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Mustang/Duo Sonic - custom project


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This may sound like a dumb question, but did you get a linear pot or logorithmic (audio). Linears increase/deecrease at a constant value, where audio use "curve" based on a logorithmic set of values. The linear may not always "zero out" and could be your problem.

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It wouldn't be the taper of the pot. A linear turned all the way down will be a straight shunt to ground the same as an audio.

I've never seen a problem like this. Without seeing exactly how you have it wired, its impossible to make any suggestions other than either the pot is bad or the wiring is.

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They all come with 500k pots don't they?

Anyway, I compared both Jag-stang and mustang diagrams, and there is a difference. The second phase switch is wired differently. I corrected mine to the mustang design, but holy shyte the volume still won't reach zero.

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I fixed it, i'm not sure what was wrong with it.

I just earthed it more securily.

Don't ever buy alpha brand pots, i don't trust them.

Anyway, the guitar sounds bloody amazing. I can't wait to pump it through a bigger amp. I'm now officially converted to single coils! so much clarity.

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I have a thrashed MIM Duo. Does anyone have ideas for what I should do with it along the lines of this project? I also have a nice one that I will keep stock. Would it be difficult to fit a Mustang bridge to it? If the Duo is never going to be a sought after guitar, I might as well trick it out.

One idea I had was to use some old parts from a 70s MusicMaster I've had since the 70s. It occurred to me to make a replica of a MM with the Duo. It's such a lowly model, it doesn't make any earthly sense. But the idea appeals to have a little guitar with one measly pickup that can hold its own, say with a small bucker. But the pick guard doesn't fit the screw holes or the bridge. I had assumed they were all the same bodies.

Are there different measurements between the originals and the reissues? That's something I have not seen anything written about.

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