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I'm a recent convert to these great little monsters. I've acquired two in the last six months 😊

2016 (MIJ) 'Fender Special Run' & a '78 natural. Both love flats, got Chromes on the FSR & Labellas on the '78

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I've always fancied one of these but I was never a fan of a short scale so I've never actually made the effort to try one.

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Recently acquired MIJ in aged Candy Apple Red with competition stripe. Wearing La Bella Mustang flats

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20 hours ago, Clarky said:

Recently acquired MIJ in aged Candy Apple Red with competition stripe. Wearing La Bella Mustang flats

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Nice one Clarky, glad you find a replacement - looks lovely :)

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21 hours ago, Clarky said:

Recently acquired MIJ in aged Candy Apple Red with competition stripe. Wearing La Bella Mustang flats

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Love it Mr C. In both our teams colours ;)

Glad I joined the club too. I'm now thinking about getting a 2nd Mustang! They're so much fun to play.

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Much to my own surprise, never owned one of these despite being a short-scale player.  Doubly strange as I played one for a year or so a few years back and loved it.  The singer/rhythm guitarist whose band it was found it in a skip and, being an accomplished wood-worker, was able to restore it.  He insisted that I played it as he reckoned it was the nicest-sounding bass he'd ever heard.  Couldn't really argue as it was perfect for what the band doing.

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I ordered one of the mustang squiers that were announced last year, but then after a few months cancelled my order, just as well, they are still not out!

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4 minutes ago, Woodinblack said:

I ordered one of the mustang squiers that were announced last year, but then after a few months cancelled my order, just as well, they are still not out!

Obviously somebody cocked up there!

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I have a Squier VM Mustang that I like a lot.  It's my second!  A previous owner had swapped out the pickup for a Nordtstrand MN4, which I like, and also applied a cheeky Fender decal, which I can live with.  I think you'd be hard pressed to tell this apart from the real thing now - except the weight.  The few Fender Mustangs in black with maple necks I've seen online have all been exceedingly heavy whereas this is around 7.5lbs.

Edit - lousy picture.  My shaky hands!

 

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10 minutes ago, scrumpymike said:

Obviously somebody cocked up there!

I phoned andertons about it, he said, oh yes, its a namm product, that generally stands for 'not available, maybe march?'

Turns out they are now showing availability in march!

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18 minutes ago, Paul S said:

I have a Squier VM Mustang that I like a lot.  It's my second!  A previous owner had swapped out the pickup for a Nordtstrand MN4, which I like, and also applied a cheeky Fender decal, which I can live with.  I think you'd be hard pressed to tell this apart from the real thing now - except the weight.  The few Fender Mustangs in black with maple necks I've seen online have all been exceedingly heavy whereas this is around 7.5lbs.

Edit - lousy picture.  My shaky hands!

 

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Very nice in black with maple board and black markers - a bit like my AndyJr build in progress.

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Here's mine - A 2016 MIJ FSR Mustang.

 

 

 

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Mine 1975 walnut and 1966.

 

the blue one is one of my favorite!

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46 minutes ago, D.Pal said:

Mine 1975 walnut and 1966.

 

the blue one is one of my favorite!

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Both of those are lovely ....How do they play & sound comparatively?

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1 minute ago, nick said:

Both of those are lovely ....How do they play & sound comparatively?

there are a few differences between the '75 and '66:

- 1975 has on roundwound strings, pickup isn't the original one but a lollar custom shop (the standard lollar has a different size and wouldn't fitted on a vintage mustang). it sounds brighter than the '66, more aggressive i love the tone with the pick. body has contour that might it feel a bit more comfortable. thicker neck.

- 1966 has on labella flatwound strings, original pickup. this one has a good punch and attack and sound smoother than the '75. lightweight bass and what i mostly love about it is the neck, shape is thinner than the other mustang and feel super comfortable to me. i'm also a p bass player so i like too big and chunky necks but this one has something special to me.

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4 hours ago, D.Pal said:

Mine 1975 walnut and 1966.

 

the blue one is one of my favorite!

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Gorgeous, a real JMJ Mustang! 

Now if I could only find an intonation screw and spring to get my 2018 relic version back on the road.

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