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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:12 pm    Post subject: Hipshot bridge drops in Reply with quote

I don't know how useful this information is, but I thought I'd share it. I have a Mustang Pawnshop Special, it's the hardtail with two humbuckers. I didn't like the bridge, so I cruised eBay for a while and found a Hipshot hardtail bridge. Took off the stock bridge and darned if the Hipshot didn't line up perfectly?! No dowelling/filling/drilling at all. Literally a 15 minute operation, and most of that was restringing.

The Hipshot bridge is this one: http://store.hipshotproducts.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=163

It feels a lot nicer under the heel of my hand than the stock one. Not sure there's any difference in tone.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, but at a price. Welcome aboard.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good info, got a photo?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a photo.

https://goo.gl/QMn8mQ


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to be logged into a Google account to use that link. At least, it takes me to a log-in page.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try it now? Trying to share with Google Photos for the first time, anonymously.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photo worked for me. Don't think I have a Google account.

Have you got a Japanese or Mexican one Don?
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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a Mexican one. I actually got it for my son, who's 12 and learning, but it plays so nicely that I find myself grabbing it, too. Not messing with it, apart from the bridge swap.

The project of the moment is a Squier Mini I'm refurbing for my 8 year old daughter, who's learning, too...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a blue MIJ one. It's a lovely guitar. I know the necks were different on the Mexican ones but assume the bridges were the same.

Funnily enough I wanted to get a Squier Mini (or something similar) for my daughter at some point. She's only 5 atm but maybe in a year or two. Would be interested to see how you get on with yours.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see it now and it looks good installed.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah thanks for posting.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like hipshot's stuff.. i have a hipshot tuner on a guitar and it's rad.. the whole tuner rotates and turns when you flip this thing down.. i had seen them on basses but never a guitar until this one and i'm glad it has it.. open it up and it drops a full step.. close it and it's back up one. stays in tune really well.. unexpected.
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