Fender American Elite Jazz Bass, 3-Color Sunburst, Rosewood Fingerboard
Packed to the gills with Fender's 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.
- 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 inch compound radius fingerboard
- HiMass Vintage bridge, new genuine bone nut
- Includes redesigned ABS Elite Moulded Case with TSA locks
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The versatile sound of the American Elite Jazz Bass easily matches any playing style—picked, plucked or slap-and-pop—while its standout looks remain authentically Fender, with a fresh twist.
All-New American Elite Neck
Designed for 21st-century players, the American Elite Series sports a new compound neck profile designed for comfort and the ultimate playability. A modern 'C'-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern 'D'-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of ergonomic support.
All-New 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups
With the all-new 4th generation Noiseless pickups, exclusive to the American Elite Series, Fender have achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion: authentic vintage-style Fender sound combined with noise-free performance. A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are the pinnacle of their pickup designs, offering crisp, clear cleans as well as gigantic overdriven tones that are bursting with pure rock power.
All-New American Elite Neck Heel
For improved upper register access and elegantly functional modern style, the American Elite Series' new cutaway neck heel blends into the asymmetrical neck volute for a comfortably enhanced playing feel.
New 18V Preamp
The redesigned robust 18-volt preamp cranks up the power for even more signal quality, creating chest-thumping tone with more headroom and reduced noise. Working in tandem with the muscular Noiseless pickups, the new preamp adds a even more tonal versatility to your instrument.
New Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
The new truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief.
All-New American Elite Case
The redesigned Elite Moulded Case features body-hugging contours to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument, nested stacking ability for easy storage and more secure transport and TSA latches for increased security.
Fender American Elite Jazz Bass Specifications
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
Neck Material: Maple
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 inch (864 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5 to 14 inch Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.5 inch (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Blocks
Truss Rod: Dual-Action
Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
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 Black/White/Black
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
Neck Plate: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)
Case/Gig Bag: Elite Moulded Case