Fender American Elite Precision Bass Guitar, Ebony, Olympic White
Fender American Elite Precision Bass Guitar, Ebony, Olympic WhiteDetails
Please note: image shows the old version of this guitar with a rosewood fretboard. All other specs remain unchanged. New images coming soon.
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Buy on finance from £52.85 per month Finance from £52.85 per month
Please note: This is only available where all items in the order are dispatched in a single delivery.
To make it as easy as possible for you to get the gear you want, we offer a range of instant finance options. If you spend £50 or more online, you can choose to pay over 48, 36, 24 or 12 months. The majority of decisions are given instantly, so you could get your new gear sooner than you thought!
To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £50:
|Finance||APR||Deposit to Pay||Payments||Total Payable|
|48 months||14.9%||No Deposit||48 months: £1.41Final Payment: £1.41No settlement fee||£67.68|
|36 months||15.9%||No Deposit||36 months: £1.78Final Payment: £1.78No settlement fee||£64.08|
|24 months||18.9%||No Deposit||24 months: £2.57Final Payment: £2.57No settlement fee||£61.68|
|12 months||18.9%||No Deposit||12 months: £4.69Final Payment: £4.69No settlement fee||£56.28|
How to Apply
Applying for finance couldn't be easier - if your order totals £50 or more, simply proceed through the checkout as normal, then select Pay by Klarna Finance on the payment page, then click the orange PLACE ORDER USING FINANCE button. This will start your application with Klarna Retail Finance, our finance partner, and completing this form should take approximately 10 minutes.
You should get an instant answer on whether your application has been successful, though in some rare cases Klarna may need to look at the application in more detail.
Please note: This is only available on orders placed via the website consisting of a single delivery, and is not available in store or via phone currently.
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Classic Alder Body & Fender Appointments
The American Elite Precision Bass features a classic alder body to produce a resonant and balanced tone with plenty of clarity. The body's smooth contours provides players with an incredibly comfortable performance, while the light weight of the alder wood ensures it can be played all night long without strain. Fender have used alder as their tonewood of choice for electric guitars since the 1950's, as the balanced response and slight upper middle definition makes it perfect for rock and blues playing. Along with its incredible body design, the Elite P-Bass is equipped with a full host of classic ornate details including a black pickguard, knurled flat-top control knobs, white pearloid dot inlays, Olympic white finish, and a traditional Fender headstock.
Compound Radius Maple Neck
Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck is perfect for all playing styles. With a modern ''C'' shape at the nut, the profile then transitions along the length of the neck to a modern ''D'' shaped profile at the neck heel, providing plenty of support and ensuring comfortable playing sessions. The maple neck is coupled with an ebony fingerboard, providing the guitar with a sizzling, snappy high end, a thick, muscular low end, and a fast attack.
Noiseless Single-Coil & Elite Precision Split-Coil Pickups
The American Elite bass features Fender’s intuitive 4th generation noiseless pickup, combining the noise free performance of a modern pickup with the vintage style sound of an old pickup. Exclusive to the American Elite series, the noiseless pickup offers incredible tones with enhanced responses without losing any of its warmth. An Elite Precision Bass pickup is also added to offer a classic tone many Fender enthusiasts will love. Also featuring a redesigned 18-volt preamp to crank up the bass’ power, the Fender has plenty of headroom to offer pounding tones with little-to-no noise distorting the sound.
HiMass Vintage Bridge
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 simple and easy.
Along with its amazing tone and looks, the American Elite guitar also features a bone nut, adding to its classic aesthetic. The main purpose of using a bone nut, compared to modern materials, is the bone offers excellent resonance and sustain. A bone nut also delivers a very balanced tone, and will last a long time. In addition, this type of nut naturally self-lubricates and helps the guitar to stay in tune for longer.
Graphite Support Rods
Posiflex graphite support rods run the length of the bass’s neck, adding stability while reducing the amount of warping that may occur from temperature fluctuations and humidity. This is a particular advantage to players who travel and experience a change in temperature, ensuring the instrument is always ready to play at a moment’s notice.
The History of the Precision Bass
Debuted in late 1951, the Precision Bass guitar was not only Fender's first bass guitar, it was the world's first bass guitar and a new kind of instrument. The Precision Bass (often shortened to P-Bass), has spent well over half a century at the very heart of music everywhere. With its two-horned solid body and fretted neck, the Precision Bass profoundly revolutionised music. Reigning ever since as a must-have instrument, this elegantly simple and enormously powerful instrument is the worldwide standard for bass tonality, performance, reliability and overall excellence.
- Model Number: 0196901705
- Series: American Elite
Body & Bridge
- Body: Alder
- Shape: Precision Bass
- Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Finish: Olympic White
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Maple
- Profile: Compound Back Shape (Modern ‘’C’’ to ‘’D’’)
- Scale Length: 34’’
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Radius: 9.5’’ to 14’’ Compound
- Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
- Inlays: White Pearloid Dots
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.625’’
Electronics & Hardware
- Bridge Pickup: 4th Generation Noisless
- Middle Pickup: Elite Precision Bass
- Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), 3-Band EQ
- Special Electronics: 18V Preamp w/Active 3-Band EQ
- Switching: 2-Way Mini Toggle
- Passive Mode: Volume, Pan, & Passive Tone Controls Function
- Active Mode: All Controls Function
- Tuning Machines: Fender ‘’F’ Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys w/Tapered Shafts
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Neck Plate: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
- Case Included: Elite Moulded Hardshell
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