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. PosiflexTM graphite support rods run the length of the neck, adding stability to the neck while resisting temperature- and humidity-induced warping.
The HiMassTM 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.
Shape: Compound, modern C to D
Neck joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 34"
Truss rod: Standard
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Pickup configuration: SS
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: Elite Precision
Bridge: 4th Gen Noiseless
Series or parallel: Series
Active preamp: Yes
Special electronics: 3-band EQ
Radius: 9.5" - 14"
Fret size: Medium-jumbo
Number of frets: 21
Nut material: Bone
Nut width: 1.625" (41.3mm)
Cutaway: Double cutaway
Body wood: Alder
Top wood: Not applicable
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Control layout: Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Mid- Range Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle
Pickup switch: No
Coil tap or split: No
Tone switching: No
Special switching: Preamp on/off
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 4-Saddle adjustable
Tailpiece: String-Through-Body or Topload)
Tuning machines: Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
Number of strings: 4
Special features: Pickups
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: USA
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This is a very nice bass guitar.
Fender American Elite Rosewood Fingerboard Precision Bass 3-Color Sunburst