Fender American Elite Precision Bass Guitar

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Author: Riley Stehl

A Classic Design for Modern Players

Music is a totally different game in the 21st century. But, despite the changes in style and sound, some of us just like how things were in the good old days. For that reason, Fender brought you their American Elite Precision bass. It features all of the classic features you see in their older basses, like a 3-tone sunburst finish, and a rosewood fretboard, but adds some modern innovations to make it the perfect bass to work with. Those features include a truss rod adjustment wheel that's immediately accessible on the far end of the neck, an 18 volt active preamp for more headroom and less noise, an all new American Elite neck, and much, much more. 

Main Features

  • Newly designed neck
  • 18 volt preamp
  • Truss rod adjustment wheel 

American Elite Neck

Fender improved upon their original bass designs by creating a neck that has a standard "C" shape closer to the nut, and as you move closer to the body, it morphs into a "D" shape. This adds a ton of ergonomic support, and the redesigned neck heel also makes it easier to get around.

Active Preamp

Active bass technology has become increasingly popular, which has opened up ideas for all kinds of innovation. One of Fender's contributions is the 18V preamp that got loaded into this bass. A preamp with this kind of power cranks up your signal quality, and creates the kind of frequencies that you can really feel. And since this bass has noiseless pickups, you don't have to worry about the preamp being too much. 

Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel

Everyone with mild guitar set up experience dreads having to set up their guitar or bass because of how aggravating adjusting a truss rod can be. With the truss rod adjustment wheel, you can make instant adjustments to the bass without having to crack open a headstock cover and bust out the Allen wrench. 

For a classic bass that has modern refinements, get yourself an American Elite Precision Bass by Fender!

Full Features

  • Double cutaway 4-string electric bass
  • PJ pickup configuration; split-coil Precision Bass middle pickup, single-coil all-new fourth-
  • generation Noiseless Jazz Bass® bridge pickup
  • 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

  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane
  • BODY SHAPE: Precision Bass®
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: New 4th Generation Noiseless
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Elite Precision Bass
  • 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 Black/White/Black
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Knurled Flat-Top
  • NECK PLATE: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical
  • STRINGS: Fender® USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)
  • 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: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
  • POSITION INLAYS: White Pearloid Dot
  • TRUSS ROD: Dual-Action
  • TRUSS ROD NUT: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment

From The Manufacturer

Updating Fender’s classic design with revolutionary technology and sound, the American Elite Precision Bass is an entirely new beast of a bass. Designed for 21st-century players who push the envelope of tone and possibility every time they play, this bass is a multi-faceted performer with classic style, exceptional feel and versatile, giant sound that leaves others in the dust.

Fender’s all-new fourth-generation Noiseless pickups are our latest advance in pickup technology. Exclusive to the American Elite series, they combine modern noise-free performance with authentic vintage-style sound that doesn’t sacrifice one iota of warmth. 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 mammoth punch and near-endless 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.

Fender is renowned for head-turning style, and this bass is no different from the ergonomic contours to the black chrome headstock logo, large pearloid fret markers and a new color this instrument will amaze the audience with titanic sound and classic aesthetics. The American Elite Precision Bass is a daring new tonal multi-tool for modern bassists who need an instrument that doesn’t just meet the performance demands of modern music it completely disintegrates them. 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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