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We've teamed up with Fender to bring you another great-sounding, unique one-off bass loaded with premium features. The exclusive Deluxe PJ Bass has a Precision Bass body with the neck of a '70s Jazz B... Click To Read More About This Product

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  • Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass 3-Tone Sunburst Maple
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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.
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Overview

We've teamed up with Fender to bring you another great-sounding, unique one-off bass loaded with premium features. The exclusive Deluxe PJ Bass has a Precision Bass body with the neck of a '70s Jazz Bass. It features the appointments you've come to love about most Fender instruments like an alder body, urethane finish, maple fingerboard and a Fender high mass bass bridge. Perhaps the most interesting feature aside from the mash-up of P Bass body and J Bass neck is the combination of Precision and Jazz Bass pickups. With this combo you get the best of both worlds. The growl of the passive J Bass bridge pickup blends perfectly with the passive P Bass split single coil neck pickup with the help of the volume and tone controls.

FEATURES

Precision Bass body with Maple '70s Jazz Bass neck
Alder body with urethane finish
Urethane body finish
Gloss urethane neck finish
Synthetic bone nut
Maple fingerboard
20 Frets
Black block inlays
34 Scale
Chrome hardware
3Ply parchment pickguard
Fender high mass bass bridge
Standard open gear tuning machines
Passive Fender Precision split single­-coil with passive Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge position
Volume, Volume and Tone controls

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FenderSpecial Edition Deluxe PJ Bass
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good tone (17)
  • Good feel (16)
  • Good pick up (14)
  • Solid electronics (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (14)
  • Recording (14)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Small venues (12)
  • Rock concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not to be Taken Lightly

I bought this nearly a month ago with the expectations set forth by the other reviews, intending to use this as a backup. I've always been a much bigger fan of Fender's Jazz Bass...Read complete review

I bought this nearly a month ago with the expectations set forth by the other reviews, intending to use this as a backup. I've always been a much bigger fan of Fender's Jazz Bass than anything with Precision in the name. This. Sounds. Amazing! I have demoted my regular Jazz to backup just to get a chance to play this on more of my band's songs! The tone versatility, the feel, everything about this bass says: "make me your go-to bass guitar for life." I've read a lot of complaints about having to shave off fret ends; I have had no such problems, all frets are flush with the neck. The only issue I've had is some rattling along all four strings; nothing a quick and easy saddle adjustment couldn't fix.

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its OK, needs to be priced reduced for what you get

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not to be Taken Lightly

By JaredDiamonds

from Saint Louis, MO

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

    I bought this nearly a month ago with the expectations set forth by the other reviews, intending to use this as a backup. I've always been a much bigger fan of Fender's Jazz Bass than anything with Precision in the name. This. Sounds. Amazing! I have demoted my regular Jazz to backup just to get a chance to play this on more of my band's songs! The tone versatility, the feel, everything about this bass says: "make me your go-to bass guitar for life." I've read a lot of complaints about having to shave off fret ends; I have had no such problems, all frets are flush with the neck. The only issue I've had is some rattling along all four strings; nothing a quick and easy saddle adjustment couldn't fix.

    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Flat out Coolest VIntage vibe bass out there

    By MANISCALCO MIKE

    from Clifton NJ

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

    Ok, Sea Foam Pearl, black blocks and black binding, it is a thing of beauty to behold! It has a finished fingerboard and neck, but this thing is as quick as lightning. Vintage split coils in the mid and a Noiseless vintage stacked single at the bridge...it sounds as good as it looks and feels. This is the perfect bass! If I had to find one thing to complain about it would be that the bridge pup is not nearly as loud as the mid pup...but when you play them both dimed it is sonic bliss, when you solo the P pups it is everything you love about a vintage woody P-bass tone with some growl to her, solo the bridge pup and you get a clear articulated J sound with absolutely no noise at all...again this bass gets 5 stars on looks, build, playability and tone...Fender did this right.

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Geddy Lee is getting jealous.

    By okstatefan

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

      I've never had great luck with MIM Fender basses in the past. At best they were good, and at worst they were not up to the newer Squier standards.

