Five years on from the King Of The Blues’ death in 2015, aged 89, a new movie featuring Wendell Pierce as BB is in the works. This New Mexican made Fender Player Series Mustang model has an alder body, with a maple neck and fingerboard that is loaded with 22 medium jumbo frets. Resplendent in a reassuringly familiar and pleasingly translucent Butterscotch Blonde, the Player Telecaster’s appearance is another pragmatic mixture of eras, while the six bent-steel bridge saddles mean the overall look is reminiscent of the recently superseded American Standard Telecaster. By checking the boxes you agree to receive the following from us via e-mail. The 90 features a classic 'Stang chrome control plate, pearloid scratchplate, black Jazz Bass knobs, and the big CBS-era 'Marmite' headstock. Introduced in 2018, the Player Series quickly became Fender’s foundational line. A year on from her debut EP, we caught up with the genre-agnostic guitarist to talk luck, lockdowns and the challenges of being a non-touring musician. Sure, there will be those who’ll knock some of the non-1950s aspects of this guitar, but I say try it before you deny it. The Fender Telecaster is one of the first mass-produced electric guitars dating back to 1951. There was a problem. It’s loads of fun when fed into tweedy overdriven amp, and (along with a suitable adjustment of playing style) you can flip between Neil Young down at the bridge and fat Jimi-style tones up at the neck with a flick of the pickup selector switch. You have your choice of pickups — guitars with humbuckers, single-coils, or both; and basses with P, J, and P-J configurations. It’s a familiar combination but what sets it apart from the vintage-style Hank and file is a 22-fret, CITES-friendly pau ferro fingerboard (other finish options are available with maple ’boards, see spec for full rundown) and two-point vibrato. Sitting somewhere between a Precision and a Jazz, it blazes its own trail courtesy of its 30” scale length, an appealing feature for bassists who find a long-scale bass difficult to navigate. • ELECTRICS 3x Player Series Alnico V Strat single-coil pickups, 5-position blade pickup selector switch, master volume, neck/middle tone, bridge tone The new Fender Player series replaces the previous Made in Mexico (MIM) Standard Series. Released in 2018,the newest version of the classic Stratocaster is made to replace the old Made in Mexico standards. Released in 2018,the newest version of the classic Stratocaster is made to replace the old Made in Mexico standards. • FINISH Butterscotch Blonde gloss polyester, satin urethane on back of neck with gloss urethane headstock face and fretboard. The glossy black Precision Bass blends the timeless simplicity of one of the all-time great designs with a slinky, easy-playing neck while the achingly cool Sage Green Metallic Jazzmaster goes out of its way to annoy the purists with Jagmaster-style stripped-down controls and a pair of alnico II humbuckers with a coil split accessible via a push-pull tone control. Made in Mexico There’s more going on in the upper-harmonics than you’d typically hear at this price point. Visit instagram.com/mizpahstudios to find out more. Bath • SCALE LENGTH 25.5”/648mm Digging deeper, all of our Offset Series guitars are based around the same compact double-cutaway alder carcass. It's a really fun blend of quirky looks, P90 tones, and affordability. • BUILD Alder body, bolt-on maple modern C neck with pau ferro 9.5” radius fingerboard, 22 medium jumbo frets and synthetic bone nut Also available in Three-Colour Sunburst, Polar White, Black (maple ’board only), Tidepool (maple ’board only), Sonic Red (pau ferro ’board only) The series goes up to the Mustang V, which is a 150-watt head with a 4×12’’ speaker cabinet. • PRICE £559 Visit our corporate site. Very cool indeed. • NECK WIDTH 41.9mm at nut, 51.3mm at 12th fret The build quality is excellent and you're good to go as soon as you take it out of the box. • WEIGHT 7.9lbs/3.6kg • ELECTRICS 2x Player Series Alnico V Tele single-coil pickups, 3-position blade selector switch, master volume, master tone Walk into any pub in the Western world and – assuming that it hasn’t recently been turned into an artisanal gin bar staffed by Victorian strongman lookalikes with a strict cassette-only music policy – if there’s a band playing on stage then it’s more likely than not that someone will be playing a Mexican-made Fender electric guitar. Easily the most fun bass Fender makes, the Mustang features a short scale and a light comfortable body! The past two years have seen