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ESP LTD Viper 5 string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dennislucido, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. dennislucido


    Jan 5, 2005
    seen one priced semi reasonably lately. anybody got the scoop on the pros/cons of this bass? much appreciated folks!

    Happy New Year!

  2. raycer


    Mar 22, 2004
    Orange County, NY
    Don't know much about the 5 string but I do have a Viper 104 4 string

    It's a nice hard rock/metal bass, but lacks alot of tone variety, even with the 2 pick ups. Also, it likes to eat 9 volts so it's good to have a few handy. The quality of the bass is very good in terms of fit and finish, but the battery/ preamp compartment lacks metal inserts for the screws, and changing the battery requires removal of the cover, so you will strip them out if not careful.