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by SpankyAndy
23 Apr 2018, 01:41
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos

Justin Meldal-Johnsen (jmjbassplayer), the actual signature artist, has now seen the photos of my Fender JMJ Mustang bass, and has stated the following on Talkbass: ‘’ Yeah, whoah that flaking/checking is WAAAAY out of bounds, and frankly the pickup should be plenty hot. Sorry it's a bummer for you,...
by SpankyAndy
18 Apr 2018, 14:11
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice bass. The tone isn’t thin, it’s just not punchy and “hot” as i had expected. Expectation management is a very subjective and inexact science lol Yeah I hear you. Expectation management - that is a great term, and I think all of us have struggled with it at some point...
by SpankyAndy
18 Apr 2018, 00:51
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos

To be honest, if it is advertised as a hot pickup, and it's weak as piss, that is grounds for refund, regardless of it being the same across the batch that BC got. That's not a criticism of BC, it's the reality of the product Fender have provided in this case. That’s the thing. Fender advertise it ...
by SpankyAndy
17 Apr 2018, 23:45
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos

Selling it isn’t going to be an option I’m guessing but what about fixing it up a bit? Get the neck re-done so it’s not so sticky or busted finish wise? Different pups maybe and it’s a player with the looks your after. I know that’s good money after bad but you’re not going to play it as it is it s...
by SpankyAndy
17 Apr 2018, 23:21
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The JMJ has landed - initial verdict

Sad to hear the bass isn’t what you expected. Where to from here then? To be honest, i dont know. I phoned The Bass Centre today concerned there might be issues with my example, but I didn’t ask for a refund. I read The Bass Centre’s Refund Policy today, and they are under no obligation to offer me...
by SpankyAndy
17 Apr 2018, 22:57
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The JMJ has landed - initial verdict

Front of headstock:
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by SpankyAndy
17 Apr 2018, 22:55
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The JMJ has landed - initial verdict

Front of body: http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu52/SpankyAndy2/Fender%20JMJ%20Mustang%20bass/0DF0392A-1AC6-4136-BE5B-7C9C6BACA4D9_zpsrxsqyld7.jpeg Rear of body: http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu52/SpankyAndy2/Fender%20JMJ%20Mustang%20bass/FF965495-3C41-4101-8B1D-475DBE81CFD1_zpst3m09wd9.jpeg...
by SpankyAndy
17 Apr 2018, 22:51
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The JMJ has landed - initial verdict

Headstock thickness comparrison: http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu52/SpankyAndy2/Fender%20JMJ%20Mustang%20bass/18322057-DF64-4019-9F97-88830531B034_zpsos2udgxk.jpeg Body comparrsion: http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu52/SpankyAndy2/Fender%20JMJ%20Mustang%20bass/4289DA36-0870-412C-A3F2-DDBF1A2...
by SpankyAndy
17 Apr 2018, 22:47
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The JMJ has landed - initial verdict

Capri Orange PJ Mustang and Daphne Blue JMJ Mustang:

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by SpankyAndy
17 Apr 2018, 22:44
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The JMJ has landed - initial verdict

The rear of the headstock:

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When viewed in light, the rear of the headstock looks blistered, which isn’t evident in this flat shot and lighting.
by SpankyAndy
17 Apr 2018, 22:19
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The JMJ has landed - initial verdict

Fender JMJ Mustang - Day 2 UPDATE Put another hour into playing the JMJ Mustang last night, another half hour this morning, and another half hour tonight. I did an A/B comparrison with my Fender PJ Mustang to try to set a benchmark. Popular internet wisdom dictates that the J pickup on the Mustang P...
by SpankyAndy
17 Apr 2018, 21:49
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The JMJ has landed - initial verdict

I’ve never really experienced a negative “meh” feeling about playing a new instrument, but i am with this one. It’s a nice bass, but it’s not nicer than the PJ Mustang. Im hoping this will prove to be a reverse honeymoon period and in a few weeks i will be gushing, but after an hour of playing it, ...
by SpankyAndy
17 Apr 2018, 21:42
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The JMJ has landed - initial verdict

bigswifty wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 02:21
Aw man, this hurts to read. Have you had a chance to try it in a band situation?
Mike
Hi Mike,

Im not in a band at the moment, but im confident that the flats alone would ensure it fills its own sonic space in a band.

Cheers

Andy
by SpankyAndy
16 Apr 2018, 11:25
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

Re: The JMJ has landed - initial verdict

I will post photos tonight.
by SpankyAndy
16 Apr 2018, 11:24
Forum: Basses
Topic: The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos
Replies: 54
Views: 1462

The Fender JMJ Mustang has landed - now with photos

Hi all, The JMJ Mustang was delivered this morning. I’ve been studying it and playing it for the last hour. Firstly, kudos, to Dave Evans and Guy at The Bass Centre, for making this such an easy process and for the fast delivery once i paid the invoice Friday lunchtime. Initial impressions? Well, if...