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Fender American Deluxe Basses Fender® American Deluxe BassesThere are three new American Deluxe basses from Fender: the American Deluxe Precision Bass, American Deluxe Jazz Bass and the American Deluxe Jazz Bass V. These are modernized versions of the classic instruments. They include the new N3 Noiseless™ pickups with new electronics that are said to increase headroom and provide a tighter low-end response. These basses have both active and passive modes with a toggle switch to go between them and a passive tone control while in that mode.

They all share what Fender calls an A-string "stealth" string retainer on the headstock and a heavy vintage bridge. The Jazz Bass V model has the retainer on the low B string. You also get a tinted neck bolted on using a five-bolt plate with Posiflex™ graphite neck support rods and a contoured heel for easier access to upper frets.

The neck has rolled fingerboard edges, a genuine bone nut, and black pearl or white pearloid fretboard inlays. There are dot inlays on the Precision model (pictured) and the two Jazz models have the classic-looking neck binding and block inlays. In addition, the Jazz Bass V model has a compound radius fingerboard and asymmetrical neck profile for fast action and smooth playability all the way up the neck.

All basses finish with a very accessible battery compartment via flathead screws for changing easily using a coin or pick. MSRP prices are: Jazz Bass at $2,099.99; Jazz Bass V is $2,199.99; and the Precision Bass sells for $1,999.99. For more information, visit

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