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Fender American Professional II Jazz Bass, Maple Fingerboard, Olympic White

Code: 914970
  • £1,949.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)

The American Professional II Jazz Bass draws from more than sixty years of innovation, inspiration and evolution to meet the demands of today’s working player.

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The American Professional II Jazz Bass® draws from more than sixty years of innovation, inspiration and evolution to meet the demands of today’s working player.

Our popular Slim “C” neck now sports smooth rolled fingerboard edges, a “Super-Natural” satin finish and a newly sculpted neck heel for a supremely comfortable feel and easy access to the upper register. New V-Mod II Jazz Bass single-coil pickups are more articulate than ever while delivering the punch and clarity the Jazz Bass is known for.

The American Pro II Jazz Bass delivers instant familiarity and sonic versatility you’ll feel and hear right away, with broad ranging improvements that add up to nothing less than a new standard for professional instruments.


FEATURES:
• Two V-Mod II single-coil Jazz Bass pickups
• Slim “C”-shaped neck profile with rolled fingerboard edges
• Bone nut; 20 narrow-tall frets
• HiMass™ Vintage bridge for increased sustain
• Posiflex graphite rods for neck reinforcement
• Includes Deluxe Molded hardshell case

V-MOD II PICKUPS
V-Mod II Jazz Bass pickups are voiced specifically for each position, slightly overwound for punch and presence, yet retaining vintage warmth and clarity.

NEW SCULPTED NECK HEEL
The rounded neck heel and beveled neck-plate improve access to the upper register and make leads easy and comfortable.

HIMASS™ VINTAGE BRIDGE
This precision manufactured string-through or top load bridge adds sustain, resonance and improved attack thanks to a cold-rolled steel baseplate, high mass brass backstop, and chrome-plated brass saddles.

SLIM “C” NECK WITH ROLLED EDGES
The slim “C” features a 9.5” fingerboard radius, hand-rolled fingerboard edges and Super-Natural satin finish for a supremely comfortable playing feel.

ALDER OR ROASTED PINE
This guitar is available in either alder or roasted pine (on select colors). Alder is a classic Fender tonewood with a balanced sound perfect for almost any genre. Roasted pine is a lightweight wood known for punchy and complex tone – upgraded with our roasting treatment, greatly improving resonance.

POSIFLEX™ GRAPHITE RODS
All American Professional bass necks incorporate Posiflex graphite rods to reinforce against movement that can occur with fluctuations in the climate. Embedded beneath the fingerboard, they improve reliability on the road, in the studio or in your home.

Specifications

  • Body: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: “Super-Natural” Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape: Slim "C"
  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets Size: Narrow Tall
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Bridge Pickup: V-Mod II Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
  • Middle Pickup: V-Mod II Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: None
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass™ Vintage (String-Through-Body or Top-Load)
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender® Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • Control Knobs: Black Plastic
  • Strings: Fender® USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges), PN 0737250406
Technical
Does it matter what the fingerboard on a guitar is made from?

Apart from making a big difference to how the guitar looks, different types of wood can feel and sound quite different when you're playing on them, and their differing feels can subtly affect the way you play.

Rosewood: Soft-feeling and warm-sounding, rosewood fretboards are popular for good reason.

Maple: Offering a brighter tone with more high end, Maple fretboards also wear over time which can be attractive if you want your axe to look lived-in. 

Ebony: similar to maple in tone and sturdier than rosewood, ebony fretboards offer a darker-looking neck with a brighter tone.

Does it matter what country a guitar is made in?

Despite what nationalists might tell you, there's not really any simple answer. Even though many companies design their guitars in the USA or Europe, the vast majority of instruments are actually manufactured in China, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. There aren't any 'rules' as to what country makes good or bad guitars, but rather which brands have tighter quality control.

Does body shape matter?

Surprisingly, it does.  Wood type is not the only thing that affects the tone.  The shape of the guitar can also influence the sound.  As some shapes require the use of more wood than others, it can definitely give the tone a different texture.  Some shapes will also work better if you are performing seated as opposed to standing.  You also can't discount the importance of having the right "look" if that is what you are going for. 

What is the difference between Overdrive and Distortion?

Overdrive is literally what you get when a tube is pushed beyond its voltage limits causing a clip in the top of the waveforms resulting in a slight warm, fat and sometimes, sizzly tone. Overdrive pedals recreate that tone. The harder you strum, the angrier it sounds, so to speak. Distortion basically adds more clipping stages than overdrive and therefore has a more distorted tone. The more clipping stages added the more distorted the tone is. There is less definition with distortion as there are more overtones created because of the hard clipping. 

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Is my item in stock?

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Can I return my order if I change my mind?

Applies to online & distance sales orders only: If you have simply changed your mind and wish to return your item, let us know within 14 days of delivery and we'll arrange the return and refund with you. All returns will need to be in the condition they were received and are subject to Kenny's Music returns policy.

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