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American Elite Jazz Bass V Maple Fingerboard

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Overview

An elite addition to the Fender Jazz bass family.

Packed to the gills with Fender's latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass V is an active 5-string 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, Fender has 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 basslines 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 V 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: 4-Bolt
  • 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: 18 V preamp with active 3-band EQ
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple or rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"-14" compound
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Pearloid block
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.875" (47.6mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Alder or Ash
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, pant pot (pickup selector), treble boost,cut, mid-range boost/cut, bass boost/cut, active/passive mini toggle
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: Not appicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: Active/passive mini toggle
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 5-Saddle HiMass Vintage
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Fender "F" light-weight vintage paddle keys with tapered shafts
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: USA

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