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Designed in close collaboration with Brazilian guitarist Mike Leon, the ESP LTD Mike Leon B-4 bass melds the best of both worlds. This hybrid instrument takes inspiration from Leon's 6-string signature guitar to create a fast-playing 4-string bass. The contoured alder body offers ergonomic comfort during long gigs. A bolt-on maple neck provides smooth playability along the ebony fingerboard. For versatile tone shaping, the B-4 bass comes loaded with active EMG JH Set pickups. Tone and volume controls allow you to dial in your sound. Premium appointments like a Hipshot bridge, Grover tuners and Luminlay side dots make this bass gig-ready.

Shape Your Sound With EMG Active Pickups

The EMG JH Set pickups were designed with Mike Leon to capture the punchy, articulate tone he needs on stage. With an EMG JH-B in the bridge and EMG 35JH in the neck position, you can shape aggressive metal tones or clean, round bass lines. Active circuitry keeps your sound consistent, even with heavy effects processing. The 18V power ups the output for thunderous low end and growling mids. Blend the pickups to highlight percussive attack or smooth out the EQ. Dial in the tone you want with individual volume controls.

Built for Speed With a Maple Neck and Ebony Fingerboard

The smooth maple neck allows your fingers to fly up and down the ebony fingerboard with precision. Jumbo frets give you a clear note articulation, while a thin U neck profile offers a fast feel. Position markers are easily visible thanks to Luminlay side dots that glow under stage lights. The 25.5" scale length provides defined low end and tension for the B string. Combined with a 12" radius fingerboard, you get low action and comfortable chording.

Sculpted Body Design Maximizes Playing Comfort

The contoured alder body is designed for ergonomic comfort, whether you play seated or with a strap. Deep cutaways allow easy access to the highest frets. The lightweight body won't weigh you down on extended gigs. The forearm and back contours let your arm move freely. The sculpted neck joint gives your thumb room to maneuver. Finished with a smooth satin urethane, the B-4 feels natural against your body as you play. The sleek look matches the modern style of your band.

Built to Last with Premium Components

Road-ready and gig-tested, the B-4 bass is equipped with pro-quality components to stand up to serious use. Grover tuners provide accurate and reliable tuning stability. The Hipshot A Style bridge smoothly transfers string vibrations for optimized resonance. The thumbwheel truss rod adjustment at the headstock end lets you set the neck relief in seconds. Covered passive electronics ensure hum-free performance. With high-end appointments and Leon's input, this bass is made for the stage.

ESP LTD Mike Leon B-4 Electric Bass Guitar Black Blast
ESP LTD Mike Leon B-4 Electric Bass Guitar Black Blast
ESP LTD Mike Leon B-4 Electric Bass Guitar Black Blast

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  • Neck-thru-body construction with 3-piece maple neck for sustain and stability
  • Macassar ebony fingerboard with 24 stainless steel frets
  • EMG 81X active bridge pickup and EMG 85X active neck pickup for high-output tones
  • Floyd Rose 1000SE double-locking tremolo system for dive bombs and squeals
  • Grover tuners for precise and stable tuning
  • Aluminum nut for bright tone and sustain
  • Black hardware including tuners, bridge and control knobs for sleek look
  • Deluxe hardshell case included

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  • Body type: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Neck wood: 3-piece maple
  • Neck Shape: Thin U
  • Joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Material: Macassar ebony
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo stainless steel
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl dot
  • Neck: EMG Humbucker
  • Bridge: EMG Humbucker
  • Bridge design: Floyd Rose
  • Tuning machines: Precise Grover 
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell
  • Orientation: Right-Handed

collapse expand iconWarranty

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

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