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andrew00

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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
  15. Hey, I sold my left handed Jaguar because, although I came to really like it, it was too big and bulky for me. I am blessed/cursed with delicate feminine hands, heh, which are small and makes firstly reaching across frets difficult, but mostly fretting itself is tough as are barre chords - basically my hands cramps up, either from the force required to fret or just the positions I have to hold them in - no big hendrix fingers here I'm afraid, can't do the big thumb reach over heh. I'm looking at doing a direct replacement and getting a Mustang as my new guitar as, from what I can see, they'r
  16. I've never played a dot, though they do look nice, my Eppy is a Les Paul copy, which is nice and thin for my poor tiny, feminine hands.
  17. Hey, I've been considering selling my leftie Jaguar for a while now - I like it but the neck is too thick, I have small hands and they cramp w/barre chords. My other guitar is an Epiphone copy, and although I prefer my Jag, I end up playing my Eppy more b/c the neck is a lot thinner. I bought my Jag partly b/c it had a smaller scale and I, mistakenly, thought that'd mean it'd be easier to play - but b/c of the thickness it's harder. I've been thinking about getting a Jagstang and basically having the neck thinned by a pro. I also am a big fan of the Mustang 'look' and the short scale is goo
  18. Aye, am tempted, though it costs like 10 bucks for a reserve auction, which is what I'd need to do to ensure I'm not selling it cheap.
  19. Hey, So I like my Jag, but I don't love it. I've no upgraded the pups, which are MIJ non-waxed potted ones that don't sound great, and the neck is too chunky for my small hands. In other words, if I were to fix (new pups, diff neck etc) what I'd need to it'd cost a lot of dough and since I'm not massively into the guitar anymore...I'm thinking about cutting my losses and flogging it on ebay etc. Does anyone have any idea how much I might expect to get?/What it's value is? It was bought new from Ishibashi in December 2006. As I said it's LEFT HANDED and in white. I was told later they stop
  20. Hey, I'm in the UK and have had my left handed Japanese Jaguar for a year and a half now. (side note, i heard they no longer ship them out of Japan, is that true?) I love the guitar in many ways, but in many ways I don't, heh. My other guitar is an epiphone les paul and if I'm honest I use it more as the 'super bright' Fender tone isn't really my thing - I like a good clean tone to a little distorted but with mid range - think the Modern Lovers/Velvet Underground etc. Another big issue is my hands - I have small women's hands and they get too cramped playing the Jaguar w/barre chords, it h
  21. Hey, So I love my Jag but the neck is quite thick. Well, as I understand it, it's a standard Fender neck thickness wise, but there you go. My other guitar is an old Epiphone (the one's that look like Gibson's) and it's nice and thin. The Jag on the other hand is too thick for me and cramps my hand up too much to make it playable for a decent period. Has anyone sanded the neck down so it's thinner? If so how etc, I reckon I'll either have to sell my Jag or sand it down unfortunately, which would suck as there's not too many options out there for us lefties.
  22. Yo, I actually have a gibson epiphone cheap guitar, whatever they're called, and can get some good tones with that already. I reckon the Quarter Pounder Seymour Duncan's might be alright, they are the most heavy pickups they give. Essentially I want to be able to play the cure and also joy division. Those are my two sound benchmarks. Amp with I got a Tech21 Trademark 120, it's 120 watts, 3 channels, 3 amp models - marshall, fender and mesa + I've also got a Line 6 pod so I'm doing ok on that front. There's just something about the Bernie tone that I can't replicate, It's the GRRness it's
  23. http://www.last.fm/music/Joy+Division/_/Shadowplay One of my favourite ever guitar tones is that on Shadowplay by Joy Division, above. I need to replace the pickups in my jaguar, as theyre the default Japanese non-wax potted feedbacking ones. I guess Id firstly need more sustain, more bite and more crunch. Ive tried to get this tone with my other guitar, a basic shop bought Epiphone Gibson copy, and I can get pretty close, but nothing comes close to the ROAR of Bernies guitar. Can you please recommend what Id get to best recreate this tone on my Japanese Jag. Cheers
  24. Thanks for the reply, I must admit I didn't think the American standard pups would be suitable, namely that they'd be too bright and clean sounding.
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