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Why do you play a shortscale?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because i like the feel and look and its very easy to play. And the sound of a mustang i simply incredible.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the fact that I own a mustang more than the fact that it's short scale. I play my strat and my les paul more than my stang really, but my stang is my favorite looking and I like the sound. Feel wise I'm more of a strat guy.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use my Mustang and Strat about equally. I have pretty big hands and prefer my Strat for playing high up the neck, not to mention the thinner neck is much more comfortable for such styles. But when I'm playing chords with hard to reach fingerings, I prefer my Mustang. Plus I just love the dynamic vibrato.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TimEMT94 wrote:
I use my Mustang and Strat about equally. I have pretty big hands and prefer my Strat for playing high up the neck, not to mention the thinner neck is much more comfortable for such styles. But when I'm playing chords with hard to reach fingerings, I prefer my Mustang. Plus I just love the dynamic vibrato.


I swear once I set up my mustangs vibrato properly it stays in tune better than the floyd knockoff crap on my RG. And that's locking. LOL.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Jaguar was my first really good guitar. It feels right, it sounds right, it plays right. Leo got it RIGHT the first time, what more can I say Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FredJr wrote:
It feels right, it sounds right, it plays right. Leo got it RIGHT the first time, what more can I say Very Happy


I couldn't add anything to that....
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I play a shortscale because I am a midget and I have tiny baby hands that can't stretch on a full length scale.
Hi, my name is Tom Cruise.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Musicmaster is black, beat to shit, looks cool, sounds beautiful and it's so small that I kind of forget it's there. What's not to like?
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have big hands also. It's not just shortscales for me though. I love most fender necks. They are perfect for me.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
I voted 'looks cool'. I wanted a Jag before i even learnt to play guitar.
In the late 80's it seemed to me anyone that was anybody 'different' used a Jag, with the odd exceptions like Mascis with the JM and Sonic Youth


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Ah, the heady days of trying to get beefytoanz out of my Marlin strat by adjusting the pickups right up to the strings.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

actual jag-stang is unfinished project

the neck never got Correct copy , itīs a mustang neck like any other jag mustang neck , of course it isint neck profile of kurt jag-stang
Itīs come whit Strato pickup on neck , not an Texas special on neck
itīs come whit generic crap bucker on bridge while kurt choice has an black JB
itīs come mustang bridge , i know its polemical but even that kurt choice has Gotoh Tom
itīs come whit Klusons while Favorite Kurt Tuners Was Gotoh SM-38 Sealed Tuners
itīs donīt have any comfort curves on gigantic guitar itīs horrible to play sit , at last an comfort curves on back.
the wood choice of kurt one was alder , the jap comes in basscrappo , donīt know others but mine sound was a shit.
neck is nice but i would wish have kurts guitar neck copy was itīs a signature guitar.
bridge comes complete incapable keep in tune from factory setup and donīt came any manual , i locked , flipped over down , did voodoo , until an friend called mad-mike shows how setup that shit

ie itīs unfinished , incomplete and my 2K Copy sounds like crap at humbucker.

kurt favorite tuners by the way.

can tell yuck or whatever want but thats kurt choice and should be respected , but fuck that its fender what you can get from lols
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I play an offset for the looks (no doubt influenced by who was playing what when I was 13 in 1993), a short scale because I have large hands but short fingers.

The fact that I like the sound of Jaguar pickups is an added bonus.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punkacc9 wrote:
NickS wrote:
I'd never seen a Swinger before and I bought it because it looked unusual and it was cheap (Ģ80). So I voted COOL.


Whaaaaa? Was this when they came out or did you just get one killer deal?


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Short scale guitars get all the girls. Thats kind of the only reason to play one really.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for me switching to a shortscale just made sense as aesthetically they look so much sexier, and with my hands being totally fucked, makes it much easier to DO AN RIFFS, while also rocking out on whatever other jibberjab i like..
mind a gibson 24 3/4" scale also work fine for me, but stretching up to the 25.5" my hands just get all cramped up and i'm done playing after about 15 - 20 minutes..

oddly, i don't have this issue on bass, but I suspect that is more to do with how my playing technique changes for bass from guitar..
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate Kurt Cobain and thought it would be ironic.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have really small hands. I liked the jag-stang neck and found it more comfortable than all the other guitars I played. I just assumed it was the 24'' neck that made it comfortable for me. Much later i realized it was the 7.5 radius that made the neck comfortable, not really the scale. I find strats and tele's with 7.5'' necks just as comfortable so i don't even own a shortscale anymore.

Though I do think the mustang is the best looking guitar ever.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd never thought about playing a short scale until the last couple of years. I have shortish fingers, but always played 25.5" scale guitars. Tried a Jaguar and found I liked the ergonomics when sitting down (Mustang is the same) also the shorter scale worked with my somewhat beat up left hand. I now have a MUstang and a Jaguar. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shorter scales = Heavier Strings.

Me likey.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Jaguar sound. Scale's got nothing to do with it.
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