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Old 01-08-2014, 03:09 AM
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Squier Mustang Bass

Does anyone have an opinion about this instrument?
Old 01-08-2014, 03:54 AM
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I like mine. It's very easy to play, especially when I switched to thicker gauge strings, although it is kind of heavy for its size (although it certainly isn't a heavy instrument). The pickup sounds great clean, but I'm not too happy with how it pushes my overdrive pedals. The neck feels like a Jazz-width but mine is quite thick front to back, so even with the 30" scale length the neck feels substantial.

There is a slight bit of neck dive, possibly due to the smaller body size, but it balances well with a decent strap. Overall I like it, its a good price and it does the job when I fancy playing a short scale. Unfortunately I mostly get the urge to play a 34" scale these days, so it doesn't get a lot of use
Old 01-08-2014, 04:55 AM
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I fancy one of these but would prefer a rosewood board and some decent colour options
Old 01-08-2014, 06:25 AM
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I briefly had a Mikey Way Mustang, but I eventually traded it. I thought the sound was a bit too monochromatic for my tastes, subjective as they are. But unlike Hank, I found it to be too butt-heavy (or whatever the term is around here), which is a shame because the neck was super-comfortable to play.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:27 AM
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I really liked the sound and feel of the mikey way mustang. If it wasn't sparkly I'd probably own one.
Old 01-08-2014, 06:57 AM
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ive always thought about converting a mikey way to the standard mustang pickup. i really dig that paint, seriously loud and obnoxious. I tried one once, it felt decent, but the humbucker was very meh to my ears.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:59 AM
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Would it make a good recording bass?
Old 01-08-2014, 09:24 AM
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Thanx fellas,'preciate your inputs!!
Old 01-08-2014, 10:19 AM
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I'd pick the VM Jaguar SS for recording over both the Mustang and Gretsch myself.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:26 AM
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The Mikey Way sig. with a EMG HBCS or HB is ultra cool and sounds WAAAAAY better than the stock p/u. Putting 2 EMG HB's in my Gibson SG bass as we speak. The HB's are a P-bass p/u in a humbucker housing.
FYI.....I have a Fender Music Master p/u if anyone has a need.
Old 01-08-2014, 10:45 AM
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I like them. They're one of the better "out of the box" short scales around.

I have a compulsion to always 'upgrade' cheaper basses with new pickups (at least)... but the Squier Mustang has been completely serviceable as-is!
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