VM Mustang Bass

Discussion in 'The Squier Bass Place' started by chimneysweep, Nov 13, 2017 at 6:12 PM.

  1. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-Nut

    536
    Jul 13, 2015
    CA
    This wasnt supposed to happen.
    I found a sunburst vm mustang shortscale. It's in the pipe.
    I don't know anything about it; my only experience with shortscale is with broncos and violin basses which I like so I'm going to see how I like this. Anyway I'm not attached to anything. If it sucks I can return it.

    It's this one--
    http://www.notreble.com/buzz/2011/08/26/squier-releases-vintage-modified-mustang-bass/
    MF's info:
    SPECIFICATIONS
    Body
    Body: Basswood
    Body Shape: Mustang
    Neck
    Number of Frets: 19
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
    Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
    Fretboard: Maple
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Natural Satin
    Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
    Scale Length: 30" (76.2 cm)
    Neck Plate: Chrome Squier
    Truss Rods: Single Truss Rod (Adjustment at Headstock)
    Truss Rod Nut: 4 mm Hex Head
    Electronics
    Middle Pickup: Special Design Split Single-Coil Mustang
    Bass Pickup Controls: Volume, Tone
    Hardware
    Hardware: Chrome
    Bridge: Strings-Thru-Body with 4 Individually Adjustable Saddles
    Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear Tuners
    String Nut: White PPS
    Miscellaneous
    Strings: Fender USA NPS, (.040-.095 Gauges)
    Unique Features: 30" Scale Length, Black Dot Position Inlays, Black Numbered Volume and Tone Control Knobs, Squier Engraved Neckplate, Synthetic Bone Nut Accessories Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black Included Accessories: 1.5 mm and 4 mm wrenches Control Knobs: Black Stratocaster Knobs

    The Mustang HH guitar is the last one & I'm done I swear.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017 at 6:18 PM
  2. so1om

    so1om Squier-holic

    Age:
    50
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    Very cool. I wouldn't mind finding one myself....
     
  3. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-Nut

    536
    Jul 13, 2015
    CA
    I havent seen one of these in a few years I forgot about it.
     
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  4. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    I love Basses with maple necks ! but I'm mostly a bad guitar player ? lol
     
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  5. radiotech

    radiotech Squier-holic

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    Nice find if you can get it.

    By the time they were even on my radar, they were already pulled. I’ve never seen one in a store, only eBay/CL.

    My very first bass was a Cortez Mustang copy (full sze P pickup), in burst. I really liked it, but was constantly harassed that it was a SS “beginner” bass... even my jazz band director told me to borrow a full scale bass for concerts.
    I’ve got a pic of it somewhere... haven’t found it yet.

    The Mikey Way model is pretty nice, but I’d prefer the VM, it’s one of the reasons I picked up a Bronco cheap. Just noticed there’s a VM ‘Stang (edit sp) burst body on eBay for $50... heck, I couid transplant the Bronco neck and have one for around $120!

    Think, think, think...
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  6. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-Nut

    536
    Jul 13, 2015
    CA
    DO IT
     
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  7. radiotech

    radiotech Squier-holic

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    If it had the Bridge on it, I’d have already bought it. They are hard to find.
     
  8. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

    Age:
    55
    Jun 18, 2012
    Fox Point, WI
    wow - never saw one of those!!

    my only Bass is a SS Squier Jag Bass - love it!!
     
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  9. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-Nut

    536
    Jul 13, 2015
    CA
    I'm not too picky about bridges--I think there's a Wilkinson et al that come pretty close . I'd even go Bronco or Standard bridge. Not telling you how to play but don't let the brdige stop you!
     
  10. radiotech

    radiotech Squier-holic

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    Gotta cover those holes. The Mustang Bridge is even bigger than the MusicMan Bridge I used on the Bronco.
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  11. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-Nut

    536
    Jul 13, 2015
    CA
    i think i have a bronco bridge taht covers more area than yours--looks like yours is truncated. if i find you can have it
    @radiotech
     
  12. radiotech

    radiotech Squier-holic

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    I have the original bronco bridge, (don’t like), it’s actually smaller than the one I used, which is set further back, as you can see from these pictures (not set to the same scale size pics), the Mustang bridge is much larger than either, additionally the stock mustang bridge is through body.
    I would want a mustang bridge.
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  13. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

    Nov 29, 2010
    Indiana
    Don't remember ever seeing one of those before. I do love my CAR VM SS Jaguar bass.

    Looks great!
     
  14. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-Nut

    536
    Jul 13, 2015
    CA
    O! ok NM
    what bridge do I have--I think it's a lakland knock off. doubt it's through-body but if the baseplate is wide enough to cover the holes then might work for yr purpose
    i'll see
     
  15. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-Nut

    536
    Jul 13, 2015
    CA
    It’s lik a sterling sub ray 4 bridge—what appears to be 2cm string to string.
    So, same width as p tele bass or 1mm wider in ea direction than a standard jazz bridge
    https://imgur.com/a/i6rsv
    @radiotech
    Not string through
    20-21mm spacing is too wide for a shortscale neck
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017 at 12:59 PM