ESP E-II GB-5 Electric Bass

  • Item # 1476440
  • Model # EIIGB5BLK

Formerly called “ESP Standard”, all ESP E-II instruments are created at the ESP factory in Tokyo, Japan, and are designed for professional players who accept no compromises in tone, feel, or reliabili… Learn More

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Contemporary vibe with high-performance electronics.

Formerly called “ESP Standard”, all ESP E-II instruments are created at the ESP factory in Tokyo, Japan, and are designed for professional players who accept no compromises in tone, feel, or reliability for their guitars and basses. If you’re into high-performance bass styles, but still want an instrument with a cool contemporary vibe, the new GB Series basses are what you need. Available in the 4-string GB-4 and the 5-string GB-5, the E-II GB Series offer all the tones for all the music you ever want to play. Outfitted with a set of Seymour Duncan SSB passive pickups and Seymour Duncan’s STC-3M3 3-Band EQ, you get a world of sonic control, along with the ability to adjust volume (with push-pull control for the “Slap Switch”), balance, and a separate tone control for midrange, along with a bass/treble stack control. High-end component include a Schaller straplock, Gotoh tuners, a Hipshot A style bridge, and a bone nut. Includes ESP hardshell form-fitting case Stand up and stand out on stage. Order today.

Features

  • Contemporary style ash body
  • Bolt-on maple on maple neck with extra-jumbo frets
  • Dual Seymour Duncan SSB pickups with 3-band EQ and 'Slap Switch'
  • Hipshot A style bridge and Gotoh open-gear tuners

Technical Specification

ESP E-II GB-5 Electric Bass

Neck

  • Shape: Thin U
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Satin

Pickups

  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: SS
  • Neck: SSB-5n:
  • Bridge: SSB-5b
  • Brand: Seymour Duncan
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Active preamp: Yes
  • Special electronics: 3-band EQ

Fretboard

  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.81" (46  mm)

Body

  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed

Controls

  • Control layout: Vol(P/P)/Bal/Mid/Bass-Treble Stack, P/P 'Slap Switch' on Vol Control

Hardware

  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Hipshot A Style
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh open-gear
  • Color: Chrome

Other

  • Number of strings: 5 
  • Pickguard: Yes 
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: Japan