Fender Mustang Bass – Experimenting With Strings

Fender Mustang Bass

Fender Mustang Bass

Recently I have rediscovered my love for my Fender Mustang Bass.  You may remember a while back that I was having some minor shoulder issues and as a results I was tending to play my lighter weight basses, one of which is my Mustang.  I seem to flip-flop a lot with this bass, either loving the playability of the 30″ scale and how effortless it feels to play, or feeling cramped and somewhat dissatisfied with the tone.  As I am currently in a “The Mustang Bass is the best bass ever” sort of mood I have been trying out different sets of strings, paying close attention to my tone.
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Gear Review: D’Addario Nylon Tapewound Strings

I’m always amazed with the difference a new set of strings can make on your bass.  From the bright zing of a new set of Steel Wounds to the thump of a set of Flats, strings allow us to dramatically change our tone in a quick, easy way.  My preference has mainly been Nickel Round Wounds, though I have always felt they are just a tad bit brighter than I like, especially when brand new.  While I do enjoy playing flats from time to time, I often find them lacking the tone I desire as well.  For these reason’s I decided to give D’Addario’s new Nylon Tapewounds a try. read more