Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:35 am

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babaloued wrote:I didn't play with it yet as I have to leave home in a moment but I used to play on Jumbo fret and as this one is medium-jumbo (if i'm not mistaken), it's kinda disturbing lol Otherwise, no one move hopefully xD. Just some frets from the 19th looks rusted but when i touched, it was not

Only goods I mentioned come with (strap, gig bag, tools -> if you count this as a good lol)

Thanks.  I actually meant how are the fret ends. Are they noticeably sharp? Tends to happen on cheaper guitars.

Aw I was hoping for like a signed pick or something lol also signature on the back of the headstock looks cool.

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:39 am

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nice one, babaloued. most importantly - HARU's sig at the back of the headstock. i personally am not too bothered with little dings here and there, as i get my guitars set up if the original set up wasn't up to scratch. so can't wait now!!!

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:32 am

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Thanks.  I actually meant how are the fret ends. Are they noticeably sharp? Tends to happen on cheaper guitars.
 Compared with my mami strato, it fells more sharper but not that much I don't have a lots of guitar so I cannot really tell you but for me, it's ok



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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:26 am

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Sexy guitar! Just like the original player herself! That strap, gig bag & signature! The whole package really is tempting!
It's good this Squire is Made in Indonesia. Most of the MIC guitar I'd tried in instrument store don't have properly dressed fret ends! Sure they will cut your fingers.

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:25 am

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Thanks for the pics! Weird to see HARU's guitar like that, usually she is with it =P

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:10 pm

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babaloued wrote:Just about controls, I switched all to maximum and volume'control goes a little bit too far. I don't know how to explain this but I mean the angle... It's not really important.

This should be an easy fix just by removing the knob and then putting it back on. Unless I'm misunderstanding what the problem is. But it sounds like you're saying the knob is not showing you the numbers where you want to see them. That's just the knob being mounted in a certain way; you just need to remove it and remount it with the right amount of rotation for you.

I normally do that with all my knobs anyway, so both volume and tone match exactly and both are accurate on my eyeline (in other words, if I turn both knobs all the way to the stop, they are both on 10 as I'm looking straight on from my playing position).

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:57 am

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babaloued wrote:Just about controls, I switched all to maximum and volume'control goes a little bit too far. I don't know how to explain this but I mean the angle... It's not really important.

This should be an easy fix just by removing the knob and then putting it back on. Unless I'm misunderstanding what the problem is. But it sounds like you're saying the knob is not showing you the numbers where you want to see them. That's just the knob being mounted in a certain way; you just need to remove it and remount it with the right amount of rotation for you.

I normally do that with all my knobs anyway, so both volume and tone match exactly and both are accurate on my eyeline (in other words, if I turn both knobs all the way to the stop, they are both on 10 as I'm looking straight on from my playing position).
Yeah I know you can change this easily by removing the knob. It was just to precise that it doesn't fit perfectly when it arrives. And as you can see in one of my picture, I turn knobs to the stop and volume control might 1 or 2 degree too much. Not a big deal lol. It's not like you turn it to the stop and you see number 6 xD



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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:57 am

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babaloued wrote:Yeah I know you can change this easily by removing the knob. It was just to precise that it doesn't fit perfectly when it arrives.

It's common to every guitar I've ever bought. None of them have had the knobs on exactly how I like (or even matching each other) when I got them. I guess they just expect you to change it, since different guitarists prefer the numbers to show differently and have different sight lines depending on how they hold the guitar. So I don't think it reflects on the quality of these; even my American guitars have shipped like this.

btw thanks for posting the pics.

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:42 am

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spacecadet wrote:

I swear to god, though, I'm seeing a regular Jazzmaster bridge on that Stratomaster again. I don't know what's up with that. It was a JM bridge, then it was an AOM, now it's a JM bridge again. Will whoever gets one of these first confirm what it actually comes with?


Following one of your earlier comments re: AOM v JM bridge - can an AOM be installed hassle-free (ie without the drilling etc)? I've just been reading through a few forum discussions but personally am not any clearer on this. Like you, I kinda like the idea of a an AOM on the MAMI Stratomaster. Just a thought only, though. Anyhow, I'd probably keep the bridge as it is - which looks like a JM to me in all the recently tweeted photos.

