Took my wife shopping and I ended up with a new bass:)

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  1. sandman357

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    I took my wife and daughters to the mall and then went to a local music store to mess around while they shopped. I was just totally killing time and picked up a Mustang pawn shop bass guitar. Pluged it in and I was blown away. The short scale neck felt really good to me and the humbucker had a muddy growl to it that was very cool. Music Store had it priced a hundred bucks less than Musicians Friend so I got it! Now I'm sitting in the parking lot of the mall waiting on the wife to get done shopping so I can go home and play:)
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  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    That is too cool congrats I haven't even heard of this model nice.
  4. Apolicious

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    These Pawn Shop instruments are brilliant. It's almost like Fender "listened to what customers want."
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  6. petrus61

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    I tried one of those Pawn Shop Mustangs at GC a while back and was thoroughly impressed. Sounded like a P on steroids, with a silky bottom end. Not muddy like I expected it to be.
  7. sandman357

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    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    Old fat fingers work well on a short scale though! Jk

    Really like the pickguard against the rosewood board, looks beautiful
  10. Neener

    Neener Grumpy Old Dog Supporting Member

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    Wow very nice.

    Even if it sounds and plays like poo (which i'm sure it doesn't) I'd keep it around just to look at.

    Well done!
  11. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Supporting Member

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    The wife is a keeper!
    I have ZERO shopping stories like that.
  12. MoreBeer

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    That's a cool little bass. I'm a fan of short scales myself. I think I want one. I'll make sure the wife buys something for herself first to avoid Armageddon when the UPS truck shows up.
  13. halfjackson

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    That's so cool! Congrats on the bass, and congrats on not wanting to jump out of a moving car after a day of shopping with the fam. Enjoy!
  14. sandman357

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    Finally got the new Mustang home and have been playing it all evening. I am so happy with it. It is perfect for me. To think I was going to totally dismiss it because it was a short scale bass. Have I mentioned I love this bass?
  15. badboyb

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    I recently jumped on the short scale wagon too.
    I bought a Squier VM Mustang.

    I had also always dismissed them as 'toys', but I love playing it and love the sound of it more than my P bass.

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