Fender American Elite Jazz Bass MN, Black

2,110.00 RRP 2,198.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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  • Noiseless Single-Coil Pickups Produce Vintage Noise-Free Warmth
  • Redesigned 18-Volt Preamp Provides Extra Power & Tonal Depth
  • Modern ''C'' to ''D'' Profiled Maple Neck Provides Incredible Comfort
  • HiMass Vintage Bridge Enhances Resonance & String Attack
  • Includes Fender's Elite Moulded Case For Storage & Transportation

Fender American Elite Jazz Bass MN, Black

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The Fender American Elite Jazz Bass, Black is designed for the modern bassist, featuring cutting-edge tones and a fast, smooth playing feel coupled with the timeless Fender style. The set of 4th generation Noiseless pickups provide the Jazz bass with its incredibly clean, classic tone, combining the noise-free performance of a modern pickup with an authentic vintage Fender tone. A redesigned 18-volt preamp is also included to boost the bass’ power, offering a thunderous tone with a 3-band EQ for further tone tweaking. Its lightweight alder body is coupled with a maple neck and fingerboard, creating a full-bodied tone with iconic Fender characteristics and a beautifully bright punch. Its compound radius neck and smooth contours provide an incredibly comfortable performance, offering comfortable chording and smooth lead work. Also featuring a HiMass bridge, bone nut, and an elite moulded case, the American Elite Jazz Bass is built to suit any playing style, perfect for the demanding player.

Product Ref: 67511

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Classic Alder Body

The American Elite Jazz Bass features a classic alder body to produce a resonant and balanced tone with plenty of clarity. The body's smooth contours provides players with an incredibly comfortable performance, while the light weight of the alder wood ensures it can be played all night long without strain. Fender have used alder as their tonewood of choice for electric guitars since the 1950's, as the balanced response and slight upper middle definition makes it perfect for rock and blues playing.

Compound Radius Maple Neck

Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck is perfect for all playing styles. With a modern ''C'' shape at the nut, the profile then transitions along the length of the neck to a modern ''D'' shaped profile at the neck heel, providing plenty of support and ensuring comfortable playing sessions. Maple is used for both the neck and fingerboard, resulting in a bright characteristic with sizzling highs, firm lows, and a snappy midrange attack.

Noiseless Single-Coil Pickups

The American Elite bass features Fender’s intuitive 4th generation noiseless pickups, combining the noise free performance of a modern pickup with the vintage style sound of an old pickup. Exclusive to the American Elite series, the noiseless pickup offers incredible tones with enhanced responses without losing any of its warmth. Also featuring a redesigned 18-volt preamp to crank up the bass’ power, the Fender has plenty of headroom to offer pounding tones with little-to-no noise distorting the sound.

HiMass Vintage Bridge

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 simple and easy.

Bone Nut

Along with its amazing tone and looks, the American Elite guitar also features a bone nut, adding to its classic aesthetic. The main purpose of using a bone nut, compared to modern materials, is the bone offers excellent resonance and sustain. A bone nut also delivers a very balanced tone, and will last a long time. In addition, this type of nut naturally self-lubricates and helps the guitar to stay in tune for longer.

Graphite Support Rods

Posiflex graphite support rods run the length of the bass’s neck, adding stability while reducing the amount of warping that may occur from temperature fluctuations and humidity. This is a particular advantage to players who travel and experience a change in temperature, ensuring the instrument is always ready to play at a moment’s notice.

Elite Moulded Case

The American Elite series of instruments are delivered in an elite moulded case, featuring body-hugging contours which holds the guitar firmly in place. TSA latches are also included for enhanced security and easy access. This durable case also features a stacking ability, for easy storage and transport.

Specifications

  • Model Number: 0197002706
  • Series: American Elite

Body & Bridge

  • Body: Alder
  • Shape: Jazz Bass
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Finish: Black

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Profile: Compound Back Shape (Modern ‘’C’’ to ‘’D’’)
  • Scale Length: 34’’
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5’’ to 14’’ Compound
  • Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Inlays: Black Pearloid Blocks
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.5’’

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Middle Pickup: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), 3-Band EQ
  • Special Electronics: 18V Preamp w/Active 3-Band EQ
  • Switching: 2-Way Mini Toggle
    • Passive Mode: Volume, Pan, & Passive Tone Controls Function
    • Active Mode: All Controls Function
  • Tuning Machines: Fender ‘’F’ Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys w/Tapered Shafts
  • Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass
  • Neck Plate: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
  • Case Included: Elite Moulded Hardshell