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ESP LTD B-5E 5-String Bass Guitar
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A beautiful blend of three woods give you great tone and visual appeal.

If you love the sharp contrast in color you get when you put different woods together, you'll love the design of the ESP LTD B-5E five-string bass guitar. As with its 4-string sibling, the 5-string B-5E has extremely beveled edges which allow you to really enjoy the distinct shades of light and dark where the mahogany body and ebony top meet. Adding to this differentiation of color is the even lighter 5-piece neck-thru-body maple/mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard.

But fantastic looks aren't all you're getting. Ensuring you get the most of the tones these blends of woods provide are ESP SB-5 pickups (bridge and neck) with an ESP ABQ-3 3-band active EQ. A 34"-scale neck features an extra-thin, U-neck contour, making it easier for the average person to play. Other features include a 42mm standard nut, 24 XJ frets, ESP tuners, an ESP BB-604 bridge with string-thru body, and black nickel hardware.

Case sold separately.

ESP LTD B-5E 5-String Bass Guitar Features:

  • Neck-thru-body
    34" scale
    Mahogany body
    Ebony top
    5-piece maple/mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard
    47mm standard nut
    Extra-thin U-shaped neck
    24 XJ frets
    Black nickel hardware
    ESP tuners
    ESP BB-605 bridge with string-thru body
    ESP SB-5 (B&N) pickups with ESP ABQ-3 3-band active EQ
    Case sold separately

ESP LTD B-5E 5-String Bass Guitar

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  • What a great instrument!

    As reviewed by Nicholas Puryear on 3/11/2014

    I've played guitar for over 40 years and owned more instruments than I can recall. My "heyday," so to speak, was the fusion era of the mid 1970s (much modal noodling, way too fast to make sense). I recently decided to take up the bass in a serious way, first acquiring a Warwick Corvette Basic Rockbasswith passive electronics. Gotta say, I love-love-love my Warwick, but as a newcomer to the bass world, I was curious about the differences between a bass with a bolt-on neck and J-bass-style single coils vs a neck-through built, through-body strung bass with active EQ and humbuckers. The LTD B4E seemed to offer a lot for the money, and it had good reviews, so I ordered one from GC, figuring it was worth the shipping cost to audition it, even if I decided not to keep it. First impression: this is by far the best "feeling" bass I've ever owned--the balance, the neck carve, everything. I've owned an MIM Fender Jazz, a lower-end Ibanez SR, and currently have the Warwick. I would not part with my Corvette, but the B4E is a different sort of animal altogether. I want to say 'elegant', if that makes any sense. The on-board tone controls offer a lot of versatility, although I tend to run them flat, through a TC Electronic 250 x 15. The workmanship/craftsmanship on my B4E is just plain flawless. I cannot find a thing to complain about. The only downside in this transaction was the strings. The B4E shipped with Cleartone strings, and the E was d.e.a.d. DEAD. I've never heard so dead a string on any instrument. However, I put a set of Rotosound Nexus on it; problem solved. (Also... I emailed GC to tell them about the dead E and having to restring, and they comped me a new set of Rotosound Nexus, which I did not expect and greatly appreciate.) I want to try out the B5E 5-string version of this bass. If it's as good as the B4E, I'll probably get one. In summary, I have nothing but praise for the B4E, but ESP LTD should maybe ditch Cleartone as their OEM string vendor.

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  • Couldn't ask for more.

    As reviewed by Nathan Bassett on 12/21/2012

    This bass is fantastic. It is made with a beautiful blend of woods that are both aesthetically and aurally pleasing.the stock pickups are great and the 3-band active EQ gives you a huge variety of tones without ever having to touch your amp. The strings it comes with aren't anything to write home about, but they can be replaced easily. It's the perfect size, the perfect weight, and perfect feel. The price is killer for what you're getting. I did a lot of research before settling on this one. I love everything about this bass.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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  • Best Basses are ESP

    As reviewed by Pato on 9/13/2010

    I honestly don't know why this bass sounds so amazing at the price. I just got mine and it's stunning!!! I played all the good & expensive basses in the store one day. Then I played this bass. And I was expecting to pay about 1500+ for it. When i read the price I started looking for sings of previous use. But that's the price! Anyone who is good enough for a good bass should buy this bass. NOT FOR BEGINNERS. This is for guys that can really take advantage of its tonal range.... It probably is one of the nicer looking basses but it's real beauty is in the sound....!!!

    16 of 19 people found this review helpful.
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