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Jackson JS2 Kelly Bird IV Electric Bass   

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The JS2 Kelly Bird four-string bass features a basswood body, bolt-on maple neck, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with block inlays, dual Jackson JS hig...Click To Read More About This Product

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The JS2 Kelly Bird four-string bass features a basswood body, bolt-on maple neck, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with block inlays, dual Jackson JS high-output covered pickups, Jackson high-mass bridge and Jackson tuners.

Jackson JS models are armed with high-output pickups, jumbo frets and a tilt-back headstock - features normally found on more expensive instruments. This design negates the need for string trees, which often cause tuning issues due to the unnecessary friction they create. JS Series guitars and basses also feature compound-radius fingerboards. The radius is roundest near the nut, which is perfect for fretting riffs and chords and for deep bass. This curvature gradually flattens out farther up the fingerboard, which is ideal for light-speed soloing, effortless string bending and singing high-end bass.

Jackson high-output pickups
Designed for great high-output tone for the heaviest music and the most crushing players.

Double-locking tremolos and high-mass hard-tail bridges
Our double-locking tremolos and hard-tail bridges look great and provide rock-solid intonation and tuning stability even for the wildest playing

Playability and quality only found on more expensive guitars
The most important aspect of any guitar is its playability. With specially designed speed necks and fingerboards, Jackson JS models offer unbelievably smooth feel that puts no speed limit on a player's creativity. Slender neck back shape is remarkably comfortable for those who prefer a thinner, faster neck. Case sold separately.

  • Body: Basswood
  • Body Shape: Kelly Bird
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Shape: JS2
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Block
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Rock Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Headstock: Jackson Pointed 4-In-Line
  • Neck Plate: Jackson
  • Truss Rods: Dual-Action
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Bridge Pickup: Jackson Hi-Output Humbucking Bass
  • Neck Pickup: Jackson Hi-Output Humbucking Bass
  • Pickup Switching: Blend Control
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
  • Bridge: Jackson High Mass Bridge
  • Tuning Machines: Jackson Branded
  • String Nut: Black Plastic
  • Truss Rod Wrench: Yes
  • Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: Yes
  • Saddle Intonation Adjustment Wrench: Yes
  • Floyd Rose Nut Adjustment Wrench: Yes
  • Case sold separately

Built with more than 30 years of Jackson experience and expertise.


JS2 Kelly Bird IV Electric Bass

  • Fretboard Radius: 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
    Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
    Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)

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JacksonJS2 Kelly Bird IV Electric Bass

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All around great bass for the price.

By Bulldog Jr.

from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

About Me Experienced


  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Jackson JS2 Kelly Bird IV Electric Bass:

    I purchased this bass from a local dealer because it was hanging next to the Hartke stack I was buying, and I had been wanting one of these basses. I had to do some adjusting to the bridge to get it to my preferable action, but I do that with all my basses as the guys doing the factory set and I are not in contact! It plays wonderfully, and though I prefer active electronics, the tone from the stock Jackson passive pickups sound really good. As of the writing of this review, I am awaiting the delivery of the JS3 Kellybird ordered through Musician's Friend.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Impressive Quality at a Bargain Price

    By "eleven"

    from Pgh PA

    About Me Experienced


    • Fit and finish
    • Good Tone


      Best Uses

        Comments about Jackson JS2 Kelly Bird IV Electric Bass:

        I bought this bass for my son. As background, I play a Fender Am Std Jazz, 62 RI Precision and Rickenbacker. The Jackson is made in India and I was amazed at the quality at this price. Fretwork was flawless, out of the box set-up better than any of the above basses costing up to 4-5x the price! Pickups are better than expected for an instrument in this price range, but would be the only thing I would consider "upgrading" over time. We opted for the flame top and it looks very nice. The neck is actually two pieces of wood with the headstock being a glued-on section. The joint is very well done and probably more stable than a solid piece of wood given the length of the neck/headstock combo.

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