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directorfitzy

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  1. I actually played one of the Strummer Tele's in Guitar Center a month or so ago. It was alright...the tone wasn't very great as Strummer probably didn't care all that much about tone. Also, since it's Mexican made, all the the wear and tear was basically painted on. (Except for the hardware, it was all rusted down like a normal custom-wear Fender guitar). But the Corgan guitar...I don't know if I'd buy it...maybe if I was in a Smashing Pumpkins tribute band. However, it does look like a nice collector's item...I just wouldn't use it for gigs, I'd think.
  2. Oooo, this is exciting. I'm a huge fan of Smashing Pumpkins and Billy Corgan's Strats. I hope they'll make it affordable like the Joe Strummer Telecaster.
  3. alright.....enough about Courtney Love.....
  4. Um.....Billy Corgan is good friends with Courtney Love...they also dated before she married Kurt....so...yeah...
  5. the batteries could be dead too....(if they are running on batteries that is...)
  6. Well, I guess the bottom-line here is that Corgan would've most definitely migrated to the Strat for more tonal options, etc. For if he hadn't...you wouldn't get all those nice Pumpkin sounds. Although I feel there is a hint of validity with Cobain reason (just a touch of it), but ah, whatever.
  7. ive not found one...but it seems logical to think he had it in 91 as a back up. And I totally believe the story of him not wanting connections to Kurt Cobain...he didn't want anything to do with the Seattle scene in general...
  8. Peter Buck from R.E.M. plays a Jag-Stang in the "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" music video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fxfDRYGtjw it's actually the one Fender sent to Kurt which he hardly used...Courtney Love gave it to Buck after Kurt died. It looks kinda cool upside down...
  9. There are actually multiple pieces of footage of Billy using a Mustang while in Smashing Pumpkins...otherwise, how else would he be afraid of Kurt Comparisons had the Teen spirit video not been out? I could've put a lot more links, believe me...but :shrug: (Also, I have a good feeling they were stock pick ups on that Mustang)
  10. the Jagmaster was actually my first guitar (I'm not counting the First Act one I began learning on)...but it was pretty cool for a starter. Could easily be a good back-up as well. It could've used to adjustments here and there, but I didn't know about any of that stuff when I had it.
  11. One thing I noticed is the uncanny ability for the thing to stay in tune...in just a week I've probably had to tune it...like 2 times...3 tops. I guess I'm used to the damn Floating Tremelo bridge (something that I will never want to deal with again...except maybe a Jazzmaster ) I also still need to go and buy a tremelo arm...it didn't come with one, unfortunately... And I've been pleasantly suprised with the amount of attack this guitar has...and the maple neck has really opened up my playing and made things come out of me that I didn't know were there....what can I say...I'm under the s
  12. Fender Mustang being a "darker" guitar? I'd say it's probably Fender's brightest guitar...
  13. well, I traded my Stang in for a Strat last week...but, the rig either way...(just try to imagine it with a Mustang in it, heh) Pedals: Fender Tuner Pedal-->EHX Big Muff-->DanElectro French Toast Octave-->Boss DS-1 Distortion-->Boss OD-1 Overdrive-->EHX Small Stone Phase Shifter-->EHX Small Clone Chorus (but it's a bit messed up) Amp: VOX 100W Combo (I'm thinking about purchasing a head maybe)
  14. woah...that's an excellent combination... way better than my ill-concieved Tele-Stang idea I had a while ago...
  15. I'm not sure...come to think of it, I've never played a guitar with heel contours...
  16. yes, I am indeed happy. I used to play a Fender Mustang, but because of comfort, and tonal issues, I went for the Strat, and I'm not looking back really...the 'Stang was mostly aesthetically pleasing...other than that, it sounded like a scratchboard and there were no contours on the body, which made for much discomfort. But I'm really amazed by the versatility of the Strat though...
  17. MIM, but no worries, it is a beatiful instrument. This is one of the new upgraded Standard models that's been on the market for about a year now, I think. Larger bridge blocks for better sustain and tuning, and electronics have new shielding paint to prevent hum. I'm really siked about it.
  18. So I did, in fact, trade in the Mustang. Needless to say, I'm recklessly in love with the Stratocaster.
  19. A MIM Strat, actually. I'm only getting what I can trade the Mustang in for...I really hope I have enough with the Mustangs price tag compared to the Strat. I've played MIM Strats alot and they feel so comfortable. I'm getting one in Midnight Wine with Maple fretboard.
  20. well, the short scale neck is just a tad smaller really...but enough to make problems. It could just be the bridge, intonation, or whatever...I'm not great with guitar lingo and exact details on how it's smaller...but if you are in fact a "big dude" than you might want to try out short scale before making any impulse purchases
  21. I've actually decided to trade this Mustang in for a Stratocaster after much frustration over the small scale, and the emptiness of it, really. It's an acquired taste...but it's such a limiting guitar to me. But it was an excellent first guitar.
  22. I'm semi-new here, and I play a '65 Re-issue Daphne Blue Mustang as my main guitar in my band. For the whole year I've owned it so far it's been extremely reliable. And despite what has been said about Mustangs a lot...it stays in tune very well...didn't have to adjust the bridge or do any sort of MODing...although I'm thinking about some humbucker options...here's a pic, by the way... by the way, I do not use the tremelo bar at all. I have no use for it, really.
  23. Is this bridge cover more of an aesthetic thing? Because I've played a Tele with a bridge cover and it feels very awkward...
  24. I have a '65 re-issue with Daphne Blue...it's very nice. I've seen the Dakota Red in person and I thought that was cool too, and I have yet to see the Olympic White one in person. But, yeah...whatever suits you. A lot of people don't like the pearloid pick guard for some reason though...too sparkly, or something...but I think it goes well.
  25. I thought his competition Stang was relatively un-modified until it was finally wrecked...
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