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Tim Chapple

Mustang Bass - MIJ Vs. JMJ - Do they sound different?

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So now the dust has settled a little on the release of the new JMJ... Who has played both the JMJ AND the MIJ Mustangs - I'm keen to know how they compare soundwise......

Love my MIJ Mustang, am I going to get anything different soundwise from the JMJ?

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I know that its not answering your question, but I've owned a MIJ Mustang - I felt this had issues, for less money than the JMJ Mustang I bought a Supro Huntingdon II - which in my opinion is a better instrument - better playability and has tone for days.

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Thanks for the feedback - I really love my MIJ Mustang, its my main bass - I'm wondering if the JMJ will add anything to what the MIJ already does (apart from maybe looking prettier).

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Apart from the roadworn cosmetics the only difference with the JMJ is a custom-spec pickup voiced to be similar to JMJs original '66 Mustang. So tonewise it may have a slightly more vintage vibe than the MIJ but it's still going to sound like a Mustang and unlikely to be much different to your MIJ. I haven't tried a JMJ, love the way it looks but a little pricey for me.

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39 minutes ago, ikay said:

Apart from the roadworn cosmetics the only difference with the JMJ is a custom-spec pickup voiced to be similar to JMJs original '66 Mustang. So tonewise it may have a slightly more vintage vibe than the MIJ but it's still going to sound like a Mustang and unlikely to be much different to your MIJ. I haven't tried a JMJ, love the way it looks but a little pricey for me.

Yeah - My thoughts too - I'd like a second Mustang to keep roundwounds on, but I'm unsure that the JMJ is a better option. It's undeniably pretty, but at a price. I'm thinking I'll wait until the second hand ones hit the market......

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I like the look of the JMJ and seriously considered one to supplement my Squier Mustang for gigs.  I felt the price is a touch pricey at the minute though and managed to get a used CIJ Mustang for about half the price.  I'll probably look again when they start coming up used.

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On 13/06/2018 at 16:03, No lust in Jazz said:

I know that its not answering your question, but I've owned a MIJ Mustang - I felt this had issues, for less money than the JMJ Mustang I bought a Supro Huntingdon II - which in my opinion is a better instrument - better playability and has tone for days.

I had to google the Supro - what a cool looking instrument! I'm intrigued.

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