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Kurt cobain mustang switches questions

 
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Mustang25
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject: Kurt cobain mustang switches questions Reply with quote

I'm working on a vm mustang to make it into a Kurt mustang and I noticed kurts switches looks completely different then any I can find, does anyone know where to get them, and also he has his lowered with spacers what could I use as spacers?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's info for lowering switches here, but the thread is so old the pics are gone: www.shortscale.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20102

that method works though, i've done it before with my duo-sonic II
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kurtz mustangs were standard switchcraft switches, the U.S. Chicago ones used in mij mustangs until about 2002.

just prior to the Europe in utero tour kurt or earnie cut the switches with a razor or sharp knife, that's why they look so weird, they are flush against the body

the kurt reissues use the later non switch craft switches the brass ones, and to do the flush thing, femder put in foam spacers
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone explain the exact differences between Teh Kurdtz and a standard mustang's switches?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the switches used in kurtz mustang in 1993 are the same ones that can be bought today from allparts Texas, normal switchcraft switches

ironically, fender Japan stopped using them about a year before the MG65 was released, cheaper brass ones that may be in house or China sourced
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I mean regarding the wiring, you cannot get the out-of-phase on teh kurdtz right
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the single could would have been stock mustsng wiring diagram, how earnie wired the humbuker, you'd have to research. I do know that in every pic of those mustangs during the in utero tour, kurt had the neck pickup switched to middle off and the humbukers switch always switched in the position closest to the tailpiece
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cymbaline wrote:
Well I mean regarding the wiring, you cannot get the out-of-phase on teh kurdtz right
if I remember correctly the KC Stang didn't have phasing in the bridge switch but had it in the neck switch.
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