The Fender 2016 American Elite Jazz Bass MN Guitar in Black borrows the cool style of the classic model, whilst infusing it with modern appointments that give it a highly versatile tonal arsenal to play with. The sophisticated offset waist body profile is great for players who want a model that is equally as comfortable to perform with whether standing or sitting down. The deep double-cutaways and ergonomically designed curves make the Jazz Bass look just as delightful as it plays. Whether you're an amateur looking for their dream bass, or a pro looking for a reliable touring partner, this model looks, sounds, and plays like a dream.
Cool Jazz Bass Style
The Fender 2016 American Elite Jazz Bass MN Guitar built using a favourite of Fender's - alder. A lightweight tonewood that produces a balanced timbre with a responsive energy. Lows are nicely rounded with a subtle presence, mids pop and jump out, and higher notes sing beautifully, responding powerfully, which enables you to execute slapping and harmonics with ease. This particular model has been finished in a stylish yet understated black finish, which is protected by a layer of gloss polyurethane to protect the paintwork and tonewood from changes in temperature and humidity - making it a great bass to hit the road with.
Improved Neck Profile Design
The American Elite models have received an updated neck profile, taking it from a slim and accessible modern "C" to a "D" profile with a shallower neck heel for improved upper fret access. Posiflex graphite support rods run along the length of the neck to guarantee stability, whilst also resisting warping caused by changes in temperature and humidity. The new truss rod adjustment wheel is moved to the base of the neck, and can be adjusted with ease to ensure intonation and sustain as accurate as possible. The back of the neck has been finished in satin urethane to allow you to move at speed along the neck without being hindered by a tacky-feeling surface.
Paired with the neck is a glorious maple fingerboard, which is home to 21 medium jumbo frets that are adorned with pearloid dot position inlays. Single-ply binding smooths out transitions between each fret, whilst complementing the headstock, neck and body finishes beautifully.
New N4 Noiseless Pickups
Fender have installed a Noiseless N4 single-coil pickup in the bridge position - giving you fat tones without the unwanted hissing or buzzing - and a Noiseless N4 single-coil pickup in the neck position - creating a super-snappy sound with bite and precision.
At your fingertips are a range of controls that allow you to sculpt the tone to exactly how you want it; with treble boost/cut, bass boost/cut, midrange boost, active/passive mini-toggle switch, and master volume control. The tonal versatility of this Jazz Bass is impressive but its ability to master virtually any musical style from funk to country, punk to jazz is remarkable; for session and live musicians it is an absolute gem. Not only that, but a mini toggle switch allows you to switch from a passive output to a whopping 18V active EQ powered output, with additional controls to aid in the sculpting and shaping of your tones.
A 4-saddle high-mass vintage bridge is fitted to ensure the strings' connection to the body is as seamless as possible, whilst Fender lightweight vintage-style tuning machines with tapered shafts maintain tuning integrity throughout each and every performance. The lower wing of the body is protected from nicks and scrapes thanks to the perfectly positioned 3-ply black/white/black pickguard.
Each model is supplied with its very own Elite series moulded case to protect your new pride and joy, wherever your music takes you.
Manufacturer Fender Model 2016 American Elite Jazz Bass MN Guitar Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Neck Profile Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D" Scale length 34" (864 mm) Fingerboard Material Maple Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment Bridge Hard tail Bridge/Tailpiece 4-Saddle High-Mass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload) No. of Frets 21, medium jumbo Position Inlays Pearloid Blocks Pickguard 3-Ply Black/White/Black Active/Passive Active or Passive Tuners Fender "F" Lightweight Vintage-Style Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts Pickup Configuration Single-coil/Single-coil Pickups Middle/Bridge: New 4th Generation Noiseless Controls Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle Pickup 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. Special Electronics 18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ Finish Black Included Accessories Elite Moulded Case
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