Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

Jackson Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

David Ellefson now has a signature model of the Jackson Kelly Bird bass, which he helped design last year. The new 4-string bass stands out with the Megadeth bassist’s signature red pinstripe finish over its modern body shape.

The Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass is built with a basswood body, and a bolt-on bound maple neck with 21 jumbo frets and block inlays. Electronics include a pair of EMG pickups controlled with two separate Volume knobs and a 3-band active EQ. The bridge is Jackson’s high-mass four-string HM-4, and the company also uses its own die-cast tuners. Ellefson’s signature and Fallout Shelter logo adorn the Truss rod cover.

The Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass will be available with a street price around $449.99. For more info, check out the Jackson Guitars website.

Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass Specs:

  • Construction: Bolt-on
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck Material: Maple with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
  • Binding: Black
  • String Nut: Black Plastic
  • Nut Width: 1.625? (41.3 mm)
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Position Inlays: Black Block
  • Scale Length: 34? (864 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Fretboard Radius: 12? to 16? Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
  • Tuning Machines: Jackson Die-Cast
  • Bridge Pickup: EMG HZ35B
  • Neck Pickup: EMG HZ35N
  • Electronics: Active 3-Band
  • Bridge: Jackson High Mass Bridge
  • Hardware: Black
  • Strap Buttons: Dunlop Dual-Locking
  • Other: Dave Ellefson Signature and Fallout Shelter Logo on Truss Rod Cover

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  1. Would probably swap the bridge out. Looks cool though.

  2. the only cool thing about this bass is it’s price. very nice specs for 5 bills I must say. I just don’t like those very “metal” themed instruments. I mean if I brought this thing out to jam with my hippy friends it’d probably scare the shit out of them. o, and it’s missing a string. I like 5. hm.