Fender American Elite Jazz Bass Guitar Rosewood with Case

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Packed full of 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 with a fresh twist —picked, plucked or slap-and-pop—while its standout looks remain authentically Fender.

Fender American Elite Jazz Bass Features

  • Pearloid Block Position Inlays
  • Bound Fingerboard with Rolled Fingerboard Edges and Highly Detailed Nut and Fret Work
  • 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
  • Vintage Style Black Plastic Control Knobs
  • Wide-Slot Flat Head Screws on Battery Compartment (for Easy Changes with a Coin or Pick)
  • Includes an Elite Molded hardshell case with TSA locks 
With the exclusive all-new fourth-generation Noiseless pickups we’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, cranking up the power for even more signal quality and 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 movement. Posiflex graphite support rods run the length of the neck, adding stability 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 string-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—ergonomic contours to the black chrome headstock logo, large pearloid fret markers and new colors that showcases its 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 hardshell case with body-hugging contours and TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument.

Product Specifications
Fender American Elite Jazz Bass Guitar Specifications
  • Body: Select Alder on (700), (705)
  • Neck: Maple, Compound Back Shape, Modern “C” to “D”, (Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face) 
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood (700), (705), 9.5”-14” Compound Radius
  • Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Frets 
  • Scale Length: 34” (863.6 mm)
  • Nut: synthetic bone, 1.5” (38.1 mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Machine Heads: Fender “F” Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Tuners with Tapered Shafts
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black (700, 705)
  • Pickups: New 4th Generation Noiseless Jazz Bass (Bridge and Neck),
  • Pickup Switching: Pickup Pan Control
  • Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot, 3-Band Active EQ with: 
    • Treble Boost/Cut: +/- 10 db @ 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and about a 2dB slope per octave.
    • Mid Boost/Cut: +10dB, -15dB @ 500Hz, and a wide band slope.
    • Bass Boost/Cut: +/- 12 db @ 40 Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave.
    • Active/Passive Mini-Toggle Switch
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, Gauges: (.045, .065, .085, .105)
  • Case: Elite Molded Case Molded Case, P/N 7708556000
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
RockinBob Submitted: 10/10/2017
Product Rating
Great bass
Product Rating
What is your opinion of this product?
I having been using basses from the 70's and decided to get the "reference sound" of Fender. I like the feel of the neck and the active EQ, although it seems very bright but that can be remedied on the amp and the channel strip in the studio.
Joey Submitted: 4/25/2017
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By far my FAVORITE!!
What is your opinion of this product?
I have many basses: 2 USA Sterlings, 1 USA Stingray, 1 1984 USA fender jazz, 1 fender jazz delux, 3 high end Ibanez, 1 German Warwick. The Elite is by far my most favorite. Until I got this one one of my Sterlings was my favorite. It is now in the closet with the others. You cannot go wrong with the Elite. It is the most perfect bass you will ever buy. A true BARGAIN!!!
Chris Thompson, cthomps1@progressive.com Submitted: 3/18/2017
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Fender hit a HOME RUN!!!
What is your opinion of this product?
I researched for months before getting another bass.. Settled on this Elite.. Cringed at the $2k price point.. After receiving this bass, $2k was a serious bargain.. Flawless in fit and finish.. Fretwork is masterfully done.. Tones from a dark thump to a muscular growl... Realistically this will not be the last bass I buy, but I will never part with it!! I've been playing bass since 1980 and this is the finest bass I've laid my hand on.. And kudos to AMS for a very fast delivery and an expert setup out of the box.. This is the 2nd bass I've purchased from AMS and they are top notch...
MgM Submitted: 10/5/2016
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All I had hoped for and more
What is your opinion of this product?
I am 51 years old and have been playing bass since I was 12. I have owned more basses, new and used, than I can remember, from Sears catalog models all the way up to a brand new Rickenbacker 4003. The 2016 Fender American Elite Jazz Bass 4 string is by far the very best of them all. Fit, finish and quality are beyond compare. To keep this short and to the point I can only say BUY ONE!
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