Top Ten Reasons – Black Bullet Mustang HH Edition

Discussion in 'Squier Offset Guitars' started by Pat V., Jan 23, 2017.

  1. broomhandle

    broomhandle Squier Talker

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    Feb 9, 2012
    Cal
    I would say that is a great fit. spot on...

    this body could be great for mods with that top load bridge.... finally a cheap 24"
     
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  2. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    A couple of mm of material had to be removed right where the bridge meets the pg.
     
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  3. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic

    Apr 24, 2015
    South Oceanside, CA
    That's exactly what I've been thinking, whilst following the two current threads on these. I've got some ideas, but I gotta go with the "One in - One out" plan; :rolleyes: so I need to get hot on selling some of my current inventory.
     
  4. Hugh

    Hugh Squier-Meister

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    Dec 15, 2009
    Louisville Ky
    Wait..... These are 24 3/4 " scale aren't they ?

    The new MIM Fender Mustangs are 24" scale. (Radius is 12 on the Squier vs 9.5 on the Fender.)

    Just noticed the specs difference tonight. Anytime I hear a Mustang I think of a 24-inch scale.


    Kinda cool to know these new Squier Mustangs have the Gibson spec necks. Makes it easier in theory to cop a LP Jr vibe with a single P90. :)
     
  5. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    No, the specs on the website are incorrect. The new Squier Bullet Mustangs are 24" scale.
     
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  6. Hugh

    Hugh Squier-Meister

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    Ok, Fender had some incorrect specs on their new MIM Mustangs, both bass and guitar models as well so I'm not surprised.

    Is the radius spec incorrect as well ?
     
  7. broomhandle

    broomhandle Squier Talker

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    Feb 9, 2012
    Cal
    Mustangs have always been 24" except some of the early 22.5". I have a 1965 Fender Mustang, its 24"... the Fender/Squier Cyclone is 24.5" scale.

    I have never seen a 24.5" Mustang...
     
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  8. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America


    no, the Mustang must be around 12".

    Sq Mustang vs Fender Duo-Sonic Neck Radius.gif
     
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  9. carloshacecosas

    carloshacecosas New Member

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    How're the pickups in this Mustang Bullet?

    I've always wanted a Mustang, so I'm thinking on buying one as a back-up of the Epiphone Crestwood (with mini-humbuckers) I use live, but I don't know if the sound is going to be close.

    Also, does anyone know how hard would it be to install pickup covers? I think the guitar would look so much better with that.
     
  10. TomL

    TomL Squier-Nut

    The pickups are pretty good.
    You could install pickup covers, but you might need to make some little alterations to the pickguard to get the covers to fit.
     
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  11. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    and the swimming pool route is a positive for this guitar. It makes pickup changes/modding a breeze.
    I think phase-2 of mine is going to be pretty cool.
     
  12. Hugh

    Hugh Squier-Meister

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    Dec 15, 2009
    Louisville Ky
    I've never seen one either.

    Fender should get their act together on the specs. Not exactly rocket science to get them right.:rolleyes:
     
  13. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    I mentioned it to Fender and they thanked me and said they'd pass it on to web maintenance. It'll be interesting to see if anything changes before Summer...or before the guitar is discontinued because nobody wanted a Mustang with a 24.75" scale. o_O
     
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  14. Warner

    Warner Squier Talker

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    Loving where this thread is going! Mine is arriving in a couple of days, I can't wait. I've only got a few cosmetic changes planned to start with. I'm hoping some online sellers will get on board with the pickguards to the bullet spec soon. I think pickup covers would look sweet. I've made a quick mock-up of what I'm hoping to achieve:

    Mustang.jpg
     
  15. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    That looks great and I think it looks better the way you have mocked it up with the covers.
    My second phase of modding this will be with a pair of single coils but when I go back to humbuckers, it'll be like you've done it here. More chrome makes sense and the cream switch tip works well too.
     
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  16. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic

    Apr 24, 2015
    South Oceanside, CA
    Yeah, I'm gassing for one of these to mod. My plan? Ken Currie rewound some Epi Casino dog-ear P90s for me not too long ago. I was planning on putting them in a Casino, but I'm thinking this might be a better deal. I've been digging the short scales lately. I'd have to ditch the chrome pickup covers on the P90s, they fit an archtop; but I do have some cream-colored covers that will work on a solid body. I'm thinking better bridge saddles at a minimum, possibly an entire new bridge. The biggest issue I see to my plan is the pickguard.

    If there's enough interest, I would go to the trouble of making a template for the PG that could be floated around the ST gang. I would not include a notch for the bridge, as those may vary depending on what each individual modder/builder wants to do. I would make a separate template for the bridge of my choice.
     
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  17. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America

    I have a tracing of the stock pickguard that I will be happy to make available once I am back home in a couple of days.
     
  18. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic

    Apr 24, 2015
    South Oceanside, CA
    Cool! I just received my VM Mustang, so I need to do some bonding. I can't get one of these until something else leaves the shop. Anybody want a real nice Strat?? :rolleyes: Maybe a Pawnshop Offset? :rolleyes::rolleyes: I have factory shipping boxes. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  19. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    I have a scan of it too.

    2017 Squier Mustang Bullet Stock Pickguard sm.jpg
     
  20. santos

    santos Squier Talker

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    Jan 29, 2017
    near the beach...
    For such an inexpensive guitar the Bullet HH Mustang is great! Only had mine a short while but out of the box it was in tune, setup okay, and pretty much ready to go. The one I got only weighs about 5 lbs, I love how light it is. Would have bought two if they'd made them in Dakota Red. Or three if they'd done 'em in Daphne Blue. Or four etc etc… :)

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