Jackson JS3Q Kelly Bird Electric Bass

Based on Jackson's Kelly body shape, the JS3Q Kelly Bird bass uses high-output humbucker pickups and active electronics to conjure a deep, aggressive sound.
The Jackson JS3Q Kelly Bird basses truly deliver thunderous tone with formidable looks based on Jackson's classic Kelly body style. The Kelly Bird JS3Q four-string bass features a 34" scale length, a lightweight poplar body with a quilt maple top, bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, and a 12"-16" compound radius bound Amaranth fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets and pearloid block inlays. Dual high-output Jackson humbucking bass pickups create earthshaking sound that can be tweaked and refined thanks to its two volume controls and three-band active EQ, while a Jackson high mass bridge provides solid stability, improved sustain and warmer tone.
- Series: JS Series
- Body Material: Poplar with Quilt Maple Top
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Neck: 1-Piece Bolt-On Maple with Graphite Reinforcement and ScarfJoint
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Fingerboard: Amaranth, 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
- Frets: 21, Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
- Nut (Material/Width): Black Plastic, 1.650" (42 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Jackson Sealed Die-Cast
- Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
- Bridge: Jackson High Mass
- Pickguard: None
- Pickups: Jackson High Output Humbucking Bass (Bridge and Neck)
- Controls: Volume (Neck Pickup), Volume (Bridge Pickup), Active 3-Band EQ (Bass, Middle, Treble)
- Control Knobs: Black Dome Style
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Strings: NPS, Gauges .045-.105
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Transparent Red Burst
Shipping Weight: 14.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): JAC 2919093 591
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 480-596-9690
(1 ratings)
Submitted April 26, 2019 by RR R in Ridgefield, WA
"Awesome bass except the neck"
I recently bought this bass. I read several reviews online and one specifically on YouTube before I took the plunge I actually really like this bass. The tone is great and the quilt top is gorgeous. However, it has a very thick neck. It is probably the thickest neck I have ever played (think P bass neck on steroids) and different than my other Jacksons which are thinner. The only other complain I have is that the frets on mine were a little rough but they are similar to my other Jackson bass so I assume that is a production issue.
Musical Background:
Bass Player for 30 years
Musical Style:
Rock/Metal
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