Mikey Way Mustang® Bass


Model #: 0301082517
Mikey Way Mustang® Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Large Flake Silver Sparkle

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Squier introduces what is surely one of its most distinctive signature bass guitar models ever in the striking short-scale form of the Mikey Way Mustang Bass. Designed with the input of the nimble My Chemical Romance bassist, it takes the classic Mustang Bass and amps it through the roof with a dazzling large-flake Silver Sparkle finish with black racing stripes, a single seismic humbucking pickup with a black cover, and a black headstock with Way’s signature on the back.

Other features include a comfortable short scale (30”), basswood body, maple neck, 9.5”-radius rosewood Fingerboard with 19 medium jumbo frets and parchment dot inlays, three-ply pickguard (black-white-black), black numbered volume and tone controls knobs, strings-through-body bridge with four individually adjustable saddles and vintage-style chrome tuners.

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Solid value, solid low end

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apowell on November 3, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Rock Classic Rock

The Mikey Way bass is showy, but that's part of the appeal. The Mustang racing stripe is in the paint and won't rub off, and the color-matching headstock adds to the visual appeal. It's heavier than one would expect, and definitely heavier than the visually related Squier Bronco. But what makes this bass special is the pickup. The humbucker has some nice grit on the lower strings and is made for a classic bass sound. It's not strong on the high end, so if you want to play trebley-slappity-whappity sounds, get a different bass. The humbucker is a unique option on this bass, making it a good choice for low-end power and strong classic sounds. The neck is slender and easy to play, and the bass balances well. This bass lays down the groove and gives you a bit different sound than any P, J or Bronco. It's a nice tool to have available when you need something Fender style that's a little different.

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low but definitely not high

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Dan Stutt on April 26, 2013 (updated April 26, 2013)
Semi-Professional Alternative Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Punk

this bass looks extremely cool and after owning it for a year now i can say that on a day to day basis of playing this it is very comfortable to use and the short scale neck makes fast fret work easy but and this is my main problem with the bass, the humbucker pickup is terrible at producing highs and the tone of the instument is very poor. It makes it sound dull and even sometimes the notes feel like the tone is rolled all the way off even with it turned up. i would recommend this bass providing that you consider swaping the pickups on it to try and get better highs and more tone out of the bass other than that its a good bass with an awsome paint job

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Rock n' Glitter

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Nicolas Taussac on April 7, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Jazz Alternative Rock Pop Rock Punk

This model is really cool to play, neck is easy and fast, the instrument is not too much heavy and the color is soo cool on stage. I'm not specialy a fan of my chemical romance (but I own The Black Parade that is a good album) but this bass just make her way to my hands by being really usable. The sound is a bit like a precision bass but with more low end, good to play with a pick. The only point I'm not fan was the original strings that are a bit too light, I put some 45-105 on it and it's way better! So if you're not afraid of low end (when you turn of the tone, get really fat) and you can assume the look, could be a good axe for you!

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Big bottom for the buck

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randyland on February 23, 2013 (updated February 23, 2013)
Semi-Professional Alternative Rock Classic Rock

Feels good, sounds good, looks good. I'm a guitar player who's been a bassist at times and grabbed this for a side band. I tried a lot of basses before settling on this one. Excellent value.

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Model Name: Mikey Way Mustang® Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Large Flake Silver Sparkle
Model Number: 0301082517
Series: Artist Models
MSRP: $499.99
Color: Large Flake Silver Sparkle

Body

Body
Body Material: Basswood
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Body Shape: Mustang®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 30" (762 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 19
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: White PPS
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays: Parchment Dot
Truss Rod Nut: 4 mm Hex
Headstock: Painted Black, Artist Signature on Back
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard

Electronics

Electronics
Middle Pickup: Covered Passive Humbucking
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Configuration: H

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle Mustang® Bass Strings-Through-Body
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Pickup Covers: Black
Control Knobs: Black Plastic

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: NPS, .040-.095 Gauges
Unique Features: Large Flake Silver Sparkle Body with Black Stripes, Painted Black Headstock, Silver Squier Logo, Mikey Way Signature on back of Headstock, Humbucking Pickup
Included Accessories: Wrenches: 1.5mm, 4mm

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