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Anyone played the ESP B-416? What do you think?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stefean, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. stefean


    May 18, 2007
    I'm seriously looking at the ESP B-416 6-string bass. Problem is no one has it in stock.
    If anyone owns or has played it, I'd like to hear your verdict.
  2. Thegian


    Aug 14, 2008
    I havnt played a 416, but there is a used 415 in my local Sam Ash that ive gotten a chance to play.

    Necks pretty thin, not as much as a Ibanez but just bit thicker. String spacing is also pretty close not sure on the actual distance but i'd guess 16-17.5. The body of the bass has got some edges on it but its not a bit deal really. B string is tight just like the rest of the strings, you probably know its got the option for stringing thru the body or within the bridge slots which i thought was ok. Pre amp is boost/cut Bass, Mid, Treble. I'm not sure by how much but you can definitely mold you tone how you want, maybe it'll keep a bit of a dirty tone but i'm not sure as i havnt really messed with that part too much. No neck dive, little on the heavy side but its nothing big, beautiful finish and hardware. Just good modern design and tone i guess.
  3. stefean


    May 18, 2007
    Thank you., Thegian

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