I didn't need a new guitar, and wasn't planning on getting any guitars, and then these went on clearance at work, and for whatever reason the staff price tanked, and I couldn't say no. Thanks to the fiancee for not killing me in my sleep.
Once I figured out how to set up the bridge, things started coming together, and I decided to keep it. The high E string is still buzzing, but the 10 broke and I threw on a 9 I had laying around, so it's lighter than the rest of the set. When I'm not feeling lazy, I'm going to throw a set of 11s on, shim the neck to get more break over the bridge, and pop the bridge off and put foam in the springs to quiet them down. I'd like to block the bridge in the long run, but if I can't find a way to do it cleanly (or replace it with a drop-in hard tail), I'll live with it as long as it doesn't give me problems.
It plays great. The frets are decent, good enough that I'm not planning on getting them done. The cheap SGJ I got a while back is technically amazing, but for whatever reason, this Mustang just makes me want to play. I've always loved the look and sound of 335s and semi-hollows in general, but this guitar, my old Strat, and my dad's Strat are the three guitars I've enjoyed playing the most. Maybe I'm a Fender guy.
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This one shipped with P90s. I don't have a tube amp at the moment, so I need to wait til I can borrow my dad's TransAtlantic to really get a feel for them. I love P90s, so I would have bought this guitar just for the pickup routes if I had to.
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And the pickup switches. Each switch goes on-off-on and controls its own pickup. When the switches are in different "on" positions (so inside or outside of the off positions) they're out of phase. Even with the P90s, the out of phase tone nails Ween's Voodoo Lady tone.
Now I really need to get some motivation and finish setting this thing up.
We need to hang out.