Designed in conjunction with one of the founding fathers of thrash metal—highly acclaimed bassist David Ellefson of Megadeth—the 4-string David Ellefson USA CB IV is a beast of a bass. Bearing his personal touches, packed with enormous Jackson sound and the hyper-fast playability required by the fleet-fingered bassist, this instrument is a force to be reckoned with.
Redesigned ergonomic contours provide the perfect platform for launching a musical assault—the upper contour provides a comfortably stable anchor for pick or fingerstyle playing alike while the lower contour provides perfect balance when propped on a knee for monitor stands. The Jackson HiMass™ 4-string bridge sharpens your notes’ attack for extra punch and clarity, granting enhanced sustain without significantly altering the bass’ fundamental tone. A titanic EMG® 35CS active neck pickup and 35DS active bridge pickup provide plenty of girth and cut as an active 3-band EQ bolsters their native power, shaping and refining it for maximum impact and versatility. The blend knob allows you to mix the pickups to your taste—add more of the neck pickup for a touch of warmth, or bring up the bridge pickup for more cut. Designed for highly technical lightspeed playing, the 12”-16” compound radius rosewood fingerboard flattens out as you move up the neck for increased playing comfort and speedy articulation.
This bass proudly displays Jackson’s distinctive style; all-black hardware, including everything from the bridge to the Hipshot® open-gear locking tuning machines, durable finish, and Jackson’s signature pointed 4-In-Line headstock along with a silver “Fallout” logo and Ellefson’s signature embossed on the truss rod cover. Only one instrument is hardcore enough to keep pace with Ellefson’s technically demanding requirements—the Jackson David Ellefson USA CB IV—and now it can be yours.
EMG® 35DC/35CS Active Humbucking Pickups with EMG BQS Active Preamp
This versatile humbucking pickup combination provides powerful modern sound for bass players looking to tame the higher frequencies and cut through a big, loud mix. The EMG35DC bridge pickup covers the cleanest highs right down to the dirtiest, growling lows, while the EMG35CS neck pickup provides warmth and punch with a smooth top end and plenty of output. EMG's BQS preamp makes this big-sounding active pickup quiet when it's not being played.
Neck Construction 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Neck Finish Hand-Rubbed Urethane Gel Neck Binding White Scale Length 34" (864 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Ebony Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Width 1.625" (41.3 mm) Position Inlays Outlined Sharkfin Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut Headstock Jackson® Pointed 4-In-Line Neck Plate None
Jackson HiMass™ 4-String Bridge
A Jackson HiMass bridge enhances note attack and sustain without altering carefully crafted tone.