Pro Series Spectra Bass SBA V, Caramelized Jatoba Fingerboard, Blue Burst
The Jackson® Pro Series Spectra Bass is a finely crafted instrument with its very essence right there in the name—a bass for professionals. A bold bass that’s more than just a cut above the others; a bass designed to deliver the finest to the demanding and adventurous pro player. The finest in style, tone, comfort and playability.
Starting with style, the all-new Pro Series Spectra Bass SBA V features a unique multi-laminate flatsawn ash/walnut/maple/walnut/mahogany body wrapped in a magnificent stage-stealing Blue Burst finish, complete with a unique 3x2 color matched headstock with an understated “J” logo and black hardware.
The offset Spectra Bass body style was also innovatively designed with the professional musician in mind, featuring a larger upper horn that evenly distributes weight throughout the instrument for perfect balance and playing comfort. The through-body five-piece maple/walnut/maple/walnut/maple neck with graphite reinforcement ensures ultimate stability and formidable sustain, while the speed neck contour and 12"-16" compound radius caramelized jatoba fingerboard with 24 frets and oval dark pearl inlays offer superior playability.
The Pro SBA V provides a full-sonic spectrum for even the most versatile and progressive bassists. Featuring alnico V magnets, the Nordstrand® SB5 single-coil soapbar bridge and neck pickups deliver an all-around pulverizing and striking sound with brighter, cleaner and punchier characteristics. Wide-ranging tonal command comes from a three-band active EQ, two-way toggle switch to bypass or engage active circuit for the 3-band EQ, blend control and volume control. The two-way toggle switch eliminates the risk of losing sound due to a dead battery by bypassing the active circuit and making it easy to regain sound from the bass without the use of battery power. An additional three-way toggle switch dials in a specific mid-frequency range for even more pinpoint tonal control.
This five-string, 35”-scale bass also features a Jackson Single-Sting hardtail bridge that enhances individual note attack and improves sustain.
Multi-Laminate Flatsawn Ash/Walnut/Maple/Walnut/Mahogany Body
The unique multi-laminate ash/walnut/maple/walnut/mahogany body not only gives this model a stunning look, but the layering improves sustain across the instrument’s body and increases resistance to environmental duress.
Body Finish Satin Body Shape Spectra Body Material Multi-Laminate: Flatsawn Ash/Walnut/Maple/Walnut/Mahogany
Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.130 Gauges) Strap Buttons Dunlop® Dual-Locking
Neck Material 5-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple/Walnut/Maple Neck Construction Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement Neck Finish Satin Scale Length 35" (889 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Caramelized Jatoba Number of Frets 24 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Material Black Plastic Nut Width 1.75" (44.45 mm) Position Inlays Oval Dark Pearl Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut Truss Rod Wrench Yes Headstock Unique Jackson® 3x2 (3 Over/2 Under) Neck Plate None
Nordstrand® SB5-B/SB5-N Pickups
Featuring alnico V magnets, the Nordstrand® SB5 single-coil soapbar bridge and neck pickups deliver an all-around pulverizing and striking sound with brighter, cleaner and punchier characteristics. Whether played clean or dirty, these aggressive pickups retain a tone that is articulate and defined, yet still punchy with plenty of rich thump.