Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

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Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Mr_Martin » Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:31 am

Mustangs sounds great for blues:

https://youtu.be/Vlbxyf_7Yeo

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Jazzmastervsjaguar » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:06 am

Guitar tone is sick!

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Mr_Martin » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:10 am

Good sick or bad sick? :-)

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Jazzmastervsjaguar » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:18 am

Oh my apologies for being un clear. Good Sick. That mustang sounds Great in the mix and the playing is great too!

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Larry Mal » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:26 am

Sounds great. Nice bass sound also.
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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Jaguar018 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:05 am

I feel like you can get that blues tone on just about any guitar if you have a halfway decent amp (or amp modeler). The obvious reason why you don't see too many offsets in blues world is do to the conservative nature of many (but not all) of its devotees.

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by mbene085 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:51 pm

Jaguar018 wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:05 am
The obvious reason why you don't see too many offsets in blues world is do to the conservative nature of many (but not all) of its devotees.
Certainly wasn't the case when blues was a modern and emerging genre. Lots of trailblazers who used incredibly unpopular oddball guitars at the time, like Albert King.

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And while he didn't play blues exclusively, there was some great stuff from the incomparable Bo Diddley.

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Later torchbearers still used some pretty unpopular guitars.

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Unfortunately, blues has since been sucked into a black hole, being torn apart and stretched thin over what feels like an impossibly long time scale to an outside observer due to relativistic time dilation.

My feeling about blues as a genre in the last half-century or so:
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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by antisymmetric » Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:47 pm

Jimmy Dawkins, another case in point for playing blues on something different.
Dave Alvin played a Mustang early on in The Blasters also. :-*
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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by HNB » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:18 pm

IIRC Stevie Ray Vaughn would warm up with a Musicmaster.
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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Larry Mal » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:45 am

A little secret might be that electric guitars don't really sound all that different.
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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Jaguar018 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:28 am

Larry Mal wrote:
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A little secret might be that electric guitars don't really sound all that different.
Right. So it becomes all about aesthetics. You have the people that go for the 'different' shapes and all those basic types that only go for the 4 standard guitars of classic R&B. (Strat, Tele, Gibson 335, and Les Paul).

Sometimes (as a person who has always been fascinated with the aesthetics of just about all material purchases) it really bugs me how all of the "I don't care about looks" people actually do care, but just in a different manner. You could play blues with the pointiest of the the pointy BC Rich, Jackson, ESP, etc. guitars and sonically be fine, but I don't think too many people in your standard blues fan audience would be too into it.

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by HNB » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:39 am

And John 5 can shred on a Hello Kitty mini. ;)

https://youtu.be/ayB-ir-NHb4

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Also Zakk Wylde. ;)

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And Tremonti

https://youtu.be/oJ7xKMw8Xjw

And Bumblefoot

https://youtu.be/ICFzqTqQtQE

Even Steel Panther!

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Larry Mal » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:44 am

Jaguar018 wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:28 am
Larry Mal wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:45 am
A little secret might be that electric guitars don't really sound all that different.
Right. So it becomes all about aesthetics. You have the people that go for the 'different' shapes and all those basic types that only go for the 4 standard guitars of classic R&B. (Strat, Tele, Gibson 335, and Les Paul).

Sometimes (as a person who has always been fascinated with the aesthetics of just about all material purchases) it really bugs me how all of the "I don't care about looks" people actually do care, but just in a different manner. You could play blues with the pointiest of the the pointy BC Rich, Jackson, ESP, etc. guitars and sonically be fine, but I don't think too many people in your standard blues fan audience would be too into it.
I guess there is that. I was going to say that what difference there is with electric guitars is up to us to know about since the audience doesn't give a shit about any of that, but your point is pretty apt... if you show up at the heavy metal show with a Telecaster you done fucked up, and if you went to an open mic blues night with a seven string JEM with the monkey grip and no fedora you similarly have a problem.

I guess that's the problem with branding, though... and no matter what I claim about guitars sounding pretty similar in the end I still found the time to have over a dozen of the things.

Deep down I know I could just have any one of them and do everything I do on it, though. I will tell you that but not Mrs. Larry.
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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by BoringPostcards » Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:36 am

Mr_Martin wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:31 am
Mustangs sounds great for blues:

https://youtu.be/Vlbxyf_7Yeo
Sounds great in jazz as well. John McLaughlin used either a DuoSonic II or a Mustang for Bitch's Brew by Miles Davis.
He says, he can't remember whether it had a vibrato or not, so it could have been either, as he owned one of each at the time.
I can't find any photos from that session to confirm which model it was.

Edit: Japanese SRV-esque legend Char used Mustangs exclusively for years, although he has used Strats as of late.
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