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Jackson Chris Beattie Signature Bass
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Designed with the Hatebreed bassist, every aspect of this model is designed for ultimate performance. It has a light and comfortable sculpted alder b...Click To Read More About This Product
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A signature model with innovative electronics and superior playability.
Designed with the Hatebreed bassist, every aspect of this model is designed for ultimate performance. It has a light and comfortable sculpted alder body and a fast, stable bolt-on rock maple neck with 24 jumbo frets. The EMG HZ35 bridge and neck pickups combine with an active EMG B30EQ preamp to deliver intense tone that can be totally customized. Custom mace inlays on the rosewood fretboard and black hardware complete this professional bass package. Jackson artist instruments are built to handle the hard life of the road, and are ready to take whatever gets thrown at them.
Bolt-on rock maple neck
Neck Dimensions: 1st Fret: .810", 12th Fret: .918"
Crossed mace position markers
12" fretboard radius
24 jumbo frets
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Dual EMG HZ35 pickups
EMG B30EQ active preamp
Controls: Volume, Blend, Active Treble, Mid, and Bass Boost/Cut
Die-cast mini tuners
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I love this. I got it a few weeks ago and I'm still amazed. The tones you can get from this are really versatile, the EMG pickups really deliver. It can be aggressive and in your face or mellow and laid back. Great for many styles of music. This is important to me, because I don't really like one bass for one style, I want one bass for many styles. Now I'm not saying this is jazzable, but its great for rock, metal, soul, motown, country, whatever. You name it, you can probably pull the sound from this bass. The EQ is great, really effective. The hardware seems very durable. I can't stress enough how much i love these pickups. ALSO a side note----this bass requires super long scale strings, as its string thru body. I bought long scale strings and the E strings wasn't long enough, so i had to buy another set. In all, i'd recommend this bass to anyone. But as always, its very important (if you're able to) to go to a shop and check it out first, as reviews online will never be able to really tell you how the instrument plays and sounds.
This is a great bass for metal. I'd say it's more friendly as a "brighter bass" if you like that "string-clicky" style of metal. Not to say it can't get thick/full/muddy if needed. It seems to shine best as a bright slap style bass. The Alder body really gives it a strong response. Great for picking, fingerstyle, and Slap/Pop. It can be as bright or as muddy as you want it to be. I bought one of the satin black one's used. I'm not sure it's worth the new price but maybe. The only problem I noticed was if you use the string-thru option, sometimes the string knots get stuck in the back when you try to remove them. I just use the topload option of the bridge. The EMG-HZ passive pickups in combo with the active electronics sound very professional, crisp, clear, and versitile. The quality is very pro and built like a tank. It's a one-stop-shop when it comes to bass. I'm in the market for a 5-string and can't find anything that matches this kind of quality. Jackson should make a 5-string version of this. Strong/Solid Axe! This thing is built for battle!