Fender Mustang PJ Pau Ferro Electric Bass

Crank out huge bass tones out of this killer Mustang bass. Featuring both P and J style bass pickups, this 30" scale instrument produces a mix of fat sounds.


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Fender PJ Mustang Electric Bass

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With its 30" scale, this Mustang Bass seems tailor-made for players of smaller-stature. The P and J Bass pickups create huge tones that defy the bass' size.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
PJ pickup configuration Combo provides tonal versatility
30-inch short scale Feels easy to play; exceptional note bloom

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.

Powered by a time-tested pair of pickups, the Mustang Bass PJ is packed with flexible tone that can match any sonic requirement. A punchy split single-coil P Bass middle pickup is joined by a growling Jazz Bass neck pickup in an unbeatable pairing that combines the best of both sonic worlds. Master volume and tone controls, along with a conventional three-way pickup switch get you to all available sounds. Not only is the 30" scale more comfortable for smaller hands, it reduces string tension, creating a looser playing feel that lends itself to nimble playing styles while adding a fat, "blooming" quality to the lower notes and sweetening the higher notes. Topped by a 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 19 medium jumbo frets, the "C"-shaped maple neck is comfortable for all playing styles.

This bass' smaller body easily fits those with smaller frames while maintaining Fender's classic stylistic appeal, and is also great for energetic stage performances thanks to its light weight.

In a nod to its roots, this modernized instrument includes vintage-style read more Fender tuning machines and a vintage-style disc string tree, along with a four-bolt neck plate and standard four-saddle string-through-body bridge -- all finished in gleaming chrome. A classic instrument, upgraded with features for the modern bassist, the short- scale Mustang Bass PJ is sure to please with its flexible sound, easy playing feel and slick style. read less

- Series: Offset
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
- Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" (241 mm)
- Frets: 19, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: White Dot
- Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.650" (42 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage-Style
- Scale Length: 30" (762 mm)
- Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard
- Pickguard: 4-Ply Aged White Pearloid
- Pickups: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge), Vintage-Style Split Single-Coil Precision Bass (Middle)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Middle Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted December 30, 2018 by Reed B

"A discontinued bass with rosewood fretboard, now my favorite (after mods)."

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Thankfully, I purchased this bass in Nov. 2017 when still in production with the rosewood fretboard. It is beautiful.Production quality was having a siesta, so I have made some needed modifications.In the order in which they occurred:1. Initial Truss rod and intonation (to determine what I really had here).2. Peek under the hood to see electronics and determine why 3-way switch crackled.3. Fret dressing, including removing prevalent side burrs. Sanded carefully.4. Nut was cut wrong, and low E was dragging low. New 1.5"Jazz Bass nut installed.5. Fender 9050 Flatwound strings installed.6. Replaced standard bridge with Hipshot KickAss4. Added short screw for low E.7. Chrome cupcake control knobs installed.8. Copper foil shielding in control cavities and underneath the pickguard.9. Changed out stock pickups to Aguilar hum-cancelling P/J set.10. Changed out noisy stock 3-way selector switch to Switchcraft for the win!Thanks. Love this bass.

Musical Background:

Semi-pro. 40 years playing bass live and recording.

Musical Style:

Rock and progressive alternative in to mainstream melodic and folk with an ear for playing in the pocket.
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