"Killer fender tone, light, easier to play, and some serious mojo..."
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
Sounds great, amazing pickups that are proprietary Seymour-Duncan/Fender made, that are mated perfectly with this wood, size, and body type to produce a classic Fender P-bass type tone with it's own character.
One pickup, one volume knob, one tone knob. It's all this thing needs. You cannot get a bad tone with this thing. The neck is beautiful, I'm really impressed with the quality, as it's Made In Japan.
Ease of Use:
Plug it in to a decent bass amp or go direct into a quality computer interface and it will sound good. A touch of eq to taste and you're good to go.
Very nice quality, made in Japan. The neck is smooth and has great poly finish.
It's not cheap, but you will be happy, especially if you have wrist problems, this thing is easier to play, but doesn't leave you lacking in tone.
The Wow Factor:
It has wow factor if you crank this baby through any quality sound system that can reproduce bass down to 25hz. I ran this 2012 Mustang bass through a spectrum analyzer, along with my 2012 Jazz, and they both go down to 25hz! I'm impressed.
This Mustang bass is impressive, it's a comfortable and unique instrument, and sounds hi-fi, deep, clear, defined, and full of character. Excellent pickups couple with Leo Fender doing the math on his last design for Fender, woodwise, design, etc. It feels, plays and sounds GREAT, I cannot put this thing down. It's SO EASY TO PLAY, which makes you play way better. Just got a 2012 American Jazz too, which sounds slightly chunkier and "clankier" as it has more versatility dur to 2 pickups. But that's ok...I I compared the two basses through an RME UFX top notch interface. The mustang holds it's own for against the Jazz for half the price, 90% of the tone of the Jazz, very workable, you won't know it's a short scale if you close your eyes. The Mustang has a charm and mojo, I bonded with it instantly, it has the ease of playing a slim neck guitar, while still sounding a crazy deep Fender bass. It also looks cooler in person than the internet pics. Had to tweak the intonation when I got it though.