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the current state of the surf green mustang bass in 2019
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:06 pm    Post subject: the current state of the surf green mustang bass in 2019 Reply with quote

you got your american performer with classic mustang bass pickup, and jazz pickup 3 knobbies and some kind of bullshit telecaster football jack nonsense for 1200 dollars. keep in mind you are paying extra on this model for a bridge plate that looks like TOTAL. FUCKIN. ASS.



you got your VANTARA dime bag model for 1000 with only a mustang pickup, 2 knobbies, and the jack back where it fucking belongs.



you got your mustang PJ bass with no mustang bass pickups, but with Pbass and Jbass pickup combo for 500 bucks, the bass plate on this one isn't as fugly as the 1200 model but fuck sake its boring.



and finally you got your SQUIER CV mustang bass that is exactly the same as the Pantara model is 350 dollars. proper pickups, proper bassplate, so that sticker on the Pantara model costs you an extra 550 fucking dollars, and this is probably built in Japan instead of Mexico. which is probably a better thing. no one knows because its been delayed 18,000 fucking times already and could be coming from the god damn moon.





so we have a price range of 1,200-350 dollars for the same bass with different pickup options.



i didn't talk about the differences between pearl, white, or parchment pickguards because they should all immediately be thrown in the fucking trash and replaced with tort.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with you --> squier rulez! Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah that bridge plate is shit-ville
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a mighty need for that Squier bass
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That mustang PJ/Pantera or whatever was just about the most underwhelming instrument I've laid hands on.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like the mustang pj bass*. the squier bass* is cool, too, tho. i'd prolly be fine with a bronco bass* as i currently has no bass*.






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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still want that fucking Mikey Way bass and no one is selling them like a bunch of greedy dicks. It's just that good, no one wants to get rid of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The scumbag sparkle one?

I tried to get my friend Kim to sell hers and she was all DO DICE ROBROE
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah the scumbag sparkle one, shit was nice. especially with the humbucker to beef up the sound so it thumped more like a P-bass
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The acme of Squire offset basses...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

daftsupernova wrote:
I still want that fucking Mikey Way bass and no one is selling them like a bunch of greedy dicks. It's just that good, no one wants to get rid of it.
like so many other limited things, I kinda scoffed a bit when it was out but the second they took it off the market I suddenly needed one.

I cancelled my preorder for the Squier surf green and bought a $75 Bronco Bass on Facebook marketplace. It's probably all I really need.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love my scumbag mikey stang
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you like your greens a little darker then CME have an exclusive Sherwood Green PJ version:



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not surf green (so far, at least) but Fender Japan have got a new range of PJ Mustang basses with vintage style tail pieces:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am playing bass in a band now and have just been using my friend's Beatle bass copy. I have been eying that Squier Mustang bass in surf green. However, to Nick's point, I could probably get by with a Bronco bass. I'd definitely drop a cool rail in tho.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepup wrote:
I am playing bass in a band now and have just been using my friend's Beatle bass copy. I have been eying that Squier Mustang bass in surf green. However, to Nick's point, I could probably get by with a Bronco bass. I'd definitely drop a cool rail in tho.


I just went the opposite direction and put a low output GFS gold foil in mine, also changed out the knobs.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks awesome. I definitely prefer the red to the black. The reason I was thinking cool rail or similar is that my Beatle bass has a pair of mini hums. I'm playing in a loud and aggressive 3 piece, so that thick humbucker sound really drives the whole band. If I were doing something more chill (I do some ambient and shoegaze solo work), I could see a low output single coil working well.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
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I am playing bass in a band now and have just been using my friend's Beatle bass copy. I have been eying that Squier Mustang bass in surf green. However, to Nick's point, I could probably get by with a Bronco bass. I'd definitely drop a cool rail in tho.


I just went the opposite direction and put a low output GFS gold foil in mine, also changed out the knobs.



I'm glad to see that that pickup getting used.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For sure, hot and cool rails are popular in these for a reason- I just used what I had in my parts bin and also wanted to keep the solid cover aesthetic.

Seymour Duncan Basslines also makes a quarter pounder intended for the telecaster bass that fits well in these.
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