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serfx
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:03 am    Post subject: bronco to mustang bass Reply with quote

now i know that this should be pretty much the easiest thing ever..
all i'll really need is what a pickguard, control plate, and pickups?

cuz i have that squier bronco i bought last spring


from the route i think swapping in mustang pups should not be a problem



i was thinking something like this


but then doing a colour matched headstock and applying a new decal.

thoughts?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

liek musicmaster basses, but this should be way easy.


are you going for the red? do new color. seriously, too many red guitars in this world.



gonna be sweet.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sticking with red to match my homebrew `74 mustang


it still needs a decal (and possibly a 24" scale neck, instead of a 22.7" scale one...)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel that.

You'll probably get the paint to match pretty easily, I was thinking no, but then I realized I was looking at the mustang bass.

Are you gonna do comp stripes?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was about to say that you shouldn't bother with the matching headstock and decal and just leave it be. Then i realized, "Wait, this is serfx, DEW IT"
seriously, go mad with it

matching headstock
comp stripes
CHROME the works
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah comp stripes.
i'll use rodvonbon measurement science for the comp stripes.

not sure if i want them in white or.. do two coats of tint over the natural finish ( i'm probably going to have to baff/sand off the clear anyways.. so that i can correctly colour match the headstock.)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if the mustang control plate will fit properly over the route on the bronco bass.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think the control plate for the mustang bass is the same as the control plate for the jazz bass

but i could be very very wrong..

i know that there will be a bit of a gap.. unless i block and drill part of the control cavity.
(ie, the pickguard to control plate, should have wood not empty space between them)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it might fit. worth a try anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mage wrote:
I'm not sure if the mustang control plate will fit properly over the route on the bronco bass.


also a quick google image search tells me i should be okay..



i've got to hunt stuff down on ebay either way..
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i actually tried this before i went the musicmaster route. it will work, but you may have to fill in a bit of the route on the guitar. my mustang (guitar, mind you) control plate was a bit short, and had an ever-so-slight difference in the curvature. yours may be different. i have seriously considered getting another bronco bass to make one of these as well, but using an sx shortscale jazz neck.

but since they've made the headstocks flamin', i'll probably abandon it before i've started.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

serfx wrote:
mage wrote:
I'm not sure if the mustang control plate will fit properly over the route on the bronco bass.


also a quick google image search tells me i should be okay..



i've got to hunt stuff down on ebay either way..


LOL that's my picture! The pictured Bronco Bass is now a fake Fender Musicmaster Bass, as seen in this thread.

I tried the Mustang Bass pickguard on the Bronco and IIRC it fit. The control plate on the Mustang bass isn't like the one on the Jazz Bass. It is similar to, but not identical to the control plate on the Mustang guitar. The Mustang bass plate is a little wider than the guitar version.

Keep in mind that putting a Mustang Bass bridge on the Bronco will require the drilling of holes through the body, as the strings go through the body.

I also have a vintage Mustang Bass that I'm going to be taking apart in a day or two, since I will be refinishing the body starting in the spring. So if there are any parts that you want me to measure, or to try placing on the Bronco to see if they'll fit just let me know and I'll do it.

I still have 2 Fender Musicmaster Bass (early 70's type) decals if anyone needs one.

Here's a pic of the Musicmasterized Bronco Bass:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'll def need to snake a decal from you astro.

and as i'm picking the bass up from my jam space today to start working on it next week i'll be asking you for measurements..
possibly template? as i may cut my own guard.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wait, the decal is for a musicmaster.. so scratch that.

fuck i need to learn to read.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had this idea a while ago and will follow with interest -- I'll do one myself if I ever locate money.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

serfx wrote:
i'll def need to snake a decal from you astro.

and as i'm picking the bass up from my jam space today to start working on it next week i'll be asking you for measurements..
possibly template? as i may cut my own guard.


I'll gladly make a pickguard template for you. I'll try and take the Mustang apart this weekend (if I have time, since I'm working both days) and take photos with the guard and plate laid out over the bronco body to see if they'll fit properly or need mods.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool much appreciated Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got my mustang bass for 300 bucks used at guitar center because it had a tiny ding in the upper horn (and the fact that they are stupid)

it makes me feel bad that you are going thru all this bullshit to save 150 bucks


tornio red mustang bass will rule though. don't change that shit
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i can't find a mustang bass for less then 800 around here.
i'm contemplating not doing comp stripes just so that i don't fuck with this red.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm sure you'll find some white electrical tape or white out and just do it anyways.
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