SKU #2919192522

X Series Signature David Ellefson Kelly™ Bird V Bass, Maple Fingerboard, Blue Stripe

$769.22 MSRP

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 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, including this affordably priced X Series Signature David Ellefson Kelly™ Bird V Bass.

This five-string bass features a basswood body with Ellefson’s signature blue burst with black center stripe finish, bolt-on bound maple neck with 21 jumbo frets and block inlays, EMG® pickups, two volume controls and three-band active EQ, Jackson HiMass™ five-string bridge and Jackson die-cast mini tuners.

EMG® 40HZB/EMG® 40HZ4N Pickups (Active Three-Band EQ)

The EMG 40HZ is a modern passive 5-string bass pickup featuring a dual-coil humbucking design for low noise and plenty of output. . Its ceramic magnets produce very pronounced and focused mids, as well as a fast and quick bass response. The strength of the magnets allows the pickup to retain articulation and The active three-band EQ gives you separate active controls for bass, mids and treble, allowing you to cut or boost the frequency bands.

  • Neck
    Neck Construction 1-Piece Bolt-On Maple with Scarf Joint
    Neck Finish Satin Urethane
    Neck Binding Black
    Scale Length 34" (864 mm)
    Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
    Fingerboard Material Maple
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Jumbo
    Nut Width 1.75" (44.45 mm)
    Position Inlays Block
    Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut
    Headstock Jackson® Pointed 5-In-Line with Quilt Maple Overlay
    Neck Plate Jackson®
Active Three-Band EQ

An active tone control circuit that equalizes low, mid and high frequencies or bass, middle and treble.

  • Hardware
    Bridge Jackson HiMass™
    Hardware Finish Black
    Tuning Machines Jackson® Branded
    Pickguard None
    Control Knobs Dome-Style
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup EMG® HZ40B
    Neck Pickup EMG® HZ40N
    Controls Volume (Neck Pickup), Volume (Bridge Pickup), Active 3-Band EQ (Bass, Middle, Treble)
    Pickup Switching Blend Control
    Configuration HH