. This is basically your neck pick-up beneath the 24th fret position and having it on the node where the strings vibrate on the second octave?

    What would be a decent price for a new Silhouette/Special in Europe? There's one I could buy for 2.300€. You hardly find them secondhand, and I would preferably want another color ... Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by furor View Post
    Thanks for all the info so far! It's a tough choice, though.
    So technically it would be possible to have a Special and change the pickguard to HSH and vice versa. I'm just wondering about the 'sweet spot'. This is basically your neck pick-up beneath the 24th fret position and having it on the node where the strings vibrate on the second octave?

    What would be a decent price for a new Silhouette/Special in Europe? There's one I could buy for 2.300€. You hardly find them secondhand, and I would preferably want another color ... Thanks
    Actually you could not get a 22-fret Silo Special and add an HSH pickguard unless you want to rout the body; they are routed for a neck single coil, middle single coil, and a bridge humbucker. Unless EBMM has changed the routing on the 24-fret Silhouette recently they are basically routed for 3 humbuckers (not quite a full "swimming pool" or open rout).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dargin View Post
    Heads up: the next BFR round (July 28th) will have a Silo. I don't think it is what you are looking for though. Think sparkle, mirror guard, chopper middle pup, and super distortions for the bridge and neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dargin View Post
    Heads up: the next BFR round (July 28th) will have a Silo. I don't think it is what you are looking for though. Think sparkle, mirror guard, chopper middle pup, and super distortions for the bridge and neck.
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    They haven't dropped yet. but sounds like July 23'ish.

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    I'm sure they will a great selection!!!

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    Oh I see! Thanks!
    But only available through a US shop, it seems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dargin View Post
    Heads up: the next BFR round (July 28th) will have a Silo. I don't think it is what you are looking for though. Think sparkle, mirror guard, chopper middle pup, and super distortions for the bridge and neck.
    Oh man, I didn’t need to hear that. Looking forward to seeing the BFR Silo at the end of the month.
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    What's the average/a reasonable price a Silhouette goes for secondhand? I guess 840$ is quite cheap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by furor View Post
    What's the average/a reasonable price a Silhouette goes for secondhand? I guess 840$ is quite cheap?
    Like anything it depends on the shape and whether it works out for you. $840, sounds like a good deal to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furor View Post
    What's the average/a reasonable price a Silhouette goes for secondhand? I guess 840$ is quite cheap?
    I got my Silo Special for $850 off of reverb.com. Also got a '94 Silo hardtail from there...but it was a lot more money, as it was a custom designed one. They're reasonably priced instruments...especially when you consider the quality you're getting.

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  14. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dargin View Post
    Heads up: the next BFR round (July 28th) will have a Silo. I don't think it is what you are looking for though. Think sparkle, mirror guard, chopper middle pup, and super distortions for the bridge and neck.
    Excellent! I wonder if this will be anything like the pic I saw from namm awhile back.

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