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Passive Fender PJ Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barandascaio, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. barandascaio


    Dec 2, 2012
    Hey guys, i'm from Brazil and i'm going to spend a week in nyc in 2013 january. I have a Fender P-Bass MiM and I'm looking for a Fender PJ Bass, like the Deluxe Active P Bass. But I like the passive sound in P-Bass. Does Fender , or any other brand, have a good Passive PJ Bass?

    P.S.: I like P-bass neck and body.
    P.S. 2: I have 800 dollars.

    Thanks for helping me. Caio, from Brazil.
  2. KrisHayes


    Sep 30, 2012
    Fender did the California Special P which was awesome. Keep an eye out for those used - they're a phenomenal deal.
  3. barandascaio


    Dec 2, 2012
    Thanks, I'll look for one. What do you think about Duff Mckagan's signature? My band plays a lot of hard rock. I can find an used one easier than calfiornia's, don't you think?
  4. audioglenn


    Jul 14, 2012
    I have about five of the Squier PJ basses that I bought used. I didn't pay more than $125 for any one of them. They sound great! With what you have, I would find one of them and put your P bass neck on it. If you want you could put in better replacement pickups. I just put a Fender Jazz neck on a Vintage Modified Squier body and it's unbelievable.
  5. Deepwoods

    Deepwoods Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2003
    St. Louis
    Have a jazz pickup routed into your P bass or another P bass if you want to keep yours in standard configuration. My tech only charged $35 for the route plus another $35 to install and wire up the pickup and a 3-way switch.
  6. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    Fender Hot Rod last produced 2001. Look for one of these used. I had one, but only reason I sold it was because I just couldn't get used to playing 4 string anymore.
  7. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    ... Always dug the Hot Rod :bassist:
  8. That's right, barandascaio! So pick up a used J bridge pickup for $30. I mean, how many basses can you play at one time, anyway? And if you can't figure out how to enjoy $700 in NYC . . . well, by all means buy a spare bass. Just in case the one you already have desolders itself while you're not looking. ;)
  9. Gasman

    Gasman Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
    Fender Jazz Bass Special. 1980's production, awesome basses. Yamaha BB series p/j's are also good for the money
  10. barandascaio


    Dec 2, 2012
    Do you know any place in NYC where I can find it? Any shop that might have
  11. barandascaio


    Dec 2, 2012
    Thanks for helping me guys! brazilian bass forum sucks! lol
  12. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    Honestly you will have to watch the classifieds and hope to find one.
  13. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    Aerodyne Jazz might get you there
  14. kellyrojo


    Feb 16, 2011
    South Carolina
    Some Tim Maia will sound good on a pj .
    Oh oh oh que beleza !
  15. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    Funny, one was just sold on Ebay today, looks just like that one.

    I picked up a late 90's Deluxe Series P-bass Special for about $300 a couple weeks ago. These can be easily had for that amount used. They are the passive version of the Deluxe Active P. Same thing.

    I don't believe they make those specifically anymore so you'd have to comb the used market. I'm sure there are some large used guitar stores in NYC.
  16. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    I totally agree with you audioglenn. I own (2) of the Squier Precision Bass Specials and I love them both, and they both have the stock pickups and I think they work really well. Better than my MIM P and better than my old American Standard Jazz. I paid $99 for one and $115 for the other. I have GAS for a Sherwood green and Shoreline gold one but I haven't had any luck.
  17. audioglenn


    Jul 14, 2012
    Thanks, GK Growl! I'm glad to hear that you have the same impression of the Squier PJ basses. I've got a couple of red ones, a black, red sunburst, and standard sunburst. I had to spend a little bit of time setting them up, but that goes with any bass.
  18. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    I've got a red and a standard sunburst one. I just found a shoreline gold one online for $149....dammit! Choices, choices.

    I spent a little time setting mine up too and that's when they really came to life. I had to put new foam under the pickups on the red one and they both had way too much relief when I got them.
  19. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    look up a schecter model T
  20. johnnynitro


    Jan 14, 2012
    I have a jp90 For sale ! You can google them Not quiet the p bass look ! But Ive seen more then a few @ a good price !