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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:17 pm    Post subject: My new Mustang 65RI Reply with quote

Hi,

well I couldn't resist the allure. Had to nab it.






Got it for £360 including posting in the end.

I'm very pleased with it, feels great to play and sounds awesome, loving the tones you can get out of a stang.

Only thing thats a lil confusing is the Vol/tone pots and the pick up selectors, gonna take me a while to figure them out and get used to them,
as this is my first mustang, and indeed first shortscale guitar.

If anyones got any layout resources for the PU selecting or whatevers, they would be much appreciated. Cheers.

I'm thinkin' maybe about changing the scratchplate though, I do like the tort and will keep it on for now,
but am thinking something a bit funkier like a nice purple or pink, or maybe even blue would look awesome against the white.

Probably end up locking the trem too, as I don't see me getting into using it much.

But that will have to wait as I am going to be busy with other projects for a while now.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a fucking nice piece.

really looks great. congrats
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the mustang selectors work like this:

Neck Pickup: out of phase> Pickup off> in phase

Bridge Pickup: in phase> Pickup off> out of phase
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's a fairly detailed diagram here:

http://fendermustangstory.com/images/mustangpu.pdf

i personally wouldn't bother blocking the trem, even if you won't use it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahh thanks Smile


why wouldn't you lock the trem off?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice score, good price.

Leave the trem as is - there's really no need to block it, and whilst I never used the trem on my Mustang, it was quite fun to be able to do gentle shimmers just using my hand. Block it off and you're just removing some sound options on the guitar. If it's set up properly it won't affect tuning stability or anything.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice.
Looks classy.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic price and a beautiful guitar. Try and live with the pickguard, I think the scheme is nice.

The pickups are in phase when they are both on and the selectors are in the same direction. When they are in the opposite direction (both outside, both inside), they're out of phase (thinner twangy sound)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mungodora wrote:
why wouldn't you lock the trem off?


pretty much what thom said. if you do something like flip the tailpiece round it causes other problems. the other ways of doing it just seem like a shitload of hassle for no real gain.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 65RI holds tune just fine without locking the trem, I would leave it as is. Just make sure the bridge is nice and perpendicular to the body after stringing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, cheers for the advice guys. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very pretty, I'd also leave the pickguard.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I honestly think the mod for the wiring is a hell of a lot better than stock. One switch is a three way slider. The other is something like 'standard - bypass tone pot - bypass volume and tone pot'. So much more usable.

Very nice Mustang. It looks very similar to the mid 60's made from parts Mustang I had that had a white refin.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James wrote:
I honestly think the mod for the wiring is a hell of a lot better than stock. One switch is a three way slider. The other is something like 'standard - bypass tone pot - bypass volume and tone pot'. So much more usable.

Very nice Mustang. It looks very similar to the mid 60's made from parts Mustang I had that had a white refin.


On a Jag-Stang I would agree as you need to avoid treble loss like the plague - on these babies I would leave stock.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: My new Mustang 65RI Reply with quote

Mungodora wrote:
I'm thinkin' maybe about changing the scratchplate though, I do like the tort and will keep it on for now,
but am thinking something a bit funkier like a nice purple or pink, or maybe even blue would look awesome against the white.

C'mon - you gotta respect the ketchup-and-white:
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
On a Jag-Stang I would agree as you need to avoid treble loss like the plague - on these babies I would leave stock.


It's not so much for the saving of treble loss, it's just a much more useful thing to have at the slide of a switch than you get stock.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice guitar. i have a 65RI too and just love it.
i agree with not blocking the trem. all i'd do is slip the trem springs on the lowest part of the post and tight the top bar down enough to still get strings under.
it'll stay perfectly in tune and you'll still be able to shimmer/abuse trem if you want to.

you use 11's on it? that'll help with tuning etc
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there's Tens on it at the moment, haven't changed em yet 'cause they are in pretty good nick, am I am cheap!

But I was thinking about putting elevens, maybe even twelves on if they would fit without me having to expand the slots in the nut. Haven't done that before, yup I'm a noob. I am starting to get used to sorting the intonation out on my guitars now though.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
The 65RI holds tune just fine without locking the trem, I would leave it as is. Just make sure the bridge is nice and perpendicular to the body after stringing

Hmm. My 65RI is possibly the worst guitar I've ever owned for maintaining its tuning. I only tolerate it 'cos it drops down evenly about a semitone, but I really should get it sorted. I've considered locking down the vibrato, or perhaps simply replacing the vibrato springs. What do you think?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progrockabuse wrote:
nice guitar. i have a 65RI too and just love it.
i agree with not blocking the trem. all i'd do is slip the trem springs on the lowest part of the post and tight the top bar down enough to still get strings under.
it'll stay perfectly in tune and you'll still be able to shimmer/abuse trem if you want to.

you use 11's on it? that'll help with tuning etc

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