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.
4th Generation Noiseless Pickups-authentic Fender sound with zero noise
New 18V Preamp-versatile, chest thumping tone with reduced noise.
Compound neck profile for the ultimate playability
New truss rod adjustment wheel-adjust neck relief almost instantly
Body Material: Alder, Ash on (721, 752)
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane, Gloss Polyester
Neck: Maple, Compound Back Shape, Modern “C” to “D”
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Fingerboard: Rosewood or Maple, 9.5″–14″ Compound Radius (241 mm – 355.6 mm)
Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dot (Rosewood), Black Pearloid Dot (Maple)
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.625″ (41.3 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender “F” Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
Scale Length: 34″ (864 mm)
Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black (700, 705, 706, 721), 3-Ply Mint Green (752)
Pickup Switching: New 4th Generation Noiseless (Bridge) Elite Precision Bass (Middle)
Special Electronics: 18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ
Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.045-.105 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case