Fender® has recently introduced the Player Mustang Bass PJ to its extraordinary lineup and what a fun bass to play.
Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ…
Even during the virus and with precautions, I actually have been getting to go out and play gigs, although they are still few and far between, but still appreciative to have them.
The first thing I really noticed about the bass was its low (low bass tone, think EQ) presence and growl from the Precision Bass® Pickup. The tone was low, crisp and clean, but still had a certain growl to it that I haven’t heard from another bass. It’s really kind of hard to explain. It’s almost as if the bass can speak itself. You really need to experience the Fender Player Mustang
® Bass PJ for yourself and you will see what I mean.
Combining the Precision Bass and Jazz Bass® pickups gave it more of a mid range tone, and even just using the Jazz Bass pickup by itself was very effective.
I think as the night went on I settled for the combination of both pickups; everything seemed to cut through in the mix and the Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ sat in the mix very well. I received lots of compliments on the bass during the gig that came both from band members and folks in the audience.
Fender states the Player Mustang Bass PJ has a versatile sound with a classic style, and I have to agree. One of the first basses I started on was a Fender Mustang Bass many years ago.
The Fender Player Mustang
® Bass PJ is a 30” scale bass with a “C”-shaped maple neck complete with a pau ferro 19-fret fingerboard with jumbo frets and a 9.5” radius. The body is made of alder and has a gloss polyester finish. The bridge pickup is a vintage-style single-coil Jazz Bass pickup while the neck pickup is a vintage-style split-coil Precision Bass pickup. The controls are volume and tone, with a 3-position toggle switch to choose the pickup configuration with can be the bridge pickup only, neck pickup only or both pickups combined. All of the hardware has a nickel/chrome finish with the bridge being a 4-saddle standard bridge and Fender vintage-style tuners. The pickguard is 3-ply black, controls are vintage-style black plastic and the strings are Fender® USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel in gauges .045 – .105.
Be sure to check out the Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ online or at a Fender music retailer near you!