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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Squier Bullet Mustang Reply with quote

Have anyone here tryed one out?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GreenKnee's got one. He posted his impressions in this thread: http://www.shortscale.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=64137

Take a look at pages 4 and 5.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think they are a cool idea, but it isn't really a mustang..... lack of trem, switches. and pups, plus its a conversion scale. and it only comes in 2 colors right? baltic blue and flat black. I guess they are cheap enough to be a good modding platform. since its a top loading bridge you could throw an actual mustang bridg/trem unit on it. and there is definitely enough room to put in some decent pickups, unless you wanted p-90;s in which case you would have to route the body a bit. the colors are sort of bland as well. totally affinity style.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my first post here.

FWIW, these have turned out to be a fun, affordable modding platform. They actually play quite well right out of the box.

They are 24" scale (the Fender website finally corrected the 24.75" they had listed)

It has a Basswood body with Maple/Rosewood neck/fretboard and a 12" radius

Toploader hardtail bridge.

Swimming pool route makes it easy to install any pickups you want


Here's mine with a new pg, new tuners and a bit of Kiwi. I have another tortie pg with single coils I'll be putting on with the next string change.





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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are those the stock string trees?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are those the stock string trees?

No they are from Graph-Tech.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably wouldnt work. But I'd like to swap the body on a Mustang Special out for the body on this one. Keep the mustang special's neck, hardware, pickups, just replace its body with the bullet mustang.
That's why I sent the mustang special back, body was too small.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you take a photo of the back of the neck for me?

as accurate as possible showing as much gloss and tint as possible


the 3 new mexican ones i played (duo sonics and army mustang) were way too white on the back and dry as fuck.

i need like 8 layers of gloss and tint. proper 1998 MIJ style or gtfo with this thing


what you posted looks FUCKIN GREAT


proper MATT SHARP / JAY RUSELL style






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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
can you take a photo of the back of the neck for me?

as accurate as possible showing as much gloss and tint as possible...




Here's yet another Bullet Mustang neck that I did just yesterday.
I also have the new MIM Duo-Sonic in Capri Orange and I will be doing the neck and tuners on it as well.





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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.... and here's the back of the headstock on the black Bullet Mustang that I posted pics of earlier in this thread.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since you swapped the pickguard, I'm curious if it's got a USA pattern like the Squier VM series? Or if it's more MIJ/CIJ? I just happen to have a tort pickguard and Mustang switches, so this is really tempting. Especially if a Squier VM or MIJ/CIJ neck will fit on it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dillon wrote:
Since you swapped the pickguard, I'm curious if it's got a USA pattern like the Squier VM series? Or if it's more MIJ/CIJ? I just happen to have a tort pickguard and Mustang switches, so this is really tempting. Especially if a Squier VM or MIJ/CIJ neck will fit on it.



Here's a scan of the stock pickguard and I've been replacing them with cheapies on Amazon/Ebay that are typically marked "3 ply for Fender Mustang Classic Series".
I use the fill and drill method when installing new pickguards.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PV-1955 wrote:
.... and here's the back of the headstock on the black Bullet Mustang that I posted pics of earlier in this thread.



Original tuners were probably horrible, right? What'd you wind up using? I'm looking at some Kluson style (white knob) from WD. Looks like what you used as well?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GreenCustom24 wrote:
PV-1955 wrote:
.... and here's the back of the headstock on the black Bullet Mustang that I posted pics of earlier in this thread.



Original tuners were probably horrible, right? What'd you wind up using? I'm looking at some Kluson style (white knob) from WD. Looks like what you used as well?



The stock tuners are the cheap sealed die-cast type and they arenít nearly as bad as some have stated. I find that with a short scale you really do have to stretch the strings out super well before it holds tune very well and the stock tuners do hold tune quite well once the strings are worked. I prefer the vintage Kluson type though and I like to mod.

On the first black Mustang, I used Kluson Single Lines (SD9105MNP) and on the Blue Mustang that I just started, Iím using Rotomatic (1248NR-4X R3) which are the tuners that Fender used on the MIM and Classic Vibe Duo-Sonics. Both are quite good. I prefer the Klusons but they are more expensive. For a good Kluson type on a budget, I can recommend some Tuners from MusicLily which are $11.00 shipped from Amazon. - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I2UXBP6
These aren't white button though.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet. Thanks man. I may be ordering one and some new parts next week... Trying to make the oh-so-difficult decision: Some new pedals or a new guitar? The guitar would be a no brainer if I were actually in a band right now... I wanna finish my pedalboard though. Ha We'll see.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is why fender is in 100 million dollars debt. built a factory someplace to sell squier mustangs for 99 dolllars. it makes no cents
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is why fender is in 100 million dollars debt. built a factory someplace to sell squier mustangs for 99 dolllars. it makes no cents
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How thick is the body?
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