Fender American Elite Jazz Bass Maple Fingerboard with Case

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Product Description

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 Maple Specifications
  • Body: Select Alder on 706; Premium Ash on (721), (752)
  • Neck: Maple, Compound Back Shape, Modern “C” to “D”, (Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face) 
  • Fingerboard: 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 (706, 721); 3-Ply Mint Green (752)
  • 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
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
Jeff Arcuri, playin since the '60's..., JEFF@CBCOMMERCIAL.COM Submitted: 10/4/2018
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Way better than expected!!!
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What is your opinion of this product?
Fender has done it again, and again with this bass. Classic Jazz Bass feel throughout the neck. Fast action for the most aggressive players. Volume,pickup and tone controls create a 360 degree range of sounds that for me, theres no need for pedals! Crisp highs and very deep lows make this my go to bass. I have a Gibson bass that is now collecting dust. This Fender blows it away! A must have for any real bass player. Well worth the $$$. Sometimes you get what you pay for. This is absolutely the case with this guitar!
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Nate C Submitted: 8/9/2018
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A modern update to a timeless classic
What is your opinion of this product?
The Fender Jazz Bass will always be a classic instrument and with each new series it gets better and better. This bass has the comfort of a vintage jazz bass with the tone and versatility to tackle classic and modern music. If you are looking for a good all around bass, you can’t go wrong with this one.
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Keith Submitted: 1/20/2018
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I hope I’m buried with my Elite
What is your opinion of this product?
I bought this bass because and it was a great decision. I use it in school all day and practice for hours at night. The neck is super comfortable and above the 12th fret feels great. I would definitely fly with the included case..I was impressed with the case as much as the bass. I feel the pickups are darker sounding than I like. I switched them for Aguilar HC’s and I couldn't be happier. I am a really big fan of the passive sound of this bass. I wipe her down every night like a proud owner.
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john Submitted: 12/26/2017
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awsome bass
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best production fender yet,compound radious neck is very comfy,new electronics quiet and powerful,all in all great bass
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TYRONE BANKS, tyronebanks1129@gmail.com Submitted: 9/10/2016
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Love this ax
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Great guitar
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David Submitted: 4/26/2016
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Horrible Bass! Bad Move Fender. Do not buy!
What is your opinion of this product?
Right out the box the active preamp did not work. Even after putting fresh batteries in it. The battery cover screws were not recessed and were flat head screws. Bad design! The bass weighed more than stated. The string were lifeless. For 2,000 dollars you think Fender could give you a nice working bass. But I guess that is too much to ask for. It's being returned. Don't buy this product.
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Art M Submitted: 4/23/2016
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This is a great bass.
What is your opinion of this product?
The bass is beautiful. The finish, binding, and inlays are very well done, and the fretwork is flawless. It came set up pretty well. I lowered the action a little, but that's a personal preference. I like the new truss rod adjustment wheel, but the allen wrench provided did not fit. Sound-wise, it's very versatile. I used it at a gig recently, and it played and sounded great. Very smooth and easy to play. The new noiseless pickups deliver what was advertised, and are completely silent. The passive mode has the classic Fender tone(some purists may disagree). The lows were tight, the highs sang, and the notes came through clearly. The active mode gave me a very wide range of tones, from P bass to Music Man. It was great for funk,rock, and classic motown. Overall, I'm very happy with this bass and would strongly recommend it.
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