SOLD CME-exclusive MIM Fender Mustang PJ w/ EMG GZRs & other upgrades

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by DC in ATX, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. DC in ATX

    DC in ATX Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2020
    Austin, TX
    For sale or trade: A Chicago Music Exchange exclusive MIM Mustang PJ bass in black with a tortoise pickguard and a maple fret board. This short scale bass is strung with LaBella flats. It is in very good used condition.

    While you can get a basic MIM Mustang for less, there is good value at this price. The sale includes the following items:
    The logic behind each of these upgrades is detailed here.

    I have all of the original parts. While there is no case, I have the original box for shipping. The bass has never been out of the house.

    This bass is basically setup to Fender’s factory specs, which is quite a bit lower than it arrived and buzz-free under any reasonable attack. If you like an especially low action, there’s room to go lower.

    Reason for selling: I picked up a used Am Pro P bass as proof of concept—to find out whether I could scale up in neck length and fretboard width. Turns out that was not a problem. In fact, I actually gravitate to my full-scale basses. So the Mustang mostly goes unplayed. Now that I have other basses on hand for a side-by-side comparison, I can confirm that this Mustang sounds great.

    Trade options: If you have a MIJ bass that you aren’t using, that might be an interesting angle. I have some interest in trying out a Yamaha Broad Bass or a medium-scale bass. I don’t have a Jazz bass, so that’s something I would consider. Maybe a Reverend of some sort, as this is probably a fair straight trade for a used Reverend; never played one, but they look interesting on paper. I probably don't need another P-bass, but I am open to offers otherwise. I am also keeping an eye out for a Jazzmaster guitar, ideally one with real JM pups (not P90s) and the traditional wiring. There are some stock used MIM models that would probably be a straight trade for this bass. If you have something with a higher street value, I can add cash accordingly.

    Shipping: I will ship this double boxed, like it arrived from CME. If we are trading, obviously the shipping is a wash. If you want to buy the bass, I'll split the shipping costs with you.

    Last edited: Feb 8, 2021
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  2. Ryno1330


    Jan 14, 2020
    Great job with the upgrades. I have the exact same bass sans upgrades. If you have any sound samples I would love to hear it with the geezers and labellas!
    And good luck with the sale - these basses are fantastic!
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  3. Devin Bruno

    Devin Bruno

    May 14, 2020
    Is this still available? Are you firm on price?
  4. DC in ATX

    DC in ATX Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2020
    Austin, TX
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  5. DC in ATX

    DC in ATX Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Local trade pending...
  6. Donger


    Apr 28, 2020
    I have an 80s rosewood Japanese Fender Mustang neck and would trade you for your maple neck.
  7. DC in ATX

    DC in ATX Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Thanks for the offer. All else being equal, I prefer a rosewood board to maple. However, it it looks like this bass is going to a new home this weekend.