SAS models

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  1. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    I had a very early SAS with McHumbuckers and a 3 way toggle/coil tap. I've seen pics of one with a 5 way blade also, are they the same pickups? Swamp ash studio - is that a 5708? Then the newest narrowfield version....has anyone played all of them? Which version do you like best?

    edit: Oops, should've put this in core guitars
     
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    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Der Hans der kann's

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    Done.
     
  3. jrw32

    jrw32 New Member

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    I've played them all & love the new SAS Studio, mostly due to it's versatility. The volume knob is very sensitive so you can dial in a bunch of great tones, from Stratty quack to Tele bite/punch, even fatter HB-type sounds. The 5708 screams in the bridge position, & the Narrowfields sound great at any volume & are very quiet, which is important to me. Here she is...

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  4. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    I believe when they switched to the blade pickups, they also changed to the "Swamp Ash Special" pickups as well, but I have no idea how those differ from McPickups.
     
  5. wilerty

    wilerty Geezer

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    I am partial to the bolt-on SASs and prefer the HSH 5-way because of the WF neck and the ability to change the pups. Mine now has 5708s and a Fralin as well as DGT frets.

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  6. Danerada

    Danerada Goatee Practitioner

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    That's a real beauty!!!!
     
  7. Jester

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    Three SASi and a pre-std

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    Nice line up, James.
     
  9. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Man! Where's the "Like" button? I would love to have that collection sitting in my house.
     
  10. Hollowbuddy

    Hollowbuddy New Member

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    YES : a really great one !!!

    I've to mod mine hard to get all the possible sounds ! ... If I've had a blade switch ... ( Rio Grande pups : Halfbreed humbucker and single and bbq humbucker at bridge )


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    Right here ------> [​IMG]
     
  12. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Natural, my all time favorite color for swampiness!

    Are they not bolt on necks anymore?
     
  13. kevinl

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    Just got my first PRS - a SAS Narrowfield, in Scarlet Smokeburst.

    I've played Fenders for years and years, then got a Gibson last year (the Alex Lifeson LP with Floyd Rose), but have always wanted a PRS.
    And now I have one. It arrived last week, and it's beautiful.

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  14. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    The inlays look really sweet with that finish!
     
  15. wilerty

    wilerty Geezer

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    One poster showed a SA Studio, which does not have a bolt-on neck. All the SAS -Swamp Ash Specials have bolt-on necks.
     
  16. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Hmm....interesting.
     
  17. jrw32

    jrw32 New Member

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    Was it a PS? Interesting for sure...my SAS Studio/all the others I've seen are bolt-on.
     
  18. wilerty

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    I stand corrected ... as usual. The special edition SAS Studio has a bolt-on neck ... Cool guitar ...
     
  19. MykeWright

    MykeWright Bridge constructor

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    I love the SASNF, but the (non-SAS) Studio I played, the 57/08 was overpowered by the Narrowfields. I'd love a SAS Studio if the HB was a 59/09 Squabbin or they did a low-wind version of the middle and neck pickups that still sounded great. I LOVE the 57/08 pair in my McCarty, so there's nothing wrong with that pickup, just doesn't match the NFs for output.
     
  20. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    I've heard a couple guys say that bout the studio. I played a non swamp once but hated the amp I was using so didn't get a feel for the guitar. I'd love to check out a swamp version & see if I feel that way. The swampy studio is probably what I'd feel most at home on.
     

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