Packed to the gills with Fender's latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass is an active 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 rema... Click To Read More About This Product
Packed to the gills with Fender's latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass is an active 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 they’ve 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 bass lines 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 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.
Shape: Modern "C" to "D"
Neck joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 34"
Truss rod: Yes
Finish: Satin urethane
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Pickup configuration: SS
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: 4th Generation Noiseless Single Coil
Bridge: 4th Generation Noiseless Single Coil
Series or parallel: Parallel
Active preamp: Yes
Special electronics: 18 V with Active 3-band EQ
Radius: 9.5"–14" compound
Fret size: Medium-jumbo
Number of frets: 21
Inlays: Black blocks
Nut material: Bone
Nut width: Info not available
Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Cutaway: Double cutaway
Body wood: Alder
Top wood: Not applicable
Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
Orientation: Right handed
Control layout: Master volume, pan pot, 3-band EQ, active/passive mini toggle
Pickup switch: Yes
Coil tap or split: Not appicable
Tone switching: No
Special switching: Yes
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 4-Saddle HiMass vintage (String-through-body or topload)
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Fender "F" light-weight vintage-paddle keys with tapered shafts
Number of strings: 4
Special features: Not applicable
Case: Elite molded
Accessories: Info not available
Country of origin: USA
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