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NGD Fender 'Shorterscale'

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:05 pm    Post subject: NGD Fender 'Shorterscale' Reply with quote

Fender Cyclone 90s?

Its had a Wilkinson VSVG Bridge fitted which sorts out the intonation issues of the original....apparently these guitars are Gibson scale. Trem works great, totally different feel to my Jag & Mustang but good to have some variety.
Guitar also has dual tone/vol pots which I've never used before but actually work great.
The tuners have been replaced with Fender Vintage locking tuners... which I'd never come across before....I'd always used split post tuners on my Fenders.
Pickups are a Tex Mex neck & an Atomic Humbucker.... sound fine to me so no rush to swap out...
The neck is 9.5 radius but quite chunky which feels quite a bit like my Musicmaster.

Arrgghh not sure why but some of the links appaers as pics and other as links
http://imgur.com/a/3CFRVEq





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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Early oughts, I think?
I remember being reeeeal interested in the cyclone line when I dove into Fenders around that time. I only got to play one once, it was... fine. IIRC the neck was nearly unfinished, which back in those days was the mark of a cheapo.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aen wrote:
Early oughts, I think?
I remember being reeeeal interested in the cyclone line when I dove into Fenders around that time. I only got to play one once, it was... fine. IIRC the neck was nearly unfinished, which back in those days was the mark of a cheapo.


Just ran the numbers at Fender, looks to be a 1997-1998 as serial is MN7 +6 digits.
The neck is glossy on this one, I might knock it back with a brillo if it get sticky.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think the Jazz Bass pots are original, nor do they make much sense in that pickup configuration.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it. Is it a swimming pool route?
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
I like it. Is it a swimming pool route?


Nah just cut for the pickups.... I wondered the same so had a peek.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice.

I think the Cyclone II has a swimming pool route and it's always bothered me. Other than that, it's always been a dream guitar for me. And I know the swimming pool route doesn't actually make a difference, and one of my favourite guitars (Jagmaster) has one, but it has still always annoyed me. Even though I don't own one.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one, congrats. The cyclone is something I would definitely have picked up at some point if they had made them in lefty ever.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: NGD Fender 'Shorterscale' Reply with quote

Johno wrote:

Arrgghh not sure why but some of the links appaers as pics and other as links
http://imgur.com/a/3CFRVEq

[img]https://i.imgur.com/ugtRVXb.jpg?1[/img]

Edit the links to remove the ?1 after the .jpg. Also the first pic was missing a [.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks sick. There was a blue Cyclone sat at my local for years. Jaguar pickups were a nice touch but could never get on with the neck.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: NGD Fender 'Shorterscale' Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
Johno wrote:

Arrgghh not sure why but some of the links appaers as pics and other as links
http://imgur.com/a/3CFRVEq

[img]https://i.imgur.com/ugtRVXb.jpg?1[/img]

Edit the links to remove the ?1 after the .jpg. Also the first pic was missing a [.


Cheers, I should have spotted that.
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