ESP LTD F-5E - Natural Satin

5-string Electric Bass with Mahogany Body, Ebony Top, Maple/Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Natural Satin
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This Bass Was Made for Rockin'

With the ESP LTD F-5E 5-string electric bass in your hands, you're primed for fast, aggressive playing. With its 35" scale, extra-thin neck contour, active electronics, and wicked visuals, this axe is made for hard-core front-line duty. The F-5E's 5-piece neck-through-body construction delivers monumental sustain, while its ESP Designed SB-5 humbuckers give you everything from punchy, growling lows to crystalline highs, and active EQ lets you sculpt your sound to compliment any musical style. Awesome looks, playability, and tone? Sweetwater's got your bass: the ESP LTD F-5E.

ESP LTD F-5E 4-string Solidbody Electric Bass at a Glance:
  • All eyes will be on you
  • LTD - the perfect bass for any genre
  • ESP basses: built to rock hard
All eyes will be on you

If you're into extreme body styles, you'll dig ESP's F series basses. Arguably the wickedest shape ever to grace a stringed instrument, F series instruments look like they could easily double as weapons if things get rough after a gig. And given ESP's typically superb build quality, your F series axe would still play and sound great after using it to beat back a horde of ravenous zombies. One thing's for sure, though: all eyes will be on you when you take the stage with your ESP F-5E.

LTD - the perfect bass for any genre

ESP created the LTD marque to bring more affordable versions of the classic designs and quality of ESP guitars to a new market. The ESP LTD line of basses features premium tonewoods, quality pickups, and solid hardware for a lifetime of use. An exacting eye to detail and quality means that every axe is ready to rock when it leaves the factory. An impressive lineup of signature instruments by some of today's hottest bassists shows the popularity and respect held by ESP LTD. If you're looking for the perfect bass for any musical style, you need to check out ESP LTD.

ESP basses: built to rock hard

ESP started as a manufacturer of after-market guitar parts in Japan in the late 1970s. By the mid-80s ESP was making custom guitars and basses for some of the biggest names in rock. An exacting eye toward playability and craftsmanship has made ESP Guitars one of the most visible and prevalent guitar brands in rock and metal. Their commitment to quality is second to none, and their impressive roster of endorsers proves it. From Tom Araya to Frank Bello to Gabe Crisp, Danny Kenny, and Tommy Stinson, ESP makes the instruments that today's bass heroes use.

ESP LTD F-5E 4-string Solidbody Electric Bass Features:
  • Neck-through-body construction; 35" scale
  • Comfortable contoured mahogany body with ebony top
  • 5-piece maple/mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard; 24 XJ frets
  • 1.772" standard nut; extra thin U Neck Contour
  • Black nickel hardware; LTD tuners; LTD BB-605 bridge
  • Two ESP Designed SB-5 humbuckers; ABQ-3 3-band active EQ
  • Master Volume, Bass Boost/Cut, Mid Boost/Cut, Treble Boost/Cut, Balance
From punchy growl to crystalline highs, have it all with the ESP LTD F-5E!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape F
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color Natural Satin
Body Material Mahogany; ebony top
Neck Material 5-piece maple/mahogany, Neck Through
Neck Shape Extra thin U Neck contour
Fingerboard Material Ebony, 15.7" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots, offset
Number of Frets 24 extra jumbo
Scale Length 35"
Nut Width 1.772"
Bridge/Tailpiece BB-605 bridge
Tuners LTD; black nickel hardware
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup ESP Designed SB-5 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup ESP Designed SB-5 Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x balance, 1 x bass, 1 x treble, 1 x mid
Strings Cleartone, (.045-.125)
Manufacturer Part Number LF5ENS

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ESP LTD F-5E 5 String Bass

This bass is a Monster!! It has incredible tone and plays very nice! The guys at sweet water actually cared that my transaction went well! I will buy again from Sweet Water. ESP Rocks!! Thanks
Music background: 35 + year musician

Esp 5 string ltd f5e bass

This was my first time dealing with Sweetwater and I have to say I was really impressed. Being able to pick out the actual guitar from the serial number I thought was cool because I wanted the one with the specific wood grain pattern. As for the LTD ESP , it is amazing. The mahogany is by far the best wood you can have for deep thick bass tone in my opinion and the maple tops bring out the highs. The Fret board also has a real kind of a Les Paul feel in my book and is really night and day compared to the ibanez I was playing on. It played great too but had more of a fender feel to it as far as fretting. Everything about this axe rules. I've never used passive pickups with an active EQ before but they sound great very warm very responsive. The bass looks epic and I love it's lines..ver aesthetic. I thought the deal was good and the customer service was excellent. Some reviews I've read from people at other places said that they got this guitar and it needed a full set up but I was tickled pink to find it Sweetwater had done their 55-point review and the thing was playing perfect it didn't need any adjustment whatsoever and it sounded great I was jamming that night on it with the band. They even signed off on it and I felt like the customer service was far and above what I've received the other places so I will definitely be back to Sweetwater. I have a couple other ESP LTD basses but this one really has left a good vibe all the way around and I felt good about giving this whole process 5 stars
Music background: Metal. Deathmetal. Thrash. Hairband 80s

Superb base

This base is excellent, no complaints. Any sound from clean to overdriven. Arrived in tune, proper intonation, action, set up professionally and polished. My sales Engineer Mike Winebrenner was very helpful. In addition get the ESP LTD F Bass Form Fitting case for ESP LTD F Bass GuitarItem ID: CFBASSFF
Music background: Over fourty (40) years pro

Great Love It!

I love this bass! this bass has a beast tone, and the shape is awesome! Recommend this for sure!
Music background: 8 years experience

Love this bass.

Looks great. Plays great. Sounds great.
Music background: Band
See also: ESP, ESP 5-string Bass Guitars