Fender American Elite Jazz Bass
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 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 robust 18-volt preamp that 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 string-through-body stringing. In a vintage-inspired touch, the 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 its gigantic tone and slick style. The American Elite Jazz Bass is a bold bass for adventurous bassists who need a tonal multi-tool that refuses to compromise on any front. Includes an Elite Molded Case with body-hugging contours to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument and TSA locks.
|Model||American Elite Jazz Bass|
|Finish Color||Satin Jade Pearl Metallic|
|Finish Type||Satin Polyurethane|
|Neck Shape||Compound Back Shape, Modern “C” to “D”|
|Neck Dimensions||.830 1st-.910 12th|
|Fingerboard Radius||9.5”-14” Compound Radius|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Pearloid Blocks|
|Width at Nut||1.5”|
|Frets||21 Medium Jumbo|
|Pickups||New 4th Generation Noiseless Precision and Jazz Single-Coils|
|Controls||Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Mid- Range Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle|
|Bridge||4-Saddle HiMass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)|
|Tuners||Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts|
|Case||Black Molded Hardshell|
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