Fender American Performer Jazz Bass - Maple Fingerboard
The Fender American Performer Jazz Bass is an American made instrument, born in Corona, California. It delivers a great take on the classic bass, with a selection player friendly appointments, iconic looks and great sound that is sure to inspire!
At its heart, the American Performer Jazz Bass doesn't stray too far from its roots, with an alder body married to a maple neck that is topped with a maple fingerboard. Contemporary players will be pleased to hear that Fender have added some modern appointments that aid playability, with its Modern C profile neck, a 9.5" radius fingerboard and 20 jumbo frets.
Fender have loaded the bass with a pair of Yosemite single coil Jazz Bass pickups that deliver those classic warm, thumpy neck pickup tones and plenty of growl and bark from the bridge pickup. The pickups themselves have been designed with flat-staggered pole pieces that allow for an increased output, whilst the shellac potting allows the coils to breathe and control unwanted feedback.
When it comes to controls, it's a simple Volume, Volume, master Tone control setup. In addition, Fender installed the GreaseBucket tone circuit, which that lets you shape your highs without adding bass, great for preserving your fundamental sound.
Other features include the 4-saddle vintage style bridge with steel saddle, the Fender lightweight tuning machines and a 3-ply pickguard. The package comes complete with a deluxe gig bag.
The American Performer Jazz Bass is a great opportunity to get access to an American made instrument that delivers classic looks, classic tones and some great player-oriented appointments, all whilst being wallet friendly.
- Alder body
- Satin Polyurethane finish
- Maple neck, Modern C profile with satin Polyurethane finish
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 20 jumbo frets
- Dot inlays
- 34" scale
- 1.5” (38.1 mm) nut width
Fender “F” Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
- 4-Saddle Vintage-Style bridge with Steel Saddles
- 3-ply Pickguard
- Yosemite Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge), Yosemite Split Single-Coil Precision Bass (Middle)
- Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Greasebucket Tone Circuit (Rolls off highs without adding bass)
- Deluxe gig bag