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The Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass HT guitar is the newest edition to the ever-growing family of Ernie Ball Music Man instruments. Featuring the familiar shape and feel of previous Cutlass models, the Cutlass HT showcases new custom Music Man pickup technology inspired by over a decade of guitar string research delivering an incredibly dynamic and responsive playing experience. The pickups are able to achieve an ultra-high-output, powerful low-end response while retaining a distinctively clean, clear tone at lower volume levels. This set of three HT (Heat Treated) pickups uses patent-pending pole pieces and a large neodymium magnet which provides remarkable definition. The bridge pickup has been overwound with plain enamel magnet wire providing a strong, powerful tone, while the neck and middle pickups have been underwound with heavy formvar magnet wire for a more traditional voice. All three pickups have been crafted for a complimentary tonal offering across all five switch positions. In addition, the electronics package includes a push-push adjustable 20dB boost function and a transparent buffered output for complete tonal consistency wherever your volume control is set. The Cutlass HT shares many of the standard specifications of the original Cutlass guitar, including a contoured Alder body, a roasted figured maple neck, 22 stainless frets, Schaller locking tuners, and Music Man vintage tremolo.

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The bridge is wound with plain enamel wire featuring proprietary Heat Treated pole pieces for increased output, and broader frequency response
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The neck and middle pickups are wound with heavy formvar wire for a more traditional voice complementing the bridge pickup in all five switch positions
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The Cutlass HT is crafted with a roasted maple neck, 22 stainless steel frets, and Schaller locking tuners

Inspired by over a decade of electric guitar string research

Incorporating the principles and insights that contributed to the development of Cobalt and M-Steel Slinkys resulting in a new material-based innovation for pickups

More Output and Dynamic Range

Outperforms normal spec pickups by providing extra output and excellent touch sensitivity

Stronger Low End and Extended Frequency Response

HT pickups display a more powerful bass response and expansion of higher frequency harmonics

HT Single Coil Pickups

The Cutlass HT pickups are able to achieve an ultra-high-output, powerful low-end response while retaining a distinctively clean, clear tone at lower volume levels. This set of three HT (Heat Treated) pickups uses patent-pending pole pieces and a large neodymium magnet which provides remarkable definition and clairity. All three pickups have been crafted for a complimentary tonal offering across all five switch positions.

Push Push Boost Circuit

The Cutlass HT preamp boost is activated by a push-push volume knob and is factory set to 12db. Via a trim pot inside the control cavity, the preamp can be adjusted up to 20db if needed for heavy rhythm parts or high octane soloing whenever the user chooses.

Transparent Buffered Output

No matter where your volume control is set, the transparent buffered output preserves your signal from high-frequency loss and keeps your tone bright and strong.

Silent Circuit

The Cutlass HT uses our patented Silent Circuit, which generates a hum signal that’s out of phase with the hum signal being produced by each single-coil pickup. Essentially, the silent circuit is creating and infusing opposite frequencies generated by the actual pickup to neutralize the sound of the hum. What you hear is the pure unadulterated natural tone of the pickup without the annoying 60-cycle buzz.

Specifications, Schematics & More

Specifications Cutlass HT
Model Cutlass HT
Size 12-7/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 38-1/8" long (32.7 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 96.8 cm long)
Body Wood Alder
Body Finish High Gloss Polyester
Bridge Music Man® Modern tremolo with crescent cover and vintage bent steel saddles
Pickguard Black/White/Black
Scale Length 25.5"
Neck Radius 10" (25.4 cm)
Headstock Size 6-3/8" (16.2 cm) long
Frets 22 - High Profile, Medium Width, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut; 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Roasted Figured Maple
Fingerboard Brulee & Raspberry Burst - Figured Roasted Maple; Midnight Rider - Ebony; Showtime - Rosewood
Fret Markers Dot
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Natural
Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND locking
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
Controls Volume knob with push/push switch for gain boost, tone knob, 5 way pickup selector switch.
Switching 5-way lever pickup selector; push/push volume pot for gain boost
Pickups Music Man® HT Single Coil
Left Handed No
Strings 9p-11p-16p-26w-36w-46w (M-Steel Hybrid Slinky #2922)

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Specifications Cutlass HT
Model Cutlass HT
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Size 12-7/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 38-1/8" long (32.7 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 96.8 cm long)
Body Wood Alder
Body Finish High Gloss Polyester
Body Colors
Body Bindings
Bridge Music Man® Modern tremolo with crescent cover and vintage bent steel saddles
Pickguard Black/White/Black
Scale Length 25.5"
Neck Radius 10" (25.4 cm)
Headstock Size 6-3/8" (16.2 cm) long
Frets 22 - High Profile, Medium Width, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut; 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Roasted Figured Maple
Fingerboard Brulee & Raspberry Burst - Figured Roasted Maple; Midnight Rider - Ebony; Showtime - Rosewood
Fret Markers Dot
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Natural
Neck Binding
Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND locking
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
Controls Volume knob with push/push switch for gain boost, tone knob, 5 way pickup selector switch.
Switching 5-way lever pickup selector; push/push volume pot for gain boost
Pickups Music Man® HT Single Coil
Left Handed No
Strings 9p-11p-16p-26w-36w-46w (M-Steel Hybrid Slinky #2922)

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