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ESP F-404 4-String Bass   

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With neck-thru-body construction, 35" scale, and active electronics, the F-404 is a bass designed to handle the demands of metal. Black hardware and ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Wicked looks, crushing tone, and sweet playability.

With neck-thru-body construction, 35" scale, and active electronics, the F-404 is a bass designed to handle the demands of metal. Black hardware and a wicked body design give it the proper vibe. The 5-piece maple and walnut neck is thin and fast, its playability enhanced by XJ frets.

FEATURES
  • Neck-Thru-Body Construction
  • 35" Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • 5-Piece Maple & Walnut Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Dot markers and model number engraved at 12th fret
  • EMG 35-Dc Active Pickups
  • Volume & Balance Controls
  • EMG B64 3-Band Active EQ
  • Black Chrome Hardware
  • Grover Tuners
  • ESP BB-604 Bridge
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4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

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amazing bass!!!

I got this bass 2 days ago now. When the box was rolled into my place, I noticed how well packed it was. Sometimes you will get a guitar or bass in the...Read complete review

I got this bass 2 days ago now. When the box was rolled into my place, I noticed how well packed it was. Sometimes you will get a guitar or bass in the mail and you can hear the smaller box moving inside the bigger box. This one was packed very well. It was like Christmas all over again. This is my first time with an ESP product and I might never go back to anything else. The fret design looking 100 times better than that picture above and the color and layout of the bass is perfect. Quick neck action and S.I.T. strings are a huge plus. The possibilities are endless with this bass. The tone is amazing as well and this bass gives you the power to bend and tweak the sound any way you want. Speaking of sound, I think that was the first thing I noticed when playing this bass. The sound coming out of my amp was SO clear. I would recommend this bass to anyone, it will be sure to catch some eyes when playing it.

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simply amazing

I dont own this bass, I own the ESP LTD F-4O5FM 5-string version of this. The first time I got this bass I was simply amazed. The neck-thru construction combined with...Read complete review

I dont own this bass, I own the ESP LTD F-4O5FM 5-string version of this. The first time I got this bass I was simply amazed. The neck-thru construction combined with a see-thru black finish made this bass so much better. The tribal inlays on the frets takes some getting used to cause at first u find yourself staring at a bunch of lines and not knowin where ur frets are. But after awhile, its second nature. the 3 band active EQ makes for awesome tonal versatility. the EMG's...omg the EMG's. they're EMG's, wat do ya expect? Quality and BRUTAL MAYHEM is what to expect. And I got it with the ESP. Overall I am completely and utterly satisfied with this bass. There's a reason everyone is gettin ESP's and LTD's, its cause they're quality instruments with an awesome price tag. If you want a long-lasting bass that rocks as hard as any heavy metal or death metal band, then get the ESP LTD F-404 4-string or ESP LTD F-405FM 5-string bass.

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5.0

Amazing Bass

By Crash-j0-bx

from Austin, TX

I've had this bass about three months, and I have been thrilled with it. I usually play through a Line 6 LD300, and the range of sound I get is incredible. It's got a mean, deep bite that cuts through all the other noise. My drummer loves it, our band's rhythm section never sounded better.This guitar is big though, and took a little getting used to playing (coming from an Ibanez or Fender). Once I got a feel for it though, the neck action is very quick.If you buy this bass, expect to get a lot of looks whenever you pull it out. I've never owned an instrument that other musicians drooled over so much.

 
5.0

Simply awesome

By Kailas

from Lanham, Maryland

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I've had the ESP F-404/405 for about a day now. I've been messing around with it since I got it, and I can definitely say that this is a great bass. I have it plugged into a Behringer Ultra bass BXL1800. Wow. The tone is impeccable. It sounds (and looks) like a bass that could have cost three times as much. This bass is worth every cent that you spend on it.

 
5.0

A great buy..

By Bigsbee

from STL MO

I've owned this bass for about a year now and I have to say out of my collection of basses I play it the most. I love it for the great looks, fast neck, and variety of tone you can obtain. You can play anything from classic rock, 80's metal, funk and punk, and even alt. Bacically an all around great bass. If you like to cover alot of Tool such as I do it's a must have IMO! My only complaint is the body isn't that durable if it gets dropped, I accidently dropped it on it's end once and now a corner of it is chipped below the bridge.

