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Bill SAS 513
03-03-2013, 11:02 AM
So...considering swapping out McCartys on one of my older swamps...choices include open faced zebras , or Starla's...can anyone suggest to me which Zebras to try, or just noticed Starla's are wired for the older swamps...how would they sound in ash?? Btw...zebras just look sooo cool.

Bill SAS 513
03-04-2013, 12:28 PM
Clarification: Looking for some input...advice...has anyone replaced the McCarty's in their older model SAS (H-hot-rails-H with 3way toggle and push/pull)?? early 2000's (The McCartys sound great, but I am looking for a different tone) If yes, what did you put in??? I have seen a few with open zebra bobbins and love the look, and recently read that Starla's may work as well. (hmmmmmmmmmmmm???)

John Beef
03-04-2013, 01:36 PM
I know Fralin unbuckers are a popular choice in earlier SASes. What about PRS Swamp Ash Special pickups?

Bill SAS 513
03-04-2013, 05:07 PM
Most definitely sticking with PRS pickups...hopefully current SAS pus can be ordered w/o covers...still seriously considering Starlas for something completely different. Thanks very much for your input!

03-04-2013, 05:26 PM
I have a McCarty and a Swamp Ash Special. FWIW, I don't think the pickups between the 2 sound radically different. The SAS seem a bit hotter and more "modern" to me, but they're somewhat similar.

Actually, I like the McCartys in the McCarty but too am looking for a different sound for the SAS. Thinking about Bareknuckels VHII...
53/10 would have been interesting, but they seem to be too scarce to be affordable...