Fender Mustang Bass
Made In: Japan
Specs: Alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard
Electronics: Fender spilt-coil pickup, passive crcuit
Controls: Volume, tone
When the missus expressed an interest in bass playing I picked up this Mustang for her. As ever, you can’t go wrong with Fender Japan and, aside from being very well made, this little thing was surprisingly punchy. The small spilt-coil pickup had a lot of balls, at lot more than I was expecting. It could comfortably hold its own against a full-sized P. Unfortunately, however, her interest in the fine art of the bassist was short lived and the bass was largely unused in its time here. I liked it, but I’m not a short-scale guy so it recently got eased on out the door. Nice bass, all the same.