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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:48 am    Post subject: CIJ Capri Orange Mustang Reply with quote

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!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucky..... $500 is a steal especially for such a cool finish and with nice pickups.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ 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:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. What do you think 10s or 11s? I use 9s on my PRS and Strat and 10s (occasionally 11s) on my Ibanez AF75.

I'm thinking 11s?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

11s are standard on short scale guitars because the added tension helps keep things stable. That said, I have 10s on my short scales with no problems. Depends on your preference more than anything.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12s on my Musicmaster, love the feel. Wound G is great too, sweeter tone (and vintage correct I guess).
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 10s on my 22.5", but I like to bend.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I currently use a mixture of 10s and 11s on my 24" guitars. I have used heavier strings in the past but prefer the lighter ones these days.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm actually using 10s with a wound G: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/EXL110W?adpos=1o1&creative=55397720281&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CNu4jpTAgcsCFYw2gQod0rsChg
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

And orange compstang...coolere than a cool thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She has arrived, and she is GORGEOUS. White button tuners, white pearl guard, original pickups in the SD boxed.

I'll throw a set of 11s on tonight and post some pics tomorrow.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CapriOrange wrote:
She has arrived, and she is GORGEOUS. White button tuners, white pearl guard, original pickups in the SD boxed.

I'll throw a set of 11s on tonight and post some pics tomorrow.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a painting of Capri done in the 19th century. Antiquity enough?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That is a painting of Capri done in the 19th century. Antiquity enough?

Not orange enough. Now, this....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

love that car - looks like a late 70s 280ZX
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ford Capri, painted orange. (I believe mk1 Capris were badged as Mercury for the USA market.)
That one I think is a mk2.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whatever you call it, that's a great color.
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