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ESP Announces LTD Multi-Scale Basses

ESP got into the multi-scale game this year with the LTD B-1004SE and B-1005SE basses. Four and five-stringers, respectively, the new models have different scales for each string to optimize tension and ergonomics. The multi-scale effect is created with Hipshot solo bridges and a fanned fret design.

ESP LTD B-1004SE Multi-Scale Bass Angle

Both basses are built with a swamp ash body topped with solid rosewood, a five-piece wenge and bubinga neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. Electronics include a pair of Nordstrand Big Split pickups matched to an ESP designed 3-band EQ.

The LTD B-1004SE and B-1005SE Multi-Scale basses will be available soon with street prices of $1,349 and $1,399.

ESP Guitars LTD B-1004SE Multi-Scale Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt-On
Scale:36.25″ – 34″ Multi-Scale
Body:Swamp Ash
Top:Solid Rosewood
Neck:5pc Wenge/Bubinga
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:400mm
Finish:Natural Satin
Nut Width:42mm
Nut Type:Molded
Neck Contour:Extra Thin U
Frets/Type:24 XJ
Hardware Color:Black
Strap Button:Standard
Tuners:Gotoh
Bridge:Hipshot Solo
Neck PU:Nordstrand Big Splits Neck
Bridge PU:Nordstrand Big Splits Bridge
Electronics:Active
Electronics Layout:Vol/Bal/ABQ-3MS 3-Band EQ/2 Mini Switch

ESP Guitars LTD B-1005SE Multi-Scale Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt-On
Scale:37″ – 34″ Multi-Scale
Body:Swamp Ash
Top:Solid Rosewood
Neck:5pc Wenge/Bubinga
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:400mm
Finish:Natural Satin
Nut Width:47mm
Nut Type:Molded
Neck Contour:Extra Thin U
Frets/Type:24 XJ
Hardware Color:Black
Strap Button:Standard
Tuners:Gotoh
Bridge:Hipshot Solo
Neck PU:Nordstrand Big Splits Neck
Bridge PU:Nordstrand Big Splits Bridge
Electronics:Active
Electronics Layout:Vol/Bal/ABQ-3MS 3-Band EQ/2 Mini Switch

For more information:
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