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  • Squier Bullet Mustang HH review

    And look who it was written by - that's right, our very own Travis Browning. And he did a heck of a good job on it too!

    Want to check it out? You can find it right here.




    PS I'm sure if you have any questions or comments about the review, Travis will be happy to talk to you about them right here in this thread.
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    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

    - George Carlin

    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

  • #2
    Excellent job Travis! I highly enjoyed your review. Now if Fender would only do a small run of lefties.
    Cause sometimes the rhetoric don't go with the contents

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    • #3
      Thanks! It was super fun to review. I'm definitely down to answer any and all questions, but I gotta say the Mustang is looking quite a bit different now

      http://lazarusband.bandcamp.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by travisbrowning View Post
        Thanks! It was super fun to review. I'm definitely down to answer any and all questions, but I gotta say the Mustang is looking quite a bit different now


        Well Travis, you know what this means, right? Now you're going to have to tell us all about the mods you're doing to it...
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        "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

        - George Carlin

        "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

        - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

        "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

        - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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        • #5
          - So, as I stated in the review I wasn't too fond of the bridge. It worked fine, but I've never been a fan of those block saddle bridges for some reason, and the intonation screw on the the B string was just a hair too long and would hit the string slightly and cause it to sound a little dead. So I ordered a top loader bridge from Guitar Fetish and I like it a lot better, feels more solid.

          - I also bought a cheap mustang pickguard (like $4 cheap) off Amazon just to see if it would fit and surprisingly it did pretty much, I had to drill new holes for the 5 screws on the left though.

          - I'm not really a humbucker guy, so I ordered some GFS Gold Foils to put in it, and they sound great! Right now I have them both always on and wired straight to the volume pot, but I'm really tempted to open it back up and take out one of the pickups from the circuit and put the tone pot back in. I just can't decide if I want neck only (Musicmaster style) or bridge only (Bronco style).



          http://lazarusband.bandcamp.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by travisbrowning View Post
            - I also bought a cheap mustang pickguard (like $4 cheap) off Amazon just to see if it would fit and surprisingly it did pretty much, I had to drill new holes for the 5 screws on the left though.
            It looks really good on that guitar IMO.

            - I'm not really a humbucker guy, so I ordered some GFS Gold Foils to put in it, and they sound great! Right now I have them both always on and wired straight to the volume pot, but I'm really tempted to open it back up and take out one of the pickups from the circuit and put the tone pot back in. I just can't decide if I want neck only (Musicmaster style) or bridge only (Bronco style).
            FWIW I like the sound of both pickups together, the neck pickup, and the bridge pickup by itself, in that order.

            I know you didn't care for the original switch position, but if it was my guitar, I'd drill a hole through the new pickguard at that location and install a rotary switch and put a Daka Ware Fender XII type baseball bat / goosehead knob on it. Like one of these, but in black:

            http://www.ebay.com/itm/DAKA-WARE-Ch...YAAOxy4YdTSauq

            You could also use a small chicken head knob. Either would be lower in profile than the lever switch and less likely to get in your way, but would still let you select the different pickup combinations.


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            "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

            - George Carlin

            "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

            - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

            "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

            - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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