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ESP Unveils Stream Bass Series

ESP debuted a lot at NAMM this year, including their brand new bass design: The Stream. The new bass, which is available in their ESP Original, E-II, and LTD brands, is a bolt-on single cut bass with a 34″ scale.

ESP Original Stream Bass

ESP Original Stream Bass CTM Marine Blue

The ESP Original Series Stream bass is handbuilt in Japan alongside the company’s custom shop instruments. It’s built with a white ash body, a 7-piece maple/walnut/padauk neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. Each bass is fitted with a Hipshot “A” Style bridge and Hipshot tuners. The pickups are an EMG 35P-4 in the neck position and an EMG 35J in the bridge position, while the electronics include an EMG BTC 2-band EQ. This model comes in Black and Two-Tone burst as well as a CTM version, which adds a flame maple top, see-through pickguard, and Marine Blue or Black Cherry finishes.

ESP Original Stream Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt-On-Neck
Scale:34″
Body:White Ash
Top:Flamed Maple (CTM Version Only)
Neck:7Pc Maple&Walnut
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:240mm
Finish:Black, 2-Tone Burst, Marine Blue (CTM Version Only), See Thru Black Cherry (CTM Version Only)
Nut Width:38mm
Nut Type:Bone
Neck Contour:Thin U
Frets/Type:21 J
Hardware Color:Black
Strap Button:Schaller Security Lock
Tuners:Hipshot
Bridge:Hipshot “A” Style Bridge
Neck PU:EMG 35P-4
Bridge PU:EMG 35J
Electronics:Active
Electronics Layout:Vol/Bal/Mini Switch(BTC)/EMG BTC 2-Band (Stack) EQ
Case:Included

ESP E-II Stream Bass

ESP E-II Stream Bass - Black

The E-II Stream is built in ESP’s new California factory and retains almost all the same specs of the ESP original. The key differences lie in its maple neck and its hardware, which exchanges Hipshot tuners for Gotoh tuners. It comes in three finishes: Black, Snow White, or with a Flamed maple top and See Thru Black color.

ESP E-II Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt-On-Neck
Scale:34″
Body:White Ash
Top:Flamed Maple (on FM Version only)
Neck:Maple
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:240mm
Finish:Black, Snow White, See Thru Black (On FM Version Only)
Nut Width:38mm
Nut Type:Bone
Neck Contour:Thin U
Frets/Type:21 J
Hardware Color:Black
Strap Button:Schaller Security Lock
Tuners:Gotoh
Bridge:Hipshot “A” Style Bridge
Neck PU:EMG 35P-4
Bridge PU:EMG 35J
Electronics:Active
Electronics Layout:Vol/Bal/Mini Switch(BTC)/EMG BTC 2-Band (Stack) EQ
Case:Included

ESP LTD Stream-204 Bass

ESP LTD Stream-204 Bass

LTD’s Stream-204 is the most affordable version of the bass and switches materials while keeping the same aesthetic. It’s built with a mahogany body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. The hardware is made by LTD while the pickups are a pair of ESP Designed SB-4Bs. It comes in Black and Tobacco Sunburst finishes.

ESP LTD Stream-204 Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt-On-Neck
Scale:34″
Body:Mahogany
Neck:Maple
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:400mm
Finish:Black, Tobacco Sunburst
Nut Width:40mm
Nut Type:Molded
Neck Contour:Thin U
Frets/Type:21 XJ
Hardware Color:Chrome
Strap Button:Standard
Tuners:LTD
Bridge:LTD DB-4 Bridge
Neck PU:ESP Designed SB-4B
Bridge PU:ESP Designed SB-4B
Electronics:Passive P.U. w/ Active EQ
Electronics Layout:Vol/Bal/ABQ-2S 2Band EQ

The LTD Stream-204 is available now with a street price of $499, while the ESP Original Stream and E-II Stream will be available later this year with prices of $3,899 and $1,899, respectively.

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