‘When a Bass Looks Cool, You Want to Play It’

By Chrissy Mauck

May 28, 2016

“This may sound very immature but when a bass looks cool, you want to play it,” said Megadeth bassist David Ellefson in an exclusive interview with Jackson. “It’s been like that since I was a kid and when I walk in and I see these basses, I’m like, ‘I wanna play that bass.’ That feeling just resonates throughout and I think most musicians are like that.”

Therefore, the aesthetics of his Jackson signature models is something he gave quite a bit of thought to before rolling out this new USA Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass models in 2016.

Both the CB V and CB IV models are available in both quicksilver and black, and are accentuated with an elegant binding around both the neck and the body.

“It gives it a very definitive, sharp look,” said Ellefson.

Hear more about the design, pickups, tone controls and other key features of his new for 2016 USA signature Concert Bass models in the video below …