S2 squared = Awesome!!

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  1. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    While I greatly enjoy every aspect of my Core guitars, it's the S2 Series that really sends me over the moon. Recently I decided that I MUST have an S2 Studio. While I shan't lie, and pretend all is suddenly great (I haven't bonded with it yet), it plays great and has amazing potential. I just think I am gonna redo the wiring to fit what I want:

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    bridge+neck
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    middle + neck
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    The base, however is great. I love the pickups and the new style trem arm. The color is gorgeous. Here are a barrage of pictures so you can see Frost Blue in all its glory....

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    I really dig the black logo on this guitar!!!

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    markd21 New Member

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    Now, for the SQUARED aspect of my recent S2 acquisitions.....

    the VELA!!!!!

    I love the Vela. I had one ages ago, but got rid of it because it was too similar to the Gretsch guitars I had. Well, the Gretsches are gone, so the Vela is bringing something to the table. I had a little fun with the cosmetics. I swapped the 'guard for mint green and the knobs for dark brown chicken heads. The brackets you see on there are for the Fishman Triple Play pickup. I enjoy MIDI guitar, and the Vela works great for the Fishman.

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    And here's a shot with the Fishman installed....

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  3. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    And, now.....the S2's TOGETHER!!!!!

    The Studio does seem to excel with the Bad Cat Hot Cat 30R rig. It's a bit more refined than the Cub IVR rig....which pairs SOOOO well with the Vela. The EF86 channel and the Vela makes for the PERFECT Gretsch-y into an AC-15 type tone EVER.....even better than a Gretsch into a Vox, lol. The Hot Cat 30R is able to be set in a million different ways between the three treble controls on the gain channel. It's a unique circuit that works great with the unique pickups in the Studio.

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    Again, whenever I grab one of my Core models, I am more than happy - but the S2 guitars just KILL. I have four now - the Singlecut Standard, Standard 22, Studio, and the Vela. I am considering a Mira SH and possibly a Starla to finish out my S2 collection. We'll see, though.....
     
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  4. pauloqs

    pauloqs PRS McCarty

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    PRS into a Vox amp is a beautiful thing.
     
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  5. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Love your photos - such nice arrangements and composition. The guitars are nice too :)
     
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  6. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    Yes, nice shots of cool guitars.
    Hugh Hefner couldn’t do better.
     
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  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Hugh had a better view than the photographer.
     
  8. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Now I want a S2!!!
     
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  9. Russ73

    Russ73 New Member

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    Im with you Mark, the S2 Standards tickle my fancy in a big way, 2 Standard 22s, one satin and a Mira and I love them more than my Core, I also find myself looking for them online used but I don't need another....
     
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  10. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Awesome^2! Congrats

    I love my S2 Studio, but that Vela looks killer!
     
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  11. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Now wait a minute. :D
     
  12. horax

    horax New Member

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    I love my S2.
    GREAT value....I really might want to get one of those two....they are the ones i've eyed for awhile....vela and the studio.

    I have always loved the vela, but that studio might be the one to go for....not quite sure...
     
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  13. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Have my solid body Mira ordered. I considered the SH, but got the SE ZM.
     
  14. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    Well, it’s a not so veiled reference to guitar porn.
     
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  15. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Killer! Conrats X2...Love both of them! I am still eyeballing the S2 SInglecuts. Had they been readily available a week ago... I would have snagged one before I pulled the trigger on the SS. I really dig all the S2 Stuff! The entire line sounds like a great value! Enjoy!
     
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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Nice one Mark.

    Hope they add some great tones to your already fine collection!
     
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  17. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Looks reeeeeeal nice...Congrats on the new pair!!!!
     
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  18. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Nice!! I assume you'll be doing some scientific comparisons to demonstrate the blue one does sound better:D
     
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  19. pauloqs

    pauloqs PRS McCarty

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    That’s analogous to conducting a scientific experiment to show that water is wet.
     
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  20. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Wow, those 2 are killer! I love the mods on that Vela. I just nabbed a used Mira SH. Already planning on doing some mods. Congrats! :D
     
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