ESP seems to have a reputation for being a METAL bass. I own three of them....I love them all.....the necks are to die for, construction is always top notch. Even their budget basses seem to be better than most of the competition in their price range.
The Classic Vibe and Vintage Mod series of squiers get a lot of love here.....and don't get me wrong they are great basses for the money (yes I own one of each).....however I recently picked up a vintage LTD 204 (as I wanted a beater bar bass) and it blows them away....
This model caught my attention as well....
If it's anything like my other ESP's it will rock!
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