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Golden_Sonic
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:46 am    Post subject: How to check my next Short Scale purchase Reply with quote

I've got already a Squier Duo sonic and now I have the chance to get a 2°hand Squier Vintage Modified Mustang for the ridiculous price of € 210 and, probabily, to try it before I buy. Any suggestion? What should I watch out for? I want to be sure that the guitar has no flaws: how can I be sure of the correct operation of the dynamic bridge? And what about the slide switches and pickup? Can a comparison with my Duo Sonic be useful? I always wanted a Mustang, I just want to be sure that the guitar is in good condition and , if I have to, I have to set it up AFTER THE PURCHASE to make it work better.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a few of us have had VM mustangs with very chunky necks that are uncomfortable and have basically made the guitar a dud. i would be mindful of that.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah what George said. I sold mine because the neck was chunky and the rosewood felt like shit. It was great otherwise though and pickups wise, craps all over my 2 MIJ Mustangs.


The dynamic bridge is something you're probably gonna need to tweak at some point anyway. Don't let this put you off, it's not that difficult and almost an inevitability as most people don't have a clue when it comes to them.

The cross Jaguar/mustang bridge they put on those things IS actually terrible. I'm not one of these people who complains about the standard Mustang bridge.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the chunky neck, but you'll most likely have the bridge set up badly when you try it out, and will have to spend a long time to get it set up right so it won't buzz, it can be done though. First thing is to turn it around and have the screws next to the pickup.

Pickups are hotter than the Duo-Sonic.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why turn the bridge around? Not sure it would help..
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
a few of us have had VM mustangs with very chunky necks that are uncomfortable and have basically made the guitar a dud. i would be mindful of that.


However some of us find this chunky neck to be more comfortable than the slimmer VM Jag neck Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can try it, then you've got nothing to lose. I had a VM Jag, and it was an ace guitar, but I played my CIJ more. The CIJ "felt" better, probably because of the 7.25, but the VM sounded better.

Interstingly enough, I swapped my VM Jag for a CV Duo Sonic, and it's pretty much become my all out favourite.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JordanD wrote:
Why turn the bridge around? Not sure it would help..
Depends I guess. I have .046-.010, and the way it intonates, the saddles are further towards the tailpiece, thus the D and G saddles can be raised without raising the screw so high that it touches the string. If you have .055-.013 it might not work.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you to everyone; as gusman2x said, I'll try it: luckily, the owner of the Squier mustang works near my town so he will personally bring it to me. I think the neck won't be a problem, just I will feel it a bit different because I'm not so much used to rosewood fingerboard. What I worry is the bridge, I hope to be able to set it up properly.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

george wrote:
a few of us have had VM mustangs with very chunky necks that are uncomfortable and have basically made the guitar a dud. i would be mindful of that.


Nah, they ain't duds man...(ssshhh, don't let her hear you!) and thickness wise its a gnats cock difference against CV Duos and the like...we're talking mm's here..remember my measurements?


I just think the profile is a bit thicker at the nut making cowboy chords seem a bit of a struggle...the necks are definitely marmite to some people, and that's a damn shame Rolling Eyes
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