Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:15 pm

wow. a whole 15 posts about blues and no one has mentioned joe bonamassa. i'll change that. here's a picture of the dude
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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Veitchy » Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:01 pm

Sounds good man - that Mustang rips.

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Sweetfinger » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:08 am

Jaguar018 wrote:
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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.
There's a few. Shawn Pittman has a Jazzmaster he uses on occasion. Kid Andersen will pull out a Jazzmaster or Jaguar. The late Nick Curran used an SX Liquid/SJM for a European tour with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Magic Slim & The Teardrops were Jazzmaster powered. I did a whole disc with a Squier Jazzmaster. Almost all my slide work is on a Jazzmaster these days. There's Muddy Waters.

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Jaguar018 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:30 pm

For the record, which is really important on the internet, I totally know that there are TONS of people out there that have played, do play, and will play the blues with guitars other than your standard Fenders and Gibsons. Most people on OSG that have gravitated at one point or another to offsets know the deal.

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by shoule79 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:42 am

BoringPostcards wrote:
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.
Came here to say this. The last mustang I had was great jazz tones through my Mesa amp.

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by hanskung » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:19 pm

Jaguar018 wrote:
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.
Maybe they don't play mustangs cause their hands are to damn big.

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by mbene085 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:06 am

hanskung wrote:
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Maybe they don't play mustangs cause their hands are to damn big.
I've never understood the assertion that any human being is "too big" to play whatever they desire on a 24" scale guitar.

The average human being is 5'6". You'd have to be 9'5" tall to have the same proportions on a 24" Mustang that an average human being has on a standard mandolin.

You'd have to be 10'2" to fit a Mustang with the same proportions as Chris Thile in relation to his mandolin or 8'10" to have the same proportions as Jake Shimabukuro does on his ukulele.

They both seem to manage despite their crippling gigantism.

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Larry Mal » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:53 am

mbene085 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:06 am

I've never understood the assertion that any human being is "too big" to play whatever they desire on a 24" scale guitar.
Hulk smash, I guess.

Keep the Stradivarius away, everyone knows a real man can't play no violin. My own big hands are only good for rockin' and clubbing an animal to death with its own jawbone.
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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Jaguar018 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:44 pm

TIL that all blues players have HUGE and very manly hands.

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by BoringPostcards » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:02 am

People say Rickenbackers are no good for blues either, yet a whole bunch of blues dudes were using them in the 50s. Lennon was inspired by a guy who played a 330 Capri and combo 600.

I don't play blues, but I do play Mustangs, and they can do anything a guitar can do.

Here is me playing a ton of different styles on a Mustang. No wanking to see. Some nice original riffs though, and a bit of everything else.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wpB5N1azEKE
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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Larry Mal » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:59 am

Nice playing.

Yeah, you can do anything on any guitar I'd imagine.

I mean, if I can't play a thing on a guitar, I can promise you there is a whole list of things to get through before we start even imagining that it's a limitation of the guitar itself.
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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Larry Mal » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:04 am

Always great to see people showing what the Mustang can do, though. It's accepted by guitarists everywhere that the ES-335 is a "Swiss Army knife" that can "do it all from funk to jazz" or whatever.

You know... "Thanks for listening to my funk song, everyone. I will now play a blues song, then a jazz song, and I thought we could wrap it up with some Americana."

But anyway the ES-335 is a versatile guitar I'm learning, but it really gets a lot of credit for versatility that the Mustang doesn't get, and the Mustang is a great sounding and very good guitar itself.
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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by BoringPostcards » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:45 pm

Larry Mal wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:59 am
Nice playing.

Yeah, you can do anything on any guitar I'd imagine.

I mean, if I can't play a thing on a guitar, I can promise you there is a whole list of things to get through before we start even imagining that it's a limitation of the guitar itself.
Thanks, Larry. Means a lot. I love all my Mustangs and all the past ones. Will always have at least one. Jazzmaster is top dog overall, but I don't really use them much for a while now.
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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by Scout » Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:44 pm

BoringPostcards wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:02 am
People say Rickenbackers are no good for blues either, yet a whole bunch of blues dudes were using them in the 50s. Lennon was inspired by a guy who played a 330 Capri and combo 600.

I don't play blues, but I do play Mustangs, and they can do anything a guitar can do.

Here is me playing a ton of different styles on a Mustang. No wanking to see. Some nice original riffs though, and a bit of everything else.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wpB5N1azEKE
Have yet to try a Mustang, played a Mustang bass a long time ago. You sound good, like yourself I imagine .
I did hear a bit of Gentle Giant :D

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Re: Blues on a FENDER MUSTANG

Post by fuzzking » Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:52 pm

:derp:
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.
:derp: :wtf: :w00t:
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