      This bass has changed my perception on that by quite a bit. I was going after an MIA standard P when this caught my eye. No, it wasn't the sea foam color. I'm not actually a huge fan; but don't hate it either. I do like a maple fret board, but wasn't really looking for the block markers either.

      No, what caught me was the way it played and the way it sounded. It was probably the fourth or fifth bass I auditioned that day; and eventually played about fifteen. Perhaps if the local GC would have had more stock, I would have played a few more. I just kept coming back to this again and again. I finally just put it on a stand and started to compare everything else back to this. I played a few Schecter, a couple of MM and Sterlings, even VM Squiers. This bass just did it all for me with tonal options that were on par with the similar MIM active PJ. In the end, the quality won me out.

      To say my MIJ Geddy Lee is getting lonely is quite a compliment for this bass. That has always been my favorite; and may be again. However, I keep picking up the sea foam time and time again while the GL sits cuckolded.

      If nothing else, give it a try. It may not be the exact fit for you, but it is at least worthy of an extended audition.

      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A Real GEM of a Bass - and not too common

      By Gio Bassman

      from Studio City, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fit And Finish Slim Neck
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Fret ends a little rough
      • Jazz Pickup A Little Weak

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

      This is a really GREAT bass - it is now my #1 out of 20 or more that I own. The appearance is stunning - maple with Seafoam Green and the finish is perfect. The neck is nice and slim - just what I like, and easy to play.

      The combination of the solid P sound that fits everywhere, with the ability to add a little growl from the bridge pickup is perfect. The bridge pickup COULD be a little hotter, but not a big deal.

      While it had a nice sound with the factory rounds, I put some T.I. Jazz Flats on it, and the sound is now just so perfect - solid and punchy without any zinginness or finger noise. It is perfect for our Classic Rock and Blues.

      My ONLY complaint is that the fret ends are a little rough - Not as nice as my 2 MIA Fenders - but I guess that this is to be expected at the lower price. Not a deal-breaker.

      YES - I am really pleased I bought this bass, it is going to get a lot of use, and everyone comments on how pretty it is.

      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very nice bass after fret dressing

      By Marcus

      from Oregon

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Sprout

      Best Uses

      • Church
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

      I am happy with this bass now. When it first came in to GC after my order it had some serious fret sprout which was not acceptable and would have been very uncomfortable. The fret edges were protruding significantly all along the fret board. I actually ordered another of the same model first and it came in the same way even worse. I returned the first one and ordered this one. It came in with similar fret sprout problems only not quite as severe. The guys at GC were very supportive and filed a warranty repair request with Fender to fix the problem. It was promptly approved and my local tech at GC did a superb job in dressing the fret edges. I am very pleased with it now and have no regrets. I love the look and it is a pleasure to play. The P/J combination of pickups allows for a lot of tone versatility. I also like the fact that is is passive vs active.

      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fender Seafoam Green PJ Bass special

      By James Patrick

      from Worceter Mass

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

      Saw the bass online,called guitar center and told me there was one at distribution center available right away. Went in to my local store in Millbury and purchased it with a further discount than advertised. Bass came in as promised and sounds great and is beautiful. Bass itself is awesome

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic sound and feel

      By Stephen

      from Syracuse, NY

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Beautiful Finish
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

        Just got one of these as a birthday present from my wife. How did she know to get me this particular bass? Because every time I went to my local Guitar Center, I would try as many basses as I could and always came back to this one. I prefer it over many of the American Fender basses, which is saying something. I absolutely love how it feels to play, and it has a really versatile sound with the PJ setup. If you are iffy about the color, by the way, the pictures do not do the seafoam pearl finish justice - it looks stunning. For this feel, sound, and visual impact it's a great price.

        Reading other comments, I see that some people have had some issues with the setup and the frets needing to be smoothed a bit. I have had neither of those issues with mine, but if mine did have those issues I would be so willing to have those repairs done - this bass is worth the trouble.

