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Squier Mustang Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by olhounddog49, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. olhounddog49

    olhounddog49

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    Does anyone have an opinion about this instrument? :meh:
  2. Hank Scorpio

    Hank Scorpio

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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
  3. Iheartreverb

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    I fancy one of these but would prefer a rosewood board and some decent colour options
  4. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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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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    I really liked the sound and feel of the mikey way mustang. If it wasn't sparkly I'd probably own one.
  6. wild4oldcars

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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.
  7. BulbousMoses

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    Would it make a good recording bass?
  8. olhounddog49

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    Thanx fellas,'preciate your inputs!!
  9. MakoMan

    MakoMan Supporting Member

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    I'd pick the VM Jaguar SS for recording over both the Mustang and Gretsch myself.
  10. DrDAV14

    DrDAV14 Supporting Member

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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.
  11. Din Of Win

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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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