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Precision and Jazz hybrid, exclusive.

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 70' Jazz Bass neck
Sea Foam Pearl color
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 w/ 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 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (29)
  • Fun to play (28)
  • Good tone (27)
  • Good pick up (25)
  • Solid electronics (23)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (25)
  • Practicing (21)
  • Recording (19)
  • Small venues (16)
  • Rock concerts (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (8), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Value

I'm happy w the purchase, but in case anyone from Fender or MF reads this I want to give some feedback on the quality control issues that persist with MIM fenders. Alot of questionable...Read complete review

I'm happy w the purchase, but in case anyone from Fender or MF reads this I want to give some feedback on the quality control issues that persist with MIM fenders. Alot of questionable QC problems slip by, especially on your "Special run" instruments.

These models often ship w noticeable imperfections, and even actual damage that seemingly occurs in the assembly process.

Received my PJ deluxe, and when I opened the sealed box there were scratches across the back of the body, deep enough to be thru the finish. The front looked a little rough too like it was put face down on a surface. I thought maybe I had a re-stock, but the boxes were sealed so I know this is how it was shipped from the factory. I am otherwise happy so since it was mostly on the back I've decided not to return it.

Otherwise it's a nice instrument, the features are a dream version of a custom bass. Jazz neck, P-body, both sets of pickups, and I like the passive version ( I also own the active deluxe special). This is what you would get if Geddy Lee mated with a P-bass. Pretty Cool.

Here are the real specs I was able to find online. The description above is not quite accurate, it's not a fender hi mass bridge, it's a leo quann. The jazz pickup is a noiseless one, both upgrades are better than advertised. Get it and you will enjoy, as long as you dont get one with tons of quality issues.

Model Name: FSR Deluxe P Bass® Special
Model Number: 014-0054-(Color #)
Series: DELUXE SERIES
Body: Alder, (Precision Bass® Body)
Neck: Maple, (Jazz Bass® Neck with Precision Bass® Special Decal)
Fingerboard: Maple, (9.5" Radius/241 mm)
No. of Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo Frets
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Width @ Nut: 1.50" (38 mm)
Hardware: Chrome
Machine Heads: Standard
Bridge: Leo Quan Badass® II with Grooved Saddles
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoise Shell on (506), 3-Ply Parchment on (549),
Pickups: 1 Vintage Special Precision Bass® Pickup (Mid), 1 Vintage Special Noiseless Jazz Bass® (Bridge)
Pickup Switching: N/A
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
Master Tone
Colors: (506) Black,
(549) Sea Foam Metallic,
(Polyurethane Finish)
Strings: Fender USA, NPS, Gauges: (.045, .065, .085, .105)
Unique Features: Black Block Position Inlays,
Black Fingerboard Binding,
Knurled Chrome Flattop Control Knobs,
Top Mounted Input Jack,
Source: MEXICO
Accessories: None
INTRODUCED: 5/2013
DISCONTINUED:
DISCONTINUED COLORS:
COMMENTS: FSR for GC 2013,...to date @ 200 Black, @ 300 SFM
WRENCH SIZES: Truss Rod Adjustment Wrench, (3/16" Hex), P/N 0038467049

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Looks even better in person, but faulty electronics.

On the pros side... this bass absolutely gorgeous! What you can't make out from the photos is that the paint has a little bit of a pearlescent thing going on. It's really...Read complete review

On the pros side... this bass absolutely gorgeous! What you can't make out from the photos is that the paint has a little bit of a pearlescent thing going on. It's really nice. The jazz neck (yes, it's a jazz neck with a P body) is quite comfy and plays great. Overall it's a bit lighter than I expected.

On the cons side, the electronics left something to be desired. I don't know if there's a design flaw, or if my copy was the unfortunate recipient of a bad batch of pots BUT... with both volume pots turned all the way down, the bass still passes audio (I'm going to lean towards bad batch of pots). The balance between the P and J pickups were way off as well. The P pickup is INSANELY hot (which is not a bad thing). I have an Ibanez SR1205e which has active Nordstrand pickups and the input gain setting on my amp for this Fender was the same. The noiseless single coil bridge pickup had significantly less output. The pots didn't respond in a linear fashion, and most of the gain comes on within the last 1/8th of travel so if you want nuance, you aren't going to get it. Again to be fair, the electronics in the copy I received were probably defective.

