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ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar  Dark See-Thru Purple

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The inspiration for the unique shape and design of the LTD F-155DX Bass from ESP would appear to be a mix of Route 66 Interstate signs and weaponry f...Click To Read More About This Product

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Wicked looking but hand friendly.

The inspiration for the unique shape and design of the LTD F-155DX Bass from ESP would appear to be a mix of Route 66 Interstate signs and weaponry from an old Dungeons & Dragons manual. Forgoing the traditional, rounded apple bottom bass, the LTD F-series basses feature off-centered curves, beveled edges, and points in places you won't see on any other guitar, let alone a bass. The double cutaway design makes the bass guitar's upper and lower horns appear to be a skeletal finger and thumb respectively.

The LTD F-155DX has 5 strings, with a thin "U" contoured maple neck and 35" scale. The body is made of basswood with a flamed maple top that contrasts subtly with the rosewood fingerboard. As your fingers explore the 24 XJ frets your rhythms and melodies are trapped by dual ESP SB-5 pickups and can be reshaped with the ESP ABQ-3 3 band EQ. The ESP DB-5 string-thru-body bridge, tuners, and control knobs are all black nickel.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Bolt-on
  • 35" scale
  • Basswood body
  • Flamed maple top
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 45mm standard nut
  • Thin "U" neck contour
  • 24 XJ frets
  • Black nickel hardware
  • ESP tuners
  • ESP DB-5 bridge
  • with string-through-body
  • ESP SB-5 neck and bridge pickup
  • ESP ABQ-3 3-band active EQ
  • Case sold separately
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ESPLTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 22 reviews)

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    (21)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Rock concerts (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • School bands (4)
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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfectly brutal bass

By Fwinzor

from Hyannis, MA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar:

    This bass really is just great. Don't be deceived by the picture, this bass has a much darker color than it shows, with a lack of much lick it simply looks black. It's just gorgeous and brutal, and plays very well, I do recommend changing the strings it comes with ( obviously) as they are pretty low quality.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Stellar bass!

    By Christian Cruz

    from Puerto Rico

    Comments about ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar:

    Overall this bass is definetly well worth it. Pick-up's, bridge, body, neck. All great. And if you're gonna customize it in the future (gonna add a expander and try some Different EMG's) then the bass will go divine. Well worth it, not gonna regret it. Buy it.
    Bass features two ESP SB-5 pick-ups. Both brodge and neck. Now, althought they're stock pick-up's, they deliver great tone and sound, Definitely no need to change them(Unless you have other pick-up's in mind of course) Also features 3-band equalizer which offers any tone desired. Stock pick-up's don't completely suck. But new ones are recommended. Great body, light-weight, and pretty awesome in 99.99% of features.
    Quality great. Nothign much I can say here(plus, I'm no mood to write a lot) but trust me, and other owners of this bass, it is something eccelent!
    For the price you're paying you're getting triple quality(compared to my suckish ibanez) No regrets when purchasing this bass. Completely worth the money and then some!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wonderful Bass!!!!(ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass)

    By Trey Piper

    from Barton, MD

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    Comments about ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar:

    I've wanted this bass ever since I saw it several months ago, and today when the UPS guy brought it I was overjoyed. Out of the box, first impression was that it looked even better than online. After putting on the straplocks I had ordered, it was time to play. The active pickups make such a difference in tone! My passive bass (Rogue LX205B Series 2) sounds so dull compared to this beauty! The fingerboard feels natural to play and the weight doesn't kill your shoulders! Paired with a Coffin Case, and I couldn't think of a better match for it. I highly recommend to anyone who's looking for more depth and style at a price this wonderful.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This bass is great!

    By The Purple Beast

    from Bennington, NH

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar:

      I bought this product as a starter 5 string after i spent plenty of time on a few 4 strings. It is my favorite bass to play that i own. It has a great onboard pre-amp and it sounds great through all amps i have put it through. The stock strings have been good so far and the finish is better than any picture i found online. It is a lot darker than the pictures on here but the bass looks great when you get it. This is the most amazing bass for gigging and jams. I have brought it to many jams and gigs and it definitely holds its own with 2 guitars and drums. I am very satisfied with all the aspects of the bass and quality of the brand.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great bass for the price

      By Pedro-Bass

      from Venezuela

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar:

        This is my first 5-strings bass and all I can say is i'm amazed:

        For the price you're getting a huge quality instrument, out of the box: the neck is straight and the strings are very close to the frets board, no need for a truss rod adjustment (in my case), the sound is very clean but i recommend to change the strings due low quality, really lightweight and very comfortable while playing.

        The two ESP SB-5 pickups are just great, they really cath all melodies without noise, active 3-band EQ is really well made and delivers all kind of good sounds for your music style.

        I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a low-priced and good quality bass.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect bass for anyone with two hands

        By DrDr4ideL

        from Paso Robles,CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar:

        perfect bass, i play with COB, perfect for metal. just an amazing bass for the price.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Killer 5 - String!

        By Mike B.-seICh

        from Minot, ND.

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        Comments about ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar:

        I've had this bass for about 6 months now and just gotta say it's fantastic! It played nice right out of the box, the neck was straight and the strings are right close to the fret board. I just had to adjust the truss rod slightly. It's cool, cuz it comes with the necessary allen wrenches, nice touch. the bass doesn't way a ton either, nice thin neck. cool purple color. good price on it too. my only 2 issues: the strings aren't very good. they get dull right away. and it tends to have a little neck dive. other than that it plays awesome and sounds awesome as well!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome bass but the paint job makes it even bette

        By ESPBASSMAN7

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar:

        Well this bass is definatly has an amazing sound like i first played it sounded like feildy's bass from korn. Havent had any problems with strings yet even though alot of people are saying they are bad.Overall this bass has a better sound than my esp ltd f-104 bass but that was expected. The picture of the bass definatly doesnt bring justice to good it looks.Awesome bass you should totally buy it!!!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best bass for the price!

        By Pierre J. Iskandar

        from Egypt

        Comments about ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar:

        i've been admiring this bass guitar for a few months before i got it, and i must say i was very VERY pleased! the wood is amazing, the action is amazing, everything on this baby is awesome, except for the strings, the G gives a little buzz and the strings aren't that outstanding as the rest of this masterpiece, this is practically the best bass guitar you can get for the price, and while i never actually used a bass guitar with EMGs, the ESPs on this baby sound really awesome, and i read a few reviews praising the pickups for sounding exactly like EMGs.anyway, if you're into demonic looks with awesome sounds, this is the bass guitar for you!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Bass

        By Finchy

        from Boise, ID

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        Comments about ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar:

        i bought this bass from my local guitar center, out of the box it was tuned to A and sounded amazing, perfect action all across the board.the three band eq is great for dialing in your tone. the pictures dont do the paint job on this thing justice. great bass for the price. buy one now

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