ESP RB-1004 - Burl Maple, Honey Natural

4-string Electric Bass with Swamp Ash Body, Solid Burled Maple Top, 5-pc Maple and Walnut Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and Passive Pickups with Active EQ - Honey Natural
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ESP RB-1004 - Burl Maple, Honey Natural
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Tonal Flexibility and Maximum Playability

Designed with input from legendary bass player Rocco Prestia, the ESP RB-1004 electric bass guitar offers infinite tonal options. Part of ESP's LTD line, the RB-1004 doesn't skimp on quality or features. The RB-1004's swamp ash body with solid burled maple top looks spectacular. You'll love the feel of the RB-1004's 5-piece maple and walnut neck, which is topped off with a maple fingerboard. Passive pickups with an active EQ provide you with plenty of sound-shaping possibilities. The ESP RB-1004 is a versatile and highly playable electric bass guitar.

ESP RB-1004 4-string Electric Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Rocco Prestia's input resulted in an exceptional bass guitar
  • Aguilar PJ pickups and powerful active EQ for sonic versatility
  • ESP LTD series offers affordable quality and craftsmanship
Rocco Prestia's input resulted in an exceptional bass guitar

In collaboration with legendary Tower of Power bassist Rocco Prestia, ESP labored to create an instrument of such unprecedented tonal flexibility that Mr. Prestia would be proud to call it his personal bass of choice. It took more than a year to complete the ESP RB-1004's design, to ensure that every detail was flawless.

Aguilar PJ pickups and powerful active EQ for sonic versatility

The ESP RB-1004 comes equipped with Aguilar PJ pickups, which provide a flexible array of tones, whether using each pickup alone or in combination. A well-balanced pickup set, the Aguilar PJ pickups ensure that you can get the thunderous lows of the neck pickup or the midrange cut of the bridge - or both - all without hum! The real magic, however, is in the RB-1004's Aguilar OBP-2 preamp with 2-band EQ, which you can use to fine-tune your sound. And you can use the balance control to blend between pickups, instead of just selecting one or the other. With the RB-1004, you can dial in a wide range of tones to suit virtually any musical style.

ESP LTD series offers 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 RB-1004 4-string Electric Bass Guitar Features:
  • Maple and walnut neck with maple fingerboard feels fast and smooth
  • Swamp ash body with solid burled maple top looks and sounds fantastic
  • 5-piece neck is more rigid and will resist twisting or warping
  • Active 2-band EQ lets you shape your tone to suit a variety of styles
Explore your options with the ESP LTD RB-1004 electric bass guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape RB
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Honey Natural
Body Material Swamp Ash, Burled Maple Top
Neck Material 5-Piece Maple and Walnut, Bolt-On Neck
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 17.71" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Ovals
Number of Frets 22 J
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.57"
Bridge/Tailpiece Gotoh Bridge
Tuners Grover
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Aguilar P Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Aguilar J Hum Canceling Single-coil
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Balance, OBP-2 2-Band EQ
Strings Cleartone, (.045-.105)
Manufacturer Part Number LRB1004BMHN

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The bass looks,plays,&sounds great.(rb1004sm) Very light&well balanced. Beautiful finish. Top notch construction. A little twangy(trebley)for me@flat setting. This could be the stock strings fault,&remedied w/eq adj. Wood on front AND back are equally beautiful. Settup out of box is wonderful. I love Rocco&he's the only one that plays anywhere close to my style. This bass captures that sound with plenty of punch too. I have a large bass collection with this one now in the top 3 favorite group.
Music background: Studio Musician
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