NBD!

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by surfrodguitar, Feb 14, 2019 at 2:36 AM.

  1. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    Since I traded my PBass away, I needed one so I picked up the Mustang PJ bass in Sonic Blue! Wish it was a bit more blue but man it’s so much easier to play than the full size. Even got to lay down a bass track with it so I’m stoked on it.

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    Good thing about music, when it hits you ya feel no pain.
     
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  2. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-Nut

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    Lost in my Sticks
    Great looking bass, and I agree it could use some more blue...
     
  3. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    I like the bass but was not a fan with the switching and tone. They updated it to have no switch and vol, vol, tone. Sounds good in singular tones, but would not work for me personally.
     
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  4. Taurus

    Taurus Squier-Nut

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    Wow that looks a cool bass, I think it looks perfect lol :cool:
     
  5. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

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    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    love it!! HNBD!

    is that a short-scale bass?
     
  6. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    Yes short scale, 30 inch. So fun to play.


    Good thing about music, when it hits you ya feel no pain.
     
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  7. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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  8. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    I love being able to get around on it easy and the small body. Interesting so far the P Pu are more mellow than my P bass and the J Pu are more bitey. But I haven’t played it through an amp yet so lots of discovery to go. DI into my Mac sounds great so far.


    Good thing about music, when it hits you ya feel no pain.
     
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  9. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago

    It sounds great with the individual pickups. It sounds great combined. But in what I try and hear, when I have a great neck pickup tone, switch to another position, then I also have to dial around. Same with bridge going to other positions and likewise, the middle to either side. It's too much of a course jump and it would make the gymnastics in the middle of a song too much. Maybe even between a song as well while maintaining a professional show. Whereas a Jazz bass, just dial one or the other up or down.

    But you know.. maybe i'm just old and slow.

    For recording, at practice, etc where there's no urgency and a moment to dial in, well there you go.
     
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  10. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    Bassists switch pickups during a song?? Who knew!! Lol!! Jk

    I’m far from Pro so no worries there!

    Good thing about music, when it hits you ya feel no pain.
     
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  11. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    I love these short scale bass guitars. Enjoy!
     
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  12. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    Yeah me too! Reg scale, I feel like I’m wrestling with it, small scale feels correct for me. What can I say, I’m Filipino so I’m not a big dude.
     
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  13. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-Nut

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    HNBD! I’ve come to feel the opposite on size, a few months ago I was on a short scale kick but when I played a few I thought it all just felt cramped. You’ll have to link the song you’re laying it down on so we can get a sound sample.
     
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  14. Conghaille

    Conghaille Squier-Nut

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    Congrats! It's beautiful!

    I was looking at a Mustang 6-string in that color.

    Also know what you mean, I think. I've been learning bass on a VM70s Jazz Bass and that full length scale is killing me (and I bet a more refined instrument might have smoother playability for me.)

    Anyways, HNBD!
     
  15. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    It’s in the works, need to finish one by the end of the month for a recording forum monthly submittal that I have been cheesing on the last few months. Gotta commit!
     
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  16. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Meister

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    Blue or not, that's a nice looking bass!

    I wanted to try out a bass and decided that with my short arms and small hands a SS would be best for me. I ended up getting a Squier VM Jaguar SS. Very comfy to play sitting down. I don't think I'd do well with a full scale.

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  17. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    @JohnnyMac I was going to do the Jag one but I read the fretboard is wide so I was hyped on the mustang so I just went for it. I like those new Rumble amps, if I ever get to play bass in a band, I would look for a rumble.
     
  18. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

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    Jun 29, 2011
    IA
    That is sweet. I'd love to have one like it.
    I currently use a short scale bass. I got new strings and put a veritone in it and it works ok.
    Mine say Saturday Night Special on the head stock.. Can't find much info.
    I prefer the short scale. A full size bass is difficult to play for me. Feels like I can barely reach the first fret.
     
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