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ESP LTD RB-1005 5 String Electric Bass Guitar  

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The LTD RB-1005 5-string electric bass rocks a swamp ash body, burled maple solid top, a thin U-shape maple/walnut neck, 34" scale and 22 extra-jumbo...Click To Read More About This Product

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A beautifully constructed bass complete with top-shelf appoinments and capabilities.

The LTD RB-1005 5-string electric bass rocks a swamp ash body, burled maple solid top, a thin U-shape maple/walnut neck, 34" scale and 22 extra-jumbo frets on a maple fingerboard. And an Aguilar AG 5J-­HC bridge pickup & AG 5P-60 neck pickup push all your earth-rumbling notes down the signal path. A Gotoh bridge makes sure your notes have the maximum sustain imaginable, while the Grover tuners keep everything cinched down and in-tune through heavy crunches and string-stretching licks.

FEATURES
Bolt-­On Construction
34" Scale
Swamp Ash Body
Burled Maple Solid Top
5-Piece Maple/Walnut Neck
Maple Fingerboard
45mm Standard Nut
Thin U Neck Contour
22 J Frets
Black Nickel Hardware
Grover Tuners
Gotoh Bridge
Aguilar AG 5J-­HC (B) & AG 5P-­60 (N) p.u.
Aguilar OBP-­2 2-­Band EQ

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ESPLTD RB-1005 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
 
3.5

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3.0

Okay--not great

By bobw

from Atlanta, GA

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Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

    Comments about ESP LTD RB-1005 5 String Electric Bass Guitar:

    This bass costs nearly as much as Fender Am Std Jazz V, but it came with a terrible factory set up that needed truss adjustment, saddle adjustment and pickup adjustment to eliminate fret buzz and get a decent tone. After basically a good set up, the bass wasn't bad, but did not have nearly as rich and full a tone as my Am Std Jazz with passive p'ups. The RB-1005 is very light weight at under 8 pounds, and the neck felt good, so if you want a fiver that is easy on the back, this bass would be a good choice. It does not come with a case at this price. It is nice looking if you want the modern, jazz player look....

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    4.0

    Solid, Lightweight 5 string

    By aproud1

    from Cincy, OH

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about ESP LTD RB-1005 5 String Electric Bass Guitar:

      Solid nicely built bass. I like Rocco but not the reason I bought the bass. I prefer 18mm string spacing on a 34"scale bass. Also prefer lighter weight (< 8.5 lbs is Ideal).

      This bass has a great neck, meets all my requirements and has solid pickup. I do prefer a 3 band preamp but the OBP2 works fine. Mine has nice grain and weighs less than 8 lbs. Balances great on a strap, a little neck heavy sitting down. But not annoyingly so.

      Out of the box I could have tuned this up and played a gig. After some setup and tweaks to the nut and one or two frets it plays perfect. Low action no buzz. I'm pretty picky about setup and usually have to have a little fret touch up done on all but boutique basses. So this was not a surprise. But setup out of the box was very playable.

      Again love the neck and is very stable so far. Everything works as it should and is a unique looking bass. Like it or not. Neck joint is cool too.

      P Pickup sounds great on its own and bridge pickup adds some nice bite. Very nice sound, even better when upgraded to a three band pre.

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