2016 mustang conversion

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Bjackcity, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Bjackcity

    Bjackcity TDPRI Member

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    After playing my duo HS for a while now, I feel it’s time for a change, I’ve got other humbucker guitars that sound way better,so here’s my thoughts.
    1. Install tornado bridge
    2.change the pick guard out for a cream or white 90’s duo pick guard.
    3. Install vintage tuners
    4. Install mustang control plate
    5. Install Duncan antiquities duo pups.
    6. Change out pots/mustang knobs
    Basically make a modern day duo II.

    Looking for others thoughts, is it worth it? Or just leave it for what it is?
     
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  2. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    I say if you don’t like what you have, go for it. I have a few guitars that got changed around 3-4 times before getting them where I wanted them. It can all be reversed!
     
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    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Mustang pickguard might not fit, Duo-Sonic body is a different shape than the Mustang, different angle in the middle of the body.
     
  5. WilburBufferson

    WilburBufferson Tele-Afflicted

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    I think you are either in for a fun ride, or hours of frustration trying to get screw holes to line up, etc. I'd start with a pickup change. If you like THAT sound, the rest is icing on the cake. Also keep in mind that you'll never get all of your $$ back if you decide to sell that guitar. Just how it goes.

    After a few years of chasing this and that, I've learned that the straightest line to the sound I want is to find the guitar that sounds great right out of the box. But it is fun to tinker, isn't it?
     
  6. Bjackcity

    Bjackcity TDPRI Member

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    I was planning on modifying a duo pickguard to make it work
     
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  7. Bjackcity

    Bjackcity TDPRI Member

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    Indeed it is fun to tinker, I got this guitar in trade for some stuff that was given to me years ago. So initial investment is 3.00 in gas, probably the only reason I don’t mind attempting to convert it.
     
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