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REVISITED! Kurts poorly modified mustang build
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where did you get the Mustang body? Or did you make it yourself? I've been thinking about doing some sort of reverse body Mustang build for a while now.


Richard Olliver or "Cooterfinger" on here. And cool I just came up with a mosrite style mustang with a reverse body but modified to reach the upper frets. I can post a picture of the shape alone if you would like.


Nah it's cool, I'd go full reverse body with no upper fret access. Thanks though
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 things:

1) this project reminds me of

fender even sells jazz basses without pickguards now because of this

2) leo fender was not a guitarist and he made some pretty ok guitars

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not extremely happy with the serviceman bridge. It's really cool but I don't feel like fighting with it to get it together and what not. I rather just get something new and be done with it. So two options.. I go with a hard tail bridge like kurt had or an extra jaguar trem I have.




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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Unless someone wants to help me put it together. I think a few parts are missing.)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All there. Four screws to attach it to the body and the center hole is for the spring. The boxy thing goes at the end of the spring, then spring, then string plate, then body plate. Screw goes down the center. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's missing a mounting screw (not a big deal) and idk what screw is suppose to go down the middle because both of the ones with a nut on them are too short to work. Also Idk how the piece that the bar goes into mounts because it just slips through the hole.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't the kind of square ended ones screw in to each other?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Don't the kind of square ended ones screw in to each other?


Nope
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a jazzmaster style piece, but without the separate pivot/bracket thing.
The string plate pivots directly on the base plate.
I would imagine the square plate with the corners is threaded and holds the spring in place.

It probably won't work as smooth as a real jazzmaster trem, but it will work.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Threaded square thing that sits at the end of the spring: correct. But I need to find a new screw to fit it snug. And the piece that holds the arm in I have to find a way of keeping it on without falling off. The quality if the whole thing for bootleg is sweet though. Maybe I should just hard tail it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, how difficult is it for you to get a screw?
Just walk into the local hardware store with your trem parts.
With a bit of luck you'll get just one screw without even paying for it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idk. I just have a feeling ill be using the trem one day and it will all collapse lol..
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I got it together. I got a screw that fits the spring mount. The 2 problems I am having now is that it is going in to a mustang thickness body (so I guess I have to cut it when the spring is screwed on it to fit) and I can't get the piece that holds in the bar to stay. It just wobbles around and eventually comes lose. But the thing is I don't think it would work that great with a bar anyway. Because when you push it down it doesn't even bring down the string bar all the way and bends the plate underneath. The problem is that the plates are really thin. So I think if I use the trem I will just push down the string bar with my hand. I'll try and figure out how to get the bar mount to stay though for cosmetics. After I put it together (first 3 pictures) I decided I needed to clean it up so it took FOREVER to get a coat of clear coat off of all of it that someone sprayed on it. It looks and feels really glossy and shiny now except it could be more shiny. It's a tad bit dull. I used 2000 grit sandpaper and buffed it with Turtle Wax. Any ideas what would be better to bring it to a beautiful chrome shine again? Like what to use to sand it and what kind of chemical to use on it?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting it shinier at this point would be getting some car polish, medium grit, and fine grit, and using a foam attachment on a drill to polish it further.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So this build is coming along. Cooterfinger had to do a pretty weird route for the vibrato. He is waiting on the bridge bushings I am sending him. They have to be countersunked in the body under the plate because the original bridge holes are a weird spacing. The vintage bridge that I have for it, the posts aren't lined up in the middle of the holes. Here is the progress.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The neck for it.. A refinished Squier Mustang Neck. Haters gonna hate. Fuck it. Came out looking great though.




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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punkacc9 wrote:
I like this one a lot.



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An update. Pretty much awaiting the paint. Came out great. The bridge thimbles had to be countersunk under the plate because of how weird the spacing is. Look it how crazy that tremolo route is. lol. The serviceman vibrato worked out great. I installed the pickup ring just a tad crooked but let that pay homage to kurts ha.



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