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Anybody ever weighed the SSCII (silent single coil system)?

 
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diogoguitar



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:19 pm    Post subject: Anybody ever weighed the SSCII (silent single coil system)? Reply with quote

Surprisingly, most Suhr Classics I've shopped weigh more than the comparable guitars from other brands..

I wonder if there is anything to do with the SSCII?
Like, I could swap out the electronics to something else and save a little bit of weight, but is it going to be like 6-10 ounces?

My suhr doesn't have it so I have no idea how much the system weighs.

Thanks
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lreese



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen reference before that the SSCII is approximately the weight of a humbucking pickup.
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diogoguitar



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting. Then why most Suhrs are heavier than Fenders?
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lreese



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much do Fenders weigh these days? Probably all over the map, unless you're going Custom Shop.

I stay out of guitar shops for the most part.

That SSCII I expect will add 4 to 6 oz on top of whatever pickup config you choose.
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diogoguitar



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say the middle 80% of the range is 7.5-8.5lbs for Fenders. It is not impossible to find a Suhr-comparable fender with 7.2-7.4 lbs.

If the SSCII weighs 4-6 oz, that's putting the range like a 1/4 to 1/2 lb up on the range... so it kind of makes sense.

If it's only 4-6 oz, it is maybe not enough for me to buy a Classic, gut it out and get noiseless pickups. It wouldn't get to 7.0-7.5lbs range that I'm looking for.
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lreese



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not found any noiseless pickups that do what the SSCII does. Not that they are bad - they aren't. I found Kinmans (Scoop) really good and I'm liking my EMG SAX/85X setup.

Could go for the Ilitch (Old SSC) - It comes in a pickguard version now. The one that used to come in Suhrs is really good (Requires extensive routing), but I'm told the SSCII is superior performance wise.

If weight is that much of a consideration, why not look at the Standards?
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Suhr



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

diogoguitar wrote:
interesting. Then why most Suhrs are heavier than Fenders?

They aren't, the SSC is a little more than 1/4 lb 4.8oz. Plus we don't use zinc blocks, we use full sized steel blocks because they simply sound better but they add a little weight. The worst sounding Fender at Fender I made as a Master builder was one of the lightest guitars I ever made.
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