ESP Announces the LTD Signature Series Mike Leon MLB-4

ESP LTD Signature Series Mike Leon MLB-4 Bass

ESP introduced the MLB-4 bass at NAMM this year in collaboration with Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy bassist Mike Leon. His signature bass is based on the LTD B Series basses that he’s used for years.

“Inspired by the design of Mike’s ESP Custom Shop bass, the MLB-4 makes its unique impression with a textured sandblasted finish on its swamp ash body, a complementing black satin headstock, and a silky smooth open-pore finish on the back of its extra-thin five-piece wenge/purpleheart neck,” ESP writes. “Designed to handle the rigors of touring, this bass features sturdy 6-bolt construction and a 35” scale for delving into the lower sonic registers.”

The bass’s Macassar ebony fingerboard has offset mother-of-pearl dot inlays and 24 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets. For electronics, the bass has a pair of Nordstrand Big Splits and an ABQ-3MS preamp. Finally, the hardware includes Gotoh tuners and a Gotoh 404BO-4 hardtail bridge.

The ESP LTD Signature Series Mike Leon MLB-4 will be shipping soon at $2,099.

ESP LTD Signature Series Mike Leon MLB-4 Bass Specs:

Body:Swamp Ash
Neck:5-piece Wenge/Purpleheart (Black Satin / Open Pore)
Fingerboard:Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius:400mm
Finish:Black Blast
Nut Width:42mm
Nut Type:Molded
Neck Contour:Extra Thin U
Frets/Type:24 XJ Stainless
Hardware Color:Black
Strap Button:Standard
Bridge:Gotoh 404BO-4
Neck PU:Nordstrand Big Splits
Bridge PU:Nordstrand Big Splits
Electronics Layout:Volume/Volume/ABQ-3MS 3 Band EQ
Strings:D'Addario XL165 (.045/.065/.085/.105)

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