New ESP LTD basses for 2009!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by The Ethanator, Jan 3, 2009.

    Bottom of the page, go figure...
    I've been considering an LTD bass for quite some time. As long as my local store has been stocking them, I haven't been able to stay away from them (if only Guitar Center...). Anyway, I checked on their site and it says that they are coming out with several new basses this year. No new shapes, looks like just higher-grade models than the ones they currently have. The only picture i found of ANY of these basses is a picture of the new AX-414 that is on their site by the announcement. So heres a list of the new basses coming out, and what i think they will be like...

    Has a picture. Typical AX-style body. Looks like binding on the neck, and the tribal inlay on the AX-404 is replaced by a line, located on the fretboard and closest to the player

    B-414SM, B-415SM, B-416SM
    Same as the B-404/5/6, with spalted maple? But they already have the B-404/5/6SM basses, maybe just those with the same inlay style and neck binding I see in the picture of the AX-414

    EC-404 with the new inlay and neck binding?

    F-414FM and F-415FM
    F-404/5FM with the new inlay and neck binding?

    Surveyor-414 and -415
    Surveyor-400/405 basses with the new inlay and neck binding?

    Viper-404 with the new inlay and neck binding?

    This seems like a little much for just some binding and new inlays... I'm sure theres more to these basses, maybe new woods, more available finishes, etc. I guess we'll just need to wait and find out! Anybody else psyched for these? Discuss.
  2. I wish they brought out 5 string verisons of every model, not just B series, F series and surveyor.
  3. TheWolf

    TheWolf Guest

    Apr 7, 2007
    Victoria B.C. Canada
  4. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    I agree, the Japanese stuff looks a lot better.
  5. Anthbass


    Jul 24, 2006
    That particular bass does look interesting, indeed. However, with a MSRP of over $8000, it won't find a place in my home.
  6. yeah, they should make some of the japanese designs available here, i agree. that vp-8 in white... i would rock that. so hard
  7. Zoidberg523

    Zoidberg523 Guest

    May 26, 2008
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    And D series.... :)

    I just got a LTD D-5... 24 frets, rosewood fretboard, 5 piece maple/ mahogany neck thru, string thru. It's nice. And, obviously, a five string. :D
  8. dragon574444

    dragon574444 Guest

    Apr 23, 2008
    Oklahoma City
    Wow. I know you guys like the Japanese ESPs, but feed those prices in yen into google. Warwick's prices seem like a bargain compared to these.
  9. rapturebass

    rapturebass Guest

    Dec 6, 2008
    Geez...I hate the Japanese now :)

    All those look amazing...have you seen ESP's Edward basses?

    Im really GASing for the AP, Halibut, but insanely im GASing for the VP-B in snow white or cherry. Thanks THEWOLF :)
  10. RonChase

    RonChase Guest

    Aug 15, 2008
    I have a transparent red EC I got for my birthday it sounds sweet.I mainly use it for recording because since it has sentimental value I want to keep it pristine,It rounds out my main 3 the red LTD the black jazz and the green hof plus a ever chnging roster of backup basses these 3 are keepers but now I want either a thunderbird or a iceman any suggestions??
  11. I really wish they would bring out a B or F series 5 string with 19mm spacing. Not many of the mass produced companies do, they usually stick to 17mm for their 5's.
    I love my basses but would like a decently priced 'rock'or 'metal' 5 string bass with wide spacing.
  12. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
  13. RedLeg

    RedLeg Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Nov Shmoz Ka Pop?
    me rikey the haribut
  14. Mikio


    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    I couldn't care less about american ESP stuff [not necesarily made in America, but meant for these parts of the world]
  15. ronros

    ronros Guest

    Mar 30, 2009
  16. TheWolf

    TheWolf Guest

    Apr 7, 2007
    Victoria B.C. Canada
  17. Thorsoundcore


    Jan 22, 2009
    i think it would be cool if they sold their RD copy over here.
  18. walaroo

    walaroo Guest

    Oct 22, 2008
    these basses are nice, the viper 414 Fm one sttod out in particular, i looked at it on the website. does any one know the price
  19. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley

    ESP F-4E

    35” Scale
    Mahogany Body
    Ebony Top
    5 Pc. Maple-Mahogany Neck
    Ebony Fingerboard
    42mm Standard Nut
    Extra Thin U Neck Contour
    24 XJ Frets
    Black Nickel Hardware
    ESP Tuners
    ESP BB-604 Bridge
    ESP SB-4 (B&N) p.u. w/ ESP ABQ-3 3-Band Active EQ
    Finish: NG

    my local Mom and Pop has this in stock, it has a scratch on the back of the headstock.....when i pointed it out to the owner he said i could take it home for $470.00 :eek:

    now i just bought a 1980 Rickenbacker trying to get this one past the wife is going to be a bit like telling a dirty joke in church....

    but i want it so baaadddd!
  20. THPBass

    THPBass Guest

    Dec 15, 2008
    Terre Haute, IN
    I almost bought the EC-404 2 years ago, but the wait times from ESP were killing me, and I ended up getting Schecter Stiletto studio 4 for a ridiculous low price instead. However, after looking at the EC-414, looks like I'm gonna be buying a new bass again soon.....anybody played one, or a comparable model to give a nod about? I'm also kinda digging the the new Viper 414.