Oh yes. I scored the MAMI Stratomaster on Yahoo! Auctions via Buyee. The Kitty one with the strap. Don't ask how much. I will now retreat to my cave living on biscuits and water for the foreseeable future. CANTA Walk



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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:27 pm

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Just paid ishibashi so hopefully should be here next week.

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:21 pm

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bouvip wrote:It's ok GAS makes us do crazy things! I know I'm not gonna see even a penny of my next paycheck now  Tears of Joy 


Just paid ishibashi so hopefully should be here next week.

GAS indeed. But lucky you - Ishibashi sending it to the 'States with no bother at all especially after all that kerfuffle with other S-H members' attempts in getting the guitars. And I am glad you decided on getting it - your newly built MAMIcaster now has a 'friend'.  CANTA Thumbs 

On my end, I just received an e-mail from Ikebe that they've sent my BLUETUS via EMS today. EMS is quite fast (looking at how quick my stuff from CD Japan had been arriving thus far) and it'll be great if it arrives by this weekend or early next week.

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:18 am

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got my silverskull today! a mere 4 days (i was told 7-10) . grinning all the way to my house. lol yoshaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!



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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:52 am

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maharizm wrote:Following one of your earlier comments re: AOM v JM bridge - can an AOM be installed hassle-free (ie without the drilling etc)?

Not a standard one, although there might be some aftermarket AOM-like bridge that would work (edit: see below). The thing is the JM bridge floats, so you have these thick holes with metal "thimbles" in them and the bridge just flops around on little posts in there - it's only held in place by string tension.

A TOM/AOM bridge is fixed - it screws directly into the body and sits flush against it. So if a guitar is designed for a standard JM bridge, it takes a lot of work to properly fit a real TOM/AOM - you have to fill the holes, redrill, then cut the pickguard (which are all things you probably don't wanna do to a limited edition guitar).

Edit: supposedly a Gotoh Nashville bridge will work without mods on a vintage spec JM, though: http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/gbridge_gotohgibson.htm

I would check the string and post spacing first, though, since these are Indonesia Squiers. Kind of unpredictable what spacing they use.

My Mamimaster is in New York right now... wish I could just drive over to the airport and pick it up. It's like 2 miles away...

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:30 am

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hitorikun wrote:got my silverskull today! a mere 4 days (i was told 7-10) . grinning all the way to my house. lol yoshaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

Hey, you're the one who first e-mailed Ishibashi and managed to get a pre-order BEFORE the pre-order started officially right? And it is now with you in Canada - you lucky person, you!

spacecadet wrote:A TOM/AOM bridge is fixed - it screws directly into the body and sits flush against it. So if a guitar is designed for a standard JM bridge, it takes a lot of work to properly fit a real TOM/AOM - you have to fill the holes, redrill, then cut the pickguard (which are all things you probably don't wanna do to a limited edition guitar).

Edit: supposedly a Gotoh Nashville bridge will work without mods on a vintage spec JM, though: http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/gbridge_gotohgibson.htm

I would check the string and post spacing first, though, since these are Indonesia Squiers. Kind of unpredictable what spacing they use.

My Mamimaster is in New York right now... wish I could just drive over to the airport and pick it up. It's like 2 miles away...

You got it spot on - too much work on a limited edition.  CANTA Noise 

Hope to hear/read your review of your MAMI Stratomaster soon, though. My BLUETUS is in the UK (according to EMS tracking) and its with HM Customs - prolly thinking of how much tax to slap on it before it reaches my home address...  CANTA Cry

You're bringing your sparkly HARU as hand luggage back to NYC after your Japan trip I presume?

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:55 am

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Ah, I'm so jealous right now. All my tracking info says is 'Dispatched from outward office of exchange' from late Monday night/Early Tuesday morning, even on the Australia post website too, so I don't think it's even in the country yet.   CANTA Cry

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:16 am

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Mine just arrived!!! HORA! 

But I need to calm down and have my KFC lunch first. Will unbox it later

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:21 am

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Just a quick question to all who have received their guitars from stores OTHER than Kitty. Does it come with a SCANDAL-labelled gig bag or a crappy gig bag with the yellow SQUIER label on it?

I assumed that the only special item when one buys at Kitty is the strap, but the gig bag should be the same regardless whether you buy it at Kitty or not.

