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NBD - Fender Mustang CIJ

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marc61, Jul 7, 2018.


  1. Marc61

    Marc61

    Jul 29, 2007
    Greater NY Area
    Incredible condition. From 2002-2004 based on serial number

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  2. cattrax

    cattrax

    Oct 17, 2010
    SW Florida
    Very nice! Congratulations :thumbsup:
     
  3. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    That’s one that has been on my list! Nice!!

    -robert
     
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  4. J-Mags

    J-Mags Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2018
    Durham NC
    That's one of my favorite looks for a Fender: white with tortoise or black, and rosewood.
     
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  5. Very cool!
     
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  6. Marc61

    Marc61

    Jul 29, 2007
    Greater NY Area
    Always cool when you find a need for an instrument and it shows up at a good price, in your favorite color combo, in tremendous condition, perfectly set up. quad-fecta!
     
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  7. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I have one of those. Love it.

    What strings are on it?
     
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  8. Marc61

    Marc61

    Jul 29, 2007
    Greater NY Area
    I'm guessing DRs? Black coated
     
  9. dmt

    dmt

    Apr 19, 2003
    Orbiting Sol
    Looks like mine — my co-favorite bass. Enjoy!
     
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  10. kevinpmajka

    kevinpmajka Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2013
    Tempe, AZ
    Enjoy!
     
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  11. Marc61

    Marc61

    Jul 29, 2007
    Greater NY Area
    Thanks all

    I am having an issue keeping it in tune. From looking at the winding it seems as if the previous owner used long scale strings and overwound them on the pegs. My guess is the strings are DR black coated which I don't believe come in short scale size. I realize that short scale basses tend to have tuning problems anyway. That said, I'm considering cutting down the winds or getting strings (I tend not to be a string changer). Suggestions welcome for new strings.



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  12. dmt

    dmt

    Apr 19, 2003
    Orbiting Sol
    I’m not claiming that they’re any magic bullet or anything, but I’m pretty sure I have a set of EXL170 Nickel Wound Bass, Light, 45-100, Long Scale strings on mine. I would probably try medium scale strings, but they aren’t available locally that I’ve seen, so, although I was at first against it, the shop I bought my bass from convinced me that long scale strings would be fine and, yeah, I didn’t experience any issues so I just stuck with them.

    To tell the truth, I don’t think about tuning much with it. I mean, I just tune ‘er up every time when I first plug in and then I’m good to go. I rarely have to retune any time soon after that, which is all I ask
     
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  13. Marc61

    Marc61

    Jul 29, 2007
    Greater NY Area
    Me too. This bass though seems to have slight issues. I'm pretty sure it's the strings. Love playing it anyway!
     
  14. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I have Chromes on mine. Medium scale, so they fit well.

    I've found my Mustang to be the most stable tuning bass I have. Hope you get that sorted out.
     
  15. felis

    felis

    Jul 31, 2013
    Midwest, USA
    I also use those, like this: D'Addario Strings : Chromes Flat Wound : ECB81M Chromes Bass, Light, 45-100, Medium Scale

    Kind of a hack, but if that were my bass, I'd take the strings off and re-cut them to fit.
    There's always the chance you'll break one, but I've used long scale strings on short scale basses several times.
    One set is going on 5 years now with no problems.
     
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  16. Marc61

    Marc61

    Jul 29, 2007
    Greater NY Area
    Not a hack, correcting an error :) and I'll probably do it later this week
     
  17. Mustang Surly

    Mustang Surly

    Jul 10, 2013
    Most short-scale sets are too short because of the string-through bridge design. I also use the ECB 81M Chromes, which fit perfectly.
     
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  18. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    D'Addario for the win - :thumbsup:
     
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