From bridge to headstock, USA Select Series represent Jackson’s top-line best. Nowhere else will you find U.S.-built production-model shred machines of such stellar design, peerless performance and superior craftsmanship, brought to life by the best luthiers and builders in the business. Of all Jackson’s most acclaimed and beloved instrument families, the USA Select Series puts the best of Jackson’s best in your hands.
The eight-string B8 features a beveled alder body, bolt-on quartersawn maple neck with graphite reinforcement, compound-radius ebony fingerboard (12"-16") with 24 jumbo frets and side-dot position markers, 27" scale length, dual direct-mount DiMarzio® D Activator 8™ pickups, Jackson direct-mount HT8 hardtail string-through bridge, Jackson-branded Gotoh® tuners and Dunlop® locking strap pins.
Direct Mount DiMarzio® D Activator 8™ DP720 / DP719 Humbucking Pickups
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.
Strings D'Addario® XL Nickel Plated Steel Singles (.009, .011, .016, .026, .036, .046, .052, .070 Gauges)
Neck Construction 1-Piece Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Neck Finish Hand-Rubbed Urethane Gel Neck Binding Black Scale Length 27" (686 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Ebony Number of Frets 24 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Width 2.165" (55 mm) Position Inlays None Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut Headstock Jackson® Reverse AT (4-Over/4-Under) Neck Plate 4-Bolt (recessed screws)
Top Mount Jackson HT8 String-Through-Body Hardtail
The eight-saddle hardtail bridge provides rock-solid tuning stability along with pinpoint intonation accuracy. The improved vibration transfer from a hardtail bridge also provides increased sustain and richer tone.