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  • Offset doods, should I MusicMaster my Mustang?

    So I've decided I want to drop some Duncan Quarter Pound magic in my 73RI Mustang. I already have one Quarter Pounder on hand, and the only pickup position that gets any use is the neck. A mismatch will drive me crazy, so should I: a) pony up the ~$60 cash for a second pickup, or b) grab a MusicMaster pickguard for ~$30 and ditch the bridge pickup altogether? I eagerly await advice.



    ps. It's this Mustang:



    I'm in a band called Little Sluggers. Signature.

  • #2
    real men can get by with just one pickup. musicmaster that ****************.

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    • #3
      Leave it alone.
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      Originally Posted by pasteface


      I want to Make a sound like on doors where It Gose PPPPPPPRRROWWWWWNNNN like a Bridg falliing Apart and When it Ecchoes

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      • #4
        I'd pony up. Don't bitch out.
        dharmaforone.bandcamp.comListen to my music and such.Strat - Jazzmaster - Bunch of fuzz and delay pedals - map.

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        • #5
          If it were a tele: Yes.



          A mustang is bare bones enough as it is, just leave it alone, it'd look akward and wrong without a musicmaster bridge.

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            Originally Posted by pasteface


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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by thom
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              If it were a tele: Yes.



              A mustang is bare bones enough as it is, just leave it alone, it'd look akward and wrong without a musicmaster bridge.




              I hear you on the aesthetics, but how exactly is a Mustang bare-bones?









              Quote Originally Posted by christianatl
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              Leave it alone.




              Novel idea, tell me more.
              I'm in a band called Little Sluggers. Signature.

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              • #8
                i dont' see the point.

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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by poolshark
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                  Novel idea, tell me more.




                  It's a two-step process.



                  Step 1: Leave it alone.



                  Step 2: Continue to leave it alone.
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                  Originally Posted by pasteface


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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by poolshark
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                    I hear you on the aesthetics, but how exactly is a Mustang bare-bones?







                    Novel idea, tell me more.




                    Bare bones, soundwhise, as in you'll get pretty whimpy thing tones with just the bridge pickup. Guess I'm just not a musicmaster fan, to each their own I suppose



                    A good tele can still scream with just the bridge pickup, a stock mustang with just the bridge pu and the shorter scale is pretty much a lo-fi jangle box imo. Which can be VERY cool if it's what you're after, I'm just a bit more into a beefy rawk version of the jangly twangy tone thing

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                    • #11
                      I totally disagree. A Mustang in either the in phase or out of phase positions with both pickups on into a Big Muff and a clean, loud Marshall head and cab will take heads off.



                      edit: I see now talking about the bridge pickup only. Still...
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                      Originally Posted by pasteface


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                      • #12
                        Actually, no. Talking about going neck pickup only. Because MusicMaster, not Bronco.
                        I'm in a band called Little Sluggers. Signature.

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                        • #13
                          I was talking about thom's post, not yours.



                          I'm well aware of the differences. I've owned all three, and still own two. I just didn't read thom's post carefully enough.
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                          Originally Posted by pasteface


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                          • #14
                            Ah, well thanks for the input, and sorry if I sounded like a prick. I think I'm leaning toward the MusicMaster pickguard, though - I don't have many dedicated single-use machines, and a garage rock Mustang hybrid sounds noice.
                            I'm in a band called Little Sluggers. Signature.

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by christianatl
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                              Leave it alone.




                              This



                              If you have to do the pickup swap, just put the quarter pound pickup in, but use the stock pickup cover over it. Stock cosmetics would be maintained, and the rest of the guitar would remain unmolested. Down the line, you could replace the bridge pickup too as funds permit. IMO, the neck IS the sound of these guitars, and the bridge by itself tends to be kind of weak, but don't overlook how cool the two pickups running together can sound - both in AND out of phase!



                              IMO, that's the best and easiest way to go. No need for an extra pickup if you're never planning on using it, and there's no need to buy a new pickguard and do drastic gutting of the existing electronics (removal of both switches, and one pickup). Supposedly, Strat pickups will work under the stock solid covers, but may need slightly longer screws due to the staggered magnets sticking up and increasing the overall height slightly. With the flat top magnets on a Duncan quarter pound, you should be able to use the stock covers. My only concern would be making sure the coil bobbin isn't wider than the stock pickups, but since they drop straight in on a Strat, they should fit in your Mustang.
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