Fender reinvent its American Standard series as American Professional and American Vintage as American Original. Fender Mustang 90 review. Time to remind ourselves of just 20 of his countless great guitar moments. • CONTACT Fender EMEA 01342 331700 www.fender.com, Instruments photographed on location at Mizpah Studios in Bath. The Player Telecaster is no slouch either. Here in mid-2018 the Fender Player series represents excellent value for money and the instruments are tangible improvements over the previous Mexican Standard models. • WEIGHT 8.5lbs/3.8kg The bridge pickup is a vintage-style single-coil Jazz Bass pickup while the neck pickup is a vintage-style split-coil Precision Bass pickup. Originally released in 1964, the Mustang was the third in Fender's student series-following the Musicmaster and Duo-Sonic-but the first offset to be featured in the range.By the 1990s, the Mustang had become an indie-rock workhorse and could be found in the hands of grunge gods (Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Mark Arm of Mudhoney), Britpop superstars (Graham Coxon and Damon Albarn … This review is highlighting the Fender Mustang I V.2. In terms of value, the clear winner is the Fender Player Series Stratocaster. In a job in which we’re lucky enough to be exposed to the best that the guitar industry has to offer on a weekly basis, it’s rare that a £599 electric comes through the door and ends up being so damn hard to put down. The sound and the build are all there. Obviously, Duo-Sonics and Mustangs have form in grunge, punk and 60s garage rock. • PRICE £659 However, the unwound strings’ saddles can slide laterally when used with the supplied 0.009 to 0.042 gauge strings – a heavier set would almost certainly have the tension necessary to keep this in check but as ever, the offset modders’ union recommends going the whole hog and dropping a Mastery bridge in there. It was perfectly functional but the allure of the ‘real thing’ was strong. The Doppelgänger vibe continues with a 610mm (24-inch) bolt-on maple neck with a modern 241mm (9.5-inch) radius fingerboard playing host to 22 medium jumbo frets, a slick satin polyurethane finish and a perfectly cut 'synthetic bone' top nut. Made in Mexico Surprisingly, this soapbar-loaded Mustang has completely filled the role of my Les Paul Junior and become a heavy favorite. The short-scale … After a decade working on Nashville’s Music Row, Cobb decided to head back to Georgia to pen Keep ’Em On They Toes. Brass saddles will always be a key part of the quintessential Telecaster tone for some – and it’s worth remembering that Keef’s trusty Micawber has five of ’em! It is a Fender — the feel of it and its styling. Facebook. Okay, it's true that you'd never confuse it in a blindfold test with a Les Paul Junior, but the Mustang reacts beautifully to a bit of old-school overdrive. As well as ticking all the ‘first serious guitar’ boxes for musicians taking a step up from a beginner’s instrument, Norvell also believes that the Player series will be a hit with “pros looking for a backup axe, bassists looking to dabble with fretless or five-string, and modders that want a great base platform.”, With a two-point vibrato, a bridge tone control, a 9.5-inch ’board radius and headstock-end truss rod adjustment, this is very much a Strat for the pragmatic, modern player, “The main thing is that so many upgrades are subtle,” Norvell notes. Offset guitars have made a comeback with a vengeance, however there are players that pick one up and get confused with the switches and the tonal offerings of the pickups. Alright, we didn’t really do that, or we’d still be writing his long after the magazine had appeared in your hands! So the MP Mustang you see above is every bit a Mustang … Sure, there will be those who’ll knock some of the non-1950s aspects of this guitar, but I say try it before you deny it. If you are reading this and breaking out in a cold sweat at the idea of a Strat with 22 frets and a two-point vibrato then Fender already makes reasonably priced Stratocasters for you, and they can be found in the Classic Series. • HARDWARE Standard cast/sealed tuners, two-point Synchronized vibrato bridge with bent steel saddles, 3-ply parchment pickguard The Fender Player Series is a complete, brand-new line of guitars and basses designed to replace the Mexican Standard Series.For over two decades, the Fender Standard Series - Made in Mexico (MIM) - has given guitarists and bassists an affordable entry-point into the Fender family.. Immortal structures. Player Series Mustang. However, like