I have played one a few times at the store. It's a $450 bass (I know that means nothing really) and it sounds really nice. Here's a link: http://www.zzounds.com/item--ESPD5 I'm terrible at describing tone, but it has a really tight, focused sound. Very modern. Very different from my Yamaha. Yamaha - Bartolini Jazz pups and Bartolini preamp LTD - ESP Soapbars and ESP preamp Both have 3 band EQ, both are 34" scale. What gives the LTD that sound? Is it something I can EQ? Is it the different style pups? Can I get that kind of sound from my bass?