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

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Overview
  • Bolt-on
  • 35" scale
  • Basswood body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $570.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $171.00
  • Your Price:
    $39900

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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

Give them something to look at while you're giving them something to listen to. Order this bass today!

 
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ESPLTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 20 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (4)
    • Practicing (4)
    • Recording (4)
    • Rock concerts (4)
    • School bands (3)
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    5.0

    Awesome bass!!

    By OG

    from North Carolina

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

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

      ESP makes an awesome bass, and this 5 banger has the looks to match the incredible sound and feel. It arrived with only a slight adjustment needed to the action to get it playing low and sweet. Two turns of the included hex wrench on the neck truss rod, and it was perfect.

      You can dial in a wide variety of tones between the two pickups, and the electronics are noise free with no buzz even under florescent lights. Great balance too, not a neck diver.

      Finish is flawless and every bit as good as the picture.

      I measured string spacing to be about 16.5mm, which is how they keep the neck manageably small with five strings.

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      (2 of 2 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.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfectly brutal bass

        By Fwinzor

        from Hyannis, MA

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        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.

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          (2 of 3 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.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 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!

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          (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

          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.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Killer 5 - String!

          By Mike B.-seICh

          from Minot, ND.

          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!

          Comment on this review

          (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!!!

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic Bass For The Money

          By Bass_Genius69

          from Virginia Beach, VA

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

          It delivers a great sound and has an easy feel while playing. the factory strings lasted me quite a while and the neck was perfectly straight out of the box.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Bass

          By Finchy

          from Boise, ID

          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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