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    Thanks. It’s a beautiful guitar in every way. ...

    Thanks. It’s a beautiful guitar in every way.

    I mentioned that I’d had a couple of pickguards made for swapping out, when I bought it. I had a power setup similar to yours in mind, for the HSH...
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    Powerful beast!

    Powerful beast!
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    Beautiful. What are the pickups?

    Beautiful. What are the pickups?
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    I love the compact body/neck/headstock designs of...

    I love the compact body/neck/headstock designs of the EBMM guitars.

    Yeah...I'm not one for mothballing things that could be seriously enjoyed.

    Curious: how did you know the Silo was one of the...
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    I know exactly how that goes. My longtime goto...

    I know exactly how that goes. My longtime goto Ď57 AVRI Strat sat in its case for years after I bought the Silo Special. I sold it to a dad who gave it to his son as a graduation present. Son was...
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    Yep. DJ turned me on to it. Wonderful guitar. I...

    Yep. DJ turned me on to it. Wonderful guitar. I had some plates made for an SSS and HSH setup, but these Barden “Danny Gatton” pickups are excellent. The lack of a metal plate for the bridge pickup...
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    2013 Silo Special and 1994 Silo Hardtail: ...

    2013 Silo Special and 1994 Silo Hardtail:

    https://i.imgur.com/mxEfH68.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/W6rumoi.jpg
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    Beautiful Silo!

    Beautiful Silo!
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    I got my Silo Special for $850 off of reverb.com....

    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...
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    I have a Silo Special HSS and a custom ordered...

    I have a Silo Special HSS and a custom ordered í94 Silo hardtail. Got both used. The body and neck on both guitars might just as well have been fitted exclusively for me. I love those two guitars.
    ...
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    Same experience with my Strat. Barely play it...

    Same experience with my Strat. Barely play it anymore. When I do it’s because that’s my only ax with a maple board and all singles. But the Special is my go to in a very big way.

    My other MM is a...
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    I'll be retiring after Christmas. More time to...

    I'll be retiring after Christmas. More time to play my axes!

    Ernie Ball has been a mainstay of mine from the gitgo. Looking forward to many more years under Brian's leadership!
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    Silo Special Appreciation Day

    I've been gassing for a specific maker boutique guitar (name withheld) for decades. There's a used HSS one for sale that I can actually afford, though it still ain't cheap.

    But:

    I bought a Silo...
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    Iím leaning towards the 67 in the neck and 58 in...

    Iím leaning towards the 67 in the neck and 58 in the middle. Also considering Zexcoils. Any experience with those?



    Iíll talk with my tech about that one.



    Someone else mentioned this to...
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    I’m in Mexico now. Will get some pix together...

    I’m in Mexico now. Will get some pix together when I’m home next week. That’s the Special in my avatar over there...
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    Thanks! 6.5 lbs. Neck and action are...

    Thanks!

    6.5 lbs.

    Neck and action are perfect.

    Sounds are stellar. Super clean through to heavy distortion.

    Itís my main ax, now. I love it!
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    That would be great but it looks like a no-go. ...

    That would be great but it looks like a no-go.

    Iíve got some great techs. Gave them the MM directions to setting it correctly and asked about just replacing the circuit.

    One of the techs...
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    Looks like I came to the right place. Your two...

    Looks like I came to the right place.

    Your two cents are mine, as well, beej.

    The Blackfaces I have are hot for single coils and it shows especially in the 2 and 4 positions. I miss those...
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    Btw: I actually love the sound of the Blackfaces...

    Btw: I actually love the sound of the Blackfaces combined w the Secret but finding a tech that’ll work on the silent circuit here in NYC is problematic. I can send the guitar to MusicMan in CA but...
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    Thanks guys. Hah: I just finished reading the...

    Thanks guys.

    Hah: I just finished reading the review on your blog, Dr Kev. Interesting you went from the 61 to the 58 to the 67 in the neck position. More towards a vintage Strat vibe?

    I’m...
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    Silo Special Silent Circuit Alternatves

    Thinking of abandoning the silent circuit on my HSS Silo Special and either putting two silent single coils in there or getting a new HH faceplate and putting another humbucker in the neck.

    It’s...
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    I like the choice of black headstock over a...

    I like the choice of black headstock over a matching brown metallic. Balances it out nicely. Beautiful guitar.
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    adam-antiom: I think Silos are on the less...

    adam-antiom:

    I think Silos are on the less expensive side because they're not getting the same press as the JP and Albert Lee models. Johnny Hiland is into them (and the SSS Axis Sports), but...
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    "...you don't have ta put on your red dress, baby"

    "...you don't have ta put on your red dress, baby"
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    I know but I also know that some of the replicas...

    I know but I also know that some of the replicas and reissues use nitrocellulose. Keep seeing these disclaimers on stands for sale, as well, saying to be sure it's the right one for your guitar's...
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