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    silhouette for jazz & country?


    how versatile is the standard Silhouette configuration? I'm looking for a practice guitar that can handle country and jazz (and whatever in between ).
    Would you recommend changing pickups or wiring? For the latter, I mean, e.g. in my Hamer Centaura I have installed a push-pull to split my bridge humbucker and have it on with the neck single coil. This might give it a more tele kind of vibe?


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    Silhouette HSH has 5-way switching and provides some very fine single coil tones. They also of course have the HSS configuration. Great guitars and the Virtual PAFs are amazing pups.
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    Well, I don't own a Silhouette, but I'm sure an Albert Lee would do the trick. But the shape isn't for everyone.

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    Silhouette Special SSS in the first Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [2001 NAMM piece, 1 of a kind from CLB]
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    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    I have a silo special and I think it’s pretty versatile. Roll the tone knob back and the neck PU sounds buttery smooth.

    Maybe a Valentine would be a good guitar to try for you. You can tap the neck HB and the bridge PU should sound kind of tele like.
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    Brian Kellner demos both a Silhouette and Silhouette Special. He plays a bit of jazz and it sounds good.
    2000 & 2003 SOLOuette Special

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    The Silo is EXTREMELY versatile. And those Virtual PAFs are similar to the 36th Anniversary PAFs, which are great pickups for just about everything. Not super output with a very nice tone.
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    I personally think it would be a great choice.

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