Fender American Elite Precision Bass Ebony Fingerboard Guitar with Case

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Simply put, the Fender American Elite Precision bass is one of the most versatile basses Fender has ever created! With compliments of 4th generation pickups, an 18-volt preamp, and impressive onboard controls, players of all styles will be able to find their signature sound. A lot of attention was paid toward the ultra-comfortable neck as well, with the shape changing from a modern C-shape at the nut to a modern D-shape toward the heel. 

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. 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 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.

Product Specifications
Fender American Elite Precision Bass Specifications
  • Body Material: Alder 
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Precision Bass
  • Bridge Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless Middle Pickup Elite Precision Bass
  • Middle Pickup: Elite Precision Bass
  • 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. 
  • Configuration: PJ 
  • Special Electronics: 18-Volt 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: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Neck Plate: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical
  • Strings Fender: USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105) 
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck: Finish Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape: Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21 
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dot
  • Truss Rod: Dual-Action
  • Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
  • Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (800) 856-9801 Warranty:  Custom Shop: Limited 2 Years; Stringed Instruments: Limited 2 Years; Electronic Products: Limited 2 Years; Fortis: 5 Year Limited, Transferable; Accessories: 1 Year Limited; IEM: Limited 1 Year; Vacuum Tubes: 90 Days
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Seriously great bass, this delivered great and noiseless tone. I must say the 4th gen pickups sound amazing. I mean it’s a P Bass, you are going to get that big sound out of this. Also simply a beautiful instrument and the case is great, it’s super high quality and really gives me peace of mind when I am transporting it.
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