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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pappabass, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Well, new to me....like a lot of us we make the circle of basses. Start with a Fender P then end up with a P. I am back to a Fender P, but I forgot how much I miss a active preamp. I have a LTD 5 string and have loved it. So, saw this one at guitar center. LTD D-4. Really a cool bass. Neck thru. Guitar center said it was 'great' but it is more like 'good'. I did call the store before I bought it. Back to the guitar, its very well made, finished frets, very nice lamination. I have seen $1000 + neck thrus not look this good. Has that clean ESP sound. 20181027_101643.

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  2. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    Nice bass, congrats :thumbsup:
  3. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    Started with a P and haven't been back (as a main player).

    I love that LTD quality at their price point. Very hard to beat.
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  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    great looking ax! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
  5. One of the bassists from my church plays one of these. Looks good and sounds good. :thumbsup:
  6. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I have a sneaking suspicion that it may actually be good, then, too! ;) Nice looking bass, OP.
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  7. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Looks very classy, congrats on your purchase. :thumbsup:
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  8. I still have my mim P! Black on black! It will share playing time with the LTD.
  9. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Aw, nothing like an active 5 bass.
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  10. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

  11. TrevorOfDoom


    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX

    Btw, as someone who's never dabbled, could you describe the "ESP sound" please?
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  12. Nice Bass!
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  13. Clean crisp humbucker sound. I have a MIM P bass with EMGs, sounds good but it has the usual little muddy/muffled/plain sound. The LTD has more kick on the bottom and a little punch on the highs. My LTD 5 string is the older Korean made with the EMGs. This one is a later model with the ESP designed pickups.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2018

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