ESP LTD B-55 Black B-Stock

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  • Electric Bass
  • 5-string
  • Body: Agathis
  • Bolt-on neck/fretboard: Maple/rosewood
  • 24 Frets
  • Scale: 34"
  • Pickups: ESP LDJ/LDP set
  • Electronics: 2 volume, ATB-1 Active tone boost
  • Colour: Black

Further information

Colour Black
Soundboard Agathis
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 24
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Active
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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Pretty good bass

Tobias612, 01.09.2012
Since I've had this bass for some time now, it's time to get rid of it:

I bought it myself, because I no longer use bass VSTi's for my recordings at home, but wanted to record the bass myself, because that sounds a lot more natural. I've been playing guitar for seven years, but I've never had a bass in my hand, so I can hardly describe whether the bass is high quality for players, how to play, and so on, as I never really held a lot of bass in my hands have!

For processing: In general, I like this very well, but are really, as some have already described, taps in the battery compartment. This must also be screwed with a screwdriver, which is not so annoying in my opinion, because you do not change the battery every day. The only thing I thought about was how the screws were fixed. Right in the woods? Since they could easily over turn and eventually no longer hold. But here the whole thing was constructed differently, because in the bass a metal thread is inserted in which the screw is screwed in, so the compartment easily loosens up and down several times.

Otherwise, the paint and the wood is completely error-free. I still had to stop the string height, but otherwise everything was tiptop.

What stands out only negatively: The pots are crooked and can sometimes turn well, sometimes bad. They start to block in the middle of the turn, so that you think they are now at the stop but it goes on. They really do not make a nice impression, I've never seen anything like that on a guitar, not even on my first electric guitar that cost 50 euros in a set ...

Sound: Unfortunately, I can not compare it to other basses, all I can say is that I am very satisfied with the recorded sound for the songs. Generally, the bass sounds warm and round to me, but I have not been able to make comparisons so far.

Feeling: is pretty good for me! At first I thought it was worse with a 5-string, but it's fine with the neck. Regarding the playability with different techniques I can not really say anything!

Overall: learning to play the bass bass is absolutely fine, but if you want to change from a total cheap bass on this one, I would consider it because of the processing and the pots. (I do not know if that was just the case with my model or happens more often)

But for my purposes and for the home recording of my Metal songs I am absolutely satisfied and that was well worth the money!
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