You should get a Mustang. You would like it. I’m very pleased with mine. I have my eye on a fretless Squire, I might be able to get it for less than $200. Don’t have a reason why. Just want to try a fretless.
I just got one of these JMJ Mustangs and they’re terrific. Super fun. I banged through the bass buzz class on a full scale and I’m a bit smaller in size. Now that I have a short scale to tinker around on it feels like I fly around the neck much more comfortably.
The local shop just got in a little short scale with flatwounds… It’s amazing!! Flats on a short scale sound PERFECT for 70s funk basslines.
I never liked flats because they were too tight… but on the little bitty short scale, they have more give, and they sound like they’re straight off a Herbie Hancock record.
The bass is a Hagstrom, and has tons of good-lookin’ vibe… a scratchy pot or two… but it was suuuuper groovy.
My dad worked for Spector In the 80s when they were in Brooklyn, he made a Ns1 in the shop and had it for many years , unfortunately he sold it around 2010 and I regret not buying it from him at the time . I always keep my eyes open for that bass I’m willing to overpay for it just to give it back to him as a surprise
I’m seriously drooling over an Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray Special 4HH right now. I can hardly go a day without visiting sites and checking out all the color and neck options. It’s a far better bass than my meager playing can justify, but it will be added to my stable eventually. I was wanting a Fender USA Geddy Lee Jazz Bass, but I think the Stingray has my mind swayed…