Featuring fourth-generation Noiseless pickups, Fender’s classic design has been updated on the American Elite Precision Bass with maple fingerboard. 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 American Elite Precision Bass Maple Guitar Features
- Pickup in P/J Configuration
- Improved Electronics Resulting in Increased Headroom and Tighter Low-End Response
- 18-Volt Power Supply
- Active/Passive Mini-Toggle Switch
- Passive Tone Control for Passive Mode
- Single Disk String Tree with Stealth “A” String Retainer
- HMV Bridge with Chromed Brass Saddles and Black Plate, and Chromed Steel Base Plate
- Lightly Tinted Neck
- Posiflex Graphite Neck Support Rods
- 5-Bolt Neck Plate
- Contoured Heel for Easier Access to Upper Frets
- Rolled Fingerboard Edges
- Highly Detailed Nut and Fret Work
- Knurled Chrome Control Knobs
- Wide-Slot Flat Head Screws on Battery Compartment (for Easy Changes with a Coin or Pick)
Fender’s all-new fourth-generation Noiseless pickups are the 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 synthetic 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.