The Fender American Elite Precision MN Bass Guitar in Black offers the same comfortable playing feel we've come to expect from the Precision bass, but now has some fine appointments that extends the tonal versatility of this model further than ever before. Whatever your skill level or playing style, once you pick up and play one of these beauties, you'll never want to put it down.
Sophisticated Precision Bass Style
The American Elite Precision Bass is built using alder, tonewood that is favoured by Fender due to its well-balanced tonal versatility. When digging into low-end tones, alder produces a resounding energy that is infused with warmth. Mids leap out with a punchy presence that offer plenty of pop. Highs sing out brilliantly to guarantee a crisp articulation in each and every note. The slender body depth works harmoniously with the ergonomically designed curves to create one of the most comfortable playing experiences you'll ever find. The understated black finish of the body is coated in a layer of gloss polyurethane, protecting the paintwork and tonewood from changes in temperature and humidity - making it a great bass to hit the road with.
Improved Neck Design
One of the improvements that can be found on the American Elite series is an improved neck profile, taking the shape from the super-slim modern "C" profile is to a "D" profile towards the neck heel. The new profile makes it highly accommodating for your fingers as they explore the neck in its entirety. 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.
Married to the neck is a glorious maple fingerboard, which is home to 21 medium jumbo frets that are adorned with pearloid dot position inlays. 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.
New N4 Noiseless Pickups
As part of the 2016 range, Fender redesigned their Noiseless pickups, improving their response to guarantee fat tones without unwanted hissing or buzzing - a must for those who like to perform loud and proud. 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 Elite P 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 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 American Elite Precision MN Bass Guitar Body Material Ash 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 Dot Active/Passive Active or Passive Tuners Fender "F" Lightweight Vintage-Style Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts Pickup Configuration Split 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. Finish Black Special Electronics 18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ Included Accessories Elite Moulded Case
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