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Any love for ESP/LTD basses???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by astrobass63, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. astrobass63

    astrobass63

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    I just put a LTD 4 string B-414 SM on layaway and I was wondering if anyone of you play a ESP/LTD bass?:bassist:
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Supporting Member

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    Yep! Love my B205SM fretless!

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  3. rtav

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    LOVE my B206-SM and B336-SR... great basses, great tone, great playability! They give me such a great tone (esp. the B-336SR with EMG's), from massive lows to (what I and my drummer call) clear "snobby jazz fusion articulate mids"; I absolutely LOVE my ESP LTD 6's.

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  4. songwriter21

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    I've had a number of them, and while the construction was nice (especially the LTD Deluxe), I don't think the EMG setups hold a candle to the fullness of Bartolini. If they'd switch to Barts, MAN, they'd be KILLER!

    Though, I did have a B-204 a long time ago, that sounded awesome, and was VERY resonant. Who knows if I'd like it now, considering that I really didn't know how to eq back then....
  5. 3234718

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    I had the esp ltd 214 fretless PJ. I liked it better than any MIM fender I've played. Outstanding bass for the money.
  6. Nashrakh

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    My first bass was an LTD F-204 (sorry no pictures, but imagine an LTD F in sparkling silver, I kid you not), now tuned to BEAD. It's my backup if I need a lower range extension, but I've gotten lots of compliments on my tone when playing it. It delivers THE RUMBLE. Big compliments were never given with my Fender P even though it's my #1 :(

    LTD are great for the money, looking back I can't say I would have ever needed anything else (an insight that dawns on people way too late generally haha). A passive/active switch built into the electronics maybe, but that's it. Very versatile axes.
  7. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Supporting Member

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    I had a sunburst B304 years ago, sold it to a friend and I have been trying to get it back ever since. Amazing playing neck thru bass.
  8. Warhawk

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    I have a B-414SM and it's a great bass. Don't think you'll be disappointed!
  9. pica

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    I played one in a guitar store. Amazing bass. Don't know why they're not more popular.
  10. Templar

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    The Surveyor 400 and 405 are sleepers. The EMG elecs are excellent. The coil tap switch for the bridge pup is a nice bonus, too.

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