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why the fuck are squier mustang basses discontinued

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:00 am    Post subject: why the fuck are squier mustang basses discontinued Reply with quote

the Mikey Way (my favorite looking one) and the VM basses are all discontinued and I'm pissed because no one is selling them secondhand anymore. I was planning on buying a Mikey way when I finally got a job but now my only option is someone selling it for $625 with a hardshell case that I don't need

it's not Thursday yet but I haet this

I'm high right now and I'm mad about this
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That's why there's two: one for pee, one for tone.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you wait it out, you can probably find one at a decent price after a few months.

Did you get a job?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not yet I keep applying to places and nowhere has called back
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That's why there's two: one for pee, one for tone.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's that new Fender PJ one:



Probably more spendy though (and no sparklez).

Good luck with the job hunting!
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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Mikey Way popped up used on Guitar Center for a ridiculously low price. By the time I clicked through to swoop it up, it was already gone.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's one for $499.99 on Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lightly-Used-Fender-Squier-Mikey-Way-Mustang-Bass-Silver-Sparkle-Finish-/232181731594?hash=item360f1c110a:g:C5gAAOSwJ7RYWqbT
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So stupid. For ages it was the only one you could get. I didn't like the pale maple otherwise it'd be cool to have. When they were like 200 all day. Good luck on your search, I'll keep an eye out locally
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah I don't like the new fender mustang basses, too boring imo. I like the simplicity of a single pickup mustang, and especially that humbucker on the Mikey way, it's fucking good. there aren't too many demos of it out there but the few that I've seen make it sound like it's exactly what I'm looking for. plus it's got the scumbag sparkle
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Tone is stored in the balls

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That's why there's two: one for pee, one for tone.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you get one.
I took the pickguard off mine to free up more sparkles!
I call her Quicksilver. And yes she is a tone beast!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

literally the first thing I'm doing with this bass once I get my hands on one is putting it through mode 1 on my super fuzz. it's so fucking good
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I highly recommend the EB Cobalt bass strings, the "power slinky" kind is great on shortscale. 55-110.
I dont mind shamelessly plugging these strings, they sound so much better than any other kind I've ever heard.

I tried to put even fatter stings on it but the E string keeps snapping because the short scale doesnt allow for the tapered part of the string to wind around the peg head.
I wanted to put the fucker in BEAD. But alas, I'll have to knab the Pawn Shop reverse Jag Bass in CAR if I wanna do that.

I had the Squier Jag bass, and the Mikey Way blows it away in tone. And those fuckin' sparkles maaaaaan, it's like a glass shelled bass with liquid silver slurry inside!
I really think the Mikey Way is the best value you can get, definitely as cool as the Fender mustang basses, at 1/3 the cost.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
There's that new Fender PJ one:



Probably more spendy though (and no sparklez).

Good luck with the job hunting!


They're $550 "street" new in the USA. No gig bag or case included.

Stay tuned - I have one on loan and will publish a review of it soon over on Harmony Central... and while I don't want to give the conclusions away early, I will say that I think it's a nicer instrument than the Squiers.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

daftsupernova wrote:
I like the simplicity of a single pickup

daftsupernova wrote:
I like the simplicity of a single pickup

daftsupernova wrote:
I like the simplicity of a single pickup

daftsupernova wrote:
I like the simplicity of a single pickup

daftsupernova wrote:
I like the simplicity of a single pickup
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, when I saw the front of those mustang basses I just about shit. Then I went and grabbed one, and of course, barely satin "finished" neck. Not quite the "unfinished bone white affinity squier" shit, but not a whole lot better.
HARD FROWN. I wonder if a vintage neck would fit in that pocket? THAT would make quite a bass, IMO.
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