ESP LTD B-1005SE - Bubinga Natural Satin

5-string Electric Bass with Bubinga Top, Swamp Ash Body, 5-piece Wenge/Bubinga Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Nordstrand Big Splits Pickups - Natural Satin
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A Fast-playing 5-string with a Modern Sound

A swamp ash/bubinga body with Nordstrand Big Splits pickups and a 3-band active EQ gives the 5-string ESP LTD B-1005SE a full sound with deep bass and midrange bite to cut through a mix. A fast-playing 5-piece wenge/bubinga neck with Extra Thin U profile and rosewood fretboard suits this bass especially well for rock, hardcore, funk, and fusion styles. And for heavy players, the B-1005SE's reliable Gotoh tuners and adjustable Hipshot Solo bridge system provide rock-solid intonation for the stage and studio.

ESP LTD B-1005SE 5-string Electric Bass at a Glance:
  • Smooth 5-string bass with exotic looks and bold tones
  • Carey Nordstrand pickups bring toughness to the sound
Smooth 5-string bass with exotic looks and bold tones

If you're looking for a deluxe bass with deluxe looks and modern low-noise tones to set you apart from the crowd, Sweetwater bassists recommend taking the ESP LTD B-1005SE for a spin. This gorgeous bass has a full and punchy tone thanks to a swamp ash body and familiar-feeling bolt-on neck.

Carey Nordstrand pickups bring toughness to the sound

A pair of low-noise Nordstrand Big Splits pickups gives the LTD B-1005SE a wide range of sonic territory to explore for modern rock and metal. Cycle through the B-1005SE's 3-band EQ to find aggressive picked tones, fat thumping bass, and everything in between.

ESP LTD B-1005SE 5-string Electric Bass Features:
  • Familiar feel and response
  • Nordstrand Big Splits pickups for low-noise output with a modern edge
  • 3-band active EQ with 2 toggles for versatile tonal options
  • Swamp ash body and solid bubinga top deliver a fast response and great looks
  • Bolt-on 5-piece wenge/bubinga neck with rosewood fingerboard for midrange bite
  • Black Gotoh tuners with matching black hardware
  • Adjustable offset Hipshot Solo bridge for custom playability
Add cutting new sounds to your arsenal with the ESP LTD B-1005SE 5-string electric bass!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape B Series
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color Natural Satin
Body Material Swamp Ash with solid Bubinga top
Body Finish Satin
Neck Material 5-piece Wenge/Bubinga
Neck Shape Extra Thin U
Radius 15.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Offset dots
Number of Frets 24, XJ
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.850"
Nut Material Molded plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece Hipshot Solo
Tuners Gotoh
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Nordstrand Big Splits Neck
Bridge Pickup Nordstrand Big Splits Bridge
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x balance control, ABQ-3MS 3-Band EQ, 2 x mini switches
Manufacturer Part Number LB1005SEBNS

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