The Fender Player Series Mustang Bass PJ blends the timeless versatility of a PJ pickup configuration with the unmistakable tone of a short-scale bass. Its smaller Mustang-style body and short scale make this electric bass extremely comfortable, even for players with small hands. This bass's short scale also imbues every note you play with a fat, harmonic richness that's impossible to ignore. Combining traditional and modern styling, the Fender Player Series Mustang Bass PJ features vintage-style tuners, a 4-bolt neck plate, and 4-saddle bridge — all finished in classic chrome.
The duet of P and J single-coil pickups is one of the most flexible and clear-sounding combinations available. Thanks to its traditional split-single-coil P Bass pickup, you can count on the Mustang Bass PJ to pump out dynamically intense tone. With a Jazz Bass single-coil pickup at the bridge position, the Mustang packs a powerful midrange punch. Bassists here at Music Experience often combine the tones for a punchy sound with added clarity.
Of course, the short scale length of the Player Series Fender Mustang Bass PJ's neck makes it easier to navigate the fretboard and is perfect for beginners and players with smaller hands. Short-scale basses have a different tonal character because shorter string lengths give you a thicker, mellower tone than a long-scale instrument. Just plug the Mustang into your bass amp, and you'll see what we mean, as notes punch through the mix without becoming overbearing.
The size and offset lines of the Mustang Bass PJ are immediately identifiable. But when you place that body on a 4-string bass, the experience is all new. Perfectly suiting its shorter 30" scale length, the compact dimensions are extremely comfortable for smaller players and keep the weight down for lengthy gigs. Carved from alder, this bass sings with a balanced tone that allows each note to punch through.
Since its original release in 1964, the Mustang Bass has been one of Fender's most enduring bass designs, finding its way into the hands of bassists ranging from The Rolling Stones to My Chemical Romance. This updated version of the short-scale underground hero adds the power of our venerable P Bass® and J Bass® pickups to the traditional Mustang design for flexible, thunderous bass tone with smooth playing feel and slick visual style.
|Number of Strings
|Number of Frets
|19, Medium Jumbo
Vintage-Style Precision Split Single-coil
Vintage-Style Jazz Single-coil
1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Fender NPS, .045-.105
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