Bullet Mustang - show and explain your mods

Discussion in 'Squier Offset Guitars' started by xtomx2000, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. DADGAD

    DADGAD Squier-Meister

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    Hey, Pat V, that blue guard looks great! Did you have to make a router template to open the body for the switches and bridge pickup?
     
  2. Pat V.

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    Thanks! I didn't make a template. I just taped off my boundary and did the work with a small hand router. It's pretty straight forward.
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  3. Gingerwolf

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    Here's mine! A big thanks to Tony Mellichampe for making everything work.
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    Popped in some Gibson PAF style HB's IMG_7415.JPG
    Slapped on this sweet little compensated cutoff tele bridge IMG_7417.JPG
    And put in some vintage Fender tuners. The bushings were too small so I had to get larger ones. IMG_7419.JPG
     
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  4. paulnb57

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    Nice job! Did you colour the neck too?
     
  5. Gingerwolf

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    Yep! I forgot to mention that. I started to put a walnut stain on it but I never finished. I'll have to sand and restain soon.
     
  6. iaingeo

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    Like it, I was eyeing up the cut-off tele bridge idea too. Nice to see it looks good.
     
  7. Gingerwolf

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    It really does doesnt it! I am going to be doing the same to an Imperial Blue one for drop tunings.
     
  8. DADGAD

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    I got some flat pole, alnico single coil pickups for Christmas and was able to finish my Bullet Mustang mods. I still need to dial in the pickup height and find some strings that will work well with these pickups. But, it's nice to have a SS Mustang again and one that stays in tune.

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  9. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

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    That turned out really well! Congrats!
     
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  10. DADGAD

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    Thanks, Pat V. If Squier made ‘em like this, I bet they could sell a million.
     
  11. TheKurdtz

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    i want the FSR colors in holland :(
     
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  12. DADGAD

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    When I had my surf green Mustang apart, I saw that the undercoat of body paint is black. This guitar should look pretty cool as it wears.
     
  13. Gingerwolf

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    That looos great!!!
     
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  14. Nathan1709

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    Each to their own but I love the big CBS style headstock. Part of the reason I decided to buy my mustang.
     
  15. Nathan1709

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    Some truly fantastic guitars in this thread. Kudos to all. @robot after seeing the cut down headstock coloured to match the body I can see the appeal.

    Got some great ideas for my Mustang. Cheers all!
     
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  16. Scarabeus

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    Wow! That is not a color combo I would’ve ever thought to do… And it’s not really me… I’m more of a black on black, black and silver or white on white kinda guy...
    But holy smokes that just works doesn’t it?! It looks amazing! Great work!
     
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  17. TheKurdtz

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    has anyone tried a mirror pickguard on a black one yet? i wonder how that looks
     
  18. tommasoc

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    Hi,
    I'm Tommaso and I live in Firenze, Italy.
    I just wanted to share with you guys the work I've done with my Bullet Mustang.
    I've read a lot of interesting and usefull info on this forum and I want to contribute leaving my feedbacks here.

    I bought a used black Bullet Mustang for 100€ and here is what I did.
    As you can see, I removed the black paint and I did something like a natural finish.
    The wood is what it is but I think the result looks good

    Nut: GraphTech
    Tuners: Kluson
    Rolling string trees: Gotoh
    I slightly aged the neck, I don't like that almost white finish.

    I'm still working on it, I have to change the saddles and check the electronics.
    If you're instersted I have the work in progress photos.

    Greetings!
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  19. Nathan1709

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    That is a thing of beauty! really like the natural finish and I haven't seen any like that on here before. Looking forward to hearing updates as this progresses. Welcome to the forum. Tommaso.
     
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