SAVED - 1969 comp orange body & neck OG style

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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by panoramic » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:32 am

shit, wish i had done this

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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by hella1hella » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:39 am

Connorater wrote:This is the only competition striped guitar I've ever liked, wow

I think part of it is that we got to see the journey to get there. Such an awesome thread!!!!

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Post by FenderBob » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:30 am

Completely Redundant....But Holy Cow! Your hard work and patience paid off big time! Congrats on that beauty. :)

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Post by daCod » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:45 am

couldn't have done it w/o yer help mang. trem looks ace on this!
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Post by fullerplast » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:46 am

Beautiful. A true restoration.

My hat's off to you, sir!
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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:10 pm

I just read through this whole thread. Fantastic work, sir!! Just goes to show what patience & perseverance can bring.

The guitarist in my first band back in the mid 90's had one of these guitars. I always loved the oddball colour, compared to all the boring red, black & white guitars floating around.
I had a blue compstang for a few years that was waaaay too clean so I sold it. I kinda miss it as I love Mustangs. It has to be said though, Kurt or no Kurt (or in my case Steve Turner), orange is definitely the coolest colour of the available three.

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Post by daCod » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:00 am

crash magnetic transducers sweetcaster set for mustang landed yesterday and installed last night... drunken ebay purchase of original 1969 mustang pickup set pulled from a bastardized crackwhore comp blue mustang arriving today... aw shit.

the plan - find another MOP guard and set of switches so i can swap back & forth between the two depending on my mood. but in all honesty if the OG pups don't outperform the sweets, sweets stay in. these things sound crazy good. to my ears nothing like a modern pup at all. sounds like a well used and aged full-bodied old school single coil should sound. the warmth and clarity is great. not thin. with the snappiness of the mustang they're perfect. mark winds a killer pickup at a killer price. UK based, fyi.

only had 10 or 15 min with the guitar late last night. frets could use a little dressing but i'm perfectly happy with it as is after i set things up. with kid asleep upstairs i couldn't be my normal loud self. with the DR103 running at reasonable conversation level and my DAM/SOLA MKII in chain i gave a quick demo a go. normally i'm behind/above the camera kicking pedals on and off. so advance apologies for messy clean noodling. fuzzed out is normally how things roll for me. and that's the plan for tonight. will add youtube link once it's done uploading.

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Post by daCod » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:42 am

bam.

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Post by 2fLAz » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:50 am

YAY ! Nicey :)

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Re: SAVED - 1969 comp orange body & neck OG style

Post by daCod » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:08 am

69 custom serial number f-plate - check
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set of 69 pickups - check
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now, who wants to hook me up with a mother-of-toilet-seat pickguard!

and more pics just for the shit of it.

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the jag caught with it's pants down, patiently awaiting it's new bridge pup (now complete)
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Post by 2fLAz » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:11 am

that neck plate is awesome
where have you gotten it ? Have you aged it ?

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Re: SAVED - 1969 comp orange body & neck OG style

Post by daCod » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:23 am

thanks! i ordered it through http://www.axetremecreations.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

it didnt look this good when it arrived. had checked the 'aged' option and i really wish i hadnt. didn't snap a picture of what it looked like straight out of the envelope... it was baaaad. i think they hit it with something abrasive in the middle, then used acid to give it that awesome (read that as vomit) relic look AND THEN beat it with some car keys. was ready to return it until i read their return policy which stated i was out of luck.

ended up using rubbing compound on it and a LOT of pressure to remove most of that 'patina' fake wear. it turned out alright, sans the abrasive middle part. will track down a real 69 plate someday.
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Post by 2fLAz » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:41 am

we always end up with the more is less situation :)

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Post by hornz » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:43 am

Great work daCod, thats such an awesome project. You have a lovely Compstang there
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Re: SAVED - 1969 comp orange body & neck OG style

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:13 am

oh maaan... OOOOHHH MAAAAAAAN!!! :-* :-* :-* :?
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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