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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:12 pm    Post subject: teisco inspired mustang build Reply with quote

Thinking of doing something on the lines of this. I always dig the 60's teisco vibe, except for their donk headstocks.



Pretty much need to go with this style of bridge because the pups are flush mount. The neck would be a 24" conversion neck from a jagmaster (9.5" radius). This is one of my favorite necks. Probably paint neck and headstock glossy black.

Does it seem to flow nice or is it not right?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That kind of bridge needs a bit of height, you can't get it as low as other bridges, for example strat or tele bridges.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know. The pickups will be pretty high off the body so I will need the increased distance. They are compensated for bridge and neck position, in that one is taller than the other. If I use a strat bridge the strings will rest on top of the pups.

I will route a test slab to fit the neck, bridge and pups before doing any routing to the guitar body to make sure everything jives.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, cool idea. I'd tune in to see that.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cooter approval is always a plus. BTW, did you ever try these pups out?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its purty
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cooter approval is always a plus. BTW, did you ever try these pups out?


Yes, when they were in the Teisco Tulip guitar. The guitar didn't play that great but the pickups sounded
amazing. You can nail pretty much anything in the Dirtbombs catalog with those pickups.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like these better than normal mustangs. just looks alot nicer.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can dig it.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
I can dig it.

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I was hoping thisd be shaft
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: teisco inspired mustang build Reply with quote

cur wrote:
Probably paint neck and headstock glossy black.

That was my idea about my secret project. Get out of my head!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That model of wraparound bridge that you chose is a quest to find for cheap. Actually it is Tonepros that costs something like $80 or $90. But there is a cheap copy of it that can be seen on some cheap guitars like SX or Johnson and it rarely appears, on ebay at least. The only solution of intonable bridge that market offers for cheap is this copy of Leo Quan Badass bridge


And this thing is VERY tall. If you decide to use it, the neck angle should be quite steep. As another option you can use usual tune-o-matic, that is a better bridge than Leo Quan IMO.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is the profile of the tulip pickups. I plan to surface mount to the body slab.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That model of wraparound bridge that you chose is a quest to find for cheap. Actually it is Tonepros that costs something like $80 or $90. But there is a cheap copy of it that can be seen on some cheap guitars like SX or Johnson and it rarely appears, on ebay at least. The only solution of intonable bridge that market offers for cheap is this copy of Leo Quan Badass bridge


And this thing is VERY tall. If you decide to use it, the neck angle should be quite steep. As another option you can use usual tune-o-matic, that is a better bridge than Leo Quan IMO.


I bought one of the Leo Quan copies for a Kalamazoo KG2 project. I wasn't expecting much because it was so cheap but it's actually pretty solid.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GFS makes a copy of the badass, is that the one you got?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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GFS makes a copy of the badass, is that the one you got?


No, I got mine off ebay. The GFS one is probably better than mine.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That model of wraparound bridge that you chose is a quest to find for cheap. Actually it is Tonepros that costs something like $80 or $90. But there is a cheap copy of it that can be seen on some cheap guitars like SX or Johnson and it rarely appears, on ebay at least. The only solution of intonable bridge that market offers for cheap is this copy of Leo Quan Badass bridge


And this thing is VERY tall. If you decide to use it, the neck angle should be quite steep. As another option you can use usual tune-o-matic, that is a better bridge than Leo Quan IMO.


I bought one of the Leo Quan copies for a Kalamazoo KG2 project. I wasn't expecting much because it was so cheap but it's actually pretty solid.


Yes it is solid, I tried one on the Junior project. I didn't like that it was very tall. If the neck angle is not enough, the guitar will have high action. And in terms of playability I don't like the tall bridge under my wrist. If with tune-o-matic you have a stoptail and you can put your wrist on the strings that go from TOM to the stoptail, with Leo Quan you can't do this and your wrist has to hang out in the air between bridge and the body of the guitar. Maybe with the bridge that is not that tall the situation will be better.

I'm sorry for the offtop, but I will be glad to see Kalamazoo KG2 project here on the forum Smile I'm a big fan of all Melody Maker related guitar family and it is always interesting and useful for me to see your work
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
I'm sorry for the offtop, but I will be glad to see Kalamazoo KG2 project here on the forum Smile I'm a big fan of all Melody Maker related guitar family and it is always interesting and useful for me to see your work


Thanks. I'll definitely post pics when it's done.
I've got to get a few of these projects finished so I can try and trade cur something for the Teisco Stang build when he gets it done.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just ordered this off of ebay


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thinking of this for the neck. The neck I have was a sweet deal from brainfur due to the unique totally mods it had. So I am looking at making it into a headstock like an old Norma neck, but adjust for the tuner holes that are there.



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