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  1. Hey, I just received my Novak Mustang pickups and want to install them. But before I go digging around how complicated to change them is it? Is it a simple case of unscrew the existing ones, pull them out, de-solder the wires and re solder and install the new ones? Or is it a more involved job that I should get my guitar shop to do?
  2. Yeah I picked up my gibson copy recently and the thin neck is super lovely heh. I spoke to a luthier who said he'd be nervous to do the job due to the truss rod placement - anyone have any info about that and mustang necks?
  3. Ok so I ended up talking to Curtis Novak who told me it'd cost $170 for a set of his pickups w/$40 delivery on top of that which comes to £130. I found it almost impossible to find replacement '65 Fender Mustang pickups for some reason in the UK, but on eBay I found some that are about $50 for a set with $16 delivery which comes to £40. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290565778550&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en#ht_1825wt_1095 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270749564219&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:wa
  4. Yeah they didn't have Mustang pups listed in their catalogue hehe
  5. Hehe it basically looks like this - http://www.guitarsandeffects.com/guitarimages2006/fender_mustang_texassp/daphne_mustang_cij_003.jpg - but left handed! I've been doing some pickup research and couldn't find a Lindy F email address to ask them for advice, which is weird, and as I'm in the UK it's not something I want to go call! One thing I'm noticing more than ever is that the stock pups the treble is louder than the bass bits, which may be due to setup, when I get the new pups I'm going to pay someone to do it and set the guitar up properly just in case but still.
  6. Hehe it basically looks like this - http://www.guitarsandeffects.com/guitarimages2006/fender_mustang_texassp/daphne_mustang_cij_003.jpg - but left handed! I've been doing some pickup research and couldn't find a Lindy F email address to ask them for advice, which is weird, and as I'm in the UK it's not something I want to go call! One thing I'm noticing more than ever is that the stock pups the treble is louder than the bass bits, which may be due to setup, when I get the new pups I'm going to pay someone to do it and set the guitar up properly just in case but still.
  7. Hey, I came to buying a Mustang (from a Jag and before that a LesP) b/c I has small feminine hands hehe. The short scale of the Mustang is good although the neck is still a bit too thick for me to properly get my thumb over/it gives me cramps. Has anyone ever filed their neck down so it's a lot thinner? Is this a bad idea/does it hurt tone? It'd prob help me a lot!
  8. Hey, So I was thinking that I'd upgrade the pickups in my mij leftie mustang to something more stable. The tone of the stock pickups is fine but I'd like something of better quality. Oh, and I also feel they're too loud in the treble, but I don't know if that's the pups of my setup! I was recommend to just swap in the 65 resissue pups but I thought I'd see if anyone had any suggestions - as I said I don't want to massively change the tone, just give it a higher quality feel. Also - the stock pups have the cover on them so I don't know if they're staggered so if they are then putting in non
  9. Ah I see, so that must mean I have the correct one. That's weird though that it's so far out b/c it's so much easier to use when it's close in. I can't remember how it was on my Jaguar but I thought it was nice and close.
  10. Hey, I got my new leftie sonic blue mustang from Ishibashi yesterday, hurrah! It's lovely so far, feels a lot smaller and lighter than my Jaguar, in all respects, which is what I wanted as I loved my Jag but it was too much for my small feminine hands heh. The blue is a bit too bright for me, would've preferred the jagstang blue (dolphine? daphne? i dunno) which is lighter, but as a leftie one's options are limited heh. Two issues have arisen though, firstly the chrome tele knobs I ordered were too big, diameter wise, to fit. At first I was like eurgh, but then with a bit of masking tape ar
  11. Hey, I've agreed to buy a leftie Mustang and am just waiting on the Ishibashi paypal thing to pay and get it shipped. I saw a pic of this mustang - http://www.guitarsandeffects.com/guitar ... ij_003.jpg - and it looks like it's got Chrome knobs, prob from a Tele. I really like the combo and was thinking of getting some to put on the Mustang when it arrives. I'm a complete noob to this stuff so was wondering if there's any issues there? I presume they're just the same metal tuners with knobs on top but I wanted to just check first to make sure there's no issues! Cheers, a x
  12. My first guitar was an epiphone les paul copy, which is great to play but not the best sounding. The neck is really thin which is great, but I decided I wanted a shorter scale guitar as my next one and got a Japanese leftie Jag. I loved this for a few years, more so the longer I had it (at first I thought it was weak) but the neck was too thick for my small hands so I sold it a few weeks ago, hence this post looking at a Mustang which I've tried out upside down and seemed ok, Jagstang too which seemed a little thinner but they're not easy to get in leftie heh. I'm thinking of going with the
  13. I thought about it when I started, and about doing a flip etc, but it's not for me. The way I see it, my left hand, aka my picking hand, is like the conductor of the orchestra and the right hand is like the players themselves. The right hand is doing the grunt work, the moving etc, the graft, whilst the left is conducting, making it happen, leading. It would be weird the other way round, and personally there's a pride issue - I'm a leftie and don't really want to play the other way round, it's part of 'me' to be left handed.
  14. I was checking out guitar shops in london and one of them on denmark st actually have a mustang and a jagstang for sale so i tried both simultaneously. Obv right handed, so upside down but whatever. The Jagstang neck felt slimmer, thou not by much - both were slimmer than my jaguar (now sold), but the jagstang felt a little slimmer than the mustang. I'm not sure if the mustang was a 65 or 69 reissue or what, as a leftie I can only get a 69 reissue so not really delved into it. a x
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