Novak Mustang Bass Pickups: V or Fat experiences?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bjornist, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. bjornist


    Feb 22, 2021
    Hey everyone,

    First post here. Searched everywhere and couldn't find any anecdotes or audio examples demonstrating the real world difference between the two Novak mustang bass options. Tried reaching out to Novak as well but haven't gotten a response back (I imagine they are wildly busy right now.)

    Wondering if anyone has experience with either option. Does the Fat version get too far away from the "mustang bass sound"?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
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  2. taosword


    Dec 9, 2016
    Its hard for me to compare bass pickups, so I ask our sound people and other bass players in the audience. I have the Novak fat vintage mustang pickup on my Squire 60s vibe bass and the feedback is that it is more full than the original, maybe sounding more like a P bass, which to me is good. Curtis says it is wound for broader frequencies. Other than some lighter tuners, there is not much more to do to a mustang. The neck on mine is so well made for a short scale that I would play it no matter what pickups are on it. The comfort level for me is crucial, and this bass may be as good as the American made one.

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