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Fender American Elite Five String Rosewood Fingerboard Jazz Bass 3-Color Sunburst

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Packed to the gills with Fender's latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass V is an active 5-string bass for the modern bassist who demands cutting-edge tone technology along with timeless style and fast, smooth playing feel. Its versatile sound easily matches any playing style—picked, plucked or slap-and-pop—while its standout...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Packed to the gills with Fender's latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass V is an active 5-string bass for the modern bassist who demands cutting-edge tone technology along with timeless style and fast, smooth playing feel. Its versatile sound easily matches any playing style—picked, plucked or slap-and-pop—while its standout looks remain authentically Fender, with a fresh twist.

With the exclusive all-new fourth-generation Noiseless pickups Fender has achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion—vintage-style response with completely noise-free performance. These muscular pickups are fueled by a redesigned robust 18-volt preamp cranks up the power for even more signal quality for chest-thumping tone with more headroom and reduced noise. Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck with a 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard is ideal for all playing styles. A modern “C”-shape at the new genuine bone nut, the profile morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of comfortable support for fret hand antics. Posiflex™ graphite support rods run the length of the neck, adding stability to the neck while resisting temperature- and humidity-induced warping. The HiMass™ Vintage bridge increases note attack and resonance for thunderous basslines with colossal punch and boundless sustain while allowing either top-load or strings-thru-body stringing. In a vintage-inspired touch, the new truss rod adjustment wheel has been moved to the butt end of the neck for easier access, making neck relief adjustments a snap.

This bass is packed with Fender’s immortal aesthetics—from the ergonomic contours to the black chrome headstock logo, large pearloid fret markers and new color this instrument will pin the audience’s ears back with it’s gigantic tone and slick style. The American Elite Jazz Bass V is a bold new bass for adventurous bassists who need a tonal multi-tool that refuses to compromise on any front. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with body-hugging contours to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument and TSA locks.

Features

Neck
Shape: Modern "C" to "D"
Wood: Maple
Neck joint: 4-Bolt
Scale length: 34"
Truss rod: Yes
Finish: Satin urethane
Pickups
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Pickup configuration: SS
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: 4th Generation Noiseless single-coil
Bridge: 4th Generation Noiseless single-coil
Brand: Fender
Series or parallel: Parallel
Active preamp: 18 V preamp with active 3-band EQ
Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 9.5"-14" compound
Fret size: Medium-jumbo
Number of frets: 21
Inlays: Pearloid block
Nut material: Bone
Nut width: 1.875" (47.6mm)
Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Body
Cutaway: Double cutaway
Construction: Solidbody
Body wood: Alder or Ash
Top wood: Not applicable
Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
Orientation: Right handed
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, pant pot (pickup selector), treble boost,cut, mid-range boost/cut, bass boost/cut, active/passive mini toggle
Pickup switch: No
Coil tap or split: Not appicable
Tone switching: No
Special switching: Active/passive mini toggle
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 5-Saddle HiMass Vintage
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Fender "F" light-weight vintage paddle keys with tapered shafts
Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
Number of strings: 5
Pickguard: Yes
Special features: Not applicable
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Info not available
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FenderAmerican Elite Five String Rosewood Fingerboard Jazz Bass
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

I would definitely buy another one. Black w/rosewood neck

By Deb

from Atlanta, ga.

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Comments about Fender American Elite Five String Rosewood Fingerboard Jazz Bass:

I use it from the church to the concerts!!

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5.0

This is the one to get !!!

By Hammering Hal

from Hannibal New York

Comments about Fender American Elite Five String Rosewood Fingerboard Jazz Bass:

This is the one to get, the neck and feel is so natural,any sound and tone your looking for, this Fender has it.The quality of this 5 string Elite jazz is top notch,its so hard to put it down and when I do, its in a case that will protect it,the best I have ever seen.

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4.0

Great Guitar, Fender Q.C. Issues

By scrobert

from Charlotte, NC

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Comments about Fender American Elite Five String Rosewood Fingerboard Jazz Bass:

Fender has had quality control issues for the past several years. Two of the last guitars I've purchased have had some sort of issue upon receipt that needed to be repaired.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing American Fender Bass

By welkers123

from colorado

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Comments about Fender American Elite Five String Rosewood Fingerboard Jazz Bass:

I have owned numerous basses. Korean, Japanese, German, American. Of all of them, this one rules the roost hands down. Fender did an amazing job. Fret work, neck, inlays, pickups, bridge, nut, woods are all excellent. No issues. The only recommendation is to update the truss rod adjustment to the wheel at the base of the neck. Of all modern features you still have to take the neck off for adjustments. Other than that, this is certainly a top notch professional bass that plays and sounds awesome.

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