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The Squier VM Mustang Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TK4261, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. TK4261

    TK4261 Supporting Member

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    I noticed quite a few more people are getting Squier VM Mustang's and thought I would start the VM Mustang Club so all the owners could have a thread to post pics, discuss and show any mods they might have of this great little 30" scale affordable Bass. I will keep the first post updated with # list. :cool:

    I'll start it off with my VM Modified Mustang....

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    Here is the link to what I have done to my Mustang from when I got it stock...I plan on getting the new Mikey Way Mustang also as soon as I can find one in-stock somewhere..

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/squier-vm-mustang-project-pic-heavy-809171/

    Squier VM Club List:
    1. TK4261
    2. M T
    3. MisterStompy
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  2. TK4261

    TK4261 Supporting Member

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    Info and specs of the Squier Vintage Modified Mustang:

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    Model Name: Vintage Modified Mustang® Bass
    Series: Vintage Modified
    Color/MSRP:
    3-Tone Sunburst: $479.99
    Regular sale price: $279

    Black: $479.99
    Regular sale price: $279

    Body: Basswood
    Body Shape: Mustang®
    Number of Frets: 19
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
    Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
    Fretboard: Maple
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Natural Satin
    Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
    Scale Length: 30" (76.2 cm)
    Neck Plate: Chrome Squier®
    Truss Rods: Single Truss Rod (Adjustment at Headstock)
    Truss Rod Nut: 4 mm Hex Head
    Middle Pickup: Special Design Split Single-Coil Mustang® Bass Pickup
    Controls: Volume, Tone
    Hardware: Chrome
    Bridge: Strings-Thru-Body with 4 Individually Adjustable Saddles
    String Nut: White PPS
    Truss Rod Wrench: Standard Truss Rod Wrench
    Strings: Fender® USA NPS, (.040-.095 Gauges)
    Unique Features: 30" Scale Length, Black Dot Position Inlays,
    Black Numbered Volume and Tone Control Knobs, Squier® Engraved Neckplate, Synthetic Bone Nut
    Included Accessories: 1.5 mm and 4 mm wrenches
    Control Knobs: Black Stratocaster Knobs
  3. TK4261

    TK4261 Supporting Member

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    Info and specs of the new Mikey Way Artist series Squier VM Mustang just released:

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    Model Name: Mikey Way Mustang® Bass
    Series: Artist Models

    Large Flake Silver Sparkle
    MSRP: $499.99
    Regular assumed sale price: $299

    Body: Basswood
    Body Shape: Mustang®
    Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
    Neck Shape: "C" Shape
    Number of Frets: 19
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Position Inlays: Parchment Dot Position Inlays
    Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane Finish
    Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
    Scale Length: 30" (76.2 cm)
    Headstock: Painted Black, Artist Signature on back of Headstock
    Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Neck Plate
    Truss Rod Nut: 4 mm Truss Rod Nut
    Pickup Configuration: H
    Middle Pickup: Covered Passive Humbucking Pickup (Middle)
    Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
    Bridge: Strings-Thru-Body with 4 Individually Adjustable Saddles
    String Nut: White PPS
    Pickup Covers: Black Pickup Cover
    Truss Rod Wrench: 4 mm Truss Rod Wrench
    Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: 1.5 mm
    Strings: NPS, .040-.095 Gauges
    Unique Features: Large Flake Silver Sparkle Body with Black Stripes, Painted Black Headstock, Silver Squier Logo, Mikey Way Signature on back of Headstock, Humbucking Pickup
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
    Included Accessories: Wrenches: 1.5mm, 4mm
    Control Knobs: Black Numbered Volume and Tone Control Knobs
  4. M T

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    Sign me up! Love the VM Mustang.

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  5. TK4261

    TK4261 Supporting Member

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    Nice! your #2 M T :D
  6. Bulldawg82

    Bulldawg82 Supporting Member

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    Are the necks on the Fender Mustang interchangeable with the Squiers (and vice-a-versa)? I can see that the radius on a Fender Mustang neck is 7.25 while the Squiers are 9.25. Not sure where the radius is (on the neck) that they are using.
  7. TK4261

    TK4261 Supporting Member

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    I believe they are interchangeable...I'm pretty sure they are referring to the fretboard radius. The Squier fretboard is a little more flat than the MIJ Mustangs fretboard :cool:
  8. J_Funk_77

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    I have one of these sitting in my cart @ MF, waiting on my tax return. I also have the MIM version, I really wanted a "respected" name instrument just because who doesnt? But the more I read and watch you tube, I might just go with 2 VM Mustangs and save some $$$. I want 2 not because of gas and money to spend, but I want to switch to short scale's and my band plays in Eb and drop D. Im lazy and would rather pick up another and constantly tune.
  9. TK4261

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    Cool..When you get your VM mustang it would be great if you could compare the difference in them...Tone, feel & build quality..That's a good Idea to have 2 of them :bassist:
  10. MisterStompy

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    Howdy, I'm somewhat new and am not quite sure how these clubs work, but sign me up if you please.

    Here's mine. I think the black pickguard on black instrument can be sorta boring. I'm looking into replacing my pickguard in the near future.

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  11. TK4261

    TK4261 Supporting Member

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    You are #3 MisterStompy :cool:
    So how do you like your VM Mustang?

    Here is a good source for Mustang Pickguards:

    Fender® Mustang® Bass
  12. Orpheus55

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    Are the CIJ Mustang and Squier Mustang pickguards interchangeable?
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    I'm wish one! (Waiting dealer on my country... I'm hope T_T.)

    e-bay shipping cost $200.5 OMG!!

    Some question TK4261.
    1.How much Squier VM Mustang weight?
    2.What solders use in Squier VM Mustang project?
  14. sonicland

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    Can I join the club? Here's a pic of my Squier Mustang Bass. This is my only bass right now and I'm gigging with it and lovin' it. I have small hands and have always wanted to get a short scale but since pretty much everything available is a budget bass, I thought I wouldn't be getting a quality bass that sounds good. NOT! I can't find any fault with this bass, even the pickups rock. The neck is so perfect for me and easier to play than my previous full scale (more expensive) basses. I thought the original strings were a little weak and replaced them with D'Addario XL Nickel Wound .045-.100. I'm playing through a Tech21 ParaDriver DI into an EV SxA250 powered speaker and find myself quite content. At some point I'd like to get the black one as a backup.

    I do wish there were more case options for this size bass. I'd love to get a serious padded gigbag but the only ones I can find are either too big or cost more than the bass.

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    Cheap Case ? Try a hardshell shotgun case at sporting goods shops ,you might find one that fits
  16. melikecookies

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    As far as gig bags go, how about the fender short scale bass gig bag? I use it from time to time to transport my mustang, fits nice and offers a good amount of protection. Got mine from sweetwater for a little less than what is on the site through my rep, they should have more in stock within the next couple weeks.
  17. melikecookies

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    My Squier Mustang which is currently being loaned out to a friend.

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    May end up just letting him keep it as a Christmas present though since he seems to have gotten attached to it. I'm patiently waiting for mf to have their next 20% off sale so I can snag another. Was pleasantly surprised how close in quality these came with the fender models, definitely worth every dime and more (I'd still like a nice deal though :)). May I join the club?
  18. sonicland

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    That's exactly what I was looking and had no idea they were available. I'll definitely get one when they arrive at SW. THANKS
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    Bumping this, interested to see/read more about these from owners.
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    still looking for an answer regarding PG interchange from black to tort.bump

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