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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 7:43 pm    Post subject: White F***ING Mustang! Reply with quote

Most of you saw my ft ad to pick up a white Japanese Mustang with contours and it arrived today. I love it so far. Here are pictures.

20150522_121608 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20150522_121605 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

First thing I fixed was the right height adjustment post was locked up. It just ended up being not seated on the plate right. Once I popped it back in place, it adjusted fine.

20150522_121601 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20150522_121549 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

I had my fiesta competition Mustang I traded a ways back, but I was able to keep my Spitfire Mustang guard it had. It is going on here.

20150522_121630 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20150522_121634 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20150522_122953 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

I also have some alnico 5 custom pickups from Bullock Guitar Pickups. His stuff is really nice so I grabbed up a set when they were up for sale.

Also put my normal dual design strap locks on it. It has pitting on the metal that I really like. There are a couple dings on the back of the neck I will drop fill and sand smooth. It is going to be totally awesome when I finish working on it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shouldnt the cigar be as low as possible for the best sustain?
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I do it lower, the strings hit the back screws on the bridge.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Spitfire tort looks nice on the white. As for the strings hitting the back of the bridge, is the neck shimmed?
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super nice Stang. The cigar on my J-S is about that high and I haven't bothered with it... but I'm new to Stang setups.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow I didnt notice about those screws! thats a design flaw if you ask me!
I've got Teh Kurdtz with the TOM bridge, Ive got the cigar lowered as low as possible and locked down.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool looks just like mine. except 50 years newer
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the cool thing is with these when they get 50 years old, the pickup covers age and yellow but the switches don't just like yours
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuck sake i cant share my own fucking photo
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice 'Stang! Haven't seen a white one with a contour before. If you want to lower the height more just flip the bridge around so the screws point toward the neck. You'll have to set the intonation of course but IIRC it's worth it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll do that when I change the guard out and pickups. Smile I thought it was was interesting how this one yellowed like that.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, HNB. The white looks very cool with tort.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I am just waiting on some switch parts to get it all together. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I had some of the parts I figured I would get some work done. I took off the old guard with the pickups and switches and put the Spitfire one on top. Matches perfect and looks much better then the printed one it had.

20150530_141833 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Then I put the alnico V Mustang pickups I got that Bullock Guitar Pickups made in the original yellowed covers and got those on the Spitfire guard. (Drool)

20150530_142949 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Figured I would update the tone capacitor for fun and I added the extra ground connectors to make sure stuff had a solid ground.

20150530_141336 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Got the neck off to satin the back and repair a small ding and found this. Never seen this in a neck pocket before.

20150530_143609 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Seems to be marked 25 of 42?

20150530_143626 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Neck has a small shim. I might take that one off and use a slightly thicker one. The bridge is pretty low.

20150530_143619 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neck is fixed. The satin finish it has now is totally sweet. It is like the Japanese Mascis neck now. No more dent. The Gorilla Glue Gel worked great. Sanded just fine.

20150530_185004 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Decided just to add a little more to the shim that was there.

20150530_185207 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Once back on, I cleaned the fretboard. Looks great. Just need my switches to come in to get it finished up.

20150530_185845 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Switches and the lowering parts came so I was able to finish the wiring. The switches are nice and low with these, but you have to be careful because it pushes the wiring all the way to the bottom of the cavity practically. Smile

20150601_173833 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Looks good. I did a series mod from here with the neck pickup switch and the pickup selector switch mod on the bridge one. Smile

20150601_174904 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20150601_174916 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strings on. In love. Really like the series mode. Sort of like the normal middle position but louder and kind of more full sounding.

20150602_175249 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20150602_175215 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20150602_175226 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20150602_175238 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20150602_175207 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20150602_175148 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great HNB. Love that tort.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It turned out great!! Do you find having the trem arm bent like that limits its movement when you're dropping pitch?
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