ESP LTD B-4E - Ebony Natural Satin

4-string Electric Bass with Mahogany Body, Ebony Top, 5-pc Maple/Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Active EQ - Natural Satin
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Great Looks and Big Sound!

Bring the low end to the stage with the ESP LTD B-4 electric bass guitar. It's set up for fast, aggressive playing, with an extra thin "U" neck contour and 24 extra-jumbo frets. And the B-4's active 3-band EQ lets you sculpt your bass, mid, and treble frequencies to sound just right for any musical style. The B-4 bass is built to last, with an ultra-strong five-piece maple/mahogany neck with through-body construction for maximum thump and sustain. No matter what style of music you're playing, the ESP LTD B-4 bass has the sound and feel you want.

ESP LTD B-4 Electric Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Dual humbuckers and powerful active EQ for sonic versatility
  • Neck-through-body construction makes this bass sound huge
  • ESP LTD - affordable quality and craftsmanship
Dual humbuckers and powerful active EQ for sonic versatility

The ESP LTD B-4 comes equipped with two ESP SB-4 humbucking pickups, which boast a wide response and low-noise performance. The real magic is in the B-4's active 3-band EQ, which gives you control over bass, mids, and treble frequencies to fine-tune your sound. And the balance control lets you blend between pickups, instead of just selecting one or the other. So even though the B-4 is primed for fast, aggressive playing, you can dial in a wide range of tones to suit virtually any music style.

Neck-through-body construction makes this bass sound huge

You may notice that the five-piece maple/mahogany neck runs through the whole length of the B-4's ebony-topped mahogany body. This design enhances vibration transfer from the neck and fretboard throughout the body, leading to richer tones and a faster, more articulate response. You also get incredible sustain, making the sound of the B-4 a force to be reckoned with.

ESP LTD - affordable quality and craftsmanship

ESP LTD was created to bring a more affordable version of the classic designs and quality of ESP guitars and basses to a new market. The entire ESP LTD line of instruments feature premium tonewoods, quality pickups, and solid hardware for a lifetime of use. An exacting eye to detail and quality means that every instrument is ready to rock when it leaves the factory. An impressive list of signature guitars, by some of today's biggest guitar heroes, shows the popularity and respect held by ESP LTD. If you're looking for the perfect rock or metal guitar or bass, you need to check out ESP LTD Guitars.

ESP LTD B-4 Electric Bass Guitar Features:
  • Fast-playing bass with premium appointments at a sweet low price
  • Extra Thin "U" contour makes the 5-pc maple/mahogany neck play fast and smooth
  • Mahogany body with ebony top looks and sounds great
  • Active 3-band EQ lets you shape your tone to suit a variety of styles and situations
  • Neck-through-body construction adds incredible sustain and thump to your sound
  • 5-pc neck is more rigid and will resist twisting or warping over the years
Get more boom for your buck with the ESP LTD B-4 bass guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape B
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Natural Satin
Body Material Mahogany, Ebony Top
Neck Material 5-piece maple/mahogany, Neck-Through
Neck Shape Extra thin U contour
Fingerboard Material Ebony, 15.7" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 24 extra jumbo
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.57"
Bridge/Tailpiece BB-604 bridge
Tuners ESP tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup SB-4 active Humbucker
Bridge Pickup SB-4 Active Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x balance, 1 x bass, 1 x treble, 1 x mid
Strings Cleartone, (.045-.105)
Manufacturer Part Number LB4ENS

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Great bass for the price!

This bass is definitely worth the money. The natural satin is really appealing to the eye and smooth to the touch. Really nice knowing that fingerprints all over the body wont be an eye sore like with other bass guitars I've owned. Overall, this bass is really comfortable to play. Its fairly lightweight with a fast neck and an amazing tone. I started out playing a Schecter Stiletto Elite 5 string about two years ago and have been looking for a decent mid range 4 string to continue building on my technique and my knowledge of the bass. I draw inspiration from a lot of progressive metal bands such as Meshuggah, Between the Buried and Me, Gojira, and Death. While I continue to dream over owning a German made Warwick or a Dingwall someday, this instrument fits all of my current needs as an amateur bass player and didn't break the bank. Thanks Sweetwater!
Music background: Amateur player
5/5

Solid, neck thru Bass

Got a great deal on a demo and fell in love. Long Thru neck with Ebony fret board is solid. Ebony top finishes it nicely, does add some weight though. Think my Favorite part is the active electronics. The three outside knobs are your 3 band EQ ( Bass, Mid, High), then can blend the two pickups to make 100's of different tones and feels. I plug it straight into my Mackie mixer, have the eq locked on the mixer and just change tones right on the bass. Less knobs, less tweaking time. The 3 EQ knobs also have a center spot, so you can feel where to go up or down from. Have had cheap Squier Bolt on neck basses in the past, but this one makes me feel and sound like a better player. Didn't get the case at first, but the black collects dust. After getting the sweet ESP case for $140, wish I would have got the sooner.
5/5

Totaly Impressed

Had been looking at this bass for some time, and made a special trip to Sweetwater to try one out. When I got there, they didn't have one on display, so I asked the salesman if they had one. He said he would go check, and came back with this one. He plugged it into an amp, and said enjoy and walked off. Just the feel of it got my heart pounding, then the sound came out. I've been playing bass for over 40 years, and this was the smoothest, and easiest playing guitar I have ever played and the sound was totally awesome. Played it for about 15 min., set it down and picked up a Fender Jazz, and played it for about the same amount of time. There was no comparison, the ESP totally out played, and sounded better than the Fender. I'm having so much fun finding new sounds with it, and the guy's say it sounds super. This is one of the greatest bass's you can get for the money. Try it, you'll like it.
4.5/5

ESP-LTD B4

I have had my series since 2009,and I am enjoying it,It was given to me as an endorsement product and I am greatful for such an instrument.It fits my hands perfectly.I keep it in the case when not playing it,so it is still in immaculate condition.It just plays well and stays in pretty good tune,not heavy at all,but has a heavy sound with much versatility,So,Thank You ESP for such a fine instrument.
Music background: Funk,R & B,JAZZ,POP ROCK
4.5/5

Bang for your Buck

As my most helpful and patient sales engineer (Mike Defraties) can attest to im pretty picky when I make a purchase.I already have four passive basses and wanted one with active electronics for some time. I wanted something that sounded good that didn't break the bank,ive got to say this bass delivers,besides having a neck thru and string thru design this bass sounds pretty darn good in fact it sounds great,it also has some great build quality for being an import bass which is hard to get away from now days, this thing is built and finished very well,it is solid and plays great and has a fast neck,i like the action to be pretty low so I did a few readjustments and got quite low without any fret buzz. I also bought an ESP case to go with it which I wont use much as I keep my basses hanging on the wall when not being used.But it is also of pretty good Quality So if you want a great sounding good looking bass(the pics really don't do it justice) you need to see it in person, then I would grab on to one of these.I don't think you will be disappointed.I gave it 4.5 stars only because money can always get you more,but for my money this is about as good as it gets,im very satisfied with this bass.If I had any nit pics it would be that the bass is kind of on the small side,but then again to me they are all kind of small as im a fairly big guy.So get one. I
Music background: 35 + year hobby
See also: ESP, ESP 4-string Bass Guitars