all of its stablemates, the Strat’s new pickups really do help it offer a more expressive and sophisticated range of voices than its Mexican Standard forebears. Easily the most fun bass Fender makes, the Mustang features a short scale and a light comfortable body! We all know the story: our first guitar was a borderline-unplayable nylon-string acoustic, then we graduated to a Squier Strat while making a teenage racket in the garage. For those with small hands, younger players and guitarists moving over to bass, the neck dimensions of a 50s-style Precision can sometimes be tough to get around, but there are no such problems with the svelte Player series model – although the G-string saddle on our review sample is prone to wandering a little when the string is hit hard, it’s otherwise tough to find fault with such a simple, keenly priced workhorse bass. In the hands of a guitar player, a Tele can cope with most things. The December 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now! There’s a Mustang II, which is a 40-watt amp with a 12’’ speaker. Just ahead of Summer NAMM 2018, Fender has decided that the time is right to reimagine its entire Ensenada-made Standard line, last overhauled back in 2011. The chunky frets and 241mm (9.5-inch) fingerboard radius make for a low, buzz and choke-free action. Or both. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. The Telecaster keeps things relatively classic on the looks front, though the six bent steel saddles on the bridge are an addition that recalls recent American Standard models. Reverb is a marketplace bringing together a wide-spanning community to buy, sell, and discuss all things music gear. Humbuckers in a Fender electric can sometimes be a disappointing compromise that stifles the natural bite and jangle of a bolt-on, leaving you with a rather blunt instrument. There’s a Mustang II, which is a 40-watt amp with a 12’’ speaker. Much of the refinement is down to the new Tim Shaw-designed Yosemite alnico II and IV pickups and a more stable version of the idiosyncratic Fender … The sound and the build are all there. Continuing our journey through the guitar styles of the legendary Three Kings, this time it’s the turn of Flying V-toting blue icon Albert. The Jazzmaster’s neck is approximately the same depth as those of its stablemates but feels slightly fuller in terms of profile – it’s nicely rounded and the pick of the bunch here. • NECK WIDTH 41.6mm at nut, 51.4mm at 12th fret Fender Player Series Mustang 90 Guitar Review. The latest guitar news, reviews and features delivered to your inbox. Fender Player Jazzmaster • DESCRIPTION Solidbody double-cutaway electric guitar. • NECK DEPTH 21.3mm at first fret, 22.4mm at 12th fret The new American Performer Mustang is the first U.S.-built production-line Mustang since 1982. In the first of a series looking at the chord shapes and sequences used by the Beatles, we get inside the head of John Lennon and find a solid rhythm guitarist with an ear for original chord changes. It’s also one of the most refined Mustangs yet. Used in conjunction with the rosewood fingerboard, the tone exudes more warmth than the Duo-Sonics put out. The Fender Player Series Mustang is available now - in Sienna Sunburst, Sonic Blue and Firemist Gold finishes - for $599. We’d have no complaints if the simple three-way switch, master volume and tone constituted the full extent of onboard tone-shaping but pull up the tone control (admittedly not always the easiest thing to do at the first attempt with a Strat-style skirted knob) and the lower-output, hollow coil-split tones are just the ticket for lighter, more ethereal textures. Review: Fender's Mustang Bass PJ is a must-see, must-play short-scale charmer By Jonathan Herrera ( Bass Player ) 08 January 2020 This is a superb modern update on a short-scale classic The expected Strat, Tele, Precision and Jazz are accompanied by HSS, HSH, Plus Top, HSS Plus Top and Floyd Rose Stratocasters, a HH Telecaster, a Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Jaguar Bass and fretless and five-string Jazz Basses. Fender has expanded their Player Series of instruments with a handful of guitars and one new bass: the Player Mustang Bass PJ. The Mustang 90 also packs a pair of fat-sounding P-90 single coils. All rights reserved. • BUILD Alder body, bolt-on maple modern C neck with pau ferro 9.5” radius fingerboard, 22 medium jumbo frets and synthetic bone nut Flip the guitars over and you'll see six ferrules to anchor the strings. The Nirvana frontman famously chiselled 'buckers into his pawnshop prizes and locked down the vibratos. Fender Vintera Series. Scoff all you like at these short-scale 'kids' guitars. All three six-strings on test have slim Modern C shaped necks with a very flat-feeling combination of 9.5inch radius boards and medium-jumbo fretwire. Fender Play review and a Player Series Firemist Gold Mustang® too! 24” scale length C-shape maple neck We went through several months of shooting out pickups and probably a dozen sets until we were happy.”