Fender American Elite Precision Bass - Tobacco Sunburst, Maple Fingerboard

4-string Electric Bass with Ash Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 2 Single-coil Pickups, and Active Preamp - Tobacco Sunburst
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A Precision Bass for the Modern Player

Fender's American Elite Precision Bass provides players with a classic bass that's updated for modern playing styles and techniques. You'll get the familiar round lows and aggressive mids that Precision Basses are known for, without the 60-cycle hum thanks to a fourth-generation Noiseless single-coil in the bridge and an Elite P Bass in the neck. An 18-volt active preamp adds a 3-band EQ and an active/passive switch. And a 9.5"-14" compound-radius fretboard makes the American Elite Precision Bass effortless to play.

Fender American Elite Precision Bass at a Glance:
  • Familiar tones with a twist
  • Neck designed with you in mind
  • The quality is in the details
Familiar tones with a twist

Onboard the American Elite Precision Bass is a duo of Fender single-coil pickups. A split Elite P Bass pickup in the neck and a fourth-generation Noiseless J-style in the bridge deliver the Precision Bass's familiar punch and growl with more sonic options. But the Noiseless circuitry eliminates unwanted signal noise and hum, making the bass ideal for live performance and recording. The 3-band active preamp adds wide-ranging tonal control with a switch to go passive if you so choose. And the ash and maple construction with a maple fingerboard is a tried-and-true combination that has proven itself over decades.

Neck designed with you in mind

Fender Precision Basses have been known for their thick, sustaining neck profiles since their introduction. Their chunkier feel has made them a favorite among thousands of bassists worldwide. The American Elite Precision Bass continues the tradition with a comfortable contour that morphs from a "C" to "D" profile as you move up the neck. And the 9.5"-14" compound fretboard radius ensures comfort whether you're holding down the low end or delivering up melodic statements higher on the frets. This neck gives you the feel of a well broken-in bass as soon as you open the case.

The quality is in the details

Whether you play sitting or with one strapped over your shoulder, Sweetwater bassists are sure you'll appreciate the comfort of the American Elite Precision Bass's belly and arm contours. A Fender HiMass vintage-style bridge anchors the strings either through the body or in a top-load configuration. And adjusting the neck relief couldn't be easier because of the truss rod adjustment wheel located at the butt end of the neck. But because of a pair of Posiflex graphite support rods, you'll rarely have to worry about this ultra-stable neck.

Fender American Elite Precision Bass Features:
  • Upgraded American Precision Bass
  • 4th-generation Fender Noiseless bridge J-style pickup
  • Elite Precision Bass neck single-coil pickup
  • Active 3-band EQ opens up your tonal options
  • An active/passive switch is a lifesaver if your battery dies
  • Ideal 9.5"-14" compound-radius fretboard
  • Comfortable belly and arm contours
  • Butt-end located truss rod adjustment wheel
  • Bone nut
  • Includes strap locks, leather strap, 10' cable, and adjustment wrenches
The Fender American Elite Precision Bass is a workhorse bass for today's player.

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Precision
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Tobacco Sunburst
Body Material Ash
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape 'C'-'D'
Radius Compound 9.5"-14"
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Black dot
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.625"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece 4-saddle HiMass Vintage
Tuners Fender "F" Light-weight Vintage-paddle Keys
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Fender Elite Precision Bass single-coil
Bridge Pickup Fender 4th-generation Noiseless single-coil
Controls 1 x vol, 1 x blend, 1 x bass, 1 x mids, 1 x treble, active/passive switch
Strings Fender USA, NPS .045-.105
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 0196902752

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Awesome beyond belief!

My favorite bass of all time (until now) was my '62 reissue P Bass in classic sunburst with a rosewood neck. Through my Ampeg SVT it sounded just like it was supposed to sound ... like a bass should sound. It could make your innards wobble around in a good way and still be heard through the mix. I bought this beauty and it was love at first sight. The finish and playability are outstanding. And the sound ... oh my ... it can sound just like my '62 in passive mode and then if you dial in a little of the J pickup it gets a even more aggressive. The active mode is an entirely different animal that I need more time to explore. I honestly cannot find a single flaw with this bass. It is absolutely worth every penny.
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