Gear Watch: Fender Introduces New American Deluxe Series Basses

Fender has updated all three basses in their line of American Deluxe series. The American Deluxe Precision Bass, American Deluxe Jazz Bass and American Deluxe Jazz Bass V include new N3 Noiseless pickups, improved electronics, and active/passive tone control switches.

All three also feature an A-string “stealth” string retainer on the headstock (low B string on the Jazz Bass V model), high-mass vintage bridge, tinted neck with Posiflex graphite neck support rods and contoured heel for easier access to upper frets, five-bolt neck plate, rolled fingerboard edges, highly detailed fret work and genuine bone nut, flat head battery compartment screws (for changing easily using a coin or pick), and black pearl or white pearloid fretboard inlays (dot inlays on Precision model, block inlays on both Jazz models).

Both Jazz Bass models have Fender’s classic neck binding look and the Jazz Bass V model boasts an all-new compound radius fingerboard and asymmetrical neck profile, designed for fast action and smooth playability all the way up the neck.

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