Short-scale Thump and Comfort
The Fender Mustang Bass PJ combines the flexibility of a PJ pickup combination 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 classic and modern styling, the Fender Mustang Bass PJ features vintage-style tuners, a 4-bolt neck plate, and 4-saddle bridge — all finished in shimmering chrome.
Versatile pickup combination
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 Sweetwater often combine the tones for a punchy sound with added clarity.
Short scale length for great tone and increased playability
Of course, the short scale length of the 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.
Comfortable Mustang body
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.
Fender Mustang Bass PJ Features:
- Electric bass with the classic Mustang body style and a versatile pair of pickups
- P and J Bass single-coil pickups offer a flexible voice
- Fine-tune your sound with individual volume controls for each pickup
- Short scale length creates great tone and increased playability
- Smooth-playing C-shaped maple neck with a pau ferro fingerboard
- Eye-catching chrome hardware
- Balanced-sounding alder body