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Jackson Announces New X-Series Dave Ellefson Signature Basses

Jackson unveiled two new Dave Ellefson signature basses at the NAMM show last month. The basses are part of Jackson’s X-Series and are offered in two models: the David Ellefson CB-X 4-string and the David Ellefson CB-XV 5-string.

Jackson David Ellefson Signature CB-X Bass

The CB-X is a four-string with dual humbucking EMG pickups with an alder Concert Bass body. The bass sports a choice of either black or quicksilver finishes, with a bolt-on, quartersawn maple neck with special profile shape, and 21 jumbo frets with shark fin inlays. The bass includes five domed controls, for volume, three-band EQ, and blend, high pass for the 4-string bridge. The hardware is black and features Ellefson’s silver “Fallout” logo on the truss rod cover.

MSRP for the CB-X is $533.32.

Jackson David Ellefson Signature CB-XV Bass

The CB-XV Bass offers the same features of the CB-X, in a 5-string bass. MSRP for the CB-XV is $666.65.

Here’s Dave talking about Jackson’s basses during the NAMM show:

David Ellefson X-Series Bass Specs:

  • Body: Alder
  • Body Shape: Concert™ Bass
  • Body Finish: Black or Quicksilver gloss
  • Frets: 21 Jumbo frets with Shark Fin inlays
  • Fretboard Radius: 12” to 16” Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Scale Length: 34″ (86.36 cm)
  • Bridge Pickup: EMG® HZ35B
  • Neck Pickup: EMG® HZ35N
  • Hardware: Black
  • Bridge: High Mass IV
  • String Nut: Black Plastic

For more information, visit Jackson Guitars’ website.