Setup - This bass was not setup properly at the factor (despite the inspection card indicating otherwise). The intonation was out by 10 to 18 cents, and one of the bridge saddles was adjusted improperly. You will either have to do a setup yourself, or pay someone to do it.

Case - At the time of this writing, this is not mentioned in the product description in terms of what is included but this bass comes with a halfway decent gig bag! That was a nice surprise.

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(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Value

By GASSER !

from Dutchess, NY

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

I'm happy w the purchase, but in case anyone from Fender or MF reads this I want to give some feedback on the quality control issues that persist with MIM fenders. Alot of questionable QC problems slip by, especially on your "Special run" instruments.

These models often ship w noticeable imperfections, and even actual damage that seemingly occurs in the assembly process.

Received my PJ deluxe, and when I opened the sealed box there were scratches across the back of the body, deep enough to be thru the finish. The front looked a little rough too like it was put face down on a surface. I thought maybe I had a re-stock, but the boxes were sealed so I know this is how it was shipped from the factory. I am otherwise happy so since it was mostly on the back I've decided not to return it.

Otherwise it's a nice instrument, the features are a dream version of a custom bass. Jazz neck, P-body, both sets of pickups, and I like the passive version ( I also own the active deluxe special). This is what you would get if Geddy Lee mated with a P-bass. Pretty Cool.

Here are the real specs I was able to find online. The description above is not quite accurate, it's not a fender hi mass bridge, it's a leo quann. The jazz pickup is a noiseless one, both upgrades are better than advertised. Get it and you will enjoy, as long as you dont get one with tons of quality issues.

Model Name: FSR Deluxe P Bass® Special
Model Number: 014-0054-(Color #)
Series: DELUXE SERIES
Body: Alder, (Precision Bass® Body)
Neck: Maple, (Jazz Bass® Neck with Precision Bass® Special Decal)
Fingerboard: Maple, (9.5" Radius/241 mm)
No. of Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo Frets
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Width @ Nut: 1.50" (38 mm)
Hardware: Chrome
Machine Heads: Standard
Bridge: Leo Quan Badass® II with Grooved Saddles
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoise Shell on (506), 3-Ply Parchment on (549),
Pickups: 1 Vintage Special Precision Bass® Pickup (Mid), 1 Vintage Special Noiseless Jazz Bass® (Bridge)
Pickup Switching: N/A
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
Master Tone
Colors: (506) Black,
(549) Sea Foam Metallic,
(Polyurethane Finish)
Strings: Fender USA, NPS, Gauges: (.045, .065, .085, .105)
Unique Features: Black Block Position Inlays,
Black Fingerboard Binding,
Knurled Chrome Flattop Control Knobs,
Top Mounted Input Jack,
Source: MEXICO
Accessories: None
INTRODUCED: 5/2013
DISCONTINUED:
DISCONTINUED COLORS:
COMMENTS: FSR for GC 2013,...to date @ 200 Black, @ 300 SFM
WRENCH SIZES: Truss Rod Adjustment Wrench, (3/16" Hex), P/N 0038467049

(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Keeper

By JDzilla

from Knoxville, TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

      Just got this one in the black finish. Took a gamble since there's no documented specs at the time of this review. Bad %$# II Bridge(yeah MF censors reviews), Passive Electronics, Noiseless J Pickup, jazz Bass neck. Terrific fit and finish out of the box. Unfortunately, it did not come with a gig bag..a bit of a let down considering the price. Regardless, I've been waiting for Fender to make a nice P-Bass with a PJ setup...this is it!

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Solid Bass from Fender

      By JazzPerfectionist94

      from Washington DC

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Medium Club Gigs
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Slap

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

        I had the pleasure to play this bass a few times in local GC stores. My first reaction came from the weight and feel of the instrument; it's not too heavy and is very smooth. I enjoyed the maple neck found on this bass over other Fender basses with darkwood fingerboards. I decided to plug it into a TC Electronic 500W amp and cabinet to see how the bass could handle smaller amps and I was further surprised. If you dial the bass and amp right, and it doesn't take much, you can really get anything you want. Having the PJ combo provides a lot of sonic flexibility that avoids having to change the amp a lot. I was sorry to put this guy down on its stand.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        An Attention-Grabbing Beauty

        By Jeff

        from Memphis, TN

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • So-So Tuners

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

        I was captivated by this bass several years ago when Fender first introduced it. But I wouldn't buy it because it was active, and I prefer passive basses. A few years later - problem solved! They re-introduced it in a passive version.

