Product Ref: 107962
Alder is favoured by most players for its incredibly balanced tone, offering the perfect dynamic range to suit most musical styles. This alder body is perfect for a variety of playing styles as its excellent sustain and resonance ensures each note is heard. Its bright, sizzling highs, rounded lows, and beefy midrange sets up the foundation of the guitar's overall tonality, allowing players to achieve the perfect sounds for most situations. The ESP E-II BTL-4 is also equipped with a visually stunning spalted maple top in a black natural burst finish, creating a beautifully raw aesthetic to reflect its raw tonal power.
This high-quality bass guitar is equipped with a 3pc maple neck and ebony fingerboard, delivering warm, bright tones with plenty of depth and dynamics. The maple provides the overall tone with a round quality, creating bright characteristics and an excellent amount of sustain. Its thin U-shaped profile is perfect for speed demons, allowing players to easily reach across the entire fingerboard without losing any comfort. The addition of an ebony fingerboard helps to tighten up the neck’s tone, giving it a defined feel, excellent clarity, and a fast attack. The maple and ebony combination creates a sparkling, sizzling high end, a muscular controlled bass response, and a snappy midrange with extra presence in the lower mids.
The ESP E-II Bass is equipped with a set of Seymour Duncan SSB-4 pickups, delivering a strong sonic punch with great tonal properties suitable for a variety of playing styles. Their moderate output provides the BTL-4 bass with subtle tonal qualities, adding an extra layer of depth and providing players with a beautifully organic feel.
Also equipped with ESP’s high-end active 3-band Cinnamon EQ system, the E-II BTL-4 offers incredible flexibility and powerful tone sculpting to deliver the perfect tone for any musical genre. Its bass, mids, and treble knobs provide the perfect level of control over the frequencies, while the balancer and volume controls let you find the bass’ sweet spot on any stage. The volume pot also features push/pull feature, allowing players to completely bypass the preamp section and just deliver the E-II BTL-4’s raw tone.
The addition of the Hipshot A style bridge provides the ESP E-II Bass with an incredible intonation, allowing each string to vibrate freely while keeping them locked and secure. The bridge has been precision machined for the perfect performance, offering a fully adjustable groove-locking saddle design to ensure there is no-buzz tone transfer. Apart from its sleek modern look, the Hipshot A style bridge can accommodate either a string-through or top-load setup, while its quick load slots offering quick and easy string changes.
This bass guitar is finished off with a range of high-end components to ensure players receive the best playing experience possible. The Gotoh locking tuners improve tuning stability and reduces string slippage, while the Schaller straplocks protect against accidental strap release, ensuring players can deliver a powerful performance without worrying about dropping their guitar.
ESP is a Japanese guitar manufacturer, established in 1975 under the name Electric Sound Products, primarily focused on the production of electric guitars and basses. Their product range will suit a wide variety of budgets and playing styles, with their popular Signature, Standard, Original, Graphic, Xtone, and Left-Handed series' guitars. The company has a growing number of high profile artists who have designed their own signature instruments, such as Ron Wood, Kirk Hammett, Jeff Hanneman and many more.