ESP LTD B-1005 Multi-Scale 5-string Bass

  • Item # 1493212
  • Model # LB1005MSNS
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The first thing you’ll notice about the 5-string B-1005 Multi-Scale will likely be its unusual arrangement of frets. A multi-scale fret design optimizes string tension so that the lower strings have a… Learn More

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Optimized string tension and better playability for the serious bassist.

The first thing you’ll notice about the 5-string B-1005 Multi-Scale will likely be its unusual arrangement of frets. A multi-scale fret design optimizes string tension so that the lower strings have a longer scale compared to the higher strings, resulting in consistently excellent tone and performance at all points across the fingerboard. Bass players often report that a multi-scale design is also ergonomically preferential to standard fret designs, and that they feel natural to play, with very little learning curve required. Designed for professional players, the B-1005 Multi-Scale provides a swamp ash body with a top made of solid ziricote, an environmentally friendly and terrific-looking tonewood. These basses also employ a five-piece wenge/purple heart neck with pau ferro fingerboard, constructed at 37” to 34” for the B-1005 Multi-Scale. Its high-end components include a black bone nut, Gotoh tuners, and Hipshot Solo bridge, as well as a set of acclaimed Nordstrand Big Splits hum-cancelling pickups, along with an ABQ-3MS 3-band EQ. This setup gives you incredible flexibility in tone, with an active/passive mini-switch, a mid-frequency selection mini-switch (800Hz or 400Hz), individual bass, treble, and mid EQ controls, and master volume and balance controls. Available in Natural Satin finish. Case sold separately. Take your bass playing to a whole new level with ESP. Order today.

Technical Specification

ESP LTD B-1005 Multi-Scale 5-string Bass

Neck

  • Shape: Thin U
  • Wood: 5pc Wenge/Purple Heart
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: Multi-scale
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Finish: Satin

Pickups

  • Active or passive pickups: Active
  • Pickup configuration: HH
  • Neck: Nordstrand Big Splits
  • Bridge: Nordstrand Big Splits
  • Brand: Nordstrand
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Active preamp: Yes

Fretboard

  • Material: Pau Ferro
  • Radius: 15.75 in.
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Bone black
  • Nut width: 1.85 in. (47 mm)

Body

  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Top wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed

Controls

  • Control layout: Master volume, blend, 3-band EQ
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Special switching: Yes

Hardware

  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Hipshot solo
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh
  • Color: Black

Other

  • Number of strings: 5 
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Multi-scale fingerboard
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Country of origin: Indonesia