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FS:New One of a kind(prototype) ESP 5 string bass: RARE!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by darkrising, Jan 1, 2014.


  1. darkrising

    darkrising Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Location:
    Tampa
    Price:
    435
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Florida
    Up for sale is a Brand new one of a kind Prototype ESP 5 string bass. There was one 1 made in the 4 and 5 string models. I tried to contact ESP to find out about the pre-amp installed as well as wood specs but never got any clarification on it(pic of control cavity below for the pre-amp). It does have EMG-HZ pick-ups and sounds very clear. The neck is a thin traditional ESP 5 string width and aside from needing a set up plays awesome. The bass also has some decent weight to it so it definitely isn't a basswood cheap body....

    Also the bass has never played and has been in a box since I purchased it. It just wasn't what I was looking for(not a big 5 string guy).....All it needs is to be set up to your liking!!!!


    Here are some pics..... (Click on the pics for correct angle)


    Looking to get $435 shipped!!!!!

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    Last edited: May 28, 2014
  2. feschyn

    feschyn

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    Oct 10, 2004
    Any idea where it was manufactured?
  3. ChrisCassisi

    ChrisCassisi

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Disclosures:
    Tone Bastards Cables

    More than likely Indonesia. The few ESP LTD protoypes I have seen came from there. But I could be wrong on this one just my educated guess.
  4. darkrising

    darkrising Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Location:
    Tampa
    Sorry for the late response I was in Europe with my band......From What ESP told me these were made in Korea. I took it to my local Luthier who is one of the better one's in Florida and he said the quality is leaps over the standard series these sell in the Music stores. Not sure how far I would take that but the feel is as good as any mid level bass I have played......
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  6. darkrising

    darkrising Supporting Member

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Tampa

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