As much as I love my P-Bass, I wanted something a little different, a little lighter. Enter the PJ mustang.
I get those familiar P-Bass tones with a little extra oomph thanks to the 3-way selector and J pickup. On its own, the J can be pretty thin-sounding, but put the two pickups together and it's the sweet spot.
The short scale takes a little while to get used to. I had a Mikey Way Squier Mustang I liked, but I ended up selling it. I regret that one a bit. It was a nice bass. This is the redemption for that. We tend to down-tune to Eb, so I end up with a little extra slack on the strings than I would like, but this bass is light as a feather, and I appreciate that immensely.
Maybe I'll look at upgrading pickups down the line, but I'm happy for now.