Just picked me up an ESP LTD AP-5 - anyone have one of these?

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  1. WaynerBass

    WaynerBass Inactive Suspended

    Jan 12, 2016
    Southwest Florida
    Just picked me up an ESP LTD AP-5 it’s shipped and I’m waiting for it and pretty excited about it. Real EMG PJ pups, Babicz bridge, Grover tuners, ebony fret board. Essentially a modded bass from the factory.. anyone have any experience on this one or the AP-4?
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  2. bassbenj

    bassbenj

    Aug 11, 2009
    No experience with AP-4 or 5 but that doesn't stop us at TB from having an opinion! Given the hardware on that bass and given the fit and finish that comes on ESP LTD basses (like my 6 string) if that bass isn't totally amazing and doesn't blow all other PJ-5 basses away, I will be VERY surprised.
     
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  3. WaynerBass

    WaynerBass Inactive Suspended

    Jan 12, 2016
    Southwest Florida
    I know right!! I was goong to buy me a Sire and last minute I figured I’d look around and see what’s new.. lo and behold this beauty with specs that were unbelievanle!
     
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  4. phillipkregg

    phillipkregg Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    What did you end up thinking about the LTD AP 5 bass?

    I played several of these and they are some of the best basses out there IMHO.

    I've got Sadowskys, Fender Elites, Music Man basses, etc, and the LTD is just crazy good and compares favorably to other instruments that cost 3 times as much.

    In the near future I'll probably be picking up one myself just for the heck of it.
     
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  5. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    I have one coming and I will fill you in.
     
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  6. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    Ok I picked one up based off the specs for a "airline check in back up bass" and this thing is legit.
    I mean totally legit.

    Totally a great instrument and this is coming from a Lull artist.
    %100 worthwhile
     
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  7. phillipkregg

    phillipkregg Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Thanks Tony! I had the opportunity to play one a few months back, and I wish I had bought it. It was a really excellent bass.

    Once I get the bills paid off I may look into it again.
     
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  8. ritterbass

    ritterbass

    Oct 17, 2005
    Oh it is and it does!
     
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  9. EddieJackson

    EddieJackson

    Oct 29, 2008
    Hello !
    I going to pull the trigger on this one I guess :)
    I suppose this is a good one for mid-high mid frequencies ? You know, Geddy Lee,Steve Harris, Eddie Jackson...

    What do you guys think?
    Thanks.
     
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  10. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    I still have one and moving one ;)
    For Sale - ESP LTD AP-5 (New never gigged)
     
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  11. EddieJackson

    EddieJackson

    Oct 29, 2008
    ...and I'm in Europe...unfortunatly :) But thanks !
     
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