Wanting to get a P-Bass I can live with (I am a Jazz guy who only likes Jazz necks), I came across this Special Edition Fender Deluxe PJ Bass (MIM).
This is the model only made for Guitar Center. It sports a Jazz neck
that looks just like the neck on my '72 Jazz....way cool!
It also sports a Badass bridge and a Fender Noiseless Jazz pickup near the bridge. Now I did buy this for that P-Bass tone, and with that Jazz PU off, it nails it. Adding the Jazz PU in is like a bonus, handy if I plan to do some slapping and soloing.
The bass is fairly light, I say no more then 9 lbs. But like allot of Fenders, it needed some serious TLC out of the box!
The action was horribly high and there was a bad fret buzz on the upper frets even with the high action. BUT....I know I can solve all that!
First, put in a shim to angle the neck up a bit (boy I must say the neck pocket was super tight). That cured the fret buzz. Than did some tweaking of the truss rod. And the result....still crap!
It plays great now! Got the action pretty low and no fret buzzes. Than tore off the crappy strings that came on it and put on a fresh set of DR Low Rider Round Wounds (I know all you die hard P-Bass guys are going to say put on flats...but I prefer the sound of rounds) and it is sounding pretty darn good.
I am sure I'll have to tweak the neck again as it settles in. But I think it will be a keeper for a while. The only thing is, that white pickguard I think will have to go! But other than that it is a cool looking bass....Seafoam Green!