Fender's American Elite Precision Bass provides players with a classic bass that has been updated for modern playing styles and techniques. You'll get the familiar round lows and aggressive mids that Precision Basses are known for, without the 60-cycle hum thanks to a fourth-generation Noiseless single-coil in the bridge and an Elite P Bass in the neck. An 18-volt active preamp adds a 3-band EQ and an active/passive switch. And a 9.5"–14" compound-radius fretboard makes the American Elite Precision Bass effortless to play.
Onboard the American Elite Precision Bass is a duo of Fender single-coil pickups. A split Elite P Bass pickup in the neck and a fourth-generation Noiseless J-style in the bridge deliver the Precision Bass's familiar punch and growl along with additional sonic options. And the Noiseless circuitry eliminates unwanted signal noise and hum, making the bass ideal for live performance and recording. The 3-band active preamp adds wide-ranging tonal control with a switch to go passive if you so choose. And the alder and maple construction is a classic combination
Fender Precision Basses have been known for their thick, sustaining neck profiles since their introduction. Their chunkier feel has made them a favorite among thousands of bassists worldwide. The American Elite Precision Bass continues the tradition with a comfortable contour that morphs from a "C" to "D" profile as you move up the neck. And the 9.5"–14" compound fretboard radius ensures comfort whether you're holding down the low end or delivering melodic statements higher on the frets. This neck gives you the feel of a well-broken-in bass as soon as you open the case.
Whether you play sitting or with one strapped over your shoulder, Music Experience bassists are sure you'll appreciate the comfort of the American Elite Precision Bass's belly and arm contours. A Fender HiMass vintage-style bridge anchors the strings either through the body or in a top-load configuration. And adjusting the neck relief couldn't be easier because of the truss rod adjustment wheel located at the butt end of the neck. But because of a pair of Posiflex graphite support rods, you'll rarely have to worry about this ultra-stable neck.
Updating Fender's classic design with revolutionary technology and sound, the American Elite Precision Bass is an entirely new beast of a bass. 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.
Designed for 21st-century players, the American Elite Series sports a new compound neck profile designed for comfort and the ultimate playability. A modern "C"-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern "D"-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of ergonomic support.
This bass combines authentic vintage-style Fender sound with noise-free performance in a unique "PJ" configuration featuring a split-coil P Bass pickup and a Jazz Bass Noiseless Pickup. A quantum leap in pickup technology, the bleeding-edge Noiseless pickups are the pinnacle of our pickup designs, offering crisp, clear cleans and gigantic overdriven tones bursting with pure rock power.
For improved upper register access and elegantly functional modern style, the American Elite Series' new cutaway neck heel blends into the asymmetrical neck volute for comfortably enhanced playing feel.
The redesigned robust 18-volt preamp cranks up the power for even more signal quality, creating chest-thumping tone with more headroom and reduced noise. Working in tandem with the muscular Noiseless pickups, the new preamp adds a even more tonal versatility to your instrument.
The new truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief.
The redesigned Elite Molded Case features body-hugging contours to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument, nested stacking ability for easy storage and more secure transport and TSA latches for increased security.
|Number of Strings||4|
|Body Finish||Satin Polyurethane|
|Color||Ice Blue Metallic|
|Neck Shape||Compound Modern C to D|
|Number of Frets||21, Medium Jumbo|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||4-saddle HiMass Vintage|
|Tuners||Fender Lightweight with Vintage paddle keys, tapered shafts|
|Middle Pickup||Elite Precision Bass Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||4th Generation Noiseless Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 1 x pickup selector, 1 x bass/treble control, 1 x midrange/passive tone, 1 x active/passive toggle|
|Strings||Fender NPS, .045-.105|
|Case Included||Hardshell Case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0196902783|