J. Backlund Design has stepped into the low end with the introduction of their first bass, the JBD-800B. Modeled after the company’s versatile JBD-800 guitar, the new 4-string bass sports three Seymour Duncan Bass Lines pickups with a 5-way pickups selector for extended tonal range.
The JBD-800B features bolt-on construction with a 6-bolt maple neck and either rosewood or maple fingerboards. In addition to a dual-action truss rod, the neck has dual purpleheart tone bars built in. Body wood options include mahogany, korina, and alder.
Other features include a pearloid pickguard, Hipshot Ultralite tuning machines, a Hipshot bridge, a recessed Electrosocket jack mount, and a Metallic paint finish.
The J. Backlund Design JBD-800B is available now with an MSRP of $3,790, with several options available. The company says a Korean-made version is also in the works. For more info, check the J. Backlund website.
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J. Backlund Design JBD-800B Bass Specs:
- Scale length: 34˝
- Frets: 22 jumbo nickel-silver
- 6-bolt Maple neck with Rosewwod or Maple fingerboard
- Dual purpleheart tone bars in neck
- Pearloid pickguard
- Seymour Duncan pickups
- Five-way pickup selector switch
- Hipshot® Ultralite tuning machines
- Hipshot® Bridge
- Recessed Electrosocket®
- All US-made electronics
- Metallic paint finish
- Dot inlay and side dots
- Bone nut
- Dual-action truss rod