Routing the mustang vibrato using a single channel/hole?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by aaronlowther1993, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. aaronlowther1993

    aaronlowther1993 TDPRI Member

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    I recently picked up a couple of bodies online to experiment with. I want to try out the Mustang vibrato, as its the only mainstream vibrato that I don't currently have in my stable. I've got an ancient drill press and a decent dremel. So while cutting a clean hole of a large size won't be too horribly difficult, the two very precise narrow channels seem as though they'll be much more difficult. So, is there a reason not to just cut a single hole the store the two springs?
     
  2. BBill64

    BBill64 Tele-Afflicted

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    I think the two small channels were a cost-saving measure but, if you're happy to commit to a mustang vibrato, you can do it any way you want as long as it works.

    I'd recommend picking up a vintage vibrato unit. I've had both a modern MIJ and a '66. the difference is night and day.
     
  3. jimilee

    jimilee Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    You gotta have somewhere to screw the base plate to.
     
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