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    I was at Sam Ash, and I was messing around on a Mustang. There's two things I didn't understand.

    1. WTF are those switches for?
    2. The tremolo on it was really loose. There was NO resistance at all. I think it was used, so that may have been the problem. Or are they just naturally like that. I have no idea how the mechanism works, but there just no resistance. You just touch it and it just goes right down. Very unlike a Strat trem where you actually have to use some effort.
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    From wiki:

    The Mustang has two angled single-coil pickups, each with an adjacent on-off-on switch, and a master tone and volume control.

    The Mustang is unusual in having neither a pickup selector nor a circuit selector switch, instead just using the two pickup switches to allow the pickups to be used either singly or in parallel. The second on position reverses the phase of the selected pickup, allowing the pickups to be either in or out of phase when in parallel. This phasing option was also unusual for 1964.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the trem on mustangs is basically worthless..
    This machine will not communicate.

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    really? So all the trems on Mustangs are like that??
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    The tremolo on my '65 Mustang works just fine.


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    I have a '65 Mustang, but to tell the truth I haven't used the whammy bar since probably 1967. I lost it because I never used it. I don't remember that it was useless though. I don't use the ones on my Strats either
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    Let me rephrase..Not worthless, but flawed.
    This machine will not communicate.

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    My sister had a Jagstang with the same bridge and wanted even less resistance, so she changed out the trem springs which are already weak, with weaker springs from a hardware store. It worked fine. Now you could get stiffer springs but it might make the bridge go up in the air a bit or you could use thicker strings. She has a Mustang now. The switches turn the pickups off and on or make them go out of phase which is rather thin and funny. But the Mustang with pickups in phase is sweet, very cool, everybody should have one, but not for any heavy metal sound.

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    The Mustangs Bridge works just fine. The Jaguar's on the other hand is flawed. In fact it is often replaced with a mustang Bridge-

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    Any girl around here who wants less resistance has come to the right place. We are many, we are mensa. 8)
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