NGD!

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  1. Money f'Nuthin

    Money f'Nuthin Junior Member

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    Just got this today, fresh outa the box and went to work setting it up. The bridge saddles look out of place, because I had to file slots in them to keep the strings from jumping out of place (stupid Jaazzmaster type bridge), but it is actually intonated. I also found out that changing strings on a Bigsby with a tension bar is the very definition of PITA!

    Anyway, after adjusting, tweaking, and some nut filing, it is just the way I like it. Sounds good, plays good. It's a keeper. It's hard to capture on camera, but there is even some flame in the neck.

    So without further ado, presenting my new Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Tele with Bigsby. :dude:

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    rikko Senior Member

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    Bad A$$!!!
     
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    Guitaraxe Senior Member

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    Cool!
     
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    Mule Train Senior Member

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    I love Squiers and that's a super nice one. Congrats!
     
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    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    :applause::applause::applause:

    Dang man! Blowin' it up in here again! With another NGD! :shock:

    Congrats! Really nice looker!

    ABout the PITA, did you pre-bend the ball end into a hook first? I've read that it helps keep the string from popping off the bar....
     
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    e44crowe Senior Member

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    I had one of these. Sounded great! I'd have one again but the tuning issues and the strings popping out of the saddles was more than i wanted to deal with.

    Rock on!
     
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  7. Money f'Nuthin

    Money f'Nuthin Junior Member

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    Yeah, did that, it's just that it's hard to keep the ball end on when winding the string on the post without a third hand to keep some tension on the string.

    Someone told me to use a capo. Problem solved. :)
     
  8. Money f'Nuthin

    Money f'Nuthin Junior Member

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    I filed notches in the saddles, set the bridge down flush on the body so it doesn't rock, raised the saddles for proper string height, re-cut the nut, lubed it properly and; no more strings popping off the saddles, and the tuning stability is great.

    I did have a couple of dead spots, and then I noticed the tailpiece was sitting on four felt washers instead of actually sitting on the body.

    I pulled off the Bigsby, got rid of the washers, and now it sits about 1/8 inch lower. A little more downforce on the bridge, and solid contact with the body. The dead spots are gone, and it now has better sustain all around. Still no tuning issues.

    I have no idea why they would use those stupid felt washers.
     
  9. DarrellV

    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    To protect the finish.........of a Squire! :facepalm:
     
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    Money f'Nuthin Junior Member

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    And apparently to kill the tone and sustain too. And why do you need to protect the finish under the Bigsby? It's not like there aren't 4 big screw hols if you remove it. :facepalm:
     
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    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    Exactly!:dunno::thumb:
     
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    Walt_T Senior Member

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    I like it!
     
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    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    Curious if that's a real TV Jones in the neck, or a knock-off....
     
  14. Money f'Nuthin

    Money f'Nuthin Junior Member

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    It's a Fender Fidelitron. So I guess a knock off.

    Sounds pretty good though.
     
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