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  • ESP Introduces Flamed Maple LTD B-204 and LTD B-205 Basses

    ESP Introduces Flamed Maple LTD B-204 and LTD B-205 Basses

    ESP updated their LTD line this year with upgraded versions of their most popular basses. The LTD B-204FM and LTD B-205FM take the flagship models and add a flamed maple top in translucent See Thru Red and See Thru Blue finishes. Other new features include an improved control layout and a new fingerboard wood: roasted... »

  • ESP Unveils LTD Orion-5 Bass

    ESP Unveils LTD Orion-5 Bass

    Behemoth bassist Orion has got a new signature bass with ESP. The ESP LTD Orion-5 Signature is a five-string model based on their AP series featuring an alder body, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard. Everything is finished in black: the body, the pickguard, the hardware, the neck, and the headstock. Even the Seymour Duncan Quarter... »

  • ESP Adds Fretless and 5-String Basses to LTD Thinline Series

    ESP Adds Fretless and 5-String Basses to LTD Thinline Series

    ESP expanded their Thinline acoustic bass series this year with the TL-4Z Fretless and the TL-5SM. The models are four- and five-string basses, respectively, that feature modern aesthetic with exotic tops. The TL-4Z Fretless carries the same features of the TL-4Z in a fretless format. Its body is built with chambered mahogany and topped by... »

  • ESP Unveils New Frank Bello Signature Model Basses

    ESP Unveils New Frank Bello Signature Model Basses

    Anthrax’s Frank Bello teamed up with ESP again this year to create a new signature bass, resulting in the custom shop Frank Bello J-4 and the LTD Series FB-J4. Each bass is a take on a classic P/J design in a sleek black color scheme with red accents. The custom shop version is crafted one... »

  • ESP Announces John Campbell Signature Bass

    ESP Announces John Campbell Signature Bass

    Lamb of God bassist John Campbell has a new signature bass from ESP called the LTD JC-4FM. Based on the company’s Stream model, the bass is customized to Campbell’s liking, including a flamed maple top with a smooth satin black finish on its swamp ash body’s back and sides. It’s also built with a five-piece... »

  • ESP Introduces AP Basses to LTD Line

    ESP Introduces AP Basses to LTD Line

    ESP Guitars added the AP-4 and AP-5 basses to their LTD Series at this year’s Winter NAMM Show. The four and five-string models are traditionally-based designs with ESP’s own twist. Both models are built with an alder body, bolt-on maple neck, and an ebony fretboard. They are fitted with a set of EMG pickups in... »

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

    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... »

  • ESP Introduces Classic Styled LTD AP-204 Bass

    ESP Introduces Classic Styled LTD AP-204 Bass

    ESP unveiled the LTD AP-204 at this year’s NAMM Show, calling it a “modernized update of a classic shape for contemporary music styles.” The bass, which comes in Charcoal Metallic and Burgundy Burst finishes, is fitted with a set of ESP-designed P/J pickups. The bass is built with bolt-on construction featuring a mahogany body, maple... »

  • ESP Introduces Marco Mendoza Signature Bass

    ESP Introduces Marco Mendoza Signature Bass

    ESP has unveiled a new signature bass for Dead Daisies bassist Marco Mendoza. The Marco Mendoza LTD MM-4FM Bass is modeled after the ESP Vintage-4 with a set of EMG X-series P/J pickups. The bass is built with an alder body topped with flamed maple finished with a Dark See-Thru Green Sunburst. Mendoza opted for... »

  • ESP Announces LTD Multi-Scale Basses

    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. Both basses are built with a swamp ash... »