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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




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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.

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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....!!!

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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  • Very attractive bass

    As reviewed by PJ on 6/20/2010

    The first thing that attracted me to this bass was the neck through and the looks. It certainly is attractive. The neck is a little wider than I would have preferred for a 5 string, I like the closer string spacing. But it still wasn't terribly far, about average I would say. It did have a pretty good sound, very customizable sound. Mine had a couple flaws, 1 was a chip in the finish, and another was the truss rod seemed to be stripped. The action was slightly high for me from factory, with a little tweaking it all came together into a pretty nice 5 string neck-thru bass. Certainly one to try out for the money, but do try it first if possible.

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