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Bullet Mustang to Sonic Reducer conversion.

 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Bullet Mustang to Sonic Reducer conversion. Reply with quote

I bought one of the bullet mustangs awhile back with a few mods in mind.
The neck had some nice flame so I stripped it down, tinted and tru oiled it. I posted a couple pics before but I never followed up with the finished product.
I also added some vintage style tuners and a custom Squier decal.
Drilled the body for a string through bridge I had in the parts box and switched the neck pickup to a vintage wound single coil.
Made a new aged pearloid pickguard and called it done.












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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it with that bridge! Gets it a little closer to the 'real thing', and that's always been the main aesthetic issue had with the Bullets. That, plus the string-thru, frickin great work, man.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I guess throwing $100 at a $150 guitar might not make sense to some but I think it was well worth it. I love this thing.
It sounds great, looks great and plays great. Plus it's super light and I don't have to worry if it gets tossed around.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh man, that new bridge alone really brings up the quality of this guitar, i love it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice mods, I used the same (but modded) bridge on my build...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely cool looking guitar. I like both Alstang and this, though I like your pickups combination better right now
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, is the flame on the majority of these necks? What tint did you use?

Also, the bridge... was it much to reposition it?
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