With modern style, flexible tone and incomparable value, the Jackson X Series Spectra Bass SBX V takes the adventurous player on a bold bass odyssey, launching a commanding all-new entry in Jackson’s formidable neck-through-body bass lineup.
The offset Spectra Bass body style was innovatively designed with the gigging musician in mind. Its poplar body has a larger upper horn that evenly distributes weight throughout the instrument for perfect balance and playing comfort. The graphite-reinforced through-body maple neck with scarf joint creates formidable sustain, with a speed neck contour, 12"-16" compound radius laurel fingerboard and 24 frets for superior playability.
The SBX V provides a full-sonic spectrum for even the most versatile and progressive bassists. Dual passive medium-output humbucking pickups create a dynamic foundation with punch, power and note articulation. Wide-ranging tonal command comes from a two-way toggle switch for pickup coil splitting, 3-band active EQ, blend control and volume control with push/pull selector to bypass or engage active circuit for the 3-band EQ. The push/pull selector eliminates the risk of losing sound due to a dead battery. A quick pull on the volume knob bypasses the active circuit, making it easy to regain sound from the bass without the use of battery power.
This five-string, 35”-scale bass also features a HiMass™ hardtail bridge that enhances sustain and improves note attack.
Featuring a unique 3x2 black headstock with an understated “J” logo, the budget-friendly SBX V comes in stage-conquering Electric Blue or Metallic Black finishes with black hardware.
THROUGH-BODY MAPLE NECK WITH GRAPHITE REINFORCEMENT AND SCARF JOINT
Extending the piece of wood used for the neck through the entire length of the guitar’s body allows for greater playability and sustain across the whole instrument. Graphite-reinforcement rods flanking the truss rod provide even more neck stability to help the instrument withstand the rigors of the road, while scarf joint for an angled back headstock increases the tension behind the nut that eliminates the need for string trees and/or string retainer bars.
Neck Material Maple Neck Construction Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Neck Finish Satin Color Matched Neck Binding White Scale Length 35" (889 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Laurel Number of Frets 24 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Width 1.75" (44.45 mm) Position Inlays White Dot Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut Headstock Unique Jackson® 3x2 (3 Over/ 2 Under) Neck Plate None
VOLUME CONTROL WITH PUSH/PULL FOR ACTIVE/PASSIVE OPTIONS & TWO-WAY TOGGLE SWITCH FOR PICKUP COIL SPLIT
The volume control contains a push/pull selector to switch between passive or active pickups. A two-way toggle switch splits the coils of the Jackson medium-output humbucking pickups for an expanded tonal landscape.