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Fender Mustang PJ Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard Sonic Blue

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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 Roma... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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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 in. 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 in.-radius rosewood 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 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. Case sold separately.

Features Neck
  • Shape:C
  • Wood:Maple
  • Neck joint:4-Bolt
  • Scale length:30 in. (762 mm)
  • Truss rod:Yes
  • Finish:Satin polyurethane
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups:Passive
  • Pickup configuration:PJ
  • Neck:Not applicable
  • Middle:Vintage-style split single-coil Precision Bass
  • Bridge:Vintage-style single-coil Jazz Bass
  • Brand:Fender
  • Series or parallel:Parallel
  • Active preamp:Not applicable
  • Special electronics:Not applicable
  • Fretboard
  • Material:Rosewood
  • Radius:9.5 in. (241 mm)
  • Fret size:Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets:19
  • Inlays:White dot
  • Nut material:Synthetic bone
  • Nut width:1.65 in. (42 mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret:Info not available
  • Body
  • Cutaway:Double cutaway
  • Construction:Solidbody
  • Body wood:Ash
  • Top wood:Not applicable
  • Body finish:Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout:Master volume, master tone
  • Pickup switch:3-Way
  • Coil tap or split:Not appicable
  • Tone switching:No
  • Special switching:Not applicable
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type:Fixed
  • Bridge design:4-Saddle standard
  • Tailpiece:Not applicable
  • Tuning machines:Fender vintage-style
  • Color:Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings:4
  • Pickguard:Yes
  • Special features:Not applicable
  • Case:Sold separately
  • Accessories:Info not available
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FenderMustang PJ Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

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    (3)

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    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very nice addition to the stable

This is my first Mustang and I'm really very impressed. The short scale is a welcomed change and I do find it easier to get around on the fretboard. This is my third Mexican...Read complete review

This is my first Mustang and I'm really very impressed. The short scale is a welcomed change and I do find it easier to get around on the fretboard. This is my third Mexican Fender and the quality control these days is top notch, really on par with Japanese, which is high praise from me, and not much far behind USA. I read a review of someone knocking the pickups but I disagree, Its got that familiar single coil tone that everyone loves from Fenders. And I would have loved to have gotten a discount but I paid full price and it is a fair asking price. The sonic blue color has a cool retro vibe. I'm very happy with mine, no regrets.

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Awful transaction... I'm done with Guitar Center.

Guitar is nice. No complaints there. But had to return the first one due to a scratch, and the second one came damaged (poorly packed by a store in non original box,...Read complete review

Guitar is nice. No complaints there. But had to return the first one due to a scratch, and the second one came damaged (poorly packed by a store in non original box, no tags or paperwork... was "new"). I sent an email to GC and no reply so far. Bummer. I have you guys a lot of $ over the years, but unless someone makes good on this, I'm out.

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(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice addition to the stable

By Art

from Ocean City, NJ

Comments about Fender Mustang PJ Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

This is my first Mustang and I'm really very impressed. The short scale is a welcomed change and I do find it easier to get around on the fretboard. This is my third Mexican Fender and the quality control these days is top notch, really on par with Japanese, which is high praise from me, and not much far behind USA. I read a review of someone knocking the pickups but I disagree, Its got that familiar single coil tone that everyone loves from Fenders. And I would have loved to have gotten a discount but I paid full price and it is a fair asking price. The sonic blue color has a cool retro vibe. I'm very happy with mine, no regrets.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(5 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Awful transaction... I'm done with Guitar Center.

By PK

from Sacramento, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Mustang PJ Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

Guitar is nice. No complaints there. But had to return the first one due to a scratch, and the second one came damaged (poorly packed by a store in non original box, no tags or paperwork... was "new"). I sent an email to GC and no reply so far. Bummer. I have you guys a lot of $ over the years, but unless someone makes good on this, I'm out.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The perfect bass for a guitar player!

By Paul

from Western NY

Pros

  • Excellent tone with the PJ pickups
  • Great feel for guitar players
  • Great retro look

Cons

  • No case included, Fender case is $$$ junk anyway
  • Pickup selector switch is noisy

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender Mustang PJ Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

    I've been a guitar player my whole life, and I've owned 4 basses prior to this one - you know... just for sitting in w/ jams, maybe to record song ideas at home, etc - and they always just sat in the closet getting dusty because the long-scale wide frets were uncomfortable to play for me. This bass looks, feels, sounds spectacular and it plays like butter compared to others, I've already put it thru the moves again and again and so far this is turning me into a bass player! lol

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Mustang

    By Joe

    from Sacramento, CA

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fender Mustang PJ Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

    Great bass. Wish they sent me the right color.

