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  1. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweat View Post
    Strange link works for me, just go to MF and look at their EBMM collection, this is an awesome Silo
    works now!

  2. #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyboogie View Post
    What sound profile are you looking for? Single-coil strat-type?
    that too , although I don't expect a real strat tone. That's why I'd like the HSH in the Silo for positions 2-4 (or as I read, the middle in the JP6).
    But I definitely want a bridge and neck humbucker. I'll probably install a push-pull to split the humbuckers. In my Hamer I installed one, too, to split the bridge and combine it with any SC. But I want to check out the Virtual PAFs, first, of course.
    Last edited by furor; 03-13-2021 at 12:18 AM.

  3. #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by furor View Post
    that too , although I don't expect a real strat tone. That's why I'd like the HSH in the Silo for positions 2-4 (or as I read, the middle in the JP6).
    But I definitely want a bridge and neck humbucker. I'll probably install a push-pull to split the humbuckers. In my Hamer I installed one, too, to split the bridge and combine it with any SC. But I want to check out the Virtual PAFs, first, of course.
    I get it. There is a Dimarzio Eric Johnson custom set that's definitely worth looking into. He requested a pickup set to make his Gibson LP sound like a strat. So, humbucker size but single-coil sound. However, that would exclude the real humbucker sound.

    Installing the push-pull would do the work on the JP, though I highly doubt it'd be a "true" classic strat-style tweeding sound.

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    I would like a nice, clean, warm jazz sound on the neck, and a country-suited bridge. I like a tele sound, but actually never played one. I split my Hamer bridge (currently a bareknuckle Crawler) and combined it with the neck SC (bareknuckle veneer '63), as I read you get a kind of tele sound with such a combination. So I might try that in the Silo, too.
    But anyway, I'll test the Virtual PAFs, as I like a smooth lead tone, and it appears they sound smooth, but other things I'm thinking of trying are SD Jazz or Alnico II pro, or Dimarzio PAF pro in the neck, and a SD Pearly Gates bridge. I loved that one in my ESP Horizon, but never had it split.

  5. #20

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    Got a 2006 Silhouette coming my way
    Black with matching headstock, rosewood fretboard, 'reddish marble/tortoise' pickguard. Could have been a more interesting color, but I can live with it

    Very curious

  6. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by furor View Post
    Got a 2006 Silhouette coming my way
    Black with matching headstock, rosewood fretboard, 'reddish marble/tortoise' pickguard. Could have been a more interesting color, but I can live with it

    Very curious
    Nice congrats!!!! You could always get repainted.

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in the first Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [2001 NAMM piece, 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] [NOS Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR with the 12th fret logo]


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  7. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by furor View Post
    I would like a nice, clean, warm jazz sound on the neck, and a country-suited bridge. I like a tele sound, but actually never played one. I split my Hamer bridge (currently a bareknuckle Crawler) and combined it with the neck SC (bareknuckle veneer '63), as I read you get a kind of tele sound with such a combination. So I might try that in the Silo, too.
    But anyway, I'll test the Virtual PAFs, as I like a smooth lead tone, and it appears they sound smooth, but other things I'm thinking of trying are SD Jazz or Alnico II pro, or Dimarzio PAF pro in the neck, and a SD Pearly Gates bridge. I loved that one in my ESP Horizon, but never had it split.
    Bringing this one back up (let me know if this should be a separate post). I love the Silo, it's become my main guitar since I got it early April. The Virtual PAFs are ok, but not entirely what I want. I think they sound somewhat too thin.

    I use this guitar mainly for jazz/theory study (and some shred ...), and eventually country, but time is lacking ... I replaced the neck vPAF with a BKP The Mule which was laying around for many years. It is an improvement, and I was happy at first, but the bass is a little booming. I'd like to have it slightly less dominant and more focused/tighter.

    Maybe the bridge can be slightly hotter and warmer, and if possible, nice clean SC-ish when split (similar for the neck). Is there a combination that would be Tele-like when the bridge and neck are combined split?

    The custom SC is ok for now, maybe a little sterile sounding.

    Any suggestions on HH (or HSH) combinations? Maybe some requests are not possible, but I want versatility and some 'vibrancy'. Just let me know.
    FYI, I mainly use this with a Fender Bassbreaker 15 combo.

    (FYI 2, I'm also looking for a JP6 after all )
    Last edited by furor; 07-30-2021 at 03:02 AM.

  8. #23

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    Having played both guitars and owning two Silos, I agree with the other comments. These are two totally different guitars just on neck profile alone. For me that was a night and day experience. I didn’t like the JP6 neck.

    One thing to keep in mind about the Silhouette is that the body is, IMO, on the small side. I have a Cutlass and after playing the Cutlass for several months the Silo feels really small to me. I prefer larger bodies. Not sure if you already mentioned this or not, but why not consider a Cutlass if you’re looking at the Silo?
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  9. #24

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    *bump*

    Any suggestions on pickup changes for a silo?
    A warm neck HB for (i.a.) jazz. Articulate bass. The BKP The Mule is too woolly in the bass, but highs are great. So, I guess something PAF? Dimarzio PAF 36th, perhaps?

    The neck should be suitable for country, fusion. Not too hot with nice cleans, and if possible some twang when split. I installed a Tone Zone in my Jackson Dinky last week, and the cleans/split surprised me. So I might even consider this, or perhaps an Air Zone or AT-1? Other option is an SD Pearly Gates.

    So nice split strat-like cleans on either humbucker are a plus!

    I think I will replace the middle SC after all. It could be a little warmer, more dynamic. I think it's too sterile now.

    Thanks for any suggestions!

  10. #25

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    With the JP6 (and Majesty with tone knob up), bear in mind that the pickups are wired differently to traditional switches. On the JP6, you have three switch positions: Full humbucker, inner two coils in parallel, full humbucker. So basically three sounds (heavy crunch, 'strat'-like cleans, fat neck).

    This is a function of the custom PCB attached to the 4PDT switch, NOT the pickups. It would be entirely possible to get very different sounds and switch configurations with the JP6 pickups, without having to swap them out. And the cost would be just a few bucks.

    Good luck with your decision!
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