Designed in conjunction with one of the founding fathers of thrash metal—highly acclaimed bassist David Ellefson of Megadeth—the 5-string USA SIgnature David Ellefson Concert™ Bass CB V 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™ 5-string bridge sharpens your notes’ attack for extra punch and clarity, granting enhanced sustain without significantly altering the bass’ fundamental tone. A titanic EMG® 40DC active bridge pickup and 35CS 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 5-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 USA SIgnature David Ellefson CB V—and now it can be yours.
EMG® 40DC Active Bridge Pickup and 35CS Active Bridge Pickup
This active pickup combination is a powerful modern-sounding humbucker for bass players looking to cut through a big loud mix. Each pickup features two coils loaded with ceramic bar magnets, providing punch and clarity with a crisp top end and plenty of output. This extremely versatile pickup combo gives players a sonic range that covers the cleanest highs right down to the dirtiest, growling lows.
Neck Material Quartersawn Maple Neck Construction Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Neck Finish Hand-Rubbed Urethane Neck Binding White Scale Length 34" (86.36 cm) Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Ebony Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Width 1.75" (44.45 mm) Position Inlays Outlined Sharkfin Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut Headstock Binding White Headstock Jackson® Pointed 5-In-Line Neck Plate None
Jackson HiMass™ 5-String Bridge
A Jackson HiMass bridge enhances note attack and sustain without altering carefully crafted tone.