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    1neeto
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    Originally posted by weepingminotaur View Post

    I can see that. I may have exaggerated a bit by calling them "shockingly good." I think I was expecting them to be garbage, so getting useable tones out of them was a very pleasant surprise.

    In the long term, yeah, I'll probably swap them out. They're vintage output, though (4k/4k/8k). Not sure if I'll stay vintage or go a little hotter...
    No, they’re not absolute garbage, I can get some decent tones out of my Majesty with stock pickups. But there’s some times I can hear its shortcomings. But can’t even get pickups nowadays, I’ve been waiting on a neck pickup from Dimarzio since February.


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  • Mincer
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    Originally posted by eclecticsynergy View Post
    Good to know about the chunkier necks. I love my Albert Lee HH. Still, the neck is tiny - not just thin but also narrow.
    I wonder if any SBMM necks are the same size as their MM counterparts. I love my 2 EMBB necks, though they are small- my hands are small, too.

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  • weepingminotaur
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    Originally posted by 1neeto View Post

    I agree because SBMM pickups are not the greatest. They’re adequate, but most people will change them.


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    I can see that. I may have exaggerated a bit by calling them "shockingly good." I think I was expecting them to be garbage, so getting useable tones out of them was a very pleasant surprise.

    In the long term, yeah, I'll probably swap them out. They're vintage output, though (4k/4k/8k). Not sure if I'll stay vintage or go a little hotter...

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  • weepingminotaur
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    Originally posted by Chistopher View Post

    This is a slightly misleading statement. You sound good, the pickups just translate that into a signal that your amp can understand.
    I appreciate that.

    Haven't had a lot of time to practice and play recently. This Sterling is giving me incentive to get back to it!

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  • 1neeto
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  • 1neeto
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    Originally posted by Chistopher View Post

    This is a slightly misleading statement. You sound good, the pickups just translate that into a signal that your amp can understand.
    I agree because SBMM pickups are not the greatest. They’re adequate, but most people will change them.


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  • Chistopher
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  • Chistopher
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    Originally posted by weepingminotaur View Post
    The pickups are also shockingly good for being stock Sterling pups.
    This is a slightly misleading statement. You sound good, the pickups just translate that into a signal that your amp can understand.

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  • eclecticsynergy
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  • eclecticsynergy
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    Good to know about the chunkier necks. I love my Albert Lee HH. Still, the neck is tiny - not just thin but also narrow.

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  • 1neeto
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    Sterling makes amazing instruments at a fraction of the EBMM instruments. I own a Sterling Majesty, and it rivals my USA made instruments in build quality and craftsmanship. It certainly blows MIM Fender away.


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  • Mincer
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    Sterling has been knocking it out of the park with their various models.

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  • Blille
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  • Blille
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    Originally posted by weepingminotaur View Post

    Really nice! No blemishes or issues. No fret sprout. Fingerboard edges are quite smooth. It's a thicker neck than my other guitars and I'm liking that so far. The heel is a bit on the chunky side but access to the upper frets is totally fine.
    Very nice! Have fun

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  • weepingminotaur
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  • weepingminotaur
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    Originally posted by Blille View Post
    Grats! How’s the neck?
    Really nice! No blemishes or issues. No fret sprout. Fingerboard edges are quite smooth. It's a thicker neck than my other guitars and I'm liking that so far. The heel is a bit on the chunky side but access to the upper frets is totally fine.

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  • Blille
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    Grats! How’s the neck?

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  • weepingminotaur
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  • weepingminotaur
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    Originally posted by Mincer View Post
    Congrats! I've heard those are excellent instruments!
    Thanks! It's obviously only been a few days, but I really dig this guitar. For $500 USD, you get things like a roasted maple neck and locking tuners, and the fit and finish are excellent. The pickups are also shockingly good for being stock Sterling pups. I'm surprised by how crunchy the bridge pickup sounds distorted playing Megadeth, even though it's only around 8k DCR. Setup was excellent out of the box. I plan to make this my "light to moderate rocking" guitar and so far it has not disappointed!

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  • Mincer
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    Congrats! I've heard those are excellent instruments!

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  • weepingminotaur
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    started a topic NGD - Cutlass CT50 HSS in Vintage Cream!

    NGD - Cutlass CT50 HSS in Vintage Cream!

    Wasn't planning on buying this year, but I couldn't resist the feature set at the price point!
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