Fender American Elite Jazz Bass Guitar

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Author: Chris Willis

Classic Fender With A Fresh Twist

With the Amerian Elite Jazz Bass, Fender has created a bass for the player that needs cutting-edge innovations combined with Fender's unbeatable style and playing experience. The versatile sound you get with this bass can easily handle anything from picking to slap-pop. And of course, you get Fender's timeless style.

Main Features

  • 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups
  • New 18V Preamp
  • American Elite Series

4th Generation Noiseless Pickups

With Fender's new bleeding edge pickup technology, their 4th generation pickups are now noise-free. The classic Fender tone that you know and love is still just as present as ever, but now with a noiseless performance. The pinnacle of Fender's pickup design, these produce truly spectacular tone.

New 18V Preamp

Fender has incorporated a new 18V preamp into the Elite Jazz Bass, offering tone with more headroom, signal quality, and even more reduced noise. Combined with the 4th gen pickups, and you have an amazing versatile tone capable of playing a wide range of styles.

American Elite Series

Fender's American Elite Series offers many amazing features, including a specially designed neck, neck heel, a truss rod adjustment wheel, and even an all-new case. When you buy American Elite, you're getting a top-notch Fender instrument.

With Fender's American Elite Jazz Bass Guitar, you get a top of the line bass guitar, featuring many modern innovations and incredible versatility. Order yours today!

Full Features

  • Double cutaway 4-string electric bass
  • Dual all-new fourth-generation Noiseless Jazz Bass single-coil pickups
  • Onboard active 18-volt preamp for more headroom with less noise
  • Compound profile neck; redesigned contoured neck heel
  • 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard
  • HiMass Vintage bridge; new genuine bone nut
  • Includes redesigned ABS Elite Molded Case with TSA locks

Full Specs

  • CASE/GIG BAG: Elite Molded Case
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane
  • BODY SHAPE: Jazz Bass®
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: New 4th Generation Noiseless
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: New 4th Generation Noiseless
  • CONTROLS: Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut,
  • Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle
  • SWITCHING: 2-Way Mini Toggle Switch for Active/Passive Mode. In Passive Mode, Only The
  • Volume, Pan and Passive Tone Controls Function. In Active Mode, All Controls Function.
  • SPECIAL ELECTRONICS: 18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ
  • BRIDGE: 4-Saddle HiMass™ Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
  • HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
  • TUNING MACHINES: Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
  • PICKGUARD: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
  • NECK PLATE: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical
  • STRINGS: Fender® USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)
  • NECK BINDING: 1-Ply Black
  • NECK FINISH: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • NECK SHAPE: Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
  • SCALE LENGTH: 34" (864 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
  • FRET SIZE: Medium Jumbo
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
  • POSITION INLAYS: Black Pearloid Blocks
  • TRUSS ROD: Dual-Action
  • TRUSS ROD NUT: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment

    From The Manufacturer

    Packed to the gills with our 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 we’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 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 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.

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