        I had been looking for a used one (generally a better value), but decided to snag one during the 4th of July sale. Thoughts:

        I was a bit concerned because it ships without a case or gig bag. But no problem there. It was secure, and double-boxed. Upon opening, I was immediately struck by how attractive it looks. While I've always liked the Fender Seafoam Green, I always preferred the lighter Surf Green. But this Seafoam Pearl appears to be somewhere in the middle, with a metallic look to it. Very nice.

        Pickups/Tone: I half expected to have to upgrade the pickups. I even looked around for either the Geezer Butlers or the Duncan SPB/J 1 set. But after playing it, I decided that the stock pickups sound just fine; and no upgrade is needed. Sounds great. I'm a flats guy, so I immediately threw on a set of GHS Precision Flats, and they sound killer.

        Two minor complaints: I'm not impressed with the tuning machines that come stock, and will probably upgrade them at some point. They're not horrible, but there are a few hesitation points when fine-tuning on some of them. What I mean is that while tuning up to pitch, they're not always as responsive as they could be. Slight turns sometimes result in no change in pitch. Then all of a sudden it'll "jump up" too far, and have to be backed off and re-tuned to pitch. But again, not badly. Not as bad as it sounds when reading this. Just not as responsive as the tuners on the American Fenders. The only other minor gripe is the back of the neck. I prefer more of a satin finish on the back of the neck. YMMV, as some actually prefer this thicker, more poly-type finish.

        Bottom line? I'm glad I bought it. Love the look and the tones available. Probably not going anywhere!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Surprisingly High Quality, Beautiful Tone, Balance and Style

        By Danno

        from Massachusetts

        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
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

          I am genuinely surprised at how high quality this instrument is for a Mexican made. The sound from the pickups really is noiseless and they blend together beautifully. This is my first PJ, and I though the J pickup would just add some growl and clarity, but it actually opens things up in a major way. The P Pickup is solid P sound through and through, nothing diminished. But rolling on the J Pickup and putting the tone up half way gives a gnarly growl to it, especially when played with a pick, almost like T-40, or even a rick tone. But cranking the J and the tone all the way up takes you into slap territory I didn't expect from a P. Thing is a thumpy beast and feels great.

          The fret ends are not boutique smooth filed, but by no means are they a hindrance or distraction as I have experienced on other Mexi-basses. The black binding and block inlays on the neck are so nice, and look even better with a black pickguard. The only stylistic thing I am wanting from this is a matching headstock, that would send this thing over the moon with style.

          The bridge is nearly identical to a Badazs II, and the weight of the bass is very balanced. Tuners are nothing special. One thing I noticed was that after pulling off the pickguard, the shielding paint is not painted around the entire cavity, just along the bottoms so something to be aware of if you're a tinkerer.

          The only downsides are that it doesn't come with a case for that price, and that the factory setup was bad. I bought a new Squire that came out near perfect out of the box, intonation, neck, and string height were all spot on. This bass needed adjustments all over, but after taking the time to make all the adjustments she played beautifully.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Of The Bests

          By Steevo

          from Los Angeles, CA

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          Comments about Deluxe PJ Bass:

          I got the Sea Foam Pearl color and it is just magnificent. I did some minor setup myself -- action and intonation -- and now this bass plays so smooth and sounds so nice, classic Fender. I've received many compliments already playing it out. This ones a gem!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great basss after a full set up

          By Thorgrim

          from Ocean new Jersey

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

          Absolutely beautiful bass .had to do a set up on it came detuned tuned to 440 and had buzz at zero fret on a string did neck adjustment took care of issue did a string change to my personal favorite DR STRINGS flatwound had to file in groves in the nut there were none retuned to 440 and did a action and intenation setup and it plays like one of my high end rickenbacker basses. Total time to get her all set up was less than a hour.this is the best of both worlds the neck is slim and fast the body is smaller than a standard j and has the 2 pickups and a blend knob you can get the tone you want. Sounds great out of my gallen kruger and my trace elliot.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This Bass ain't no Green P

