ESP is known throughout the music industry for their edgy designs and distinct tone. What many don't know though, is that ESP has spent over 35 years fine-tuning their 5-string electric basses, making them some of the best in quality and construction. ESP believes that the bass is one of the most important instruments on stage during a performance, so they've made sure all of theirs sound incredible. Before picking out your bass, you'll want to start your search by considering your skill level and personal needs to get exactly what you're looking for. Are you just learning the ropes? Then you'll want to check out the LTD B-155DX See-Thru Blue 5-String Bass Guitar first. Featuring a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, ESP SB-5 (B&N) pickups, and an extended upper horn design with black nickel hardware, this bass has a great look and an equally impressive tone. On the other hand, if you're here for a bass with a nasty appearance that can tear the roof off any venue, then you need to pick up the LTD F-105 5-String Bass Guitar. Like the battle axe it is, this apple-bottomed bass features SB-5 neck and bridge pickups, a sleek basswood body and chrome hardware to finish the look. Double cut-away in design, this bass also has a mountain of tone.
For professional players who are really looking to dominate the stage with their low end though, there's no bass better than the top-of-the-line E-II AP-5 5 String Electric Bass Guitar. With a white ash body, dual Seymour Duncan SMB - 5D pickups, and a Gotoh bridge to extend your sustain to heroic proportions, this bass has a heavy crunch you have to hear to believe.
Endorsed by headlining artists like Doris Yeh of Chthonic and Dan Kenny of Suicide Silence, it's no wonder bassists everywhere are trying to get their hands on these bassline burning instruments. Once you pick up your ESP 5-string electric bass and start playing, no other bass will be enough.