Mustang Bass 70's project.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MustangBrady, Aug 15, 2013.


  1. MustangBrady

    MustangBrady

    Oct 5, 2012
    refished a Squier vintage mod, in nitro Olympic white to try and replicate that great ol' 70's (ish) mustang bass.
    Deck darcy of the band phoenix plays one, great tone and play-ability. Nice and light too, so great for my back injury!
    Got nice short scale D'addario flatwounds on it. Everyone who has played it has complimented me on how amazing and how easy it is to play this bass.
    If there is one thing I have learned from the experience of doing this project is, I HATE POLYURETHANE LACQUER!

    thanks!

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  2. MustangBrady

    MustangBrady

    Oct 5, 2012
    Any short scale bass fans ?
     
  3. Luke S Mouse

    Luke S Mouse Guest

    Jun 5, 2009
    Good looking bass you got there man.
    Great job.
     
  4. FourBanger

    FourBanger

    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Right here!

    Cuurently shopping for mine. Have been leaning towards rosewood fretboard models myself but under $300 that means things like the Mikey Way and the Jag SS. Surprisingly I find myself more and more attracted to the Mikey Way.
     
  5. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
     
  6. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    Very cool. Nice job!
     
  7. MustangBrady

    MustangBrady

    Oct 5, 2012
    Well, IPA what I wanted is a finish that will age into a aged white look.
    I have seen many 70's stangs that are aged white and I just love that look.
    Fourbanger, good luck on your new bass!
     
  8. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    I liked the look of the MW but the pickup was pretty anemic IMO.
     
  9. MustangBrady

    MustangBrady

    Oct 5, 2012
    I am thinking of the idea of adding a bridge pickup to this bass? any thoughts?
     
  10. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    I'd go with a thundertron.
     
  11. MustangBrady

    MustangBrady

    Oct 5, 2012
    I was thinking of using a precision bass 53' pickup.
    I'll look up the thundertrone thanks!
     
  12. darkstorm

    darkstorm

    Oct 13, 2009
    Lol, I;m opposite, I dont like nitro. You did a good job on this one. Looks nice,. My fave msutang colors for 70's was blue and black. I dont think I saw any in sunburst.
     
  13. MustangBrady

    MustangBrady

    Oct 5, 2012
    here is a 1977 sunburst stang' :)

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  14. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    Hot! That's minty fresh looking too.
     
  15. MustangBrady

    MustangBrady

    Oct 5, 2012
    I had a look at the thundertron pickup.
    sounds great! but how hard would it be to install?
     
  16. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    Well whatever you put in you're going to have to route the bass so I don't think it would be any harder than anything else.
     
  17. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    A rickenbacker pickup would be super cool too.
     
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