Item number: 10005354
LTD

LTD B-55 BLK Black

5-string electric bass

When the renowned Japanese manufacturer ESP Guitars, founded in 1975, launched the LTD label in 1996, it was in order to allow a broader mass of musicians to participate in the quality and further developments of the parent company's instruments, which are often inspired by American models.

So the B-Series also reveal brainwork in the conception and a great deal of care in the production. The B-55 is aimed at beginners on the instrument and offers a surprising amount of bass at a customer-friendly price. The combination of basswood and maple provides a powerful, yet defined tone in the bass and low-mid range. The Precision-like split coil on the neck makes it sound snarly, while the Jazz single coil on the bridge can be aggressively funky or mid-rangey like Jaco's, depending on the EQ setting. The tone control includes two volume knobs and a passive treble cut-off, as well as the ATB-1 circuit, which actively adds bumps and highs to the tone and is one reason why the instrument is flexible enough to fit into any style.

The rest of the hardware is, due to the price, not branded goods, but does its job impeccably, according to the usual manufacturing quality at ESP. With its narrow C-profile, the neck is comfortable to play even with smaller hands, and the low weight of the bass means that even long rehearsals or jam sessions are no problem, making it an ideal first instrument.

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Specifications
  • Body: basswood
  • Neck: maple; six-fold bolted
  • Neck profile: „thin U“
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Inlays: white dots; type designation in the 12th fret
  • Butts: 24x Extra Jumbo
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Pickups: ESP LDJ single. Fret
  • Brims: 24x Extra Jumbo
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Pickups: ESP LDJ Single-Coil (bridge); ESP LDJ Split-Coil (neck)
  • Controls: 2x Volume; Tone (passive); ATB-1 Tone Boost
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Bridge: LTD DB-5
  • Mechanics: LTD; self-lubricating
  • Finish: Black
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Technical data

Body

Lime Tree

Neck & Fretboard

Rosewood
Bundiert
Maple
Screwed
34'' (Longscale Bass)

Electronics

Active
S/SplitCoil

Hardware

No

Colour & Finish

Black

Scope of Delivery

No
No

Construction

5
Double Cut

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