Fender - Classic Mustang Bass
Fender - Classic Mustang Bass
Take It From The Top
The Fender Mustang Bass was introduced in the mid 60's as a partner to the iconic Mustang guitar. Both feature shorter than normal scales and simplified controls, meaning that, compared to what was available at the time, these 'student' style guitars became a hit in alternative scenes, where the Strat and Tele were just not as well suited.
Going back to the 1960's and 70's, most Mustang Bass guitars featured a single split coil pickup, similar to what you would see on a P bass but much slimmer. Now, this more modern version is fitted with a very popular PJ setup featuring a P bass pickup in the neck and a J in the bridge. This provides a great range of sounds at your fingertips, so everything from hard rock to classic jazz sounds wonderful.
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 in bands 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 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.
Short Scale Length for Great Tone and Increased Playability
Shortening the scale compared to other bass guitars makes it easier to navigate the fretboard, which is perfect for beginners and players with smaller hands. Short-scale bass guitars have a different tonal character because shorter string lengths give a thicker, mellower tone than a long-scale instrument. For the big difference in feel and sound alone, it is worthwhile having something like this in your collection.
Comfortable Mustang Body
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.
- Neck Pickup: P-bass pickup
- Bridge Pickups: Jazz bass pickup
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Pickup Selector: 3-way toggle
- Scale Length: 30"
- Neck: Maple
- Neck Shape: 'C Shape'
- Neck Finish: Satin polyurethane
- Tuning Heads: Vintage Fender bass
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5"
- Frets: 19 Medium Jumbo
- Bridge: Hardtail Top-mount
- Body Finish: Gloss polyester
- Year: 2019
- Condition: New/As New
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