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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm not crazy about the stang tailpiece. It goes out of tune with serious reverb handling, and I spent lots of time trying to set it up and trying everything. Which isn't the case with a Bigsby without a tension bar. O.k., that does take time finding a bridge which will work well and we're talking different types of guitars.


My Jag-stang will not go out of tune, no matter what I do. Super stable.

Bigsby's tend not to go out of tune because they're pretend tremolos that don't fucking do anything.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that's the finish they also call "Capri Orange" on Squier and Fender models, but maybe not the exact same hue.
With a modern interpretation of a finish invariably seen in a faded/worn state, there's always going to be some wiggle room... not all '60s comp orange guitars are that yellowy hue.



Do an regular Bullet HH in a non-swank finish (still sold for $179.99, so around $193 with tax) and have some dude refinish it, you'll probably still come in at less than half what that dude wanted for the orange Bullet. It's after all this that you'll start spending the real money and effort retrofitting it for other stuff anyway.

I agree that a refinished CV would be an easier overall route to the facsimile of the guitar you want. A used fiesta one from the black pickups/switches era only really needs a paintjob and stripes, visually.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm not crazy about the stang tailpiece. It goes out of tune with serious reverb handling, and I spent lots of time trying to set it up and trying everything. Which isn't the case with a Bigsby without a tension bar. O.k., that does take time finding a bridge which will work well and we're talking different types of guitars.


My Jag-stang will not go out of tune, no matter what I do. Super stable.

Interesting. What type of bridge do you have on it?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
I believe that's the finish they also call "Capri Orange" on Squier and Fender models, but maybe not the exact same hue.
With a modern interpretation of a finish invariably seen in a faded/worn state, there's always going to be some wiggle room... not all '60s comp orange guitars are that yellowy hue.
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Do an regular Bullet HH in a non-swank finish (still sold for $179.99, so around $193 with tax) and have some dude refinish it, you'll probably still come in at less than half what that dude wanted for the orange Bullet. It's after all this that you'll start spending the real money and effort retrofitting it for other stuff anyway.

I agree that a refinished CV would be an easier overall route to the facsimile of the guitar you want. A used fiesta one from the black pickups/switches era only really needs a paintjob and stripes, visually.


i think i'm leaning toward a new build. it's the one frontier i haven't crossed yet, so why not?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can save cash by using a Squier Jaguar neck. I just scored one off ebay for £80. You'd only have to Refin the headstock.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm not crazy about the stang tailpiece. It goes out of tune with serious reverb handling, and I spent lots of time trying to set it up and trying everything. Which isn't the case with a Bigsby without a tension bar. O.k., that does take time finding a bridge which will work well and we're talking different types of guitars.


My Jag-stang will not go out of tune, no matter what I do. Super stable.

Interesting. What type of bridge do you have on it?


It's completely stock!

Might have wrapped the bridge posts at some point when I was a teenager, might have undone that when I was a mid-20s pothead. Either way, it's always been very stable.

I think it might have been a setup guide by doog or possibly robert(original) back on the JS.com days that I followed.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New color options in the pipe line might want to hold out




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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not sure how I feel about those colours
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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not sure how I feel about those colours



I hate gold on anything but that black/shorline gold one is amazing.

The blew orange one can get the fuck out
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a fan of the Gulf livery...




Don't know about on a guitar though and especially not with that awful stripe placement and size. It's too big, I'll bet they got those things from the stripe store.


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John Player Special-stang
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nick must have posted that as I was writing my post. Weird how they both match iconic liveries of horrific, poisonous companies:


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The Squier PetroCancer-Death series
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They know what the kids like, I suppose.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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New color options in the pipe line might want to hold out

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the black w/ gold stripe is cool, and i'm less taken by the blue w/ orange. i could refin either of them, sure, but the thing is i've wanted the orange comp stang (with the hardware and electronics of a mustang) since rodvonbon showed up with a baker's dozen of them (or however many it was he had). i didn't have the means to propose a buy back then when they were about half the street value they are now, but my understanding is he sold most or all of them off. i could always go the ishibashi route i suppose, but i've never tried that.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might seem a bit odd, but would it be worth reaching out to him? He might know what your best/cheapest options are.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably less about the companies and more about the motorsport connection.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
Might seem a bit odd, but would it be worth reaching out to him? He might know what your best/cheapest options are.


probably true... i'll drop him a pm.
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If nothing else, it might save you the bother of having to find someone to make an AK47-shaped body for you.
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