SKU #2919191590

X Series Signature David Ellefson Kelly™ Bird IV Bass, Maple Fingerboard, Red Stripe

$499.99 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 IV Bass.

This four-string bass features a basswood body with Ellefson’s signature red pinstripe 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™ bridge and Jackson die-cast tuners.

EMG® 35HZB/EMG® 35HZN Pickups (Active Three-Band EQ)

The EMG 35HZ is a modern passive 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 clarity, even when introduced to extreme gain, which makes for a great choice for fast-paced metal. An active three-band EQ provides separate active controls for bass, mids and treble.

  • Neck
    Neck Material 1-Piece Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
    Neck Finish Satin
    Neck Binding Black
    Scale Length 34" (86.36 cm)
    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 1.625" (41.3 mm)
    Position Inlays Black Block
    Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut
    Headstock Jackson® Pointed 4-In-Line
    Neck Plate Jackson®
Active Three-Band EQ

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

  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup EMG® HZ35B
    Neck Pickup EMG® HZ35N
    Controls Master Volume (Neck Pickup), Volume (Bridge Pickup), Active 3-Band EQ (Bass, Middle, Treble)
    Pickup Switching Blend Control
    Configuration HH