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Review: Jackson X Series Spectra Bass SBX IV

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Review: Jackson X Series Spectra Bass SBX IV

Jackson X Series Spectra Bass SBX IV review…

Want an amazing 4-string bass at a price point that everyone can afford and it still feels, looks, and sounds like a million bucks? Look no further than the Jackson X Series Spectra Bass SBX IV!

With its ergonomically shaped body and super sleek and fast neck, you really can’t go wrong with this bass. While Jackson basses are synonymous with rock-and-roll as everyone seems to think, that is far from the case. While they are great for metal and rock, they also perform just as well doing country and many other genres! Not only did I use the SBX IV on a rock gig, but I also used it on a country gig, and even my regular Church gig. Every gig I used it on, it did the job.

The weight and balance of the Jackson X Series Spectra Bass SBX IV is just right and the graphite-reinforced neck gives the perfect amount of sustain.

Let’s talk about the spec and features of the SBX IV.

It has a 34” neck, Nyatoh body with a through-body maple neck, which has a 12-16” radius, and a laurel fingerboard with 24frets. The electronics consist of two Jackson passive medium output humbuckers, a volume control with push/pull selector for choosing between active or passive options for the pickups, a 3-band EQ (which is for the active option only), blend control between pickups, two-way toggle switch for pickup coil split, and separate control knobs for treble, mid, and bass.

The bridge is the Jackson HiMass bridge and the tuners are Jackson sealed die-cast tuners.

The SBX IV is available in two stunning finishes, either gloss black or matte army drab, (green). Although black tends to be my favorite color for basses, the matte army drab color really grew on me as another one of my favorite colors.

Check out the Jackson X Series Spectra Bass SBX IV online or at a music retailer near you!

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