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LTD’s B Series basses are renowned for excellent playability and superb tonal variety. The B-4 Ebony and 5-string B-5 Ebony are basses with a ton of flexible features that allow it to be the perfect bass for nearly every style and genre. They offer neck-thru-body construction at 34” scale, with a seven-piece extra-thin U shaped, maple / mahogany neck and a mahogany body with superb burled poplar top. Its ebony fingerboard offers 24 extra-jumbo frets and offset abalone dot inlays. Other features on this bass include a string-thru-body bridge and a set of ESP Designed SB-4N and SB-4B active pickups (SB-5 on the 5-string version), with volume, balance, a ABQ-3 3-band EQ controls.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 34"
Body Mahogany
Top Burled Poplar
Neck 7Pc Maple / Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 400mm
Finish Charcoal Burst Satin
Nut Width 45mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24XJ
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge LTD BB-605 w/ String Thru
Bridge PU ESP SB-5B
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Balance/ABQ-3 3-Band EQ
Strings D'Addario XL (.045/.065/.085/.105/.125)
Case Included N
Joshua A.

If this bass is the same as the B-5e with a different finish, you will not be disappointed. Neck is amazing to play! Very fast and comfortable. The pickups really cut through the mix as well. The only critique I have is that the electronics could have been a little better for tone shaping and it's a little on the heavy side. Both of those things may have been fixed as I got mine over 15 years ago lol. Overall a really good bass for the money!