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scion08
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:17 pm    Post subject: Help with Cyclone Reply with quote

Hi all,

I have a blue Squier cyclone that I don't really like much. Pickups suck and the neck sucks (too skinny and flat). Bought it for $150 after missing my MIJ Mustang Special Pawn Shop.

Should I replace the neck and the pickups in the Cyclone? What neck do I choose? Mustang, jazzmaster?
http://www.stratosphereparts.com/2015-fender-squier-vintage-modified-mustang-guitar-neck-guitar-parts-rosewood/

I'll probably pick up some cheapo pickups from GFS.

OR should I just ditch this thing and get a new Squier Mustang (even though i do prefer a hardtail like the special)? All thoughts appreciated!

Greg

Wish those MIJ mustang specials weren't so expensive!
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George
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like a lot of work for something you don't really like

i'd sell it cos it sounds like you'd make a profit, and then reevaluate from there
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sell it, buy a squier mustang and lock down the trem. The necks are properly chunky on the Mustangs and there's not too many Fender 24.75" necks floating around for your cyclone.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, sell the Cyclone. The Squier Mustangs seem to be good guitars in general. Also try a Squier Jaguar if possible. I used to have one and loved it. Good necks and great pickups.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, sell the cyclone. I have one too. the Pickups are horrible. I dont even know if its worth my time to swap them out.

the neck i have an issue with as well. I did a Tru-oil on the neck and it made it better, i also filed the fret ends, and rolled the endges. so much better. but I think it ends there.... haha

Its weird, i have a 2014 Squier '51 and the PU's are killer.... go fig....
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought one once, took it back and got a VM Jag. NO regrets
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I played a VM Jag again yesterday at the guitar shop... really regret selling mine, especially as they've gone up $100 now.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't think you can just swap out the neck with a shortscale neck. these are 24.75" scale.
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