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ESP LTD 405

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by warwick666320, Sep 3, 2004.


  1. warwick666320

    warwick666320

    May 27, 2004
    What are your thoughts on this bass.
    I've been looking around for a 5-stringer (or a better amp CAN'T DECIDE!). I will be playing metal mostly but want it to be versatile for other things in the future should they arise. Well if any of you have played/own this bass can you share your thoughts on it?
    Thanks in advance.

    Oh I forgot is this a good bass for the money or are there better out there at the same price or lower even?
     
  2. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    They aren't too bad, nothing special though. For metal, they're great (if you use a pick).. But for other forms of music, I wouldn't recommend them too highly ;)
     
  3. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    I got an ESP as my first bass. Although metal seems to be where they shine the most and what they are used fot the most, I have to say that I got a lot for my buck. For the $400 I spent on it, it sound increadible, and they can be used for other styles successfully- anything from jazz, to metal, to slap, to, my favorite, worship...anything. How much does that model go for about?
     
  4. warwick666320

    warwick666320

    May 27, 2004
    It's $700 on Music 123 at the moment.
    Here are the specs form ESP website.

    Construction: Neck-thru-body
    Scale: 34”
    Body: Mahogany w/quilted maple top
    Neck/Fretboard: 5-pc. maple-walnut/rosewood
    Inlays: Dots w/model name at 12th Fret
    Pickups: EMG 40-DC/P4 active set
    Electronics: Volume, balance, EMG B64 active EQ
    Hardware: Cosmo black, Grover tuners
    Bridge: BB-105 string-thru-body
    Binding: None
    Frets: 24 XJ

    Thanks guys for the responses, still havent decided yet though.