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ESP LTD B-4E Bass Guitar 

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The B-4E Bass Guitar has beveled edges that reveal the contrast between the mahogany body and ebony top for a gorgeous, natural look all its own. Add...Click To Read More About This Product

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A bass for Mr. Natural.

The B-4E Bass Guitar has beveled edges that reveal the contrast between the mahogany body and ebony top for a gorgeous, natural look all its own. Adding to this contrast of woods is the 5-piece neck-thru-body maple/mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard.

Ensuring you get the most from the tones these wood combinations provide are ESP SB-4 pickups (bridge and neck) with an ESP ABQ-3 3-band active EQ for extended tone shaping. Dial in more brightness on pop tunes or get more kick on the low-end when you're getting down and dirty on heavier tunes.

The neck is 34" scale with an extra-thin contour, and has a 42mm standard nut, and 24 XJ frets. Details include ESP tuners and an ESP BB-604 string-thru-body bridge in black nickel.

FEATURES
  • Neck-thru-body
  • 34" scale
  • Mahogany body
  • Ebony top
  • 5-piece maple/mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard
  • 42mm standard nut
  • Extra-thin U-neck contour
  • 24 XJ frets
  • Black nickel hardware
  • ESP tuners
  • ESP BB-604 bridge with string-thru-body

The only thing small about this bass is the price tag. Order one up today!

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ESPLTD B-4E Bass Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 17 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • Small venues (7)
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    • Experienced (4)

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5.0

Premium quality for a reasonable price!

By Sammy Davis Peyton

from Austin, TX

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Lightweight
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP LTD B-4E Bass Guitar:

    I have used this bass for hundreds of gigs over the years, and the reliability is undeniable. Every show I play someone compliments the beauty and quality of my bass. It puts out great sound when plugged in, and the preamp gives you complete tonal control. The pickups are great quality, and if your string preference is flat-wound (like myself) this bass delivers the punchy old tones perfectly. Don't spend upwards of a grand when the quality is right here!

     
    5.0

    OUTSTANDING!

    By AZbassist

    from Chandler, AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about ESP LTD B-4E Bass Guitar:

      I have the capacity to own an Alembic, Modulus, Pedulla or any other ultra high-end bass. I own this .. I love it that much.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WOW!!!

      By duder rocks

      from Arizona

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Design
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about ESP LTD B-4E Bass Guitar:

        I have played many basses and currently own a Rickenbacker 4001 which is a great bass. The Rick is very heavy and after a night of gigging the ole back gets a little sore. I bought this bass trying to find something a little bit lighter with decent tone and good playability. Well I pulled it out of the box not expecting much especially at this price but was totally and completely blown away. I went over this thing with a fine tooth comb trying to find a flaw any flaw. No flaws anywhere and the materials, finish and setup up was second to none. The darn thing was even in tune right out of the box very weird but awesome. Then I plugged it into the amp and the sound of this thing matches its looks totally awesome tone that covers a very wide variety of music styles. I cant wait to get this beast on stage and i bet the ole back will thank me for the lighter overall weight of the instrument not to mention the endless tones this guitar is capable of.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        So Nice!!!

        By fonetek129

        from NY

        About Me Novice

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics
        • Wood work

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about ESP LTD B-4E Bass Guitar:

          Have expensive guitars and this stand at the top. This bass compares at $1500 with the thru 7 piece neck. I don"t even think thats advertised. Ebony Top. Electronics are awesome. Craftsmanship is awesome. I cant say enough.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          You won't get better for the money.

          By Bassnash

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about ESP LTD B-4E Bass Guitar:

            I bought this bass blind a while back because I wanted to treat myself to something different that I usually buy, without breaking the bank. This bass is outstanding on every level. The humbucker tone is fat and rich. It reminds me of a Wal bass - no joke. The design and construction are flawless. The playability and feel can't be compared to in its price range. I've played several styles of music with it, with the exception of Metal, but I think it would hold up just fine, tonewise.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic

            By Byrdman

            from Jackson, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about ESP LTD B-4E Bass Guitar:

            This bass is extraordinary. I can get a myriad of tones with the 3 selectors. Plus, it's absolutely stunning to look at. I have gotten rave reviews from my bandmates. It's not heavy, so your back and shoulders won't complain. Kudos to the fantastic MF Customer Service people, who replaced the first one damaged in transit. In short, an amazing bass for an amazing price. Highly recommended.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Bass

            By GMelesko

            from Rhode Island

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Cost
            • Tone
            • Weight

            Cons

            • Nothing

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about ESP LTD B-4E Bass Guitar:

            The bass I bought was marked down because it was blemished. I expected my bass to show looking likely used. The bass looked brand new out of the box, still havent found a bemish. Action was perfect out of box. Everything on the bass feels boutique and custom.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wow

            By 4stringbassbayon

            from Lineville, Al

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about ESP LTD B-4E Bass Guitar:

              This bass is beautifully made, light weight, very comfortable feel and sounds amazing. Buy it you wouldn't regret it.

              (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautifull Bass Bonanza

              By Fire_ball

              from hamilton, ON

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              Comments about ESP LTD B-4E Bass Guitar:

              Great sound Great look amazing performance. This bass has it all. A differant natural look will set you appart from the other bass players of the night and you will always have ppl asking you where you got it. I live in hamilton ontario and there is only one esp dealer for the city and usually ppl ask me all about it.

              (13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing value

              By LastSalomnMan

              from St. John's, NL

              Comments about ESP LTD B-4E Bass Guitar:

              After considering some Ibanez and Schecter basses in the same price range I decided on the B-4E just because of overall quality and construction. This bass is beautiful, with mahogany body and ebony top with a 5 piece maple and ebony neck; everything about it makes me wonder ESP can sell it so cheap. It is a very easy instrument to play, very fast smooth neck with excellent access to higher frets. As far as electronics go, it has ESP passive pickups and a 9v active preamp that gives you full tonal control. I put a set of EMG DC's in mine with an Aguilar preamp and switched to 18v, and overall it still cost me less then a "higher end" bass would have. I would strongly recommend this bass to anyone, excellent quality and good stock electronics at an unbeatable price.

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