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American Elite Jazz Bass® V

Model #: 0197102721
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Bass Upheaval

Packed to the gills with our latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass V is an active 5-string 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.

Features

  • Double cutaway 5-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 bridge; new genuine bone nut
  • Includes redesigned ABS Elite Molded Case with TSA locks
ALL-NEW AMERICAN ELITE NECK
ALL-NEW AMERICAN ELITE NECK

Designed for 21st-century players, the American Elite Series sports a new compound neck profile designed for comfort and the ultimate playability. A modern "C"-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern "D"-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of ergonomic support.

ALL-NEW 4th GENERATION NOISELESS PICKUPS
ALL-NEW 4th GENERATION NOISELESS PICKUPS

With the all-new 4th generation Noiseless pickups, exclusive to the American Elite Series, we’ve achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion—authentic vintage-style Fender sound combined with noise-free performance. A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are the pinnacle of our pickup designs, offering crisp, clear cleans as well as gigantic overdriven tones that are bursting with pure rock power.

ALL-NEW AMERICAN ELITE NECK HEEL
ALL-NEW AMERICAN ELITE NECK HEEL

For improved upper register access and elegantly functional modern style, the American Elite Series' new cutaway neck heel blends into the asymmetrical neck volute for comfortably enhanced playing feel.

NEW 18V PREAMP
NEW 18V PREAMP

The redesigned robust 18-volt preamp cranks up the power for even more signal quality, creating chest-thumping tone with more headroom and reduced noise. Working in tandem with the muscular Noiseless pickups, the new preamp adds a even more tonal versatility to your instrument.

NEW TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT WHEEL
NEW TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT WHEEL

The new truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief.

ALL-NEW AMERICAN ELITE CASE
ALL-NEW AMERICAN ELITE CASE

The redesigned Elite Molded Case features body-hugging contours to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument, nested stacking ability for easy storage and more secure transport and TSA latches for increased security.

Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Elite Molded Case
Body
  • Body Material
    Ash
  • Body Finish
    Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape
    Jazz Bass®
Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup
    New 4th Generation Noiseless™
  • Neck Pickup
    New 4th Generation Noiseless™
  • Controls
    Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle
  • 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.
  • Configuration
    SS
  • Special Electronics
    18-Volt Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ
Hardware
  • Bridge
    5-Saddle HiMass™ Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
  • Hardware Finish
    Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines
    Fender® "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
  • Pickguard
    3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Control Knobs
    Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
  • Neck Plate
    5-Bolt Asymmetrical
Miscellaneous
  • Strings
    Fender® USA NPS, (.45-.125 Gauges)
  • Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Neck
  • Neck Material
    Maple
  • Neck Binding
    Black
  • Neck Finish
    Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
  • Neck Shape
    Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
  • Scale Length
    34" (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material
    Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius
    9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
  • Number of Frets
    21
  • Fret Size
    Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material
    Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.875" (47.6 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    Black Block
  • Truss Rod
    Dual-Action
  • Truss Rod Nut
    Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
 
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