        This is only the 3rd bass I've ever owned (I'm relatively new to bass), but I can definitely see myself being very happy for a long time with only this bass. For the foreseeable future, the hunt is over.

        (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent bass

        By Ron W

        from Columbus, Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Bass

        Cons

        • Rough Fret Edges

        Best Uses

        • Any Style
        • Versatile bass

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

        Once the fret edges were dressed and a change to Ernie Ball Cobalt Flats, the bass just plays like butter and sounds amazing. Couldn't be happier. Highly recommend this guitar.

        (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Had to add this info...

        By George Covetskie

        from North Carolina

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

        I have a previous review I made while enjoying this bass while it was new. Since then, I had time to find some things that troubled me. Good thing is, the only 1 thing that seemed to give me trouble at times was the P-Pickup. The Noiseless Jazz pickup was great, but noticed I could not use the P-Pickup by itself. It was just way too bassy. I replaced it with the Fender 62 reissue and WOW! I mean WOW! The tone is kind of woody and still pbass growl and clean clear punch. IF you have this bass, CHANGE THE P Pickup to something of your liking. This bass is now my favorite and I am not going to sell this this or trade it. I learned my lesson before doing that and not getting what it was worth and loosing all I loved about it. I can use this bass now for just about any kind of music and record with great sound. I recommend this one to any player. IF you want to hear this bass BEFORE the changed pickup and in a live show, go to www.wildrosesandhorses.com check out OUR MUSIC then scroll to Live recordings. The 1st tune Hank did it this, way and tequila sunrise has this bass on it.

        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great bass with a couple minor drawbacks

        By Sabot

        from Newark, DE

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fast Neck
        • Good Looks
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Jazz Pickup Weak
        • Rough Fret Edges

        Best Uses

        • Anything

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

        Overall, this is a very nice instrument. I really like the fast neck, and clean sounds. As most people have pointed out, expect to either grind the frets yourself or have them professionally dressed. They are just way too rough out of the box. Also, I agree with the other reviews that suggest that the J pickup is a bit weak. It sounds okay, but the P pickup is clearly much louder. All that aside, I love the look of the seafoam. It's a great instrument which is apparently selling like crazy. I think that's why the price was raised by $100 recently.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome for the $

        By PURE JOY

        from Las Vegas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

          Love this bass! I could have spent twice as much and gotten less. I did need to have it set up because it came how Fender typically sets their basses up, which is a higher action than I like. I did not change the pickups out but I have been told this could be a worthy investment.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome tone, action, and versatility

          By Jeff Stulce

          from Marietta, GA

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

          Just purchased this yesterday at local Guitar Center. Extremely low action, no buzz, very good neck wood (looks flat-sawn but some burl in it and fine grain). The web write-up doesn't say it but the store guy said these were a custom-ordered exclusive for Guitar Center and they have American pickups in them. I can't tell for sure, but the pickups sound great and have pretty high output. The Jazz bridge pickup is marked Vintage Noiseless. Either pickup soloed has plenty of brightness with tone all the way up. When the "sweet spot" of volume between the pickups is found it has a huge humbucker-like roar that is killer! Can get both modern in-your-face sounds and vintage sounds and lots of others in between. Love it!

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A smooth playing very versatile bass

          By Eric Davidson

          from Cincinnati Ohio

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

          This bass plays like a dream. I prefer Jazz necks which this has (same as the Fender Geddy Lee Jazz) and with both P-bass and J-bass pickups the sound options are endless. I modified this bass by adding a Nordstrand npj4se pickup set. Wow - amazing sound! I love this bass and it is my go to. I also have a Fender American Deluxe Jazz as well as a Fender American Special which are both great basses. This bass has more tone options and plays as well and more smoothly than the others. A great buy and and excellent bass all around. Get one while they are available - these are limited edition basses. I have the black and I love the look as much as the great sounds and playability.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Extremely versatile and great looks

          By The Wall

          from Motor City

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Much lighter than most Fenders
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

            My wife bought this for my 50th year as a pro musician. I have always wanted a sea foam bass. For the past 30 years I have played 5 string basses exclusively....until now. This is a welcome addition to my arsenal of basses. This could become a new favorite even though its a 4 string. The PJ pickup combo gives me great flexibility with just one instrument. Think I'll put on a hip shot drop D tuner and it will solve some of the lower register issues. For a MIM it is well assembled and the paint is flawless. Its also much lighter than my other axes which will save my back.