     
    5.0

    Great tone and feel.

    By Erik L.

    from Skagit Valley, WA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Looks
    • Playability
    • Tone
    • Vibe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performance
      • Practice

      Comments about Fender Mustang PJ Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

      The Mustang bass is a great instrument! The tone is bright and punchy, and the shorter scale makes it a joy to play. Highly recommended.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      All Around Great Bass, Short Scale or Otherwise

      By Tim-A

      from West Chester PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fender Precision & Jazz Pick-ups w/ 3-Way Switch
      • Fun and Easy to Play
      • Great Sound & Weight, Well Balanced
      • Nice Precision & Jazz Pick-ups w/ 3-Way Switch
      • Short Scale, Nice Weight, Fender PJ pickups
      • Versatile Short Scale Bass at Great Price

      Cons

      • Color choices are White, Almost White, & Red

      Best Uses

      • Sounds Great I use it Practice, Recording & Live

      Comments about Fender Mustang PJ Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

      I've been looking for a good Short Scale Bass for years, and this Fender Mustang is easily the nicest one I've found, it's at a great price with a wide range of tones. Generally the Shorty Basses (30 inch neck) are thought of as being for kids or beginners, and are made at that level of quality averaging around $200, but this Fender Mustang, with it's combination of the Vintage Style "Precision" and "Jazz" pick-ups and 3-Way Switch... the second I plugged it in I could hear the difference in the sound.

      Playing it through just a 6 inch Ampeg Amp at Guitar Center, with all the amp's Highs, Mids, & Lows set to "5" I could get an incredible range of sounds out of this Bass. With the "P" pick-up switched on and the Tone Knob off, you get a super low, clean, "thumping" sound, good for Hard Rock, Dance or Disco music... with the "J" pick-up switched on and the Tone Knob all the way up, it gets a great "twangy" "snappy" Funk, Punk, Jazz, or Surf sound, and with the 3-Way Switch set in the middle you can get various combinations of sounds between the "Precision" and "Jazz" pick-ups and Knobs, all with the warm Vintage Fender sound of their 60's and 70's Basses, which I personally love.

      What I like about the Short Scale is that I find it more fun, faster, and easier to play, because I tend to use it like a big fat Rhythm Guitar at times. So playing chords, harmonics, and octaves, I find all work better on a Shorty Bass than a Full Scale (34 inch neck), plus I like to play down tuned and with over drive as well, which makes this little bass sound like a monster.

      My only real complaint is the color choices... Fender should seriously consider doing this one in Black, or at have some options for the Pick Guard, but I'm extremely happy with the one I got, and if you're looking for a versatile sounding bass at a good price, this is the one to own. I doubt I'll ever need to buy another Short Scale Bass but it'd be nice to see more options at the same level as this Mustang PJ

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best bass guitar I have ever owned!

      By Laughing Man 42

      from Cincinnati Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Looks awesome
      • Playability
      • Sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Mustang PJ Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

        I love this bass! I've had a regular scale bass for many years and normal sized hands my whole life. This bass feels better in my hands and sounds fantastic! In short, I love it and my only regret is not having discovered it sooner!

         
        5.0

        A Work Of Art

        By Persona

        from Kalamazoo

        Comments about Fender Mustang PJ Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

        I am very impressed with the Fender Mustang bass. It has a good tone and was set up great right out of the box. It's worth the price as a work of art alone. Just hanging on the wall it's beautiful to gaze upon.

         
        5.0

        Bass is awesome.Easy to play. Great tone from the P p/u.

        By None

        from LA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Fender Mustang PJ Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

        Good job Fender. Easy to play and great tone. Comes with round wounds which sound great. But I think Flat wounds might be even better for this bass. Great low end from the P p/u

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Would buy again

        By Russ

        from Long Island, New York

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • neck is very comfortable and excellent sound

        Cons

        • case is expensive

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Mustang PJ Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard:

          comfortable to play and sounds very good.

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