The Fender Mustang Bass is a reissue of the '64 classic. This is a great bass for smaller players or anyone who likes a lightweight instrument with a short, fast neck. 30" scale length. Alder body. Ma... Read More
The Fender Mustang Bass is a reissue of the '64 classic. This is a great bass for smaller players or anyone who likes a lightweight instrument with a short, fast neck. 30" scale length. Alder body. Maple neck. One split single-coil pickup. Rosewood fretboard with dot markers and nickel frets.
Case sold separately.
Reviewed by 16 customers
The Mustang is what you're looking for if you have smaller hands and have trouble with the longer necks of other basses. I owned one of these basses about 30 years ago, and I regret all the time that I sold it. The only problem I ever had with it was a buzzing from a copper plate in the cavity under the pickup, which was very easy to fix. I replaced the factory pickup with a DiMarzio P-Bass pickup to give it more punch, so if you're less than pleased with the "out-of-the-box" tone, that's always an option. Great classic Fender styling.
I have had my mustang for 3 years now and i have not regreted a minute of owning it. The short neck is great for me because i have smaller hands. It has a wide range of tone and is extremenly reliable, I have played shows im smaller bars and big venues and it works for everything. I would recomend this bass to anyone, go play one and you will prolly have the same reaction
When i saw this bass at the store it caught my attention so i grabed it and played it i totally felt in love whit this bass. PLating it its a joy it is pretty comfortable and gives an amazing tone. It is amazing i only hope fender makes it in Sonic Blue.
I dearly love my Fender American Deluxe Jazz bass with a passion, but I have developed problems with my left thumb and first finger from arthritis. This makes playing a long-scale bass pretty painful and sometimes impossible. I always thought of the Mustang as an entry-level bass -- until I tried it out on a great rig! WOW!! Some reviewers say it doesn't have enough low end. WRONG!! It is passive, so all you have to do is either play it through a quality rig that has a jack for passive instruments which will boost the signal at the pre-amp section OR use a Boss Bass Equalizer pedal (which boosts the signal) and along with the tone controls on the bass and amp you can get any sound you are looking for -- with TONS of GUTS - and definition! I play it thru the EQ pedal hooked up to the new Markbass Little Mark Tube 500 and the Markbass 151P Traveler 15" cab. What a fabulous sounding combination!! My band mates absolutely LOVE my sound! Only thing is I have to be careful to turn down the gain on the MB when using the pedal in order to eliminate clipping. I am totally thrilled with my sound, and my Am Deluxe Jazz just sits in the case now. My left hand is happier than it has been in years! So is my shoulder! Should have gone to short scale years ago. The Mustang is NO baby axe! It is a REAL pro player -- as long as you play it through a quality rig! Sounds a lot like a Fender P bass. *Play it thru a cheapy and you get cheapy sound. Check it out!
i love my new mustang! from its great tone, great feel, and the overall look, this is a great bass! the short scale neck makes it easy to reach notes better, and faster! i was going to by a fender j-bass, and i was 98% sure i was going to get the j-bass, until the guy helping me showed me the mustang. its a great buy!
This is a really high-quality bass guitar. It has a nice tone, and better yet has a really, really comfortable and smooth-playing neck/fretboard. I liked the feel of it better than some Ibanez SR and even Precision and Jazz basses I've played. The strings that come with it are pretty acceptable. The only 0.0000001% minor issue I had with this bass was the fretbuzz up on the higher frets, but it's nothing to get all panicky about. This bass is basically a profession-level bass guitar. I love it, and I probably wouldn't trade it in for any other bass guitar that I know of. Great quality, good buy.
After playing a yamaha rbx, this is like a breath of fresh air. the neck is freakin sweet and because its way small its crazy easy to play! i definitely reccomend it.
This bass is excellent; after looking for a small-scale bass, I came across this and decided to try it out in the store. The sound is excellent, it's got a very lightweight construction. The neck and frets are very smooth, which makes it pretty comfortable to play for long periods of time. The tone is rich even without an amp; it's definitely a bass worthy of purchasing, or at least testing out.
This bass is awesome and fender has been amazing cool to put this back on the market. I played this bass at guitar center the vintage white and i thought it was better then any gibson epiphone and some fenders that i had played the same day. I love this bass and this will definately be in my hands soon. Can't wait to get it. Also the tone is amazing i usually play the regular scale basses but this is rad. Never played a shortscale but with this bass it might be a little easier to do some of the solos with. BUT IT NOW
The best bass in the world!!! I bought this 9 months ago and still it is awesome I take it to play with my band it sounds so awesome. The neck is short (which is good for a 10 year old kid). The fretboard is awesome. It can be played with thumb-picking. picking, and the 2fingers thing. The best (and only) bass i've ever had.
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