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Bass of the Week: ESP E-II Stream SL-5

This week we’re taking a look at the ESP E-II Stream SL-5, a bigger variation on the bass model they debuted in 2014. The SL-5 is a five-string version with a 35-inch scale and larger body than its predecessors.

As part of the E-II series, the Stream SL-5 is built in ESP’s Japanese factory. Available in Deep Red Metallic Satin and Snow White finishes, the bass is built with a white ash body, three-piece maple neck, and an ebony fretboard fitted with block inlays. Its electronics include a pair of EMG40 pickups and an EMG BTC 2-band EQ with a mini switch control. The hardware features Gotoh tuners and a Hipshot A-Style bridge.

ESP E-II Stream SL-5 Bass Specs:

Body:White Ash
Neck:3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Radius:305mm
Finish:Deep Red Metallic Satin
Nut Width:46mm
Nut Type:Bone
Neck Contour:Thin U
Frets/Type:21 J
Hardware Color:Black
Strap Button:Schaller Straplock
Bridge:Hipshot A Style
Pickups:EMG 40P5, EMG 40J
Electronics Layout:Vol/Bal/Mini Switch(BTC)/EMG BTC 2-Band (Stack) EQ
Case:CSTREAMSL5FF (included)

For more info, check out the ESP Guitars website.