          By BassMonster

          from New York

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording

            Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

            I bought this bass because some of the great features, but was unsure how the Mexican build quality would be. I hate to sound like a snob, but I believe the USA made instruments are far better than the imported stuff for professional use. This bass is built beautifully, feels solid, and sounds, plays and looks awesome. What a piece. The Sea Foam Pearl finish is nicely done and very cool different.This bass can give you almost any tone you are looking for depending on where you position your right hand, and it has sustain for days. No real hum under stage lights to speak of and it stays in tune with great intonation with nice low action. I may get called upon often.What a bargin

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Follow up on initial review.

            By Charlie

            from WNC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

              I've had this bass for some eight months now. I'm spoiled. I sold my P Bass and hardly ever ply either my Jazz or Thunderbird. Every time I play one or the other it just makes me appreciate thid PJ Delux all the more. There has never been any issues with fret wire ends or lack of definition from the Jazz pickup.
              I'm playing mostly Alt. and Classic rock along with some punk and prog.
              My rig is all Hatke Amp, 4x10 and 1x18 Depending on the set I sometimes ad a Ashedown NM2 and a Boss DS-2, 90-95% of the time though it's all done with no pedal and playing the pup's and tone is all that I need, and the sound is incredible. I highly reccomend this guitar!!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Bass

              By Jayden Sky

              from Laramie, WY

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

                Purchased this bass for my 14 year old granddaughter. She takes bass lessons every week and needed a quality bass upgrade. There were no blemishes or scratches as advertised, just remove the plastic protection on the pick guard and pickups! Sounds great through a Bassman Amp and the GK Fusion
                Amp. This Bass will last for years and provide great performance for most skill levels.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fender delivers again!

                By Chui

                from 77381

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

                  This bass came ready out of the box! I couldn't believe how great the feel and adjustment of the neck was. Typically, I'd have to take my new bass to have them adjusted after receiving them. Not this one. The neck was great and the hight of the strings was just about where I like them. Even the stock Fender strings weren't bad. Although I did change those a few days after. Hey, I love DR strings and that's a I'll ever play in my babies. But I digress. The pups on this bass are just phenomenal. I really can't say enough about them. The J-bass Noisless pup is pretty awesome. Not to mention the 70's maple Jazz neck. It helps give your overall tone a different feel.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great buy!

                  By Ewave

                  from Buford, GA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

                    This bass is a winner. I have always played P-Basses but wanted to get more color in my tone. This bass does the trick and produces tones from the smooth woody P-bass sound to a bright jazzy tone to one that has a peter gunn theme feel to it. The quality seem great, no buzz, no sounds when I turn the pots, nice. Also this seafoam green color is better than it appears in the photo. There is a bit of metal flake sparkle that the photo doesn't do justice to. I would definitely recommend this bass, and would buy it again, only faster.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great bass for the money

                    By Troy

                    from Wisconsin

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                    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:

                      Been looking at this bass for over a year and finally pulled the trigger. Arrived in 2 days via ground delivery. Very nice craftsmanship, no flaws in finish, neck smooth, action and intonation spot on right out of box. Green color is very classy and unique and when paired with the maple neck with black binding around edges, and block inlays, it's an outstanding looking bass that fits in any type of setting.

                      I am primarily a Precision bass player but sometimes wanted to have the clean mid growl of the Jazz bass pickups and that's exactly what this bass gives you. The 2 pickups together sound great wide open and turning down the Jazz puts you right into classic Precision sound. The Jazz pickup by itself is a bit weak compared to the Pbass pickup but works well for pop and slap.

                      As noted by others in reviews, the tuners are pretty sloppy and sticky and some of the edges of the frets could have been rounded off a bit more, some feel pretty sharp. Both of these issues can be solved easily and even taking this into account I think that this bass has good value.

                      I play this through a Markbass 2x10 combo.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The only 4 string in my arsenal !!!

                      By The Wall

                      from Motor City

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Rock Concerts
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

                        My wife bought this baby for my 50th year as a pro musician. After getting it set up, I played it for first time at a gig , and I was absolutely pleased with the tonal flexibility the P/J PU array allows. If only this came in a 5 string model...(Hint) This is the only 4 string I now play and I will install a Hip Shot Drop tuner which will give me a little more on the bottom end. ...If it only came in a 5 string model... :-)

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Surprising!