And, kenzo9 - how could you. SCANDAL > KFC maa. hahaha. Enjoy your bucket!

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:02 am

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maharizm wrote:Just a quick question to all who have received their guitars from stores OTHER than Kitty. Does it come with a SCANDAL-labelled gig bag or a crappy gig bag with the yellow SQUIER label on it?

Does my pictures answer your questions?

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I had some deep scratches on my Haruna pickguard. after spending some time inspecting it, it seems like there's a very thin sheet of plastic on the pickguard and the scratches are on it. i'm not gonna try remove it. just gonna leave it there for now. i'm leaving for Japan tomorrow night. hopefully when i returning next month, i have enough cash to buy an amp.
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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:12 am

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kenzo9 wrote:I had some deep scratches on my Haruna pickguard. after spending some time inspecting it, it seems like there's a very thin sheet of plastic on the pickguard and the scratches are on it. i'm not gonna try remove it. just gonna leave it there for now. i'm leaving for Japan tomorrow night.
It's nothing to worry about, it's easy to peel it off and won't damage actual the pickguard at all. Once you peel it off you'll find a nice clean pickguard underneath. I still remember freaking out when I bought my American Standard Telecaster and seeing the scratched pickguard when I brought it home.

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:22 am

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kenzo9 wrote:I had some deep scratches on my Haruna pickguard. after spending some time inspecting it, it seems like there's a very thin sheet of plastic on the pickguard and the scratches are on it. i'm not gonna try remove it. just gonna leave it there for now. i'm leaving for Japan tomorrow night.
It's nothing to worry about, it's easy to peel it off and won't damage actual the pickguard at all. Once you peel it off you'll find a nice clean pickguard underneath. I still remember freaking out when I bought my American Standard Telecaster and seeing the scratched pickguard when I brought it home.
ok thanks for the tip.

btw both guitars came with tools. and only mami's can with an extra whammy bar
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Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:24 am

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kenzo9 wrote:
maharizm wrote:Just a quick question to all who have received their guitars from stores OTHER than Kitty. Does it come with a SCANDAL-labelled gig bag or a crappy gig bag with the yellow SQUIER label on it?

Does my pictures answer your questions?

Wow, very nice! As for answering my query, it doesn't - you bought yours from Kitty.

I could've ask my friend who has my Haru Tele but he didn't check the soft case (which was separate from the guitar wrapped in plastic) and the guitar is currently back in the box awaiting to be shipped. Thanks, anyway! (^^)

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:38 am

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maharizm wrote:
kenzo9 wrote:
maharizm wrote:Just a quick question to all who have received their guitars from stores OTHER than Kitty. Does it come with a SCANDAL-labelled gig bag or a crappy gig bag with the yellow SQUIER label on it?

Does my pictures answer your questions?

Wow, very nice! As for answering my query, it doesn't - you bought yours from Kitty.
Sorry about that, wasn't reading clearly. i'm still on cloud 9. overdose of excitement with my 2 guitars here and tomorrow's flight to Japan.

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:57 am

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Awesome pics guys, thanks for posting them  Nice One 

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:27 pm

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Mine just shipped so can't wait for it to arrive! Also thanks kenzo for the pics! They both look amazing!

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:07 pm

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My Stratomaster arrived as I was reading this thread just now Happy

But I'm going to open it later - must resist for now. Too much work to do today (after writing this).

maharizm wrote:You're bringing your sparkly HARU as hand luggage back to NYC after your Japan trip I presume?

I'm not sure how I'm going to do it, to be honest. I have both of the other ones in Japan now, not just the Haru guitar. I think I will probably ship them when I get there, or maybe ship one and bring the other to save a little money. I could theoretically just have my in-laws ship both now but I'm already bothering them enough, so I'm going to take care of it somehow later. It's really annoying that I went through all this crap with Ishibashi over my shipping address and then they ended up just shipping other peoples' orders to the US anyway.

kenzo9 wrote:and only mami's can with an extra whammy bar
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Telecaster doesn't have tremolo tailpiece so it wouldn't come with one. Haruna doesn't use it so I don't think any of her guitars have it. (Neither does Mami, but I guess they include it because these are really just Vintage Modified Jazzmasters with different pickups.)

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