Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by graceless » Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:01 pm

Is anyone else's Mustang noisy AF? My god... Thing is fun but the hum, oh god, the hum

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by Sweetfinger » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:01 pm

Beebe wrote:
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Love the natural body with single ply black pickguard look!
The pickguard on these looks like a rat chewed it out of the plastic sheet.

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by HarlowTheFish » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:24 pm

graceless wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:01 pm
Is anyone else's Mustang noisy AF? My god... Thing is fun but the hum, oh god, the hum
My Vintera's pretty buzzy, but I'm not surprised because the shielding is pretty atrocious. It's getting copper tape next string change, because it's a bit much when I'm trying to record especially.

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by graceless » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:33 am

Yep, I'm thinking I'm going to take a dive one of these days and try to get to the bottom of it. As soon as I stop playing it sounds like aliens are landing in my recording studio

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Post by Jan Deal » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:11 am

Where would I get a 3 way rotary switch like the one in the Ben Gibbard Mustang?
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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by maaaaaaaaaaark » Tue May 11, 2021 5:39 am

Anyone know if these have a forearm contour? It's a bit hard to tell from the pictures, but it looks like it's cut on the back but not the front.

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by Pacafeliz » Tue May 11, 2021 9:41 am

maaaaaaaaaaark wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 5:39 am
Anyone know if these have a forearm contour? It's a bit hard to tell from the pictures, but it looks like it's cut on the back but not the front.
Yes, definitely yes.
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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by Wucan » Tue May 11, 2021 9:55 am

I just can't bring myself to pull the trigger on a $1100 no-frills MIM Mustang even though I like the specs (forearm contour on a non-RI Mustang? Holy molly!). It's almost twice as expensive as the MIM Mustangs/Duo Sonics. The chambered ash doesn't feel "premium" without a colored finish and the rest is just artist quirks. So the huge markup comes almost entirely from the branding.

I paid $750 for a brand new MIA FSR Mustang Special just over a year ago, so maybe we'll see some of these discounted?

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by maaaaaaaaaaark » Wed May 12, 2021 5:03 am

Pacafeliz wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 9:41 am
maaaaaaaaaaark wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 5:39 am
Anyone know if these have a forearm contour? It's a bit hard to tell from the pictures, but it looks like it's cut on the back but not the front.
Yes, definitely yes.
Nice one, thank you.

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Post by merseymale » Sun May 16, 2021 5:14 pm

Jan Deal wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:11 am
Where would I get a 3 way rotary switch like the one in the Ben Gibbard Mustang?
D O N ‘T!!
Do the 4Way Mod instead so you get series option too!

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by Maggieo » Mon May 17, 2021 12:55 pm

Trogly is not impressed:

That is a Lie! | 2020 Fender Ben Gibbard Signature Mustang Natural | Review + Demo

Actually, he likes a lot about it.
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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by Pacafeliz » Mon May 17, 2021 10:40 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 12:55 pm
Trogly is not impressed:

That is a Lie! | 2020 Fender Ben Gibbard Signature Mustang Natural | Review + Demo

Actually, he likes a lot about it.
Wow I like that it seems you can easily mod it to a vibrato (they should include one!). Also, he doesn't seem to see it, but in the bag there IS a vibrato bar included!

I don't like the single ply black guard and would probably swap it (with the switch holes taped over/under) and put a chicken head selector on.
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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by Maggieo » Tue May 18, 2021 8:25 am

Pacafeliz wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 10:40 pm
Maggieo wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 12:55 pm
Trogly is not impressed:

That is a Lie! | 2020 Fender Ben Gibbard Signature Mustang Natural | Review + Demo

Actually, he likes a lot about it.
Wow I like that it seems you can easily mod it to a vibrato (they should include one!). Also, he doesn't seem to see it, but in the bag there IS a vibrato bar included!

I don't like the single ply black guard and would probably swap it (with the switch holes taped over/under) and put a chicken head selector on.
We're on the same page on everything!
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