Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V - Blue Burst

5-string Electric Bass with Basswood Body, 1-pc Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 2 EMG Humbucking Pickups, and 3-band EQ - Blue Burst
Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V - Blue Burst image 1
Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V - Blue Burst image 1
$549.99
Sweetwater Savings: $219.23 MSRP: $769.22
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Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V - Blue Burst
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A Signature Bass for Megadeth's David Ellefson

Deliver devastating low end with the Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V 5-string solidbody electric bass! This gig-ready bass packs plenty of punch and sleek looks with its basswood body, maple neck, and compound radius maple fretboard. You'll own the rhythm section when you plug it in. The David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V comes equipped with two EMG humbucking pickups that are ready for you to dial in your ideal tone. And for a commanding feel, the maple fingerboard features a 12"-16" compound radius for effortless playability. If you're looking for a seriously playable bass at a great value, look no further than the Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V bass guitar.

Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V 5-string Electric Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Quality craftsmanship and feel
  • Compound radius fingerboard for optimized playability
  • Powerful electronics deliver the sounds you need
Quality craftsmanship and feel

Jackson's basses represents the best of Jackson's 30 years of axe-pertise, and the David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V bass is no exception. You get killer tonewoods, high-output electronics, and a compound radius fingerboard, all at a price that belies its performance. And when you get on stage with this bass-beast in your hands, everyone will know you're playing a Jackson thanks to the iconic tilt-back headstock.

Compound radius fingerboard for optimized playability

The David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V bass features a 12"-16" compound radius fretboard for ultimate playability. The rosewood fingerboard is rounder near the nut for easy rhythm playing. As your playing heats up and moves up the fretboard, the radius flattens out for easier runs and big, big string bends. With a neck that plays this slick, you'll be up at the 21st fret before you know it. And thanks to Sweetwater's 55-point Guitar Evaluation, you know your David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V bass will be ready to play right out of the box.

Powerful electronics deliver the sounds you need

Jackson stocks the David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V bass with two high-output EMG humbucking pickups, positioned to capture the fullest tone possible. Volume controls for both pickups allow you to blend them to taste, and a 3-band is present for final tone tweaking.

Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V 5-string Electric Bass Guitar Features:
  • Jackson quality and playability at an incredibly low price
  • Solid basswood body for thick tone and smooth sustain
  • Compound radius maple fretboard lets you play faster and smoother
  • Dual EMG humbucking pickups capture the full-range tone
  • 3-band EQ to dial in your ideal sound
Pound your audience to the ground with the Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V Bass!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Kelly Bird
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color Blue Burst
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish Gloss Polyester
Neck Material Maple
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Blocks
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.75"
Bridge/Tailpiece Jackson High Mass
Tuners Die-cast Mini Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EMG HZ40B
Bridge Pickup EMG HZ40B
Controls 2 x volume, 3 x tone
Manufacturer Part Number 2919192522

Customer Reviews

5/5
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5/5

Awesome

This bass is awesome. The maple fretboard provides a very poppy, punchy tone and the 3 band EQ provides a massive variety of tones. This thing just looks great. I get compliments about it at every gig I play. The only minor setback is the neck dive you will get from the way it is shaped. Also, you will want to put some kind of strap lock on it. I highly recommend this bass.
Music background: Pro Musician, Hobbyist
4.5/5

Fantastic Bass

I bought this bass online (which is to say, without actually playing it) kind of on a whim and, to be honest, largely based on aesthetic considerations: I loved the blueburst body in conjunction with the maple board (maple is also my fave fretboard wood RE: tone), the block inlays, the bound fretboard (how often do you see that feature at this price point), and that pointy, eighties-era headstock. Turns out that not only does the bass LOOK great, but it plays and sounds great too! This bass is right up there with my Peaveys (Cirrus 6, T-40, and TL-Five) with regards to having a killer neck profile that just plain works for me. A great "bang for the buck" bass...the only reason I knocked half a star off of this review is due to the fact that it is hard to find a case (hard or soft) that this thing will fit into!
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Jackson, Jackson 5-string Bass Guitars