ShortScale Forum Index www.shortscale.org
Head 'n Neck Above
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
UploaderUploader   ShortScale WikiBuilder

AMBQ (Another Mustang Bridge Question)

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Short Scales
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Golden_Sonic
.
.


Joined: 28 Mar 2013
Posts: 242
Location: Italy

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:28 pm    Post subject: AMBQ (Another Mustang Bridge Question) Reply with quote

I have no money in this period to buy a Staytrem bridge and replace the shit bridge my VM Mustang has. Following the advice of Fakir Mustace, I rotated the bridge so now the heads of the screws are in front of the neck and not the cigar tube/wraparound bar, sorry for the bad pics:



When I bought the guitar, the previous owner lost the trem arm so I'd like to buy a replace one and use it. Always according to Fakir, the tension of the springs under the bridge plate has already been placed on the last and hardest slot. I'm worried about the rotated bridge now: I turned it because the strings steadily rattled; besides they don't touch the "bridge sides" (hope you understand what part of the bridge I refer to) now and I managed to set up quite properly the action/strings height, even if it is still a LITTLE LITTLE LITTLE bit high over the 12th fret.

Would the turned bridge be a problem using the tremolo arm? Could I set up the action perfectly if I put the bridge in its original position? Please, give me some advice on how setting up the VM Mustang Bridge in the perfect way without replacing it.
_________________
-Guitar: Squier VM Mustang, Squier CV '50 Duo Sonic;
-Amplifier: Hughes&Kettner Blue Edition 60;
-FXs: Dunlop Cry Baby GCB-95 Wah, Boss BD-2 Blues Drive, Proco RAT, Danelectro Cool Cat Tremolo, EH Small Clone, MUZA FD900, Bespeco Volume pedal.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
stewart
Cunning Linguist


Joined: 14 Jul 2008
Posts: 17625
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't see how it would be a problem. however, i can't stress how much easier your life would be if you saved up some cash and bought a staytrem or similar.
_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Fakir Mustache
.
.


Joined: 25 Sep 2013
Posts: 3308

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason I turned it around is because with the strings I was using the saddles needed to be farther back, and if I made the saddle too far back the main saddle screw would go up and hit the string.

But you might be able to make it work the other way around.

Also remember you have two ways of raising the strings: raising the whole bridge or the grub screws. So try everything possible to get it to buzz less, it can take a while to do, like several hours maybe.

But I eventually swapped out the Squier bridge. Actually the main reason I swapped it out is because I got it to work without buzzing, but the springs for the low E and G were too short and the saddles got caught in certain positions when using the vibrato. But I'm sure it would have worked if I had replaced those springs with ones from ballpoint pens.
_________________
dezb1 wrote:
I only buy synths with mini keys as I like the shortscale synths.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dots
BADmin


Joined: 17 Apr 2006
Posts: 1013094
Location: on the move

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

he can also replace or cut the screws themselves which would prevent them from hitting the strings.
_________________
robroe wrote:
I'm fuckin old dudes

jcyphe wrote:
But the people need that wiggle stick.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Janine
.
.


Joined: 11 May 2013
Posts: 203
Location: Portland, Or

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa, I'm totally late to the party with Staytrem.
Good to know about.
_________________
Hello, I'm Janine.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Short Scales All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 622272 / 0

Guitars at Musician's Friend

Help support this site by clicking the above link!