I could not find any exclusive thread about the new Mustang PJ besides the "NAMM" and "Shortscale" threads so excuse me if I create double posts. I think of getting one of those... My first Short Scale and P/J bass. Never played a short scale before (and there is no way of trying one out where I live) but I can buy online and return if I am not pleased (already have a backup plan, if it gets returned I will get a sire jazz). It looks very comfortable to play and carry to rehearsals... Already have 4 basses that cover different tones (jazz,precision,stingray,warwick) and feel like trying something new. I don't care about the "its great for girls/guitarists" comments. The price is also very appealing. Anybody got one? Impressions? Does it need special strings or regular length strings are ok?