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Old 06-16-2012, 10:17 PM   #616
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My boy-child is graduating from high school this year. He has done very well, and as a grad gift, I'm thinking a new axe. He's been lusting over a candy apple red Fender Mustang. New, there's the standard version, a "Pawn Shop" version and a Kurt Kobain version. I assume anything "vintage" will be out of my price range, the new ones are at $800 to $1000 which is about where I want to be.


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I have a '67 Mustang and it's a blast.

Sorry, I'm too lazy to post a pic.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #617
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A Martin Backpacker guitar. Neat little instrument. I'm surprised by how much sound it projects. Sounds kind of like a banjo.
I own one too. You are completely correct about the Banjo sound. I travel a lot for work and bought it with the intention of using it as a travel guitar. It just sounds so bad I abandoned the plan and went out and bought a Steinberger. Great guitar, way more rugged and overall smaller than the Martin.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:53 AM   #618
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I own one too. You are completely correct about the Banjo sound. I travel a lot for work and bought it with the intention of using it as a travel guitar. It just sounds so bad I abandoned the plan and went out and bought a Steinberger. Great guitar, way more rugged and overall smaller than the Martin.
I plan to use this when camping- when space is limited and there's no electricity; it's fine for what it is. Something to play when I otherwise wouldn't have a guitar at all. Or when I want to sound like I'm playing a banjo.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:19 AM   #619
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I own one too. You are completely correct about the Banjo sound. I travel a lot for work and bought it with the intention of using it as a travel guitar. It just sounds so bad I abandoned the plan and went out and bought a Steinberger. Great guitar, way more rugged and overall smaller than the Martin.
Send me your Backpacker.

I like banjos.. and guitars.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:37 AM   #620
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My boy-child is graduating from high school this year. He has done very well, and as a grad gift, I'm thinking a new axe. He's been lusting over a candy apple red Fender Mustang. New, there's the standard version, a "Pawn Shop" version and a Kurt Kobain version. I assume anything "vintage" will be out of my price range, the new ones are at $800 to $1000 which is about where I want to be.

Any advise? Anyone have one to sell?

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They have a Classic Series, Pawn Shop and the Artist Series. The Classic is the main model. The Pawn Shop has some period style mods. The Artist series mimics what the Artist used. Main differences are pickups, wiring and bridge. I'm not a Kobain fan and I don't like the Tremolo/floating bridge so I'd choose the Pawn Shop with the hard tail and coil-splitting.

The Classic:
Bridge Pickup: Mustang® Single-Coil Bridge Pickup
Neck Pickup: Mustang® Single-Coil Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching: On/off, phase slider switch for each pickup (in/out)
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Bridge: Floating Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tail-piece
Tremolo Arm/Handle: Vintage Mustang® Tremolo Arm
The Pawn Shop:
Bridge Pickup: Enforcer™ "Wide Range" Humbucking Bridge Pickup with downsized Wide Range covers
Neck Pickup: Enforcer™ "Wide Range" Humbucking Neck Pickup with downsized Wide Range covers
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone; Pickup Toggle Switch; Coil Selector Switch for Each Humbucker
Bridge: '70s-Style Hard-Tail Stratocaster Bridge
The Kobain:
Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan® JB Model™ Humbucking Bridge Pickup - Direct Mount
Neck Pickup: Mustang® Single-Coil Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching: On/off, phase slider switch for each pickup (in/out)
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tail-piece
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:05 PM   #621
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After reading a bunch and watching endless review videos (man I wish I could play!) it seems like the pawn shop version would be the best. Plus it comes in the colour he wants!
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:44 PM   #622
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:17 AM   #623
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I lost my guitar tuner as a result of playing the last gig. But it was over 25 years old. I'm really not up to speed on tuners. Too many choices. What should I get?
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:22 AM   #624
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I lost my guitar tuner as a result of playing the last gig. But it was over 25 years old. I'm really not up to speed on tuners. Too many choices. What should I get?
I've still got a Korg from 2003 with the first AAA battery in it. They still make the things, can't be more than ten bucks. It's all I've ever needed. GA-20 I think is the model. Awfully primitive.

Usually I'll just get the guitarists in tune with each other, or if the drummer is decent, use his floor tom as a guide.

If I'm at home, I just get the strings in tune with each other at a pitch that isn't too much/little tension for my string gauge.

Of course if you're really wanting something to live by, get a Korg rack unit, or a stomper strobe tuner.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:06 AM   #625
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I lost my guitar tuner as a result of playing the last gig. But it was over 25 years old. I'm really not up to speed on tuners. Too many choices. What should I get?
For me I use the tuner built into the spider 75 amp that I have...and use that 99% of the time, I also have a small korg (don't know the model) if I am too lazy to go from wherever I am to th huge amp.

I only ever play by myself, so no one else to work off of.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:10 PM   #626
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I lost my guitar tuner as a result of playing the last gig. But it was over 25 years old. I'm really not up to speed on tuners. Too many choices. What should I get?
Electric or Acoustic?
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:15 PM   #627
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Electric or Acoustic?

Something that handles both.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:37 PM   #628
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Something that handles both.
I just picked up this contact tuner that clips on the headstock... 16 bucks locally. It's awesome.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/deta...FQhgTAodOTqFwQ
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:45 PM   #629
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Cool, I'm going to get that.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:51 PM   #630
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I use a Sonic Research Turbo Tuner. Not cheap but very fast and accurate. http://www.turbo-tuner.com/

If you're looking for something cheap I'd probably recommend a Korg.
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