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NGD: 1972 Fender Musicmaster

 
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MrJamesBrown
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:14 pm    Post subject: NGD: 1972 Fender Musicmaster Reply with quote

So I did some trades and ended up with this! There's some slight buzzing on a couple of frets that I can't seem to iron out (the 1st and 2nd of the G strings to be precise) but my God THE NECK. So comfy. Really super light too. Sounds fantastic- punchy but fuzzes up really, really well! The bridge pickup is actually just a dummy- the scratchplate was routed for 2 pickups so rather than leave it empty I chucked an old japanese single coil in but removed the polepieces.

I'm considering getting it refinished in black and getting a new scratchplate cut (I have no desire to use a bridge pickup). But the trashy look of it is growing on me!

Anyway. Pics.







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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats. I'm a fan of the natural/rw look, but I bet it would look great refinished in black, too.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's nice mate..au natural..but as it is it looks hard!!
Upto you to refin or not..go with what the tingle in yer balls tells ya...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd go for a body refin, probably something pastel with a mint guard, but all black would look decent.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROCK AS-IS.

Never refurbish history-mojo unless it's actually broken!

I love a gnarly looking guitar that shows its age. Chuck Norris would look ridiculous with a facelift, you know?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's nice. It's pretty much the same colour as the first one I had. Mine had turned snot green under the guard where the finish had reacted with the plastic. Probably the guitar I regret selling the most. I'd keep it mussed up like it is. Dave knows best.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep the natural finish. It's got character.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No idea how to get this buzzing out!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it. I used to have a modded 72 MM. One of my most regrettable guitar sales.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrJamesBrown wrote:
No idea how to get this buzzing out!

On one of my Teles, I had a buzz that turned out to be the specific note, causing a sympathetic vibration in the pickup cover. So it may not be the fret - see if the 6th / 7th fret notes on the D string cause the same buzz.
Alternatively, it may be that the nut slot for the G is slightly too deep. You can fret between the second and third fret and look for clearance over the first.
The first step for string buzzes and intonation problems is ALWAYS to change the string. Dud strings are quite common and create weird problems.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, the nut slot might need filled and recut. it happens on my jag and i haven't come across a fix that lasts more than six months. araldite mixed with talc is ok, white milliput seems pretty good too, but none are permanent.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see how that's going to help a buzz when fretted? I'd guess a fret dress is in order, that's what it took to cure a similar problem due to wear on my '73 Strat.
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