Signature David Ellefson Models


Bassist David Ellefson has reigned as a titan of thrash bass, garnering worldwide acclaim as a co-founding member of “Big Four” thrash innovator Megadeth and widely known for his fleet-fingered, hard-hitting style and versatility. Simply put, nobody shreds a bass like Ellefson, and Jackson is proud to have his name on several formidable bass models.


NEW X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert™ Bass CBX V, Gloss Black


It has been three decades since Megadeth’s acclaimed Rust in Peace took the music world by storm, with David Ellefson’s intricate bass skills and unparalleled playing style cementing the record as one of the finest thrash metal albums of all time.

For the Rust in Peace tour in 1990, Ellefson and Jackson® collaborated to craft the brand’s first ever 5-string bass model that would hold up to the thrash bassist’s crushing tone. This original 5-string custom Jackson bass quickly became Ellefson’s go-to for the next three years of worldwide touring, and eventually served as the foundation for his signature Jackson Concert Bass™ lineup.

Jackson is proud to honor Ellefson and the anniversary of this landmark album with the X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert™ Bass CBX V. Bearing Ellefson’s personal touches, this monster bass is packed with enormous Jackson sound and the hyper-fast playability required by the fleet-fingered musician.

  • 34" scale length
  • Poplar Concert™ Bass body
  • Through-body quartersawn maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint
  • 12"-16" compound radius laurel fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays
  • EMG P neck and EMG J bridge pickups
  • Three-position toggle switch, single volume control and two-band EQ (bass and treble) controls
  • Jackson HiMass™ bridge
  • Standard strap buttons and Jackson sealed die-cast locking tuners
  • Available in Gloss Black with pointed 5-in-line black headstock and black hardware

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X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert™ Bass CBXM IV & IV


Jackson and the esteemed bass master joined forces to bring you a fresh take on the X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert™ Bass CBXM IV & V — ravishing in look and sound, exquisite in feel, and loaded with personal design touches straight from the man himself. As part of a stylish twist, Ellefson has added a few new cosmetic touches to his signature Concert Bass including a pickguard and all-new Jackson paddle headstock that features the familiar “Radiation” logo and Ellefson’s signature embossed on the truss rod cover. Offered in Gloss Black with white pickguard or Snow White with black pickguard, this low-end leviathan is finished off with chrome hardware, including everything from the bridge to the Jackson sealed die-cast tuning machines.

Other features include resonant poplar body, graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn maple neck, 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard, heel-mount truss rod thumbwheel, active EMG® J bridge and EMG P neck pickups, active 3-band EQ and Jackson HiMass™ 4-string bridge.


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X Series Signature David Ellefson Kelly Bird Bass IV and V


Basswood body, bolt-on quartersawn maple neck with unique profile, 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with block inlays and 21 jumbo frets, bound black headstock, EMG humbucking neck (HZ40N) and bridge (HZ40B) pickups, five domed control knobs (volume control, three-band EQ, blend), high mass bridge and David Ellefson silver “Fallout” logo on truss rod cover.


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X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBX IV and V


Basswood body, bolt-on quartersawn maple neck with unique profile, 12”-16” compound radius rosewood fingerboard with sharkfin inlays and 21 jumbo frets, bound black headstock, EMG humbucking neck (HZ40N) and bridge (HZ40B) pickups, five domed control knobs (volume control, three-band EQ, blend), high mass bridge and David Ellefson silver “Fallout” logo on truss rod cover.


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USA Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass IV and V


Alder body with black binding, through-body quartersawn maple neck with white binding and scarf joint, 12"-16" compound radius ebony fingerboard, outlined sharkfin inlays, 21 jumbo frets, EMG humbucking neck (35CS) and bridge (35DC) pickups, five black domed control knobs (volume control, three-band EQ, blend), Jackson high mass bridge and Hipshot® open-gear locking tuners. Comes with hardshell case.


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“When I saw my first Jackson hanging on the wall of a music store back in the late 1980s, I thought ‘I want to play that instrument.’ I feel that same way now when I walk into the studio and on to the stage and I see my instruments lined up.”


- David Ellefson