                        By BJABass

                        from Mountain South

                        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:

                          I went in to a music store with my wife to buy a string saddle for my guitarists ES335. She saw this seafoam green thing and fell in love with the color.She insisted I get it down and try it. I am a traditionalist and didn't THINK I liked PJ's or green or black blocks on a maple neck. BOY WAS I WRONG! The bass just felt amazing right off the shelf. I fell in love immediately as I am a Precision guy who likes mine with the Jazz neck. Another thing that surprised me was the tone flexibility. I like the precision sound and find a single coil Jazz too trebley. With the P pickup maxed you can adjust the J until you get just enough of it to bring out the sound of the d and g strings that is missing in a P bass without being too tinny. No single coil buzz either! Another thing I didn't think of was how well you can see the block inlays and find your way around the fretboard in weird lighting. The only minor issue as others have mentioned is the factory tuners. I have never been a fan of Fender tuners and will probably get a set of Hipshots eventually. (Fender, why don't you partner with this great tuner company?) Yes, I would recommend this Mexican wonder to ANYONE.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          By Far one of the MOST universal Basses Made

                          By Stone

                          from Florida

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

                            I have been a Bass player for over 35 Years. When it comes to a 4 string Bass it is so hard to decide between a JAZZ or a Precision..........Now you Don't have to choose. You get the tone of both and the comfort of both all in 1. I am not overly crazy about the noiseless Jazz P-up but other than that this bass is AMAZING.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Perfect for me...

                            By Squatchnelson

                            from Driftless Region of Wisconsin

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Feel
                            • Good Pick Up
                            • Good Tone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

                              Perfect for me because I missed the bark of a Precision but love the Jazz neck. I also like the high mass bridge. I took it out of the box, strung it with flats and it works great for the surf/50-60's rock and roll band whose gigs I am allowed to ruin at this point.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              This Bass Is A Sweet Deal!!!!!

                              By Bassboy

                              from Tonawanda, N.Y.

                              About Me Experienced

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fun To Play
                              • Good Feel
                              • Good Pick Up
                              • Good Tone
                              • Solid Electronics
                              • Well Made, Solid Bass.

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

                                  Way better than expected for a Mexican made product. With the proper set up (like a small truss rod adjustment) it plays spot on. Love the sound and sustain, the bridge is a big key to that. Very cool color, better in person.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great buy!!

                                  By jdub

                                  from Tampa, FL

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

                                    Fantastic bass, no blems that I can find. Didn't even need a set up. It sounds great, is very fun to play and is GORGEOUS! This is my first mim Fender and I've always been hesitant to not buy American but this bass is beautiful and now I'm wondering why I waited so long.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Right on. Score one for Musicians Friend!

                                    By Charlie

                                    from WNC

                                    About Me Novice

                                    See all my reviews

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Jamming
                                      • Practicing
                                      • Recording
                                      • Small Venues

                                      Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass:

                                      I've only been playing for a few years, so I still consider myself a novice. Now that that's out of the way let's get to it.
                                      I was leery of buying a bass I couldn't put my hands on. However, sales and service was wonderful. Very courteous and responsive. I placed my order last Thursday or Friday and took delivery on the following Wed.
                                      I took a chance on this as an open box with "scratches" on the pickguard. Accordingly I got it at a very nice price. It was supposed to come with a soft case but that got forgotten. E-Z P-Z though. One call to customer service and a quick review of our correspondence, to verify that a gig bag was included and customer service said it will be shipped today!
                                      The scratched pickguard? The blemish was only on the plastic protective sheeting! This thing is gorgeous. Not a flaw or blem anywhere. The neck is buttery smooth and fast. Man is it fast. The Tonal colors possible are exactly what I've been after. And I already own a Fender P and a Fender J. I also have a Thunderbird. That gives me all the tones and the thin line neck but it's a real neck diver and takes time to dial in the right sounds I want.
                                      Why only four stars? I've only had it for a day and just through one 90 min. set. It still has that "new car smell". Ya know what I mean. I'll update in a couple of weeks.
                                      I play primarily rock, Nirvana, Weezer, Foo's, Green Day and Classic rock & some prog on the side.

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