. • FINISH Sonic Red gloss polyester, satin urethane on back of neck with gloss urethane headstock face. Considering the small body, the P-90s might look odd to some. This New Mexican made Fender Player Series Mustang model has an alder body, with a maple neck and fingerboard that is loaded with 22 medium jumbo frets. Since 1964 the Mustang model has been bringing Fender sound and style to the stage and the studio in the hands of trend-setting players ranging from Nirvana to The 1975. Reverb is a marketplace bringing together a wide-spanning community to buy, sell, and discuss all things music gear. – but nevertheless this is an eminently likeable, not to mention modifiable, Telecaster that takes care of business on a blue-collar budget. Features: The Fender Player Mustang® Bass PJ is a 30” scale bass with a “C”-shaped maple neck complete with a pau ferro 19-fret fingerboard with jumbo frets and a 9.5” radius.The body is made of alder and has a gloss polyester finish. Fender Player Series Jazzmaster Review By Chris Devine on December 10, 2018. Fender sent this to us as a “B Stock” instrument but honestly we did not find its imperfection. • NECK DEPTH 21.1mm at first fret, 22.3mm at 12th fret • DESCRIPTION Solidbody single-cutaway electric guitar. Guitar.com is the world’s leading authority and resource for all things guitar. We just had to have that iconic logo on the headstock, didn’t we? • HARDWARE 4-saddle Standard bridge, open-gear tuners Also available in Polar White, 3-Colour Sunburst, Black, Tidepool (maple ’board only), Buttercream (maple ’board only), Sage Green Metallic (pau ferro ’board only) In case you're scratching your head, 'offset' refers to the guitars' body waist, which is, well, offset. When amplified, the Precision immediately offers a very direct and slightly hi-fi version of the classic P-Bass sound. In part two of our look at the chord shapes and sequences which define Paul Simon’s sound, we focus on his early years as a solo artist. Guitar.com Live — THE WORLD'S LEADING VIRTUAL GUITAR SHOW —, Mr Black launches the new bucket-brigade-powered Analog Chorus/Vibrato Deluxe, Phoebe Bridgers releases new music video directed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It’s a compact and portable amp; weighting just 17lbs with a single 8” Special Design speaker. Notable sound and style. Posted by Matt Dunn August 6, 2020 September 22, 2020 Posted in Electric Guitar Review, Review Tags: Fender, Fender Mustang 90, Fender Player Series, Made in Mexico, P90, Punk. Learn more about Fender electric basses. Although the funky Duo-Sonic and Mustang models in the Offset series that arrived back in 2016 represent a hip and very reasonably priced entry point into the catalogue, not everybody shopping for their first Fender wants a compact, short-scale instrument. • SCALE LENGTH 34”/864mm MusicRadar is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Fender Mustang Series. To the uninitiated, the Modern Player series are Fender's take on its established makes with a dash of eccentricity. We especially enjoy the neck position, which works wonders for sweet Chicago-style blues licks. • ELECTRICS 2x Player Series alnico II humbucking pickups, three-position toggle switch, master volume, master tone (pull for coil split) Here the the Grammy-nominated guitarist tells us about the inescapable draw of home. • STRING SPACING 35.2mm at nut, 54.7mm at bridge We tested the guitar through a … The Fender Mustang is an intriguing instrument in terms of its design, visuals and playability. Player Series Mustang 90 review / Fender / Electric Guitars / Unbiased reviews of guitar equipment, CD and DVD music at Ultimate-Guitar.Com I’ve written about the Strats and Teles in earlier editions of this here periodical and very much appreciate the careful tweaking Fender has done to the first few pages their catalogue. Because none of the local guitar stores had the Squier Bullet Mustang HH in stock yet (which is a total steal in all the right ways), I decided to try a Fender Mustang 90 in Olympic White to … Also available in Polar White, Buttercream, Three-Colour