Mustang Bass Buyers Guide.

Which size mustang pickup fits your bass?

Over the years Fender has produced 2 different sizes of Mustang Bass covers. Use this measuring guide to determine which size mustang pickup fits your bass.
 
The vintage Mustang bass looked like the XII guitar pickup but was slightly shorter. When Fender first reissued the Mustang bass they choose to use the longer XII cover. Recently Fender and Squire started using the shorter vintage size cover in some of their new models. To help clarify what version you have simply measure the top of the pickup cover that is exposed through the pickguard. 
If you measure 40mm or a little over 916 you have the shorter vintage correct cover.
If you measure 44mm or a little under 34 then you have the larger XII style reissue bass cover.
SHOP MUSTANG BASS PICKUPS

Hi Curtis, they sound fantastic mate! I played the Tele through a Fender Princeton Blackface and it rocks!! – Fred Fairbrass

Right Said Fred

Using this pickup in my Fender it feels like every element of the tone is simply there — clear, well-defined low end, robust mids and highs that have a wonderfully smooth presence — all unhindered, immediate and full. Thanks Curtis for building my dream Precision pickup!” – Byron

Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Robert Plant

"I didn't even want to say because I love them so much that I don't want everyone to have em..! For musical feedback its up in the wizard area!"

Marc Ford - (The Black Crowes, The Magpie Salute)

"I asked curtis to come up with a lipstick for the middle and a stealth neck humbucker for my missingmen guitarman tom watson's jazzmaster. both are beautiful buttloads of sonic giving more vocabulary to express himself - we both bow big time in curtis' direction."

on bass, Watt

"Last night, onstage with my dad (Randy Bachman, from BTO) in Saint Paul, Minnesota, I had my first opportunity to plug in Excalibur with Curtis's pickup inside. I do not say this lightly, but I was amazed and thrilled. So was the whole band... What I like most of all is that there is a certain 'airiness', a certain 'liveliness', there which is just awesome. This pickup has legitimately hit the sweet spot between 'hot rod excitement' and musicality. It's staying in the SG forever. Thanks, Curtis!"

Tal Bachman

"Using this pickup in my Fender it feels like every element of the tone is simply there -- clear, well-defined low end, robust mids and highs that have a wonderfully smooth presence -- all unhindered, immediate and full. Thanks Curtis for building my dream Precision pickup!"

Byron House (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Robert Plant)

"Using this pickup in my Fender it feels like every element of the tone is simply there -- clear, well-defined low end, robust mids and highs that have a wonderfully smooth presence -- all unhindered, immediate and full. Thanks Curtis for building my dream Precision pickup!"

Byron House (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Robert Plant)

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