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ESP E-II AP-5 Bass Guitar - Tobacco Sunburst

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£1,670.00
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  • 5-string bass with white ash body finished in tobacco sunburst
  • Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Seymour Duncan SMB-5D pickups in neck and bridge positions
  • Seymour Duncan STC-3M4 EQ with mini switch
  • Gotoh tuners and string-thru bridge
  • Includes ESP hardcase
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

Delivery on orders below £75 are charged at £4.45!

Delivery to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. is weight dependant and will be indicated at the checkout

Delivery above 30kg to ANY location will vary according to weight and will be indicated at the checkout

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UK mainland*FREE on orders over £75 £4.45 on orders under £751-3 working days
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The ESP E-II series are Japanese built models, crafted by ESP luthiers and designed for musicians who're looking for high-end models at a more affordable price. The AP-5 5-string electric bass guitar, is a professional's dream that is solidly built, includes high-end appointments, delivers awesome tone and has a gorgeous finish. What more could you ask for?

The ESP E-II AP-5 body is built using white ash, a highly resonant tonewood that produces tones that are filled to the brim with warmth. The AP-5 feels nice and light, allowing you to be play for hours on end without you even noticing. The tobacco sunburst finish is truly sublime.

A bright and snappy-sounding maple neck carries out the task of offering the perfect counterpoint to the white ash to perfection. Married to the neck is a delightful rosewood fingerboard. The body/neck/fingerboard tonewood combination creates the perfect blend of soulful warmth with defined note articulation and clarity across the fingerboard. The neck responds excellently to any style - be it fingerpicked, played with a plectrum, slapped hard, tapped out, etc. The cutaway allows you to comfortably reach the upper frets with no problem at all for smooth runs all the way.

The AP-5 has been treated to compliment of two Seymour Duncan SMB-5D pickups in both the neck and bridge positions. These pickups run hot and are absolutely perfect for classic rock, heavy rock, funk, punk, R&B and even metal. As you can see they aren't one-trick ponies and they don't just clutch at styles, they own them. Thanks to their hum-cancelling design, the output from the SMB-5D's is nicely balanced, with richly articulated notes in the bottom, warm midrange and treble with plenty of bite. Favoured players of these pickups include David Bronze (bassist who has played with Eric Clapton, Ray Davies and Dr. Feelgood to name but a few), Marcelo Dias (former-Soulfly bassist) and Pete Chilton (Bane).

The built-in Seymour Duncan STC-3M4 EQ section pushes the boundaries of you sonic options even further. Defining the sound you want couldn't be easier - or more intricate - thanks to the additional control pots. Lows can be kept ultra-tight, mids made punchier and treble given even more teeth or softly rounded. It all comes down to have creative you want with the tools at your disposal.

The ever-faithful Gotoh string-thru bridge seamlessly merges the strings to the body for a reassuringly anchored feel. The Gotoh tuners ensure that once you tune up, it stays that way until you decide to change it. No matter what you throw at these strings, they always come back asking for more. Adjustments couldn't be easier, so whether you're on stage or in the studio, you can get on with doing what you do best.

The ESP E-II AP-5 is as close to perfection as you can get. It plays great and the extended range of this five-string beauty gives you more options tonally. the response from the strings encourages you to play without ever wanting to stop.

Specification
ManufacturerESP
ModelE-II AP-5 Bass Guitar
Body MaterialWhite Ash
Neck MaterialMaple
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Pickup ConfigurationHH
BridgeHard Tail
Neck ProfileThin U
No. of Frets21 J
Position InlaysDot
Bridge/Tailpiece Gotoh String-Thru
Active/PassiveActive
Tuners Gotoh
Pickups Neck/Bridge: Seymour Duncan SMB-5D
Controls Neck Volume
Bridge volume
Balance Control
Pickup Switching Balance Control
Special Electronics Seymour Duncan STC-3M4 EQ
Mini Switch
FinishTobacco Sunburst
Included AccessoriesHardcase
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