Sunburst (all pao ferro ’boards only) By Alex Birch / August 26, 2020 August 26, 2020 / Reviews / Musical instruments / Leave a Comment Fender Player Mustang It's #FenderFriday, and that time of the week again for another YouTube video! From teenage ‘indie’ beginnings, Johnny Marr has flourished into one of the finest guitar stylists in rock music. • HARDWARE Standard cast/sealed tuners, six-saddle string-through-body Telecaster bridge with bent steel saddles, 3-ply black pickguard Fender Player Series Stratocaster is keeping it classic with some contemporary updates. The range of features found on the Mustang I V2 can rival some of the larger, more expensive amps on the market. • NECK DEPTH 20.0mm at first fret, 22.7mm at 12th fret The PJ (Precision/Jazz) pick up combination gives you more tonal flexibility. In our final part of our look at the stylings of the legendary Three Kings, we tackle the searing style of Freddie King. 20.09.2018. From upstart beginnings in the early 60s, Eric Clapton soon established himself as one of the decades’ most lauded players. The Fender Stratocaster is one of the first mass-produced electric guitars dating back to 1954. It always was a workhorse guitar, and this model is like that. Fender Player Series Stratocaster Guitars Fender’s most accessible instrument range offers heaps of choice and contemporary aesthetics that’ll stand out from any crowd. Not all that long ago, Fender introduced the new Player Series line of basses, which are Fender all the way around; they remind me of the old classic Fender basses, with their look, feel, and tone. Fender Player Telecaster New features include; new pickups/electronics, new colours, maple or pao ferro fingerboards, and … Fender Player Series Mustang 90 in Burgundy Mist Our review model was the Mustang 90 finished in Burgundy Mist with a Pau Ferro fingerboard. We take a look back at Elephant – the duo’s heavy-hitting 2003 garage-rock masterpiece that unleashed rock’s last truly world-conquering riff. Now the company’s attention turns to its entry-level models as we say adios to the popular Mexican Standards and hola to the Player series…. von Michael Behm . Reviewed: Fender Player Series Basses Six strings or four, the above is true of all Player Series instruments. Fender knows the audience it’s aiming for with the Player series, and based on the performance of our review Stratocaster, it’s hit the bull’s-eye. Player Mustang®, Maple Fingerboard, Sienna Sunburst. Here, the marriage is much happier. “Therefore, we knew we wanted to step up to a more complex alnico pickup, while also retaining some hotness and output, so we went with alnico Vs on most guitars and a few have IIs. The new American Performer Mustang is the first U.S.-built production-line Mustang since 1982. Classic Style, Modern Features. • FINISH Black gloss polyester, satin urethane on back of neck with gloss urethane headstock face. There are some differences that are worth pointing out. You will receive a verification email shortly. • WEIGHT 9.1lbs/4.1kg It always was a workhorse guitar, and this model is like that. Fender for their new series went a little backward. You can see why Jimi and Rory liked short-scale Fenders - although we can't shake the feeling that soapbars look a bit odd crammed into that little body, the tone speaks for itself. I’ve written about the Strats and Teles in earlier editions of this here periodical and very much appreciate the careful tweaking Fender has done to the first few pages their catalogue. In particular, the I version is a 20-watt combo amp with an 8’’ custom Fender speaker. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. Fender 2018 Leaks. For this review, we snagged the soapbar-loaded Mustang 90. Fender Player Series Review. While the new Mexico-made, short-scale Fender Offset Series is rounded off with the Mustang Bass PJ (£539) featuring - you guessed it - both Precision and Jazz pickups, the bulk of this new range centres around two Duo-Sonic models and a pair of Mustangs. 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No bigger than a chunky stompbox, Orange’s latest Terror is a fully fledged 20-watt amplifier complete with valve preamp and (sort of) channel switching. Historical accuracy isn't the objective here, it's the freedom to include slight differences that are appealing. That said, break those ’board edges, round off the fret ends, pop a couple of extra springs on the vibrato and throw on a set of 0.011s and we’re having a different conversation.
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