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JordanD
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:21 pm    Post subject: NG - Fender Competition Mustang RI Reply with quote

Saw this locally on gumtree and thought it would jump on it for the price.

It's a Q series 2004 Fender Competition mustang in candy apple red. Not much to say other than it feels similar to my 66 reissue, although this is contoured and the 66 isn't. The pickups aren't bad but are exactly what I expected from these 68 reissues.

The volume pot is snapped and the guy who sold it just sneakily used blu-tac to keep it in place so it's something I didn't notice when inspecting the guitar (and he wasn't exactly forthcoming with the info).

The guitar was coated in a layer of absolute filth when I got it and it seems that someone has cleaned the fretboard with the abrasive side of a dish sponge. You can't feel the scratches but they're quite noticeable in the light.

Either way though I'm really happy with how it plays and sounds. I've set up the trem so it's at the most tension and stuck a set off 11s on it and yeah, it plays great, I just wish it had a matching headstock Smile

Only got the one pic at the moment :

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice- light?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it's very comparable to any other 69 reissue. No matching headstock on this though Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The weight of the 69 reissues is amazing - mustangs are already small and light and with the contours.... mmmmm Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The contoured ones are my favorite. Congrats!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice guitar. I think my pickups original gave only 3.00 ohm. Dont know if thats normal?

Now it has billy corgan bridge and neck humbuckers. With 500 ohm vol and tone potentiometers. I rocks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last 69 reissue pickups I did a test on read about 5-5.5 each. They're not low output, just not the best sounding. I think they're essentially MIJ Strat pickups with mustang covers. The ones in the newer 65 RI are a lot better and sound a lot more like the mustang pickups of old.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JordanD wrote:
Last 69 reissue pickups I did a test on read about 5-5.5 each. They're not low output, just not the best sounding. I think they're essentially MIJ Strat pickups with mustang covers. The ones in the newer 65 RI are a lot better and sound a lot more like the mustang pickups of old.


Okay. I can post pic of mine as well. If someone is intreasted?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do it!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JordanD wrote:
Do it!


Yep when i get from work i do!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance you could post some close up of your switches? If you can be arsed doing it with the guard off, I'd really appreciate it, if not, just a close up of the guard around tha area would be great.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks man, can see the gold-like colour through the scratch plate holes. More than likely the same as mine but different to the ones they use now. Lovely guitar too Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JordanD wrote:
Thanks man, can see the gold-like colour through the scratch plate holes. More than likely the same as mine but different to the ones they use now. Lovely guitar too Wink


Yep these were made in 2002-2003
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

weeping_moon wrote:
Nice guitar. I think my pickups original gave only 3.00 ohm. Dont know if thats normal?

Now it has billy corgan bridge and neck humbuckers. With 500 ohm vol and tone potentiometers. I rocks.


I use a Billy Corgan bridge backwards in the neck of my Duostang i put together and its amazing. great pup for cleans that have a tad of dirt in them.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mattsican wrote:
weeping_moon wrote:
Nice guitar. I think my pickups original gave only 3.00 ohm. Dont know if thats normal?

Now it has billy corgan bridge and neck humbuckers. With 500 ohm vol and tone potentiometers. I rocks.


I use a Billy Corgan bridge backwards in the neck of my Duostang i put together and its amazing. great pup for cleans that have a tad of dirt in them.


First i used some other dimarzios and it was naaaaaw. Then i thought of these because my corgan strat has them and it sounds great.
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