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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AngryArgentine, Aug 7, 2001.
Are they any good? Like a 1967.
Nope - I had a "vintage" one and it was the worst bass I have owned - no tonal variety, poor tone overall - lacking bottom end and it was difficult to intonate it above 12th fret.
There was only one good thing about it - the re-sale value. This meant I was able to get a good price and trade it in for a decent bass!
i tried only one. it has a guitar bass tone, someway similar to the rick but with less bottom. it's good with a pick and an overdriven sound. really nice with a chorus too. it's quite easy to play and it's a short scale, very light ans confortable for small hands. i agree with the lack of tonal variety. for sure not the first choice bass, but maybe a good second bass, just to have a different sound. well suited for pop and rock, but useless in my opinion for blues, funky or modern music.
the first bass I learned on was an old mustang. My high school had one that I used. THis thing was beat to hell, and had lots of personality. I loved the thing. I thought it played great. If you have a nice EQ to boost the sub frequencies it would have a great reggae tone, with lots of mids...good for blues, cause thats what i started learning on. Seamore Duncan is good about making custom PU's so I bet they can make a direct replacement with the sound characteristics you want. And there is always the router...put some P-bass pickups in it..
Weren't Mustangs back then like the Bronco basses of today? Cheap shortscale beginers basses?
Yup ! If you mean by "personality" - cheap hardware that rusted and poor contruction, then I would agree - but personally I would rather have had a decent bass that didn't require huge amounts of EQ to be listenable. I remember being pleased to get one at the time, but when I had played for a while and tried other basses, I realised how bad it was in comparison!!
For the same price I was able to get a fretless, neck-through bass, with exotic woods, wonderful on-board EQ and a full-scale neck that played beautifully all the way to the top!