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ESP F-255FM 5-String Bass Guitar
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The F-255FM electric bass guitar is built with some of the finest woods and includes the same ESP pickups and 3-band active EQ found on some of the w...Click To Read More About This Product
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Unique looks, uncommon features.
The F-255FM electric bass guitar is built with some of the finest woods and includes the same ESP pickups and 3-band active EQ found on some of the world's best basses. It features a 5-piece maple and walnut neck, rosewood fretboard, and agathis body sculpted into a unique yet playable design.
- Neck-thru-body construction
- 35" Scale
- Agathis Body
- 5-Piece Maple & Walnut Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Dot Inlays with model name at 12th Fret
- ESP SB-5 pickups
- Volume and balance controls
- 3-band active EQ
- Black chrome hardware
- SP BB-605 bridge
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I bought this bass a while back, and it has got to be one of the best basses I've ever played. Its plays nice and smooth, and its a nice slim neck for a 5 string. I LOVE the EQ on it. I can get any sound I want, from a soft calm tone, to a crunching heavy sound. It also sounds nice for slap and pop. And the bass itself is absolutely beautiful. I have the black cherry one, and the picture does it no justice. Even the pic on the manufacturers website doesn't look as good as it does in person. This is probably the best bass you can buy in this price range.
Over the years all I've heard about ESP's goods are good things, though I was initially skeptical about their U.S.-shipped LTD brand. For a supposedly 'economy' line, there's absolutely no compromise for quality with this bass. It shipped to the dealer with excellent set up. The action and intonation were both superb, and one really nice thing about this axe is the strudy tuning keys and bridge; this thing stays in tune a long while without any adjustments. Passive EMGs boosted by onboard preamp/Active EQ make this ESP axe a real cheater, getting you some great sound with lots of tone options. It has great tone, no matter what one might say about Agathis wood. Though it's not my thing really, it has good sound for slap and pop too. This is definitely worth 2x what you'll pay for it. Now I only rock with ESP.
I got the F-255fm two months ago. If you like playing heavy and fast, this is the bass for you. I can also fingerpick a lot easier and faster than on my other bass (G&L Tribute SB-2). It also has a bit of a bite to its sound, which I really like. One problem I've had though is when it was shipped, the neck was a bit warped so you may need to some adjustments straight out of the box (that was probably because of the humid shipping weather). Also, some of the volume/balence/EQ knobs were lose when I first got it but these are both simple repairs so I still think it's worth it.
I have been playing a Fernandez for like 5 years and it was a fabulous beginner bass guitar. But as I began to progress with my style I was sure I needed a new sound. At first I thought a new bass amp would work. That idea went out the window when I purchased this Mean machine and I love it. The sound I was looking for was no longer missing.The tonality was amazing, because the growl on the sound was harsh and dark sounding.
This bass is what I wake up in the morning for. Solid, beautiful looks, crushing lows, unrivaled clarity. I can't say that I've found anything that I don't like about this bass so far. Definitely put this on your wish list.
This guitar has one of the best sounds I've ever heard, anyone trying to get a really throaty metal sound should pick one up. Amazingly smooth, easy to play.
Overall this is an excellent bass for the money. It has an excellent sound especially for heavy metal. It stays in tune for a good while, the finish looks amazing, and the body/headstock look is phenomenal for metal performances.