Fender Mustang Bass PJ

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” 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 Pau Ferro 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 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.



30” scale length; “C”-shaped maple neck

One P Bass split single-coil middle pickup, one J Bass® single-coil bridge pickup

9.5”-radius Pau Ferro fingerboard with 19 medium jumbo frets

Four-saddle bridge; four-bolt neck plate; vintage-style tuning machines

Master Volume and Tone controls; three-way pickup switch

Fender Mustang Bass PJ

Olympic White, Pau Ferro

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General

Model Name
Fender Mustang Bass PJ, Pau Ferro Fingerboard, Olympic White
Model Number
0144053505
UPC
885978853892
Series
Offset
Color
Olympic White

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Optional Gig Bag (p/n 0991521106) Available
Included Accessories
None

Body

Body Finish
Gloss Polyester
Body Material
Alder
Body Shape
Mustang Bass

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Fret Size
Medium Jumbo
Neck Finish
Satin Polyurethane
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Mounting
4-Bolt
Neck Plate
4-Bolt
Neck Shape
"C" Shape
Number of Frets
19
Nut Material
Synthetic Bone
Nut Width
1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays
White Dots
Truss Rod
Standard
Truss Rod Nut
3/16" Hex Adjustment
Truss Rod Wrench
3/16" Hex (Allen)

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
Vintage-Style Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Pickup Configuration
PJ
Controls
Master Volume, Master Tone
Middle Pickup
Vintage-Style Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Pickup Switching
3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Middle Pickup

Hardware

Bridge
4-Saddle Standard
Control Knobs
Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
3-Ply Mint Green
Tuning Machines
Fender Vintage-Style

Miscellaneous

Strings
Fender® USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)