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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Arborant quelques traits de modernisme, la Pawn Shop Super-Sonic ressuscite un modèle atypique et déjà collector de la fin des années 90, de par son existence très brève : la guitare Squier Vista Series Super-Sonic. Il y a très peu de caractéristiques de la Pawn Shop Super-Sonic qui ne soient pas hors du commun, depuis sa tête de manche ou son corps incliné, tous deux inversés et qui la font ressembler à une Jazzmaster ou une Jaguar qui aurait été retournée, à son diapason court (24”) et ses deux micros humbucker Atomic inclinés (seul le micro de chevalet était incliné sur les Squier d'origine). Évoquons maintenant les potentiomètres de contrôle, qui se limitent aux réglages du volume du micro manche et du micro chevalet (pas de potentiomètre de contrôle de tonalité), dont le câblage a été inversé, comme sur les Squier d'origine, ce qui signifie que le réglage du volume du micro chevalet est celui situé le plus près du chevalet et que le réglage du volume du micro manche est celui le plus éloigné du chevalet.

Parmi ses autres caractéristiques figurent un manche en érable en forme de « C » intégrant une barre de réglage profilée, une touche en palissandre dotée d'un radius de 9,5" avec 22 frettes medium-jumbo, un sélecteur de micro à trois positions et deux potentiomètres de contrôle Jazz Bass®, une plaque de protection trois plis coloris parchemin, un vibrato synchronisé de style vintage, des mécaniques vintage et une nouvelle plaque de manche 4 vis Super-Sonic. Disponible en finition Apple Red Flake, Dark Gun Metal Flake et 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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General

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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: Manche érable
Neck Finish: Urethane
Neck Shape: Forme en C
Scale Length: 24" (610 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Sillet en os synthétique
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Incrustation de points.
Truss Rod Nut: Style Bullet.
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Super-Sonic

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Atomic Humbucking; Micro
Neck Pickup: Atomic™ Humbucking
Controls: Volume 1. (Bridge), Volume 2. (Neck)
Pickup Switching: Sélecteur à 3 positions : position 1 : micro chevalet ; position 2 : micros manche et chevalet ; position 3 : micro manche.
Pickup Configuration: H/H

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Vibrato type Vintage synchronisé
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Tension Standard ST250R NPS, (Tirants .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046 )
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