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 Post subject: ESP LTD AP-5
PostPosted: December 6th, 2019, 6:27 am 
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Hi all! It’s here!

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It’s a Esp Ltd AP-5 in Pelham blue. 34 inch scale. Alder body and a maple neck. Macassar ebony fingerboard with 21 frets. I think the string spacing is 19mm. Emg active electronics vol/bal/tone configuration. Grover tuners and babicz fch-5 bridge. This thing weighs 4,3kg people.

Ordered from a local dealer. 1,5 months waiting time to get one.

I’ve been eying these things for a while and finally pulled the trigger. It’s a impressive bass for the price. Classic looks with modern hardware. Love it!

A couple of odd things when I got it: The string tree screws were all f***ed up straight from the box and there was a wire trapped under the pickguard so that there was a bump in the pickguard. Put the wire back in the cavity and leveled the guard with a hair dryer. Odd stuff that would make sense on a harley benton don’t you think? I added some extra foam under the p pickup so it wont move under my thumb.

Electronics are neat and tidy to me and the neck pocket is tight. The neck has a satin finish to it. Sustain on mine is ridiculous! Oiled up the fretboard and I was ready to go!

I recommend this bass anyone looking for a good player under a grand. :)

Added some photos. (Sorry for low quality. We dont get much sunlight here in Finland this time of year. :D ) As usual the metallic color is hard to capture. Its really impressive in person.


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 Post subject: Re: ESP LTD AP-5
PostPosted: December 6th, 2019, 6:31 am 
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More pics. Gutshot, string tree etc.


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 Post subject: Re: ESP LTD AP-5
PostPosted: December 6th, 2019, 8:48 am 
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Very cool bass, looks even better seeing more than the stock photos out there.
Congrats!


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 Post subject: Re: ESP LTD AP-5
PostPosted: December 6th, 2019, 12:45 pm 
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Very nice! I love the specs on this model. Congratulations!


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 Post subject: Re: ESP LTD AP-5
PostPosted: December 6th, 2019, 2:14 pm 
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I like it! Congrats on your early X-mas present to yourself.


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 Post subject: Re: ESP LTD AP-5
PostPosted: December 6th, 2019, 5:35 pm 
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Awesome!!! When I see an ESP P/J I always think of Frankie Bello from Anthrax...mosh time!


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 Post subject: Re: ESP LTD AP-5
PostPosted: December 9th, 2019, 1:51 am 
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Thanks all! Yeah feeling the Frank Bello vibe for sure! After few days with this bass Im even happier with it. I guess one just connects with some instruments better than others.

BTW. If someone is interested in CS Warwick Thumb NT5 send me a message. Since shipping rosewood/bubinga overseas is easier now Im more active in selling my thumb.


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