NGD- 94 MIM Duosonic RI

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by rbh32, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier Talker

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    Just got around to putting new strings on this short 22.7 scale awesomeness.
    I got it to play while I figure out just how much I want to Frankenmustang my bullet mustang, and I’m so glad I pulled the trigger on this one...
    Not my pic, it’s from the guy I bought it from, but I’ll try to get some more when I get home. It’s so much cleaner than I thought it would be, was only missing one string, and I fixed that within 5 minutes of getting it. I might change the tuners, but I’m not really in a hurry to do that just yet.

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  2. dtsreiuqs

    dtsreiuqs Squier-Meister

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    Oct 18, 2015
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    Nice and Cool :cool: - It reminds me the (RH) Fender Lead II that I used for a time in the late 70's- early 80's...

    A+!
     
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  3. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    Mine is stock since I bought it new, but the nut just cracked at the low E. The tuners seem sketchy even by bullet standards, but after 20some years , I likely won't change them.

    Check out the video by the 60 cycle hum guy on YouTube. He has a few videos featuring his Duo
     
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  4. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier Talker

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    That’s cool. I’ve watched his videos, but haven’t seen that one, thanks!
     
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  5. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-Meister

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  6. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-Meister

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    Here's mine that I got several years ago. I traded a couple of pedals for it. It had been abused by a teenager who had an Nirvana fetish. I had to replace the ruined pickguard and electronics. I recently restrung it to Nashville tuning to get some different sounds.

    Here's a before and after shot...

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  7. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    Sep 13, 2017
    Holland
    strange, i don't remember owning OR selling this guitar ;)

    but yeah, if he would've thrown a JB in the bridge position of that thing he'd probably still have had it:)
     
  8. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-Meister

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    When I replaced the pickups I put a SD Quarter Pound in the bridge and that worked well. If you look close you can see it in the after photo. I pulled the QP out when I switched it over to Nashville tuning.
     
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  9. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier Talker

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    That looks like a great save!! I’m liking the original pickups right now... but time will tell I guess..
     
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  10. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-Meister

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    Unfortunately, the originals on mine were ruined by the previous owner breaking the coils so I had to replace them.
     
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  11. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier Talker

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    I’m really liking this guitar!!! The neck looks like it’s never been played before me. And this short scale feels identical to my Martin LX-1, except for the neck radius. I called Fender and found out this is a 9.5 radius and the nut is 41.5. And the pickups sound great!!! I’ve never heard any quite like them. I think I can get some real cool grungy stuff going on with these.

    So I did make some adjustments when it first arrived. First, I changed the strings, which it was missing the high e, and then I noticed that there was way too much bow in the neck, so I figured out how to get to the truss rod on these “old timey” necks. It has a cutaway in the body to get to it, but not one in the Pickguard, so I might make an access notch to get to it without having to take the pickguard off in the future.
    There was NO tension on the truss rod, so I tightened 1/4 turn and then 1/8 of a turn, and I may have to take that 1/8 off bc it’s buzzing at half step down tuning, which is where I like it.
    So far so good!!! upload_2018-7-5_2-23-13.jpeg
     
  12. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    I have a new nut on the way! I can’t wait to get back to playing mine.

    I think they are sleepers because when they were brought out in the 90s I don’t think the market was right. A lot of grunge, post hair metal. Nowadays they make more sense.

    The original pickups sound great, a bit unique for sure, but a solid performer.
     
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  13. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    Sep 13, 2017
    Holland
    stop giving me gas for a mustang or duosonic!
     
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  14. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    Where did you find the specs? I did some substantial searches and found nothing!
     
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  15. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier Talker

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    I called Fender and asked their rep. Apparently they have a lot of specs for a lot of their guitars on hand. No specs for Squiers though. .

    I also found out when I got my new Tusq nut in that I had to file the middle post on the bottom all the way flush for it to fit. I meant to say something about that so1om.
     
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  16. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    What strings are you running? I use super slinkys on everything and I had an odd set of power slinky so I tried them on the Duo. Pretty good results!
     
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  17. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier Talker

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    D’Addario nickel wound 11’s right now. Even 10’s felt loose to me on this one.
     
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  18. revmike

    revmike Squier Talker

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    Jan 8, 2014
    Raleigh
    Those are cool!
     
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  19. squierbilly

    squierbilly Squier-holic

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Curious how many mustangs you own being a Kurt fan.. 3 or 4,, maybe more?..