The Fender American Elite Jazz Bass Electric Bass Guitar in Champagne is bursting with premium appointments that will please everyone from the play at home amateur to the discerning professional. Don't let the name fool you either, the Jazz Bass boasts a tonal versatility that extends it reach to any genre you can imagine.
Sophisticated Jazz Bass style
As the name would suggest, the body is shaped to the legendary Jazz Bass design with offset waist. Originally crafted to accommodate players who performed in either the seated or standing position, the Jazz Bass offers a lightweight and delightfully comfortable playing position for those who like to wear it high or swing it low. The body is built using alder, a favourite of Fender's due to its balanced response across the frequency spectrum. From rumbling lows through bouncing mids to sparkling highs, the Jazz Bass can do it all in effortless style. Whether you prefer to pick, pluck, or slap - or all the above -, this beauty responds with vigour. The deep double-cutaway body profile is combined with a slimline neck heel to improve access to the upper frets.
Supple maple neck
The Fender Jazz Bass is equipped with a sturdy maple neck, which is shaped to the compound back shape with modern "C" to "D" profile for consistent comfort along the neck. A satin urethane finish ensures a smooth feel that is free from stickiness and tackiness. The heel-mounted spoke wheel truss rod adjustment enables neck alignment to be corrected with ease.
Married to the neck is a maple fingerboard, which is home to 21 medium-jumbo frets that are adorned with black block position inlays to guide your way. The compound radius fingerboard plays like a dream, offering the same consistent feel along its entire length.
4th Generation Noiseless pickups
The American Elite series of Jazz Bass are equipped with 4th Generation Noiseless pickups that offer vintage-style Fender tones with noise-free response. From crisp cleans to roaring overdriven tones, these beauties produce a dream-like soundscape for you to explore.
The Jazz Bass is host to a robust 18-volt preamp with active 3-band EQ, which injects increased power for improved signal clarity thanks to increased headroom. The result is a confident output without unwanted noise from affecting the integrity of your tone. Control comes in the form of a Master Volume pot, a Pan Pot (pickup selector), a Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, and an Active/Passive mini-toggle switch. Whatever style of music that you perform, if you can't find the right tone with this setup, you may never find it.
The body is home to a 4-saddle hi-mass vintage bridge, which anchors each string securely to optimise intonation and sustain. The headstock is equipped with Fender "F" lightweight vintage paddle keys with tapered shafts, which uphold tuning integrity with precision throughout the most demanding of performances. The lower bout is protected by a 3-ply aged white pearl pickguard from unwanted nicks and scrapes.
Manufacturer Fender Model American Elite Jazz Bass Electric Bass 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 No. of Frets 21, medium jumbo Position Inlays Black Blocks Pickguard 3-Ply Aged White Pearl Active/Passive Active or Passive Tuners Fender "F" Lightweight Vintage-Style Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts Pickup Configuration SS Pickups Middle/Bridge: 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
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