PRS SAS or Fender CS 60 Strat Relic?

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  1. JoeYello

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    So you are a rock player. You already own a strat and a Les Paul and McCarty. You have the opportunity to get a PRS SAS or a Fender 60 Strat Relic. What would you do? Decisions, decisions.

    I am looking to my fellow GAS-aholics for help.

    Thank you:crazyguy .
     
  2. OldSchool

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    I'd go for the relic and put a set of Irish Bare Knuckle PUPS in it........Thats what I did and I couldn't be happier! :RoCkIn
     
  3. Clorenzo

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    You already own a Strat, so I'd go with the SAS, for variety (you don't have anything resembling a swamp ash guitar with humbuckers, should be an interesting rock machine).
     
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    +1 I'd try the SAS. Having said that, are you looking for more traditional strats sounds that you do not get out of your current strat?
     
  5. JoeYello

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    Basically, I have the strat sounds covered. I already have a 60 closet classic strat and came across a relic that I liked. Don't need it at all. I just thought it would be cool to have.

    I need a life!
     
  6. Scott Cioe

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    As mentioned, you have the strat sounds covered. Unless the strat is your primary guitar type and you require a backup for shows, etc. and that neither deal is substantially better (ie cheaper) than the other:

    I would probably go with the SAS. Very cool piece.
     
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    The SAS is very versatile with lot's of tonal variety. None really like a Strat, much fuller and warmer sounding but with lot's of low end snap and high end sparkle. The split coil sounds are good but not SRV or Hendrix but there is quack and honk if wanted. My closest comparison is to a Tele Deluxe, Keef type tone for days, but there's much more to it than that. A good "woman" tone on the bass pup and heavy rock tone with both HB's on. Haven't regretted getting mine in the least, except for having to sneak it past the wife. :D
     
  8. JoeYello

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    Come on you've never done that!:BluesBros
     
  9. mkl13

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    SAS all the way if you already have a strat. I've been wanting a SAS for a while and really like their versitility.
     
  10. Phil M

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    I'm in this boat right now. I have a great Les Paul and a great Strat (well, a Nash). Each is really more suited to certain material I'm playing. I am seriously looking at a SAS to cover all the ground so I don't have to switch guitars.
     
  11. JoeYello

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    Phil, that is my thinking exactly.

    I choose the SAS: black sunburst, maple, dots and trem. The guitar is dated 3/31/06 and came with rusty 9's on it. I'll throw some 10's on and set it up and see how it does. Got it locally and I am very satisfied with the deal. The swamp ash is beautiful. I'll get around to taking a photo at some point. It's still in transition to my guitar room, if you know what I mean.;)
     
  12. Marty s Horne

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    The new SAS guitars come with a 5 way blade switch instead of the 3 way toggle. I've always thought that being a 3 pickup guitar, it should have a 5 way. This change should make it even more versatile.
     
  13. Phil M

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    Cool! I didn't know that. Do they also have push/pull for coil tap?
     
  14. KarlH

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    There is a 60s relic strat at www.supersoundmusic.com that is pretty damn lightweight and lively, esp on the wound strings.
     
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    I believe the pull up tone control remains.
     
  16. JoeYello

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    Even though mine is dated 3/31/06 it has the 3 way and pull up. I didn't want to wait for the 5 way.
     
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    Does the relic sound and/or play better for your needs than your Closet Classic?

    If so, sell the CC and use the extra bucks to buy the relic AND the SAS.
    :D
     
  18. 02Singlecut

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    Relic......I did!!!!!!:rotflmao

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  19. jowille

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    SAS! all the way! even without the 5 way switch.... I have a 2002 with the 3 way and it rocks! go fer it!
     

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