Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass and Precision Bass review

Yet more Fender P and J variants, you say? Let’s take an in-depth look at the new flagship Ultra Series from the Big F

Fender American Ultra Jazz and Precision Bass review
(Image: © Fender)

Guitar World Verdict

All the tones you expect from a Fender, and much more, with superb playability thrown in.


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    Great range of tones.

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    Some long-overdue updates to the fundamental design.


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    A lot of modern active bass alternatives at this price.

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The latest offerings from Fender come in the form of the American Ultra series, an evolution of the American Elite range, aimed at ‘discerning players who demand the ultimate in precision, performance and tone’. 

These new models consist of Jazz and Precision basses – the latter with a PJ pickup configuration – with a five-string Jazz option also available. Retailing at $1,899.99/£1959 apiece, they occupy that tricky space at the top end of the mid-range price bracket. With that figure in mind, we’ll be expecting good things. We were sent the four-string Jazzand Precision basses for review.

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