Fender American Elite Precision Bass

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.Fender’s all-new fourth-generation Noiseless pickups are our latest advance in pickup technology. Exclusive to the American Elite series, they combine modern noise-free performance with authentic vintage-style sound that doesn’t sacrifice one iota of warmth. 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 mammoth punch and near-endless 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.Fender is renowned for head-turning style, and this bass is no different—from the ergonomic contours to the black chrome headstock logo, large pearloid fret markers and a new color this instrument will amaze the audience with titanic sound and classic aesthetics. The American Elite Precision Bass is a daring new tonal multi-tool for modern bassists who need an instrument that doesn’t just meet the performance demands of modern music—it completely disintegrates them. 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

PJ pickup configuration; split-coil Precision Bass middle pickup, single-coil all-new fourth-generation Noiseless Jazz Bass® bridge pickup

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 Precision Bass

Ocean Turquoise, Maple

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Features

  • All-New American Elite Neck
  • PJ Pickup Configuration
  • All-New American Elite Neck Heel
  • New 18V Preamp
  • New Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel

General

Model Name
Fender American Elite Precision Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Ocean Turquoise
Model Number
0196902708
UPC
885978860005
Series
American Elite
Color
Ocean Turquoise

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Elite Molded Case

Body

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

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Maple
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Fret Size
Medium Jumbo
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
1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Pearloid Dots
Truss Rod
Dual-Action
Truss Rod Nut
Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
New 4th Generation Noiseless
Pickup Configuration
PJ
Controls
Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle
Middle Pickup
Elite Precision Bass
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
Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
3-Ply Aged White Pearl
Tuning Machines
Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts

Miscellaneous

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