ESP LTD B-55 5-String Bass

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4.5

(8 reviews)

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The B-55 gives the beginning or budget-conscious bassist a lot of style and playability for not a lot of cash. It has an agathis body with a maple neck that's cut slim to accommodate for the wider radius. The rosewood fingerboard has 24 frets and the model name logo at the 12th fret. A set of ESP LDJ and LPD pickups provide a variety of tones, from gentle to floor-moving. Trimmed in all-black hardware. Case not included.

Things You Will Get:

  • ESP LTD B55 5 String Bass Guitar
Series B Series
Other Features ESP LDJ (B) / LDP (N) Pickups
Model LTD B55 5 String Bass

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ESPLTD B55 5 String Bass (Assorted Colors)
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (5)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Performance (3)

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5.0

Awesome 5string at a great price

By 

from Cincinnati, OH

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Still like new

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about ESP LTD B55 5 String Bass (Assorted Colors):

I bought this 5 string four years ago, and she still sounds like new, even after my first string change last year. Great action, great sound and tone. Would recomend it to any first time/long time five string bass player

 
4.0

I would only say, good.

By 

from Queretaro Mx

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about ESP LTD B55 5 String Bass (Assorted Colors):

A friend bough for me this bass in USA and sent it to me to Mexico, bass came with broken knob (knob was not inside the box so it was not a material handling issue), bass came with a hit mark in fret arm (once I was playing this was not big deal only string needed to be replaced). Adjustment is not proper since there is a lot of fret buzz in middle of arm. I had to correct all issues and buy a knob, this is a very good bass guitar with nice sound, good for slapping (talking about 5-S bass) and it is always nice to have a ESP bass.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sweet Bass Guitar

By 

from Wisconsin

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about ESP LTD B55 5 String Bass (Assorted Colors):

This is an awesome Bass Guitar. I play many different styles of music and different techniques of playing, and this Bass feels comfortable with all of them. I like the shape/size of the neck, and the separation of the strings. The electronics are nice quality (no scratching noises when turning up/down volume, etc). With an Adjustment to the bridge the fret noise can be eliminated so check that if it is annoying you.I personally don't like the square-ness of the body, could be a lot more rounded. Weight balancing is perfect and its not to heavy. [...] I dislike the strings that came with it, they seem like slinky's but i haven't tried those so I don't know for sure. All round a great Bass for the money.

 
5.0

awesome bass

By 

from San Antonio, TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP LTD B55 5 String Bass (Assorted Colors):

    i love this bass i had it over a year now its a great bass

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is an amazing Bass for the price

    By 

    from RVA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Heavy weight
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Advanced Players
      • Not really for beginners
      • Performance

      Comments about ESP LTD B55 5 String Bass (Assorted Colors):

      I went into the Richmond Sam Ash store for my birthday, and I was looking for a good bass that was inexpensive, and I have always like the ESP/Ltd styles, and then I finally saw this one, and I knew right there that I wanted it. It is my 3rd bass, and I recommend it to anyone interested in or already plays 5 string, it's a heavier bass, which personally I like. Beginners can buy this, but I think its better for someone who has been playing longer. I've been playing for 11 years, and this is by far the best bass I have had.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Bass.

      By 

      from Tampa, FL

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Advanced Players
        • Beginners
        • Jamming
        • Performance

        Comments about ESP LTD B55 5 String Bass (Assorted Colors):

        I've had this bass for about a year now, have yet to have a single problem with it. Very sturdy, great tone. Overall an awesome instrument.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Bass!

        By 

        from S.I. NY

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Performance

        Comments about ESP LTD B55 5 String Bass (Assorted Colors):

        I like the Bass. It feels good, Sounds good.What more do you want from a $[...] Bass!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A favorite of mine.

        By 

        from Mentor, OH

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Beginners
        • Jamming

        Comments about ESP LTD B55 5 String Bass (Assorted Colors):

        I bought this for my first 5-string and it has a really good feel to it. It's good for beginning 5-stringers. It gives good sound other than the fret buzz it gives off. Other than that, it's a pretty good bass. Nice pick-ups and weight. And it's affordable for the cheap people. Heh.

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        LTD B-55 5-String Bass

        Your new ESP instrument is warranted to be free of any defects in materials and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for the life of the original retail purchaser, subject to the limitations described below. This warranty is non-transferable and applies only to the original purchaser when product is purchased as NEW from an Authorized ESP Dealer. Electronic parts and guitar hardware are limited to a warranty period of one (1) year from date of purchase.

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