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*SOLD* *SOLD* *SOLD* Fender American Elite Precision Bass 2016, Olympic White, OHSC - £1200
£1200
Walton-on-Thames

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*please note* this is not the same as the Deluxe, this is one of the first Elites that took over from the Deluxe in 2015/2016.

Times as they are, I need to shift this guy. He's served me well over the years as my main bass through festivals and live sessions but is still in great condition.

Not really after trades but before you make offers, I'll only consider trades with a minimum of £500 my way. Preferably Japanese (lawsuit Ibanez or similar and MIJ Fenders) or USA Fenders. Passive only. Anything else, I'm probably not interested. I'm selling out of need and not want.

If you're not familiar with them, this is the model with the Musicman style truss wheel. It has an active/passive switch and 3 band EQ.
The neck is compound, graduating from a C shape to a D at the 12th fret. 

Here's a review from Premier Guitar: https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/24081-fender-american-elite-precision-bass-review

I gutted him once because I don't like active circuitry, the home made tort plate is left over from that and will still fit the original bits if you make an extra hole and maybe do a bit of light filing.
I'm the 2nd owner. I didn't get a tool for the truss wheel and haven't been able to find one specific to the Elite but I've managed to make adjustments with a regular allen key and some caution. There are a couple of little marks on the wheel from adjustments (pic 4). The scratchplate is a little scratched up so you know it's done its job but only noticeable under scrutiny.
In terms of dings, there are a couple of minors pictured towards the end. Otherwise, it's been loved and cared for. Currently strung with some old GHS Pressurewound but can find some rounds to put on if you prefer. 
Case had some stickers, some marks left but easy enough to remove if you care to. Otherwise, perfect working order with 2 keys.

Will ship if buyer arranges but meet up obviously preferred. I am based in Walton On Thames, 10 minutes west of Kingston.
 

Features:

  • Double cutaway 4-string electric bass
  • PJ pickup configuration; split-coil Precision Bass middle pickup, single-coil all-new fourth-generation Noiseless Jazz Bass® bridge pickup
  • Onboard active 18-volt preamp for more headroom with less noise
  • Compound profile neck; redesigned contoured neck heel
  • 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard
  • HiMass Vintage bridge; new genuine bone nut
  • Includes redesigned ABS Elite Molded Case with TSA locks

Specifications

BODY

  • Body Material: Alder 
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Precision Bass

NECK

  • Neck Material: Maple 
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape: Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D" 
  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood 
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21 
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Bone 
  • Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dot 
  • Truss Rod: Dual-Action
  • Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment

ELECTRONICS

  • Bridge Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless 
  • Middle Pickup: Elite Precision Bass
  • Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle 
  • Switching: 2-Way Mini Toggle Switch for Active/Passive Mode. In Passive Mode, Only The Volume, Pan and Passive Tone Controls Function. In Active Mode, All Controls Function.
  • Configuration: PJ 
  • Special Electronics: 18V Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ

HARDWARE

  • Bridge 4-Saddle HiMass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload) 
  • Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts 
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top 
  • Neck Plate: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical



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These last 2 pics are from when I had replaced the active guts with DiMarzios and I was too lazy to tale new pictures, in case you're wondering 'what's up with those pups?'



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