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ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar Dark See-Thru Purple 

(Dark See-Thru Purple)  Sku #516184000013000

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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Wicked looking but hand friendly.

The inspiration for the unique shape and design of the LTD F-155DX Bass from ESP would appear to be a mix of Route 66 Interstate signs and weaponry from an old Dungeons & Dragons manual. Forgoing the traditional, rounded apple bottom bass, the LTD F-series basses feature off-centered curves, beveled edges, and points in places you won't see on any other guitar, let alone a bass. The double cutaway design makes the bass guitar's upper and lower horns appear to be a skeletal finger and thumb respectively.

The LTD F-155DX has 5 strings, with a thin "U" contoured maple neck and 35" scale. The body is made of basswood with a flamed maple top that contrasts subtly with the rosewood fingerboard. As your fingers explore the 24 XJ frets your rhythms and melodies are trapped by dual ESP SB-5 pickups and can be reshaped with the ESP ABQ-3 3 band EQ. The ESP DB-5 string-thru-body bridge, tuners, and control knobs are all black nickel.

Case sold separately.

35" scale
Basswood body
Flamed maple top
Maple neck
Rosewood fingerboard
45mm standard nut
Thin "U" neck contour
24 XJ frets
Black nickel hardware
ESP tuners
ESP DB-5 bridge
with string-through-body
ESP SB-5 neck and bridge pickup
ESP ABQ-3 3-band active EQ
Case sold separately
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ESPLTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Great Value
  • Solid Electronics


  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about ESP LTD F-155DX 5-String Bass Guitar:

Overall a pretty good guitar for the price.

Only real complaints are some fret buzz at the 14th fret on the D string, and when I had it set up, they had to put a shim under the neck to get it to intonate right. The shop here only charged a nominal fee for the whoe setup though, so not a major loss.

Swap out the strap buttons with your favorite strap locks, and put a good strap on it, you'll be in heaven. It weight over 20 lbs, so it will wear on your shoulder a bit, so make sure you get a wide one (I got a 3 inch and it helps a lot). It's extremely well balanced too. Doesn't pull one way or the other.

All in all, I'm happy with it, and would even buy another if needed.

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