#1
I plan on trying one out, but cant right now so I need your guys help. Those of you that have played one what did you think of the SCN (Samarium Cobalt Noiseless) pickups and S-1 switching system and if you think they're worth the extra cash. Also, if you have any other comments on it then leave em, thanks.
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#2
i heard bad reviews against the pickups and i heard people barely use the s-1

but thats only what i heard
Gear
Fender MIM strat
Epiphone G-400 in white (yeah i know, fuck you i like it)
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Roland Micro Cube
EHX Big Muff
Danelectro Cool Cat Distortion
EHX Nano Small Stone
Boss DD-3 Delay
Vox V847-A Wah
Radial London Bones
#3
alright, where did you hear those reviews?
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#4
I've always been told that the HSS is worse than the SSS on both principal and quality
#5
I heard the pickups, at least the single coils, aren't what they are looking for, but my old guitar teacher bought one just for the S-1 and loves it and the pickups. And he has an HSS and the humbucker is fairly weak, but it does the job.
My Gear
PRS SE Custom
Fender Standard Customized Fat Strat
Baby Taylor Acoustic
Peavey Valveking 212
Boss SOD-1
Boss DD-3
Dunlop Crybaby
Peavey Channel Selector
Fender 25R practice amp
#6
I have also read that people prefer the Standard pups to the Deluxe pups.


However the S-1 seems cool, but only if you need the extra versatility. If you just want the meat n potatos strat then regular switching should do fine.
#7
is anyone sure what kinda extra versatility the S-1 adds?
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#8
I have an SSS American Deluxe. It's worth spending extra for. The quality is a lot higher than than the Standards and you get a lot of extra stuff. I barely use the S-1 switch but all it sounds good. It doesn't sound like a traditional strat. I would compare the tone to Andy Timmons'. The thing about HSS guitars are the people are expecting to play metal on the bridge and other genres on the neck and middle. You just end up with a very unbalanced guitar where switching isn't efficient at all. On an HSS Strat, the bridge pickup is supposed to be a vintage or mid-output pickup for it to actual have an even tone across all settings. The humbucker is more for the tonal qualities, not the output.

Edit: The S-1 offers humbucker-like tones.
Last edited by JELIFISH19 at Nov 24, 2009,
#9
Quote by JELIFISH19
I have an SSS American Deluxe. It's worth spending extra for. The quality is a lot higher than than the Standards and you get a lot of extra stuff. I barely use the S-1 switch but all it sounds good. It doesn't sound like a traditional strat. I would compare the tone to Andy Timmons'. The thing about HSS guitars are the people are expecting to play metal on the bridge and other genres on the neck and middle. You just end up with a very unbalanced guitar where switching isn't efficient at all. On an HSS Strat, the bridge pickup is supposed to be a vintage or mid-output pickup for it to actual have an even tone across all settings. The humbucker is more for the tonal qualities, not the output.

Edit: The S-1 offers humbucker-like tones.

Oh alright, thanks. so do you think its even worth getting a HSS and just get a SSS?
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