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Squier Mustang Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by olhounddog49, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. olhounddog49


    Jan 8, 2014
    Does anyone have an opinion about this instrument? :meh:
  2. I like mine. It's very easy to play, especially when I switched to thicker gauge strings, although it is kind of heavy for its size (although it certainly isn't a heavy instrument). The pickup sounds great clean, but I'm not too happy with how it pushes my overdrive pedals. The neck feels like a Jazz-width but mine is quite thick front to back, so even with the 30" scale length the neck feels substantial.

    There is a slight bit of neck dive, possibly due to the smaller body size, but it balances well with a decent strap. Overall I like it, its a good price and it does the job when I fancy playing a short scale. Unfortunately I mostly get the urge to play a 34" scale these days, so it doesn't get a lot of use
  3. Iheartreverb


    Oct 31, 2013
    I fancy one of these but would prefer a rosewood board and some decent colour options
  4. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    I briefly had a Mikey Way Mustang, but I eventually traded it. I thought the sound was a bit too monochromatic for my tastes, subjective as they are. But unlike Hank, I found it to be too butt-heavy (or whatever the term is around here), which is a shame because the neck was super-comfortable to play.
  5. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I really liked the sound and feel of the mikey way mustang. If it wasn't sparkly I'd probably own one.
  6. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    ive always thought about converting a mikey way to the standard mustang pickup. i really dig that paint, seriously loud and obnoxious. I tried one once, it felt decent, but the humbucker was very meh to my ears.
  7. Would it make a good recording bass?
  8. olhounddog49


    Jan 8, 2014
    Thanx fellas,'preciate your inputs!!
  9. MakoMan


    Oct 17, 2011
    I'd pick the VM Jaguar SS for recording over both the Mustang and Gretsch myself.
  10. DrDAV14

    DrDAV14 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    The Mikey Way sig. with a EMG HBCS or HB is ultra cool and sounds WAAAAAY better than the stock p/u. Putting 2 EMG HB's in my Gibson SG bass as we speak. The HB's are a P-bass p/u in a humbucker housing.
    FYI.....I have a Fender Music Master p/u if anyone has a need.
  11. I like them. They're one of the better "out of the box" short scales around.

    I have a compulsion to always 'upgrade' cheaper basses with new pickups (at least)... but the Squier Mustang has been completely serviceable as-is!