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Megadeth’s David Ellefson has partnered with Jackson for a new signature bass, the CBXM IV and V. The design of the new X Series Signature Ellefson Concert Bass reflects its owner’s highspeed, high-precision playing style, featuring a resonant poplar body with an upper contour that provides a stable anchor for pick or fingerstyl­e playing. There’s also a graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersaw­n maple neck, a maple fingerboar­d, a heelmount truss-rod thumbwheel and a Jackson HiMass bridge. As for tones, active EMG J bridge and EMG P neck pickups provide Ellefson’s signature midrange and an active 3-band EQ includes a blend control for extra punch and cut.

Jackson’s JS Series Spectra Bass also gets an overhaul, with new quilt maple top options. Its features list includes the expected graphite-reinforced neck and EQ layout, but the main idea here is that the body shape is designed for maximum weight distributi­on and thus better balance. Both basses have traditiona­l headstocks, giving them appeal beyond the metal legions that know and love the super-pointy top end of the previous Ellefson model and others. www.jacksongui­ basses

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