Fender American Elite Jazz Bass

Packed to the gills with our 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—picked, plucked or slap-and-pop—while its standout looks remain authentically Fender, with a fresh twist.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 cranks up the power for even more signal quality for 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 genuine 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 antics. Posiflex™ graphite support rods run the length of the neck, adding stability to the neck 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 strings-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—from the ergonomic contours to the black chrome headstock logo, large pearloid fret markers and new color this instrument will pin the audience’s ears back with it’s gigantic tone and 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 Case with body-hugging contours to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument and TSA locks.





Double cutaway 4-string electric bass



Dual all-new fourth-generation Noiseless Jazz Bass single-coil pickups



Onboard active 18-volt preamp for more headroom with less noise



Compound profile neck; redesigned contoured neck heel



9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard



HiMass Vintage bridge; new genuine bone nut



Includes redesigned ABS Elite Molded Case with TSA locks



Fender American Elite Jazz Bass

Champagne, Maple

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Features

  • All-New American Elite Neck
  • All-New 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups
  • All-New American Elite Neck Heel
  • New 18V Preamp
  • New Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel

General

Model Name
Fender American Elite Jazz Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Champagne
Model Number
0197002774
UPC
885978860029
Series
American Elite
Color
Champagne

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Elite Molded Case

Body

Body Finish
Gloss Polyurethane
Body Material
Alder
Body Shape
Jazz Bass®

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Maple
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Fret Size
Medium Jumbo
Neck Binding
1-Ply White
Neck Finish
Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Plate
5-Bolt Asymmetrical
Neck Shape
Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
Number of Frets
21
Nut Material
Bone
Nut Width
1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Pearloid Blocks
Truss Rod
Dual-Action
Truss Rod Nut
Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
New 4th Generation Noiseless
Pickup Configuration
SS
Controls
Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle
Middle Pickup
New 4th Generation Noiseless
Special Electronics
18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ
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.

Hardware

Bridge
4-Saddle HiMass™ Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
Control Knobs
Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
4-Ply Aged White Pearloid
Tuning Machines
Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts

Miscellaneous

Strings
Fender® USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)