ESP LTD D-4 - 4 string Natural Satin

4-string Electric Bass with Merbau Body, 5-pc Mahogany/Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Active EQ - Natural Satin
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Big Value in This Versatile Bass Guitar!

With the ESP LTD D-4 electric bass in your hands there's a lot you can do. Sure, it's primed for fast, aggressive playing, with an extra thin "U" neck contour and 24 extra-jumbo frets. But the D-4's active EQ lets you sculpt your bass, mid, and treble frequencies to sound just right for any musical style. And this bass is built to last, with an ultra-strong five-piece mahogany/maple neck with through-body construction for maximum thump and sustain. If you're grooving on a budget, you won't regret getting the ESP LTD D-4 electric bass.

ESP LTD D-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 D-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 D-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 D-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 mahogany/maple neck runs through the whole length of the D-4's merbau 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 D-4 a force to be reckoned with.

ESP LTD - affordable quality and craftsmanship

ESP LTD was created 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 D-4 Electric Bass Guitar Features:
  • Fast-playing bass with premium appointments at a sweet low price
  • Extra Thin "U" contour makes the 5-pc mahogany/maple neck play fast and smooth
  • Active 3-band EQ lets you shape your tone to suit a variety of styles and situations
  • High-quality Grover tuners enhance your tuning stability, a cut above what you'd normally find on a bass at this price
  • 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 D-4 bass guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape D
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Natural Satin
Body Material Merbau
Neck Material 5-pc Mahogany/Maple, Neck-Through
Neck Shape Extra-thin "U"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 15.7" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 24, extra-jumbo
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.575"
Bridge/Tailpiece BB-604 bridge, strings-through
Tuners Grover tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup ESP SB-4 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup ESP SB-4 Humbucker
Controls Volume, 1 x bass, 1 x mid, 1 x treble, 1 x balance
Strings Cleartone, (.045-.105)
Manufacturer Part Number LD4NS

Customer Reviews

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Awesome Instrument

I've had her for three years now I think and couldn't be more happy. I've played on my friends' Spector and $2k Music Man and still prefer the LTD. The only real difference between this and higher end models is electronics. I'm not a super fan of how the neck pickup sounds, but I play metal, and you can easily swap out the pickups for EMGs or whatever and triple the price on it.

Attention All Bass Players !!!

I just got my Esp Ltd D-4 Bass and let me tell all you bass players that do not own one yet something. I have owned and still play Basses well over $1,000 each and thought that I would never play nor own any model less expensive than the ones I have played for the past 20 years. ( UNTIL NOW ) This bass is made out of one of the most EXOTIC popular hardwoods known in the industry. Its body is made of Merbau and it is from South East Asia ( AKA ) Kwila. Very high value in this wood and extremely durable. This bass is worth much more than the price that you can get it for @ Sweetwater, And I also got the ESP LTD Hardshell case, and that is as killer as the bass. I highly recommend this bass to all. And highly recommend & thank Mr. Norb Berninger for his outstanding customer service. I rate this bass right up there with my two other basses that are valued at well over $1,000 each. My 30+ years in this business would qualify these statements. As I have played almost every make and model out there over the years. And I will tell you all. I will not part with this ESP LTD D-4 Merbau Exotic wood bass. Try it you will LOVE it. Not only for it's price, But also for its sturdyness, punch, tone, and overall feel of a QUALITY made instrument. You will not go wrong. BUY ONE TODAY.. Thank you Sweetwater & Mr. Berninger for this awesome pc of gear. Sincerely, Respectfully, Keith David
Music background: 30 + Year Pro Live & Studio ..

Great bass!!!!!

After trying several other inexpensive and expensive basses I decided this is the one. First off the finish quality was equal to other brands 900 dollar bass. The pickups are very nice , I normally replace all my pickups in new guitars not this one. Active eq is a must as I play everything from metal to pop and back. The action is excellent although a little buzzy, partly because of my string of choice. Lastly the tuners are rock solid and the 5 piece next at this price point plays very very well. If you need a cheap bass forget the squires and other parade of junk. But this and you'll love it.
Music background: Musician, Recording enthusiast
See also: ESP, ESP 4-string Bass Guitars