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Darth Stang
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is true, if you can get them in store cheap, it might be worth it. but ishibashi ubox has a huge amount of used mustangs for about 50,000 yen, sure there is shipping, but for a couple of extra hundred bucks its worth it.

I bought two squire strats myself, and it turns out to be a false economy. one ended up with a replacement neck and new pups swapped from an MIJ and a hotrail, I think I spent nearly a grand fixing it up, and another blue one I bought which had the most perfect daphne blue color, it ended up going in the trash as it was such a piece of shit, but looked really cool. the tuners sucked, the neck radius was dead flat, and really wasn't a guitar at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We (more relevantly Doog) don't live in the US, exchange rates etc mean that a Japanese model is going to be way more than a Squier.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

but doog is a felted gremlin is he not?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My expereice was a pretty short, in store, unplugged one. HOWEVER I played the Fender re-issue of the day (Whatever was around last year?) and the Squiers finish/feel blew them out of the water. This was at a great store, too, so everything was set up as well as it could be. So I guess the TONEZ may have been better outta the fenders, but that was the only possible advantage.

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Final Squier unplugged mustang rating: 8/10. Would bang if I was shortscale committed.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one, thanks duuuuuudes!

Watching a few more reviews on YT, apparently it's a got a more flat radius than the Jagstang (and presumably other Mustang reissues); 9.5" vs 7.25", which is a big plus (to me, anyways), especially on a shorter scale. Looking forward to trying one out, but will 100% be waiting until a used one pops up.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went to the decent shop nearish my folks' place yesterday, annoyingly they had sold out of Mustangs, but I had a had an acoustic bash on the Squier Jazzmaster and Jaguars. Super impressed, honestly felt on a par with my CIJs.

Seems the Jag and the Mustang use the same neck, and I actually preferred the feel of the Jag over the JM in the store; this'll work out just fine Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really really like my vm jaguar. Neck is nice. If it's the same neck as on vm mustangs, they will be great.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jagsonic wrote:
I really really like my vm jaguar. Neck is nice. If it's the same neck as on vm mustangs, they will be great.

You must have the Jaguar SS model. I have the HH, and the neck is quite different, a bit thinner, but not super-thin.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i own this one:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jagsonic wrote:
I really really like my vm jaguar. Neck is nice. If it's the same neck as on vm mustangs, they will be great.


The radius, profile, nut width and scale are the same (according to t'internet), I can't imagine they'd be making two sliiiiiightly different necks for the Mustang and Jag? Thats what I'm hoping.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked the mustang, would've scored one if they didn't look tiny as hell on me.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kinda feel the same, I'm not a little guy by any mean; as soon as I saw one in the hands of anyone bigger than Cobain I was like "what the shit is this tiny thing"
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my vm mustang 5 days ago and I flipped the tailpiece and Locked the vibrato, the only problem I've had with it is the bridge, the screws viberate on the low e saddle and I had to flip it because the the intonation screws were touching the strings. The pickups doesn't sound has good as my vm strat but they don't sound bad but I'm going to put a jb in the bridge.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
I kinda feel the same, I'm not a little guy by any mean; as soon as I saw one in the hands of anyone bigger than Cobain I was like "what the shit is this tiny thing"

I'm a skinny tall guy and many regular guitars look big on me (especially acoustics), so I love tiny guitars
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Went to the decent shop nearish my folks' place yesterday,
Where was that? Not as far as Chichester?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
Doog wrote:
Went to the decent shop nearish my folks' place yesterday,
Where was that? Not as far as Chichester?


Aye, Chichester! It's a really decent shop, the good one in Bognor closed a few years back, and the only one left is a tiny 'Stagg' kind of shop, all boring stuff.

Got chatting to the young dude behind the counter, his eyes lit up when I mentioned I was into/influenced by surf rock, turns out he was super into surf AND grunge so we were talking about Jags, Mosrites, Man Or Astroman? and all that stuff. Gave me his bandcamp URL and all, nae bad stuff: https://woodlands1.bandcamp.com/
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soooo I finally got a GO on one of these in Regent Sounds (finally saw Timhulio's garb in person too!).

It was set-up so the tailpiece rested against the plate (non-floating, I guess), and it kept tune so fucking well! Considering the strings were really not stretched in, it was pretty righteous, big points, you could practically divebomb on it. Stock bridge seemed okay but definitely needs some locktite on the grub screws, as a few of them were working their way loose. The neck is a little fatter/deeper (ie, not nut-width) than I was expecting, usable but not like I remember my Jag-Stang neck.

They're on sale for 310 there, but they only had the red one (cool, but wasn't what I was after). Homeboy from the shop checked on a me a SECOND time and was like "So, you sure you can't live with it in that colour?". Kinda pissed me off, especially after I'd enquired about the blue model and when they'd get one in. A bit too pushy for an indie store, it's not like I was in there for ages or playing super loud; was playing it acoustically half of the time.

I eventually found my way to the relocated Wunjo and realised they had all 3 colours there (for like 360 though). The blue is mad pale! I think it'd look okay with a white guard, but it's not quite the vibe I wanted.

Just gotta hold out for a beaten up one I can refinish Exclamation
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, Wunjos will do you a deal if you're cheeky cunt like me.

Lowballed them on the Wilshire and it worked. Same with Hagstrom

Offer them 300
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess they might match the RS price, but it's still a bit much and tbh, it's not like I need a new guitar that badly..
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