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  1. It'll be the 65 for me as it just seems to sound better... To my ears at least...
  2. Hi Guys, Got a quandary going on here re wiring up a 65 RI that i'm building... The body has two earth lines on it, one from under the bridge cup and the other from the cavity shields. Both of these end in the switch cavity ready to attach to the back of the pot. My quandary is that there is a solder blob on the switch cavity shield plate and it is not linked to the other shields in the chain... Does the line from the rest of the shield chain connect to this solder point and it has become detached at some point or is there a third earth line that has fallen off somewhere along the way...??? I
  3. Yeah, i'll go with that... 65 RI Mustang - MIJ 69 RI Mustang - MIJ Jagstang - MIJ ESP Viper - MIJ Ampeg Dan Armstrong - MIJ and.... 85 Gibson Les Paul Custom - USA Guess I love my MIJ guitars...
  4. I bit the bullet yesterday and flipped mine over and locked it down... I must admit that I never really thought I had much in the way of stability issues, I just thought I'd give it a go to see what happened... Used some nice 6mm stainless Allen headed bolts and packed the excess distance with washers, a smidge of Loctite on the threads and then threw her back together with fresh strings... I was not prepared for such an extensive improvement in tuning stability, tone or sustain... I, for one, will not be going back to to a conventional trem setup... Don't know why I have never done this sim
  5. There you go dudes... My Fender Adjusto-matic / Mustang mod... Hope this helps ya... Thanks to Mr Earth for help re: posting images... Peace...
  6. I will try and post some pics of my conversion so you can view for yourselves if it is what you are after for your own guitars... Bare with me as this image posting thing via server is new to me... LOL... Any advice re hosting sites would be great as Imageshack won't play ball...
  7. Hey there dude, thanks for your reply... In regards to the above: I took a standard Adjusto-matic, I didn't file any of the saddles (they didn't look nor feel as if this was required), strung it with 56 - 13 gauge strings and tuned two full steps down to C (the standard setup for all my guitars...). One live show later (one and a half hours of Punk Rock...) and not one string popped out... So... Am I just lucky or does this mod work... Hmmm, I've been playing guitar in Punk bands for over 30 years and the only time I have had strings pop out has been on my first guitar (a K Les Paul copy) an
  8. Hi guys, I thought I'd wade in on the tune-o-matic bridge mod topic as this may be of some help to you all. Especially those of you who are new to taking their pride and joy apart or are apprehensive about what it is they may be doing or buying to complete the task. I did a little research and found that Fender make their own version of the Tune-o-matic called the Adjusto-matic. I picked mine up new from an eBay shop called The STRATosphere for a good price and then fitted the beast. Looking at the profile of the saddles they are arranged in the same order as the original Mustang unit ie:
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