All Rights Reserved. Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jared Tuck, Mar 3, 2020. Since its release we have noticed some reoccurring questions amongst Fender … Elite Vs Ultra Jazz bass Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sam Dingle, Nov 10, 2019. I like the Elites with the exception of the truss rod wheel as implemented. Fender recently unveiled the American ULTRA Series! Gold Supporters see zero ads! The Suhr is about $300 more. Thank you for your support! That’s correct, but that wasn’t what was being discussed. As Fender’s senior product manager, Matt Davey told us, Fender's product categories are split into three main strands: vintage-inspired, contemporary and advanced. Posted by Chris McKee With the introduction of the new Fender American Ultra Series one has to wonder if these new guitars are truly better than the Fender American Elite models that they replace. Since its release we have noticed some reoccurring questions amongst Fender fanatics. A new range of USA made guitars that will replace the Elite series. It was the wheel vs hex screw or flathead, as I’ve seen in some basses. That’s what has happened to the relatively new American Elite series, which has been supplanted by the new American Ultra Series – Fender's flagship US production line models. Fender went with "American Elite" when they did an update at the beginning of 2016, and the Elite replacement that came out a month ago is the "American Ultra". They’ve lost the string through option, the classy bridge and the truss rod wheel. The Ultras feel cheap in comparison. The truss rod adjustment is the same for both the Elite and the Ultra, at the neck heel, or "bottom" as you put it. I have an Elite Jazz Bass V, and out of curiosity I've checked out a couple of Ultra Jazz V's that I ran across in stores and one that was on display at NAMM. Now if you're talking about the current series called the "Deluxe" - that series is made in Mexico so yes the American Ultra is above the Mexican-made Deluxe series. Fender Ultra Series (Ultra vs Elite), FREE T-SHIRT! Now if you're talking about the current series called the "Deluxe" - that series is made in Mexico so yes the American Ultra is above the Mexican-made Deluxe series. I think the ultra series took a step back as well, I like the string through style on the elites I have a 3-tone sunburst and a champagne color one and they are beautiful, and I also like the truss rod at the bottom the ultra looks like my Mexican version fender bass with the truss rod from the top. That’s what has happened to the relatively new American Elite series, which has been supplanted by the new American Ultra Series – Fender's flagship US production line models. Fender American Ultra guitars are available to buy now at Sound Affects. What’s new with the Ultra range?How is the Ultra series different from the Elite?Is the Ultra range better than Elite? And on a personal note, I’m miffed that they discontinued the use of the truss wheel for neck, but I seem to be in the minority on that point. In this blog we’re going to look at the differences between the Fender American Elite (now discontinued), Fender American Professional, Fender American Special (now discontinued), and Fender American Performer series Stratocaster guitars. American Elite has now been discontinued and replaced by the American Ultra Range. © 2020 Sound Affects. For Sale: Bass Guitar Strings and Accessories, The TB Bazaar: Gear For Sale from our Sponsors, For Sale: Double Bass Amps, Strings & Accessories, Wanted: Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories, Wanted: Double Basses, Amps & Accessories, 096A43AE-F897-41F1-A5A9-0A42FB3BEF05.jpeg, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. In 2016 Fender launched the Elite Series, and the Ultras share a lot of the same traits. I like EBMM truss wheel a lot. You can stick a nail or a screwdriver all the way through and turn it. This site uses cookies to provide and improve your shopping experience. Meet the pickup builder for Billy F Gibbons! Didn't play the Elite enough to make a full appraisal but it sounded fantastic and felt great. Fender Ultra & Suhr Classic Pro are the models that are most closely aimed at each other. Fender American Ultra guitars are available to buy now at Sound Affects! Can I damage my cab by playing too loud too low. The Ultras have wheels that look like Tinkertoy wheels where you need a 1/8” punch to fit completely in the shallow recess and then the metal feels soft when you try to turn the wheel. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. ), Does Anyone Sell/Make a “Faux”worn Finished Bass. Sound Affects Registered office 115 New Court Way, Ormskirk, L39 2YT, Click here for info on the re-opening of our store, What’s new! If you want to benefit from this improved service, please opt-in. When you test a Gamechanger Audio pedal in store. As Fender’s senior product manager, Matt Davey told us, Fender's product categories are split into three main strands: vintage-inspired, contemporary and advanced. Fender Ultra Series (Ultra vs Elite) By Paul Bannister / November 21st, 2019 / There are currently 0 comments. Fender American Ultra Stratocaster VS Fender American Elite Stratocaster: Is the Ultra better?! When I found a colour I liked it was the Ultra which also felt more comfortable than any Fender I'd ever played. You're not alone, why on earth they would abandon this adjustment method is beyond me, unless there's some licensing issue with it that they don't care to deal with. Fender went with "American Elite" when they did an update at the beginning of 2016, and the Elite replacement that came out a month ago is the "American Ultra". This series is essentially a refresh of the Elites with updates and refinements. Playing them head to head you'll find them indistinguishable. It was hard to tell how the Ultras played in comparison because they all were set up so poorly (the fact that they couldn't even be bothered to show a decently set up instrument at NAMM says a lot about the current ethos at Fender).

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