J. Backlund Design Introduces JBD-800B Bass Guitar

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.

J. Backlund JBD-800B Bass Guitar

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

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  1. It’s nice, but not $3,700 nice. Check out Godin’s “Shifter” bass for a much cheaper alternative.

  2. fucking ugly bass.

  3. I own this actual bass, and it is beyond $3700 nice. Godin Shifter doesn’t come close. I know, i owned one of the originals. The Backlund is hands down the best bass i have ever owned, and i have owned over 100 basses in my 35 year bass career.