Pawn Shop Super-Sonic™


Model #: 0143800325

Pawn Shop Super-Sonic™, Rosewood Fingerboard, Apple Red Flake

0143800325

Pawn Shop Super-Sonic™, Rosewood Fingerboard, Dark Gunmetal Flake

0143800368

Pawn Shop Super-Sonic™, Rosewood Fingerboard, Sunfire Orange Flake

0143800396
Pawn Shop Super-Sonic™, Rosewood Fingerboard, Apple Red Flake

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Die Pawn Shop Super-Sonic erweckt mit einigen modernen Überarbeitungen eine außergewöhnliche, nur kurz erhältliche und zunehmend als Sammlerstück geltende Ahnin aus den späten 1990er-Jahren zu neuem Leben: die Squier Vista Series Super-Sonic. An der Pawn Shop Super-Sonic gibt es so gut wie nichts, was nicht unverkennbar ist. Dies beginnt bei ihrem kleinen Offset-„Reverse“-Korpus, der einer auf dem Kopf stehenden Jazzmaster oder Jaguar entspricht und endet bei der umgekehrten Kopfplatte sowie der kurzen 24" Mensur und den beiden abgeschrägten Atomic Humbuckern (bei den ursprünglichen Squier Modellen war allein der Steg-Pickup abgeschrägt). Und nun zu den Reglern: Der Hals- und Steg-Pickup sind jeweils mit einem Volume-Regler ausgestattet und kommen komplett ohne Tone-Regler aus. Beide Regler sind wie beim Original von Squier vertauscht angebracht. Das heißt, dass der Volume-Regler für den Steg-Pickup dem Steg am nächsten ist und der des Hals-Pickups dafür am weitesten entfernt.

Zu den weiteren Highlights zählen ein C-förmiger Ahornhals mit einem Halsspannstab im „Bullet”-Style, ein Palisandergriffbrett mit 9.5" Radius und 22 Medium Jumbo Bünden, Drei-Wege-Wahlschalter für die Tonabnehmer und zwei Jazz Bass® Regler, ein dreilagiges Parchment-Schlagbrett, eine synchronisierter Tremelo-Steg, Stimmmechaniken im Vintage-Style und eine neue vierfach verschraubte Super-Sonic Halsplatte. Erhältlich in Apple Red Flake, Dark Gun Metal Flake und Sunfire Orange Flake.

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stevie_bees on February 18, 2013
Amateur Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

I remember the original Squier Vista series Super-sonics and falling in love with the quirky looks and the sparkly finishes. I played a white one for a little while and my initial thoughts at the time were that I would probably rewire it to have a single volume and a tone control. I loved the playability and enjoyed how spritely my fingers felt on the shorter 24 inch scale.
I sat down in a local music shop to try this latest Fender version with the same joy at the design of this instrument. I also thought that I would have the same reservations about the 2 volume controls. Now, you have to consider that about 12 years has past since I tried the originals, and my musical 'ear' has developed (whether for the better is not for me to say!). I was plugged in to a Pro Junior, and so as not to upset the entire shop the volume was set to about 2. Of course, I was initially flummoxed by the warmer tones coming from the guitar when I had the pickup selector in the down position, until I remembered that the switched was wired back to front! Lovely flutey tones from the neck pickup, and ideal for Gilmour clean melodies with the volume backed off just a little. Switch to the bridge pickup where i expected the lack of a tone control to be a problem and all I found was a full-bodied tone with a nice bit of bite, especially when digging in a little. I play in a band that covers quite a wide range of tunes, so I need some flexibility in my guitars. Setting the pickup selector to the mid position and tweaking the volumes to taste kept me more than amused! In fact instead of worrying about whether I'd need a tone control, my thoughts started to wonder whether I would really need the pickup selector, and just select my tones using the volume controls!
I have a large family and therefore my guitar related purchases have to be seriously considered, and then saved up for. The sparkly, versatile little tone machine has just jumped to the top of my shopping list!

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Model Name: Pawn Shop Super-Sonic™, Rosewood Fingerboard, Apple Red Flake
Model Number: 0143800325
Series: Pawn Shop
Color: Apple Red Flake

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Polyester
Body Shape: Other

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Ahorn
Neck Finish: Urethane
Neck Shape: C-Form
Scale Length: 24" (610 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Jumbo medium
String Nut: Sattel aus synthetischem Knochen
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Punkt-Positionseinlagen
Truss Rod Nut: kugelförmig
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Super-Sonic

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Atomic Humbucking™ Pickup
Neck Pickup: Atomic™ Humbucking
Controls: Volume 1. (Bridge), Volume 2. (Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Weg Klingenschalter: Position 1. Steg-Pickup, Position 2. Steg- und Hals-Pickups, Position 3. Hals-Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HH

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: synchronisiertes Vintage Style Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrom
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
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