Every inch of the ESP LTD B-1005SE's adventurous neck is crafted for playability and tone. An Extra Thin U profile, with a 400mm-radius rosewood fingerboard and multi-scale frets, gives low strings deeper bass while making high strings easier to play and more tonally discrete. A swamp ash/rosewood body with Nordstrand P-style pickups and active 3-band EQ provides plenty of tone shaping to help your riffs and grooves find space in a mix. Finally, stable Gotoh tuners and an adjustable deluxe Hipshot Solo bridge system provide rock-solid intonation for the stage and studio.
ESP LTD B-1005SE Multi-Scale 5-string Electric Bass at a Glance:
5-string bass with exotic looks and bold tones
The ESP LTD B-1005SE may look intimidating at first blush. But this bass's swamp ash body with striking rosewood top, 5-piece wenge and bubinga neck, and Carey Nordstrand pickups delivers a supreme playing experience that many players will take to instantly.
Multi-scale frets for a unique look and big bottom
Fanned-style frets give each string on the LTD B-1005SE a different scale length: 34" for the 1st and 37" for the 5th. This gives it a deep-reaching low end without sacrificing playability in the high registers. Take it from Sweetwater: the LTD B-1005SE's unique look and sound will make your audience sit up and notice.
A pair of low-noise Nordstrand Big Splits pickups gives the LTD B-1005SE a wide range of sonic territory to explore for modern rock, pop, and metal. Cycle through the B-1005SE's 3-band EQ to find aggressive picked tones, fat thumping bass, and everything in between.
ESP LTD B-1005SE Multi-Scale 5-string Electric Bass Features:
Deluxe five-string bass
Multi-scale fret design (37"-34") gives a fuller tone to low strings
Nordstrand Big Splits pickups for low-noise output with a modern edge
3-band active EQ with 2 toggles for diverse tonal options
Swamp ash body with a solid rosewood top for a fast response and great looks
Bolt-on 5-piece wenge/bubinga neck with rosewood fingerboard for a bright midrange
Black Gotoh tuners with matching black hardware
Adjustable offset Hipshot Solo bridge for custom playability