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Fender American Elite Rosewood Fingerboard Jazz Bass  3-Color Sunburst 

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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Fender's latest advancements added to a living legend.

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. 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 all-new fourth-generation Noiseless pickups they’ve achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion —vintage-style response with completely noise-free performance. These muscular pickups are fueled by 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. 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 bass lines with colossal punch and boundless 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.

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 it’s gigantic tone and slick style. The American Elite Jazz Bass is a bold new bass for adventurous bassists who need a tonal multi-tool that refuses to compromise on any front. 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:Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod:Yes
  • Finish: Satin urethane
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: SS
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle:4th Generation Noiseless Single Coil
  • Bridge:4th Generation Noiseless Single Coil
  • Brand:Fender
  • Series or parallel:Parallel
  • Active preamp: Yes
  • Special electronics: 18 V with Active 3-band EQ
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius:9.5"–14" compound
  • Fret size:Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Black blocks
  • 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, active/passive mini toggle
  • Pickup switch: Yes
  • Coil tap or split:Not appicable
  • Tone switching:No
  • Special switching:Yes
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type:Fixed
  • Bridge design:4-Saddle HiMass vintage (String-through-body or topload)
  • Tailpiece:Not applicable
  • Tuning machines:Fender "F" light-weight vintage-paddle keys with tapered shafts
  • Color:Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features:Not applicable
  • Case:Elite molded 
  • Accessories:Info not available

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FenderAmerican Elite Rosewood Fingerboard Jazz Bass
 
5.0

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5.0

Best bass I've ever played!

By Iggy

from Pine city mn.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender American Elite Rosewood Fingerboard Jazz Bass:

    Bought this bass as blemished. Took me an hr. To find 2 micro dings on the neck. Can't believe I own such a nice bass.

     
    5.0

    Everything I hoped it would be

    By JB

    from Virginia

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender American Elite Rosewood Fingerboard Jazz Bass:

      I bought this as a scratch and dent, and the 2 scratches were very light, hard to see, and of zero consequence. Everything about the bass felt right, straight out of the box. My previous bass was Fender American Deluxe, and I sold it for financial reasons, much to my regret. This bass is everything that bass was, and more, so in retrospect I am glad I was able to upgrade. The Deluxe battery died once right before a gig and created some last minute running around, so the passive switch here could help in a pinch. I can't resist the big sound in active mode though, so the switch will be emergency use only. Everything about the bass just feels right. It plays fast, it plays easy, it is versatile, it feels balanced, and looks gorgeous. The locking strap and solid case that are included were an appreciated surprise.

       
      5.0

      Great bass.

      By JJ

      from FWB Fl

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender American Elite Rosewood Fingerboard Jazz Bass:

      I love this thing. The noiseless active pickups are awesome (much to my surprise). Take the time to set it up and you'll never play a better feeling bass. Sound possibilities are endless with the Treble/Bass EQ

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