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  Topic: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
astro

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:35 pm   Subject: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
Fantastic job! I especially love the epic story behind its completion.

Thanks, dots!
  Topic: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 778

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:30 am   Subject: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
I managed to carefully unsolder the caps and to resolder them into their proper spots. Wasn’t easy as the leads were cut very short. But I succeeded. Strangle switch is very useful, I was worried it ...
  Topic: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 778

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:51 pm   Subject: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
Looks sick.

Is it a Satin finish?

Thanks!

Yeah, paint is satin. I was going to clear coat but then I thought that doing so would take me another 5 years, so I didn’t bother. Didn’t even ...
  Topic: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 778

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:57 pm   Subject: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
Looks ace

Thanks!

I opened it up and looked at the caps with a magnifying glass... I put the strangle switch cap on the tone pot and vice versa. Oops. Don’t know if I can save the ca ...
  Topic: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 778

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:32 pm   Subject: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
Fuck that’s a good lookin’ VI.
At least if the strangle is just a capacitor issue, it’s an easy fix. How ya finding the hotter pickup in the bridge?

Thanks!

Bridge pickup balances nicely ...
  Topic: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 778

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:59 am   Subject: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
It’s a Bass VI

12 years ago, I wanted a bass VI, and there were no options other than Fender’s custom shop or vintage at the time. I could afford neither. This was before the Squier and the Paw ...
  Topic: Another musicmaster bass build (now finished)
astro

Replies: 8
Views: 1490

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 7:07 pm   Subject: Another musicmaster bass build (now finished)
So I gave up trying to find a bridge from a bronco/musicmaster/musrtang bass, and ended up using the fugly bridge that I already have. Got a mint pickguard, wired up a lace sensor red I had in my part ...
  Topic: Another musicmaster bass build (now finished)
astro

Replies: 8
Views: 1490

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:02 pm   Subject: Another musicmaster bass build (now finished)
GFS have a lot of decent looking bridges, but I assume they'll be too big for the bridge spacing on that body

You’re right, fender shortscale basses have a narrower string spacing than the long s ...
  Topic: Another musicmaster bass build (now finished)
astro

Replies: 8
Views: 1490

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:08 pm   Subject: Another musicmaster bass build (now finished)
So I enlarged the neck pocket on the body with a wood file and my dremel. Now the neck fits nice and tight in the pocket.

However, I chipped the paint around the neck pocket with the file:

https ...
  Topic: Another musicmaster bass build (now finished)
astro

Replies: 8
Views: 1490

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:47 pm   Subject: Another musicmaster bass build (now finished)
Finally got the body today!

There's a tiny chip in the paint, which I already knew about since the seller had disclosed it. The interesting thing is, you can see that under the blue/green there is ...
  Topic: Another musicmaster bass build (now finished)
astro

Replies: 8
Views: 1490

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:03 am   Subject: Another musicmaster bass build (now finished)
Body seems to be held up by customs for some reason. They've had it for 10 days, no idea why. Hopefully it will get here soon!

In the mean time, I found a Schaller bass bridge in my parts bin. It l ...
  Topic: Another musicmaster bass build (now finished)
astro

Replies: 8
Views: 1490

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:50 pm   Subject: Another musicmaster bass build (now finished)
Ten years ago I converted a Squier Bronco Bass into a musicmaster

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3567/3407769900_38416598c2_o.jpg

It was a fun bass but I got bored of it and sold it. I've kind o ...
  Topic: American Performer Mustang and Mustang bass
astro

Replies: 38
Views: 6293

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:05 am   Subject: American Performer Mustang and Mustang bass
Saw this over at Offsetguitars.com. USA made mustangs, the guitar even has a proper trem. No slidy switches though. Bass looks weird with truncated bridge and Jazz bass knob setup, but is still cool I ...
  Topic: Any thoughts on the 50th anniversary Jaguar?
astro

Replies: 3
Views: 2384

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:51 am   Subject: Any thoughts on the 50th anniversary Jaguar?
I had a candy apple red one for a few years, sold it to pay some bills.

A really, really nice guitar. Has the same pickups as the Classic player Jag, which I liked. 9.5" radius and "moder ...
  Topic: Squier Classic Vibe Mustangs?
astro

Replies: 13
Views: 3964

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:43 pm   Subject: Squier Classic Vibe Mustangs?
I recently saw on eBay some Chinese made Classic Vibe mustangs. Here’s one:
[url=https://m.ebay.com/itm/Squier-Classic-Vibe-Mustang-Vintage-White-Electric-Guitar-Used/192578833079?hash=item2cd697ca ...
  Topic: Low B string on a 30" scale bass, anybody ever tried it
astro

Replies: 2
Views: 2724

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:01 am   Subject: Low B string on a 30" scale bass, anybody ever tried it
Do they make 30" scale 5 string basses with a low B? I'm curious to know if a low B string would work on a shortscale bass. Anybody ever tried? Is the scale length too short to have enough tensio ...
  Topic: pictures of your shortscales
astro

Replies: 1920
Views: 870803

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:33 am   Subject: pictures of your shortscales
Here's my current stable.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4529/24861834198_23c3caae52_o.jpg

Squier Jaguar HH with the strat jack that everybody loves
Warmoth Mustang guitar
MIJ Fender Mustang b ...
  Topic: Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass
astro

Replies: 9
Views: 4683

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:52 am   Subject: Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass
Love the potato chip tuners and that it has a 9.5" fretboard radius.

Hate the relicing however. If they offered a NOS version I would be sorely tempted to get one. If it also had contours I wo ...
  Topic: Warmoth Mustang build
astro

Replies: 27
Views: 11693

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:12 am   Subject: Warmoth Mustang build
Looks ACE Astro!
I've never seen the chrome covers before, even painted ones.
its a pretty sweet option.

depending upon what is under the paint they might end up looking really cool after worn do ...
  Topic: Warmoth Mustang build
astro

Replies: 27
Views: 11693

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:24 am   Subject: Warmoth Mustang build
Why would you not just use black covers? It looks great btw!

Thanks! I think proper chromed metal Mustang covers would look cool, it's purely for the cosmetics. Besides, I've already installed whi ...
 
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