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Mustang, Artec Rails, Tusq, white knobs, new electrics.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:00 pm    Post subject: Mustang, Artec Rails, Tusq, white knobs, new electrics. Reply with quote

I gave my Mustang some tlc last night... I've been meaning to do a few things to it since I got it but hadn't got round to it yet.

Firstly the new springs for the vibrato made a massive difference ... the vibrato is so much smoother to use and the guitar returns to tune every time. 100% improvement for a few quid.

The other thing that's always bothered me about Mustangs is the lack of individual height adjustment on the bridge saddles, I ended up getting a set of 'tusq' saddles, these are great ... improvement on sustain and proper height adjustment, they are white too.



I know it's probably frowned upon by Fender purists but for the type of music I play the single coils just weren't doing it for me..... so out with those and in with some artec rail humbuckers, these sound so good for the pittance that I paid for them £11.35 each of ebay..



I also sorted the pretty crappy electrics, out with the worn out little 250k pots and in with the full sized 500k full shaft an 'orange drop' capacitor, a new high quality jack socket.



a set of sexy white knobs and we are done!





OK, lets play...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice sound & I like the mods...

What amp / pedals (?) you using ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

othomas2 wrote:
Nice sound & I like the mods...

What amp / pedals (?) you using ?


thanks for the comment, I was just about to post a tumbleweed blowing across the thread!

no pedals, just straight into a Laney LV300H head into a Hayden 4x12 ... it was pretty low on the volume because I was just recording with my £80 stills camera sat on top of the cab. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would really like to get some of those allparts springs.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mage wrote:
I would really like to get some of those allparts springs.


they made a massive difference, I didn't realise how bad the originals had become they could barely pull the bridge back, it made the tuning stability awful. It's so much better now, I was quite shocked at the difference.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good.

The white knobs and saddles look rad.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it! I want a clone of that someday.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rlm2112 wrote:
Love it! I want a clone of that someday.


Very Happy

thanks!

.......if only I had grabbed those white button machine heads before Fran. Wink

I might have to buy some soon because these are kinda sloppy, they hold ok, but tuning up is a bit iffy sometimes.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds pretty good. not my cup o tea, per se... only gripe is you did no cleans in the demo! WTF

am curious to hear rails in clean.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hotrodperlmutter wrote:
sounds pretty good. not my cup o tea, per se... only gripe is you did no cleans in the demo! WTF

am curious to hear rails in clean.


what's cleans? Confused

lol, they actually sound pretty decent clean, I'll try and record something over the weekend for you.... if I get a moment.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well busy body, don't do it on account of my request.

i'm just curious because i love the way mine sounds in the bridge, but i was curious what the neck position sounds like clean. obviously it's going to be great durrrrtay!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dig it! i got SD hotrails in my '71. humbuckers suite me so much better.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

please tell us where you got the knobs! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.smallbearelec.com/Detail.bok?no=830


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Nice. It looks and sounds fantastic.

got any white Mustang knobblys going spare by any chance?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

noirie i think someone just posted a spot to order them from the uk.

EDIT: it was melx; he posted the links to EU/UK sites here.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noirie, if you decide to order some from Banzai give me a shout. There are a few small things I want to pick up but the shipping makes it not worthwhile to do on my own.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James wrote:
Noirie, if you decide to order some from Banzai give me a shout. There are a few small things I want to pick up but the shipping makes it not worthwhile to do on my own.


Coolio. I'll keep that in mind. I only want to pickup some them knobblies but might get some pedal parts for my up and coming pedal project.

Unless i can get them somewhere cheaper?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say under a euro a knob is pretty cheap as it is. Are you going to build a few pedals?

Discuss it on MSN so as not to clog up the thread?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where did you get the tusq saddles? Do they sound any different than the brass, like more mellow maybe?
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