Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:48 am Post subject: CIJ Capri Orange Mustang
Hi all, new guy here! I've just purchased (unseen) a reissue Mustang (2007 I think) in Capri Orange with the competition stripes. It has had SD Antiquity 11 pups installed, and comes with the originals as well. Trem bar and soft case.
I'm paying $700AUD (exactly $500USD at today's rates). The pics look great (I'll post some of my own when I get it in the next couple weeks) and I'm very pleased.
Any thoughts on the pickups? I'm mostly playing older stuff anyway.
Thanks all! _________________ Can we have everything louder than everything else?
Joined: 10 Dec 2010 Posts: 4041 Location: San Diego
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:08 am Post subject:
^ absolutely right. The prices on these have gone up in recent years, and I worry they will continue to do so with the demise of Fender Japan Ltd. $500 USD is a good price for sure. Plus SD Antiquity pickups? Those are not cheap!
I would stick with the Antiquity pickups if you're after a vintage tone. I think they sound excellent... a lot like the original pickups in my '78 Musicmaster. Check out this Mustang Antiquity demo made by a long time member of the shortscale community:
Joined: 24 Oct 2012 Posts: 8728 Location: happiest town in america
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:16 pm Post subject:
i just put strings on them without paying attention to the size or brand.. i try a bunch of different ones this way and if one blows my mind i'll try to remember later which one it was.. that's a smoking deal on that guitar.. congrats and welcome _________________
I need it to be smaller or I get shitty messages from mezz telling me my junk's too big.
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Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:46 pm Post subject:
At some pint try 11's on it. I always wanted to use 10s, and they were ok, but 11s feel a lot better to me. I think they sound better too. Took very little to switch, and now i hate the feeling of 10s on anything shorter than a strat.
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