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by astro
Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: NGD: Squier mustang!
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: NGD: Squier mustang!

Here’s my new favourite guitar colour name: ”Sonic Cheese” http://www.ebay.com/itm/275423302145?hash=item4020821201:g:n8QAAOSw2ipi-bkC&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoAoUOT5xN2NDYKh7XV33C9rXTmKDhtZJnAcv%2F%2BTTDPNvt5ybvHTPvOh%2FpgYVh4NA2qlP9FLn3cywnomfFNK5TejpHhlE32oHS4YLye306ogL8BYBaKO2R6XNNcdxf%2BgKuhS%...
by astro
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: Duo/Musicmaster Bridgeplate/Tail Piece Makin' Adventures
Replies: 54
Views: 4082

Re: Duo/Musicmaster Bridgeplate/Tail Piece Makin' Adventures

Has anyone tried Gotoh 3 barrel saddles? I just got some and I’m curious to know if they would fit this plate without enlarging the holes for the intonation screws.
by astro
Thu Nov 17, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: NGD: Squier mustang!
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: NGD: Squier mustang!

Lighter fluid might work, but if not, try denatured alcohol. That's the common fluid for de-gluing things, demonstrated by the LockPickingLawyer on youtube, even anti-tamper stickers. I normally just use 90% isopropyl and haven't yet found anything that it didn't work on, but maybe this sticker is ...
by astro
Thu Nov 17, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: NGD: Squier mustang!
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: NGD: Squier mustang!

I love the color! Also didn't realize those are 12" radius. The fretboard wood I'd guess is Indian laurel...the current Fender hierarchy seems to be laurel < pau ferro < rosewood but I have the laurel on a few necks and it's not bad looking, sometimes more consistent color-wise than the pau fe...
by astro
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: NGD: Squier mustang!
Replies: 8
Views: 166

NGD: Squier mustang!

I bought a Squier Bullet Mustang in Sonic Gray! http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52505222874_35e3c5bb79_k.jpg Wait a second… it looks a little different… it has more pickguard screws, like a “proper” Mustang. And the humbuckers are different too, they now each have a coil with screws whereas the p...
by astro
Fri Apr 01, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: How good is a new guitar that costs $89.99?
Replies: 2
Views: 406

How good is a new guitar that costs $89.99?

So the last thing I need is a new guitar. But as I was window shopping on eBay I stumbled across this $89.99 USD strat copy from Monoprice. I googled and found a whole bunch of raving reviews for this model. So I bought it. It arrived today: http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51976567645_8a7b24035c_...
by astro
Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: New (?) LE Squier Bullet Mustangs
Replies: 13
Views: 2527

The black and gold is now available in Canada, hopefully more colours will be made available here.

Lank
by astro
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: NBD - Squier VM 70s jazz bass
Replies: 21
Views: 4759

Beautiful bass, I’ve always wanted one of these! I’ve been thinking lately of getting a Squier jazz bass to tune BEAD. The 70’s model you have looks killer with the black blocks and binding, this is the model I would get if I go down that road. I use Ernie Ball slinkies for roun...
by astro
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: PRETTY UGLY
Replies: 40
Views: 7206

Maybe it's an age thing? Was born in poo-brown guitar era, and love poo-brown guitars. Have had a Deluxe like the above (it was AWFUL), an SG, and this Mustang I traded a Vibrochamp to Reece for (which was so heavy it generated its own gravitational pull - Reece did warn me). http://farm4.static.fl...
by astro
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Fender Mustang Micro
Replies: 28
Views: 3771

I tried the Mustang Micro with the headphone out plugged into the "return" input of the effects loop on my SWR bass combo and it sounds pretty good. However, it didn't sound good plugged into the instrument input of the Concert 2, it was squealing up a storm. I suspect it would have worked...
by astro
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Fender Mustang Micro
Replies: 28
Views: 3771

So can you plug this shit into an amp instead of headphones? It would be like a micro pod I was curious so I tried it out. My youngest is asleep so I tried it through my Roland Micro Cube on low volume and it seems to work well. I will try again tomorrow through my Concert II to see how it sounds a...
by astro
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Fender Mustang Micro
Replies: 28
Views: 3771

Fender Mustang Micro

Just got one today. I am impressed! The models sound pretty good. Although all the models are all designed for guitar, some sound quite good with bass. The 65 Twin + compressor model sounds best to my ears with bass guitar. I am playing this through mediocre ear buds and it sounds full and nice. htt...
by astro
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: New pickups and coil splitting hambackers in my jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

damn must be quite sensitive, i never bother unless it's capacitors but might do the same on switches and pots in the future how is the volume difference between humbuckers and split coils ? I think the switches I used had cheap plastic internal parts that might have melted and warped from the heat...
by astro
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: New pickups and coil splitting hambackers in my jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

did you figure out wat it was yet ? I'm a total noob at guitar electronics (or any electronics), something like this would drive me nuts have a spare switch to compare and see if somethings's up with the one not doing what it should ? I finally had time to redo the switch tonight. I replaced it wit...
by astro
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: New pickups and coil splitting hambackers in my jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

So I tested all my solder joints on the switch with a multimeter, and they all seem fine. However, when I tested the switch itself, the connection to ground does not seem to happen when I flip the switch. I tested both switch position, and neither works. Could this be a dud switch? Or could I have c...
by astro
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: New pickups and coil splitting hambackers in my jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Aaaaaaaaand once again I have fucked something up with my soldering. I wired the two switches to the stock humbuckers this evening. The bridge coil split works great! Distinctly different sounds in each switch position, with the typical hum in single coil mode. The neck pickup, however, gives me the...
by astro
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: New pickups and coil splitting hambackers in my jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

New pickups and coil splitting hambackers in my jaguar

Although they’re great pickups, I’ve gotten a bit bored of the stock Duncan Designed hambackers in my jaguar. http://live.staticflickr.com/7314/12626230574_1fe7a29a87_b.jpg So, I ended up purchasing new pickups for it. I ordered a Dimarzio Super Distortion for the bridge and a Super-2 ...
by astro
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Cheapo LP Junior kit finished!
Replies: 32
Views: 5157

It sounds really good! I read a lot of reviews of these types of kits before buying, and pretty much all of them said that everything but the wood was junk, plus they needed fret jobs and new nuts. I don't know if I got lucky or if this particular kit company (Saga) has better QC than others. I was ...
by astro
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Cheapo LP Junior kit finished!
Replies: 32
Views: 5157

NickS wrote:Nice job. Did I miss what you did to the back of the neck? Tung oil as per the original plan?
You didn't miss it, I forgot to mention it. I didn't end up using Tung oil. I just used the same wipe-on polyurethane on the back of the neck and it came out pretty nice
by astro
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Cheapo LP Junior kit finished!
Replies: 32
Views: 5157

bobnagy wrote:The connections to the output jack are reversed/backwards.
Red wire should go to the tip, black wire to the sleeve.
BINGO!

I reversed the connections to the jack and now it works!!!!

Thank you so much!