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What is it about my Mustang?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Uncle K, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Uncle K

    Uncle K The custodian is your enemy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    It's probably just bad technique on my part, but some days my basses just don't play/feel/sound right, and I feel like selling everything...........at least until I pick up my Mustang. It's like my Mustang is the only bass where I never have a bad day of playing. Today I was playing my black Fernandes and plucking the E string too hard and getting that horrible fret clank. Same with my Squier P. Then my green Fernandes just didn't sound right, and I kept fiddling with the knobs. Then I picked up the Mustang, even though it has the lowest action of any of my basses, every note was clear and well defined. It gave me that punch and mid-range growl I was looking for. But for some reason I keep trying to find a better bass, although it probably doesn't exist. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
  2. MakoMan


    Oct 17, 2011
    It's all confidence agent!
    I have a set of golf irons like that. They are over 40 years old, thin as butter knives and infinitely less forgiving that any of my newer sets. But when I play them I have total confidence and shoot better than with any other set.
  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I regret selling my mij 'stang the most out of all the basses I've sold. Between the impeccable Japanese craftmanship, short scale and 7 and some odd inches radius, it almost played itself.