 
5.0

Great bass for any player

By Bass4Life-JJQJC

from Fort Worth, TX

My first impression of this bass upon removing it from the box, was one of excitement. Not only is it well-packaged, but the look of the bass the first time you see it in person is something to remember. The see-thru black cherry coloration is absolutely beautiful, and the black chrome hardware is a perfect compliment. Once you have the bass set up the way you like it, you'll get a chance to experience the rich tone and great punch that this bass provides. The neck plays very easily, so anyone from the novice bassist to the seasoned pro will appreciate the quality of this fine ESP. For the price, I can't think of a better buy that balances the quality, features, and overall excellent design that the F-404 offers. I highly recommend this bass to anyone who wants a great bass at a great price!

 
5.0

The Bass I never knew I wanted.

By Tony Goly

from Sullivan, MO

TOne!Tone!Tone! This is by far the best sounding bass i have ever heard. I run mine through a Boss GEB-7 EQ just to polish it off. the action on this thing is wicked smooth. Right along its wicked good looks. The price tag on this thing is a steal. Thumbs up

 
1.0

simply amazing

By Skull_Potentate

from in a bag, OR

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I dont own this bass, I own the ESP LTD F-4O5FM 5-string version of this. The first time I got this bass I was simply amazed. The neck-thru construction combined with a see-thru black finish made this bass so much better. The tribal inlays on the frets takes some getting used to cause at first u find yourself staring at a bunch of lines and not knowin where ur frets are. But after awhile, its second nature. the 3 band active EQ makes for awesome tonal versatility. the EMG's...omg the EMG's. they're EMG's, wat do ya expect? Quality and BRUTAL MAYHEM is what to expect. And I got it with the ESP. Overall I am completely and utterly satisfied with this bass. There's a reason everyone is gettin ESP's and LTD's, its cause they're quality instruments with an awesome price tag. If you want a long-lasting bass that rocks as hard as any heavy metal or death metal band, then get the ESP LTD F-404 4-string or ESP LTD F-405FM 5-string bass.

 
5.0

Amazing bass!

By Kuz

from walla walla, washington

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I wanted this bass forever and when I finally bought it I was blown away. I started playing bass with a Squier, then bought the F-404 and I still cant put this bass down. It looks awesome for metal and you cant appreciate the paint job on it till you hold it, its awesome. It sounds great, kinda piano like tone. Not as much low end as Id hoped but its so comfortable to hold and light I don't mind. I love the pickups on it you can either use the front one, both, or the back one(perfect for slapping) You'll want to buy a good case for this one though, my acoustic guitar fell over onto it and left a big chip while my acoustic wood guitar didn't even have a scratch??

 
5.0

amazing bass!!!

By Mikey B-7EuUq

from South Burlington, VT

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I got this bass 2 days ago now. When the box was rolled into my place, I noticed how well packed it was. Sometimes you will get a guitar or bass in the mail and you can hear the smaller box moving inside the bigger box. This one was packed very well. It was like Christmas all over again. This is my first time with an ESP product and I might never go back to anything else. The fret design looking 100 times better than that picture above and the color and layout of the bass is perfect. Quick neck action and S.I.T. strings are a huge plus. The possibilities are endless with this bass. The tone is amazing as well and this bass gives you the power to bend and tweak the sound any way you want. Speaking of sound, I think that was the first thing I noticed when playing this bass. The sound coming out of my amp was SO clear. I would recommend this bass to anyone, it will be sure to catch some eyes when playing it.

 
5.0

Great Customer Support

By LiveandLearn

from Katy, Texas

My guitar had went dead for no reason at all.. or so I thought. Talked to a rep at ESP who suggested I change the battery. OK I had already done that.. but was THAT battery dead also? Yep sure was. Replaced with new battery and voila` worked perfectly. Maybe more seasoned players know this but plugging the cord in turns the bass on. DOH! Outside of that this thing is a blast to play and looks like a million bucks. I'm sure there are better basses out there but you could do a h* of alot worse than buying this one.

 
1.0

WOW

By ESP freak

from Lincoln, Maine

This bass is amazing. It plays like it looks. Pure sound. I play all kinds of music and it rocks at all types. From funk to heavy metal. I have had my share of bases and this is the best one I have ever had. I have had it for about a year and it plays so awesome and looks so cool I wont let anybody touch it. If I were you I would buy it right now!

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