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Fender American Elite Maple Fingerboard Precision Bass   

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Updating Fender’s classic design with revolutionary technology and sound, the American Elite Precision Bass is an entirely new beast of a bass. Desig...Read More

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An updated classic with powerful pickups and tons of style.

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 their 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 V 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 in. 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 topload 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.

FEATURES
Neck
  • Shape: Modern C to D
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: 4-Bolt
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Satin urethane
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: Single-coil, Split single-coil
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Elite Precision Bass split single-coil
  • Bridge: 4th Generation Noiseless single-coil
  • Brand: Fender
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Active preamp: Active 3-band EQ
  • Special electronics: 18 V preamp
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5–14 in.
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: Info not available
  • Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
  • Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, pan pot, 3-band EQ
  • Pickup switch: Active/passive switch
  • Coil tap or split: Not appicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Top-loading high mass
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Vintage paddle
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Info not available

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FenderAmerican Elite Maple Fingerboard Precision Bass
 
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5.0

Got blemished American Elite P-Bass - great bass, great deal

By Ajax3022

from Milwaukee, WI

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Comments about Fender American Elite Maple Fingerboard Precision Bass:

having active electronics, a split P pup and a Jazz gives you all the tone shaping you need for most anything. The new compound profile neck with a 9.5–14 in. compound radius fingerboard is a dream to play--I have small hands and usually play short scales, but this works great for me. The Tobacco Sunburst with all Maple neck is absolutely gorgeous...worth the small additional price

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As good as it gets

By Leroy 5

from Newport , NH

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    Comments about Fender American Elite Maple Fingerboard Precision Bass:

    I own 12 bass guitars ... Gibson , Epiphone , Dean , Carvin ,Hofner , Ampeg and Fender , but they don't have a chance against this thing .....playablity .....neck .....finish ....quality ....this bass has it all over the others . Totally worth the money .I might have to downsize the collection !

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