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ESP Announces Three New LTD Signature Models at NAMM

In addition to the new Frank Bello basses announced earlier, ESP has unveiled three more signature models for Whitechapel’s Gabe Crisp, Suicide Silence’s Danny Kenny, and Pancho Tomaseli of War and PHILM. Each of the new models are under the company’s LTD banner.

Gabe Crisp’s GC-4 signature bass is a customized Viper with neck-through construction, a mahogany body, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard. The “It’s” outfitted with active EMGs: a MM-TW in the bridge position and a 35P-4 in the neck position. For tonal adjustments, the bass is also equipped with a B-30 Rev-S 3-band EQ. It will carry a street price of around $949.

ESP LTD Gabe Crisp GC-4 Signature Bass

ESP LTD Gabe Crisp GC-4 Signature Bass Specs:

  • Neck-Thru-Body Construction
  • 34″ Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 40mm Standard Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 21 XJ Frets
  • Black Hardware
  • Grover Tuners
  • ESP BB-604 Bridge w/ String-Thru-Body
  • EMG MM-TW (B) / 35P-4 (N) Active Pickups
  • B-30 Rev-S 3-Band EQ
  • Finish: MB (Mahogany Brown)
  • Controls: Bass Boost/Cut, Master Volume, Mid Boost/Cut, Treble Boost/Cut, Balance
  • Mini Switch Coil Tap (Bridge Pickup)

Suicide Silence bassist Dan Kenny’s new DK-5 signature bass is a new creation made as part of the LTD F Series. Available in a Dark See Thru Green Sunburst finish, the 5-stringer has a cool contoured mahogany body, 5-piece maple/walnut neck, and rosewood fingerboard. The pickups are a pair of EMG 40DCs matched with EMG’s B64 3-band EQ. Street price will be around $999.

ESP LTD Dan Kenny DK-5 Signature Bass

ESP LTD Dan Kenny DK-5 Signature Bass Specs:

  • Neck-Thru-Body Construction
  • 35″ Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Flamed Maple Top
  • 5 Pc Maple/Walnut Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 45mm Standard Nut
  • Extra Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • Grover Tuners
  • ESP BB-605 Bridge
  • EMG 40DC Active Pickups
  • EMG B64 3-Band Active EQ
  • Finish: DSTGSB (Dark See Thru Green Sunburst)
  • Controls: Bass Boost/Cut, Master Volume, Mid Boost/Cut, Treble Boost/Cut, Balance

Based on the LTD J Series, the LTD PT-4 Pancho Tomaseli signature takes a more traditional route. The bass has a swamp ash body, maple neck and maple fingerboard with black pearloid block inlays. It’s built with EMG’s JX pickups, which are coupled with an EMG BTC System active EQ. Controls include a master volume, balance, and a stacked bass/treble knob. The PT-4 will be available for $899.

ESP LTD PT-4 Pancho Tomaseli Signature Bass

ESP LTD PT-4 Pancho Tomaseli Signature Bass Specs:

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 34″ Scale
  • Swamp Ash Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Maple Fingerboard
  • 38mm Standard Nut
  • U Neck Contour
  • 21 XJ Frets
  • Black Hardware
  • ESP Tuners
  • Gotoh 201B4 Bridge
  • EMG JX Active Pickups
  • EMG BTC System Active EQ
  • Finish: BLKS (Black Satin)
  • Controls: Master Vol. Balance, Bass/Treble Stack (BTC Control)