            (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great sounding bass

            By wky bass player

            from western kentucky

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

            This is a great sounding bass. Looks really good too.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best value i have ever seen

            By Bill

            from Lynwood Wa.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

              This Bass has the best feel and sound I just love it, it sounds and plays better that my MIA jazz bass, (go figure) I can see up grading the p/u's some day, other than that it's perfect.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This bass is exactly what Fender is all about!

              By JD

              from The Garden of Earthly Delights state

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

                There should be a precaution label on these basses.
                Warning: Proceed at your own risk...if you pick this up, plug it in and start playing, you will buy it!

                Seriously, I knew I was a goner the minute I first saw one hanging up at the Guitar Center in Totowa, NJ. Guitar Center stocks three of my favorite basses but I never see what I want actually hanging on the wall at any of the GCs in my area...and I frequent 5 different stores...until I came across this bass.

                I was hooked the moment I grabbed it and gave it a whirl.
                I totally connected with this thing. The Jazz neck is slim and smooth and I really liked the maple fretboard. The P bass pickup had that classic deep, warm tone that so many yearn for and the Jazz pickup had the notorious growl. Combining the two opened up plenty of possibilities and the tone control was very responsive, more so than quite a number of basses I've tried out over the course of the last few months. As I said earlier, I tried out 3 of these PJs in 3 different stores through 3 different amps, an
                Acoustic B100 MKII, a Peavy MAX 112 and a Markbass CMD-121P...my amp.
                It delivers everything I want from a bass.
                For those who love Fender basses, you already know why, but for those who don't, you have no idea what you're missing. I was never a Fender person, never even tried out a Fender bass until this year. Now, at least I know what all the fuss is about.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                P bass highs with J bass lows!

                By ROGER MEDINA

                from Houston,TX

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

                I walked into my local guitar center and saw this beauty hanging on the wall. I've never liked the pj bass tone but this one does it right! It's more of a P bass than a jazz bass. It gives you that awesome punchy High mid gritty tone every rock,metal or punk bass player yearns for but gives you back the bottom end you lose when going too punchy. Overall a well rounded sound. This can play anything! turn off the p bass pickup and it sounds just like a Jazz bass. with smooth low end and tight highs when slapping. turn off the jazz bass pickup and you get a pure fender p bass sound. punchy, gritty and just all around rock and roll. BUT together you get a punchy, gritty rock tone with all the low end you need. I also love the sea foam color in comes in very vintage. and the Jazz bass type neck with the P bass body is a real seller! Just an all around cool design.

                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A P-Bass with a J- neck. Best of both worlds!!

                By PAUL FREDERICK

                from Florence, AZ

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

                Got this bass over the Memorial day weekend and since then have logged several, several hours on it. Had it strung up with Rotosounds (my strings of choice). The neck play's fast like a NASCAR track!! very quick. Very little tuning necessary between sessions and I love the crispness of the maple neck. Got the Sea Foam Pearl and the finish is exquisite. I think if you need just one bass, this would be the one. You could spend more on less, but if you can't afford to have a Precision AND a Jazz, well, no worries no more, just get this one!!

                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Buy this!!

                By PAUL FREDERICK

                from AZ.

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

                Got one of these over Memorial Day weekend and here it is first part of July and I have HOURS and HOURS on this sweetheart!! (would have more, but ya gotta work, sleep, you know!) anyway, the neck is smooth as fine scotch, and the maple fret-board adds just a bit more crispness for hammer-on's and pull-off's. Playing through my Acoustic 4x10 / 1x15 with either a 200 watt or 600 watt head, there's nowhere that this would be out of place. Blues, Rock, C&W, Jazz, this one could actually take the place for those of us who have (had) a Precision AND a Jazz. Go Sic 'Em, Fido!

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