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Radical style with a punishing, heavy sound.
A bass that's bad to the bone.
Phoenix fires up the LTD Line.
When you need a bass that reflects your serious on-stage attitude in both sound and appearance, ESP Bass guitars have you covered. With a distinct, dramatic look and a tone to match, these bold basses have been used to craft some of the most influential songs for generations now. When you pick up an ESP bass, we promise it will be hard to put back down. Founded in Tokyo in the 1970s, the ESP Guitar Company quickly moved from high-end replacement parts in Japan and the US, to custom guitars and standard product lines in the 80s and 90s… and they’ve never looked back. With a roster of acclaimed musicians using their instruments, from Slayer’s Tom Araya to Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson, ESP represents the modern age of rock and metal.
When picking out your own ESP bass, you should first think about your individual needs in order to get the most out of your instrument. If you’re all about stage presence, options like the AX-104 and the B-5E 5-String will definitely impress as you rock out. If you’re more interested in finding the perfect sound, the selection of tonewood used in construction, from maple to basswood to rosewood, feels almost limitless. With a variety of designs and lines to choose from, you’re sure to find the exact bass to accommodate your unique style.
If you’re looking for something with a little more edge, then you’re going to want to check out the ESP Frank Bello Signature Electric Bass inspired by the iconic Anthrax bassist. Featuring active electronics, a solid maple neck and Gotoh tuners, this instrument allows you to thrash just like your bass hero. If you want to turn the stage into a “madhouse” there’s no better way than with an ESP signature series bass.
Recognized and celebrated throughout the world of guitars and basses, ESP remains one of the fastest growing and most popular manufacturers in music. And because each bass is filled with personality and character, no matter which instrument you pick out you’ll feel like it was made just for you.