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ESP LTD D-5 5-String Bass Guitar
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Great sustain and deep, pure tone.

The ESP LTD D-5 5-string bass guitar has a natural merbau body and neck-through design complemented by active electronics. The sustain and resonance of the neck-through construction and choice woods are further enhanced by a string-thru-body bridge. Includes volume and balance controls as well as active 3-band EQ.

Case sold separately.

ESP LTD D-5 5-String Bass Guitar Features:

  • Merbau body
    Neck-through-body construction
    5-piece mahogany-maple neck
    34" scale
    Rosewood fingerboard
    24 XJ frets
    Black nickel hardware
    Grover tuners
    ESP BB-605 string-thru-body bridge
    ESP SB-5 pickup set
    Volume and balance controls
    ESP ABQ3 3-band active EQ
    Case sold separately

ESP LTD D-5 5-String Bass Guitar

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Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.
One year warranty on parts and electronics.

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  • Great Value: Professional Quality at a Starter Price

    As reviewed by Microglyphics on 1/7/2011

    I've owned this bass for a couple of months now and have played it for many hours for practise and for performance. Having played guitar for 30-odd years, the opportunity arose to play bass with a band. Not knowing if I would even like to play bass, I aimed for a quality lower-end instrument. Given the musical genre, I needed a 5-string, so I opted for the D-5 with the thought of trading up if necessary. Note: It's not necessary. PROS: The construction is solid, and the bass came set up straight out of the box. I expected to have to swap out pickups, but the ESP factory installed are fine. No issues. It stays in tune perfectly (unlike my Les Paul). Control over active pickups provides for a wide range of tones. CONS: I had to purchase a hardshell case separately. This bass is VERY heavy. I have gotten used to it, but if heavy instruments are not for you, you might want to look elsewhere. FIN: I am not sure you can find a better bass at this price point. Since I have never become accustomed to a 4-string bass, I don't know if someone might find the neck too wide (as when I bought a 7-string guitar a while back), but I find it to be comfortable to play?and I spend a lot of time on the 5th string.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Action Great Value

    As reviewed by Derek on 4/11/2011

    Picked up this bass on Guitar Center in 2010 as a factory return. I've played guitar from several years, but this was my first bass. Bought it to play along with my son when he did guitar. The bass is very easy to play. The action is fast, low and spot on. The sound tend to favor the mid range a little, but the active EQ helps dial it down when not needed. I've tried other basses (Ibanez, Epiphone, Fender, Schecter)in this price range, and they really don't compare. My friend has played a Modulus Quantum 5 for several years, and he actually liked the action on this D-5 better when he played it. Made him consider getting this bass to give his hands a break. It says a lot about how ESP sets up their basses. It's really all you need for a good solid everyday bass, and for the price its a steal. ESP basses are hard to find in store, but they're really a well kept secret. If you get a chance, try it, and you'll be suprised.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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  • Broad range of EVERY tone

    As reviewed by Jared Morris on 3/2/2009

    I bought this guitar around December of last year and since i have had it i have nothing bad to say. The active electronics are really good for dialing in the perfect sound ,whether it be slap, or ,funk or jazz, anything and this bass will give it to you. But remember you get what you pay for. It Has a straight through neck so if it warps You get to buy a new bass or stick with what you got. pickups are good for stock. above all these product exceeded my expectations and i am thoroughly enjoying it.

    33 of 38 people found this review helpful.
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