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vchizzle
07-30-2012, 09:11 AM
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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07-30-2012, 10:52 AM
edit: Oops, should've put this in core guitars

Done.

jrw32
07-31-2012, 08:14 AM
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...

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/3234/kgrhqvhje4e88eusnl7bptp.jpg

John Beef
07-31-2012, 01:00 PM
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?
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.

wilerty
07-31-2012, 02:10 PM
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.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/wilerty/PRS%20Swamp%20Ash%20Special/IMG_0419-1.jpg

Danerada
07-31-2012, 05:51 PM
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.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/wilerty/PRS%20Swamp%20Ash%20Special/IMG_0419-1.jpg

That's a real beauty!!!!

Jester
07-31-2012, 10:23 PM
Three SASi and a pre-std

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d84/jamesdavidjones/James/IMG_0284.jpg

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07-31-2012, 10:53 PM
Nice line up, James.

John Beef
08-01-2012, 12:22 PM
Man! Where's the "Like" button? I would love to have that collection sitting in my house.

Hollowbuddy
08-01-2012, 01:43 PM
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.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/wilerty/PRS%20Swamp%20Ash%20Special/IMG_0419-1.jpg

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 )


http://jose.kramp.free.fr/SASmod.JPG

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08-01-2012, 02:14 PM
Man! Where's the "Like" button? I would love to have that collection sitting in my house.

Right here ------> http://allisonreynolds.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/giant-Like-button.jpg

vchizzle
08-02-2012, 12:19 AM
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.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/wilerty/PRS%20Swamp%20Ash%20Special/IMG_0419-1.jpg
Natural, my all time favorite color for swampiness!

Are they not bolt on necks anymore?

kevinl
08-02-2012, 05:01 AM
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.

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac265/kevinl2048/sas.jpg

vchizzle
08-02-2012, 09:11 AM
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.

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac265/kevinl2048/sas.jpg
The inlays look really sweet with that finish!

wilerty
08-02-2012, 11:27 AM
Are they not bolt on necks anymore?

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

vchizzle
08-03-2012, 10:03 AM
One poster showed a SA Studio, which does not have a bolt-on neck. All the SAS -Swamp Ash Specials have bolt-on necks.Hmm....interesting.

jrw32
08-03-2012, 10:12 AM
One poster showed a SA Studio, which does not have a bolt-on neck. All the SAS -Swamp Ash Specials have bolt-on necks.

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

wilerty
08-03-2012, 04:34 PM
Was it a PS? Interesting for sure...my SAS Studio/all the others I've seen are bolt-on.

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

MykeWright
08-03-2012, 05:42 PM
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.

vchizzle
08-03-2012, 10:11 PM
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.
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.

Bill SAS 513
10-03-2012, 05:20 AM
I love the older SAS...before the NF pus. Good fat HB tone. I rewired one of the older models so the Single coil sound is when push/pull tone pot is in "down" position. PS guys were very helpful in this. (Very easy to do... resolder one wire) but was extremely nervous, of course. recently got a beautiful Swamp Ash 513 in Seafoam , and she sings!!!!

aduayer
10-03-2012, 08:10 AM
Thos SAS NF were on my wish list, then they released the SAStudio...now I got huge GAS for the SAStudio Multi Foil. The solar one is calling my name

eddiehuman
05-29-2013, 06:06 AM
I put a deposite on this guitar, sounds nice and practical. Its totaly different from your regular every day prs. This model been discontinued. I noted so much negative discussion on the internet on this model. Maybe im getting a lemon? I hope i made a good choice. Then again Mr Paul.Smith designs good guitars i just reassure myself and dont listen to hype and look forward in getting it. I will.play it and not worship it.

vchizzle
05-29-2013, 09:41 AM
I put a deposite on this guitar, sounds nice and practical. Its totaly different from your regular every day prs. This model been discontinued. I noted so much negative discussion on the internet on this model. Maybe im getting a lemon? I hope i made a good choice. Then again Mr Paul.Smith designs good guitars i just reassure myself and dont listen to hype and look forward in getting it. I will.play it and not worship it.
I haven't see any negative feedback on these. I haven't played one with a rosewood fretboard, but the maple I've played were great. The only negative I've seen is on the studio model(humbucker in bridge), some say they can't get the 5708 humbucker as loud as the narrowfields.

David Grantham
05-30-2013, 02:43 PM
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.

I was told that the Swamp Ash Special pickups were based on the #9's only more open sounding.

hage1
03-08-2014, 10:33 AM
I recently purchased a 2010 SAS. It had a three way blade and a push pull pot. It was wired the way the toggle switch version was. It had no sounds that even remotely resembling a strat. When I put in a five way blade, I discovered that the middle pickup was wired out of phase. I reversed the wires on that and now it absolutely nails strat tones. It didn't look like anything had been changed when I looked inside, but I can't imagine it came like that from the factory. Anyway, maybe that's why I got such a good price on it.

aduayer
03-08-2014, 05:16 PM
I just wish PRS uses more swamp ash in other models and configurations, like singe cuts and hollow body guitars. I've been seeing lots of PS with swamp ash back and maple top

VHTStark
03-08-2014, 06:28 PM
I just wish PRS uses more swamp ash in other models and configurations, like singe cuts and hollow body guitars. I've been seeing lots of PS with swamp ash back and maple top

PRS has made some killer PS's with swamp ash, including some cool SC trem style ones with 25.5 scales. I bet a swamp ash SC model with a maple neck and the 408 pickup system would be righteous!