Born in California, the Fender American Performance Mustang Bass takes the iconic model and treats it to some modern day tweaks whilst maintaining that all important cool factor.
The American Performer Mustang Bass features the iconic downsized Mustang body paired with a 30" short scale neck. The neck is constructed of maple, carved into a highly playable Modern C shaped profile, and is topped with a rosewood fingerboard with a 9.5" radius maple fingerboard and set with 22 jumbo frets; appointments that the contemporary bass player will really appreciate.
Fender have equipped this Mustang Bass with a cool pickup pairing, a traditional split-coil Mustang Bass pickup in the middle position and a single-coil Jazz Bass pickup at the bridge, allowing for a great range of tones. Both pickups are from Fender's Yosemite line that feature flat-staggered pole pieces allowing for an increased output whilst the shellac potting allows the coils to breathe and control unwanted feedback.
When it comes to controls, it's a simple Volume, Volume, master Tone control setup. In addition, Fender installed the GreaseBucket tone circuit, which that lets you shape your highs without adding bass, great for preserving your fundamental sound.
Other appointments include the eye-catching pearloid pickguard and a rock solid 4-Saddle American Performer Mustang Bass bridge. The package also comes complete with a Fender deluxe gig bag.
With its classic "alternative" looks, modern playability and American build quality, this Mustang Bass is a superb choice for anyone in the market for standout bass from the Fender ranks.
- Alder body
- Gloss finish
- Maple neck, Modern C profile with satin Polyurethane finish
- Maple fingerboard
- 19 jumbo frets
- Dot inlays
- 30" scale
- 1.625” (41.3 mm) nut width
Fender “F” Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
- 4-Saddle American Performer Mustang Bass bridge
- 4-Ply Aged White Pearloid pickguard
- Yosemite Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge), Yosemite Split Single-Coil Mustang Bass (Middle)
- Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Greasebucket Tone Circuit (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)
- Deluxe gig bag