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A Classic Alder Body
The American Professional Jazz bass features a classic alder body, with comfortable contours that every player will love. Alder is the perfect choice for a guitar body as it produces a resonant and balanced tone with plenty of clarity. It is also lightweight enabling the guitar to be played all night long without strain on your shoulder. Fender have used alder as their tonewood of choice since the 1950s, as the balanced response and slight upper middle definition make it perfect for rock and blues playing.
Slim C Maple Neck & Fingerboard
The bass’s maple neck delivers an incredibly comfortable and smooth feel with added tightness and cut to the guitar's tone, while its slim ''C'' profile offers an incredibly fast performance. The maple fingerboard enhances the neck’s bright characteristics, and provides a punchy sound when the strings are hit hard, and offer excellent clarity with light to medium picking. The maple neck and fingerboard provides the bass with sizzling highs, firm lows, and a snappy attack in the midrange.
The American Professional V Bass incorporates Fender’s HiMass Vintage bridge to increase note attack and resonance for thunderous basslines with mammoth punch and near-endless sustain. The string thru body design also provides an enhanced resonance and sustain, improving the transfer of vibrations from the bridge to the tone wood as they pass over the saddles and through the body.
Narrow Tall Frets
Another edition to the American Professional series are the narrow tall frets, which are mounted on the maple fingerboard and provide incredible comfort when performing slides. Being slightly narrower than standard medium jumbo frets, the narrow tall frets are incredible effective for bending notes and playing chords with superb intonation.
The Jazz bass is fitted with a set of Fender’s V-Mod single coil pickups, which are a modified version of their vintage design pickups. Designed with a carefully selected blend of alnico magnet types, these pickups offer a high-output tone with vintage warmth. This setup provides the bass with an incredibly balanced tone saturated with authentic Fender sonic properties.
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, ensuring the instrument is always ready to play at a moment’s notice.
As well as offering the perfect tone and looks, the American Professional features a bone nut, adding to the classic aesthetics of the bass. The main benefit of a bone nut compared to modern materials is 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 bass stay in tune for longer.
Elite Moulded Case
The American Professional instruments are delivered in an elite moulded case, featuring body-hugging contours which hold the guitar firmly in place. TSA latches are also included for enhanced security and easy access. This durable case is also stackable for easy storage and transport.
- Model Number: 0193952706
- Series: American Pro
Body & Bridge
- Body: Alder
- Shape: Jazz Bass
- Bridge: 5-Saddle HiMass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Finish: Black
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Maple
- Profile: Slim ‘’C’’
- Scale Length: 34’’
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Radius: 9.5’’
- Frets: 20 Narrow Tall
- Inlays: Black Dots
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.875’’
Electronics & Hardware
- Bridge Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Jazz Bass
- Middle Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Jazz Bass
- Controls: 2 x Volume, Master Tone
- Tuning Machines: Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys w/Tapered Shafts
- Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS (.045-.125 Gauges)
- Case Included: Elite Moulded Hardshell