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Rating and Reviews: ESP LTD D5 5-String Bass

The Merbau body produces a primal growly tone while the beautiful wood finish and flashy chrome fixtures mean you'll be playing in eye-catching style.

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"It's beginner friendly, but onstage ready!!!" submitted April 8, 2011

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Musical Background: Active Musician
Music Style: Rock
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Sound: Sounds awesome right out of the box! My Band was blown away with its tone and ground shaking low end. Nicely made and looks 3 times the price paid. Feature: Has Pewter like Low, Mid, High, Tone and Volume knobs which look great on the wood body. Ease of Use: Makes anyone who plays bass sound better to me. Quality: Its mint condition and looks road tough even though I wouldn't want to throw this baby around. Value: 100 percent yes. Manufacturer Support: First time with zzounds.com and ESP Basses and both were great. The Wow Factor: It caught my eye and I browse a lot before I purchase. Overall: I will keep this Bass forever and the only time I would buy another ESP is maybe a different color or a 4-string model to add to my collection.
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"Amazing Bass" submitted October 12, 2013

By David Teague in Pensacola, FL
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Musical Background: Been playing off and on for over 30 years.....
Music Style: Rock, all types/even Christian at Church....broad spectrum
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Overall: Totally amazed with the D-5 quality, pickups, 3 band eq and amazing sustain. The guys in band band just can't get over what a difference it makes. Gonna try a set of coated strings to see how they sound/the pickups are so hot that you can hear the slide on those strings, especially on my Galien Kruger Backline 600 if the high and mids are boosted on the amp. Don't think twice just buy this bass, nothing else comes close in the price range !!
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"Great Bass for the money" submitted July 1, 2014

By Anthony C in Rougemont, NC
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Musical Background: Playing for 34 years, Bass Guitar, and Guitar, Play out at gigs, and practice at home.
Music Style: Rock, Christian, Blues, Country
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Overall: Purchased this bass as a blemished item at a great price. The bass came with the strings loosened for shipping. After tuning, the action was perfect. I could tell the bass would sound good when playing it even before I plugged it up. The bass with the two humbuckers sounds great for rock, funk, jazz, and general use. It has a single 9 volt battery, but still puts out a pretty good amount of headroom. Also, the neck is slick, and the spacing is better than an Ibanez or a Schecter (both I have owned before). It is not as good as my $1400 Carvin Bunny Brunel five string, but it is a very good bass for the money. It is a bass that is simular to something that might cost $800 or so. I will enjoy this bass for a long time. Great 5 String!
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"So happy!" submitted January 15, 2014

By Isaac O in Missoula, MT
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Musical Background: 5+ years experience. Bassist, guitarist, vocalist, pianist. Play in a band.
Music Style: Post-Hardcore, Powerviolence, Deathcore, Progressive Metal, Experimental Metal, Death Metal, Math Rock, Ambient Hardcore
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Overall: Words cannot sum up how wonderful this bass is, for quality and price. Purchase and delivery we're extremely easy to to use. The payment plan is out of this world. I can't wait to buy more stuff from Zzounds!
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"Great product/company" submitted December 4, 2013

By a customer from yahoo.com in Orlando, FL
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Musical Background: Been playing bass for 10 years, in a band.
Music Style: Heavy metal, death core
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Overall: Bass was in great condition, great sound, would totally recommend this company as well as the LTD D-5 they work with you financially with the monthly payments keep up the work guys.
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"HawgWild" submitted January 24, 2012

By Joseph S in Fine, NY
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Musical Background: guitar whole life, Drums 19 years, and Bass 5 years!
Music Style: Rock, country, 50's & 60's rock
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Overall: Darn good bass! I play country, clasic rock, and new rock! It has everything I need! Only thing I have noticed with it is if I D tune or tune two below standard, the B string seems to buzz! But otherwise a great bass!
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"AWESOME!" submitted September 19, 2008

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Musical Background: Active musician
Music Style: Rock
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Sound: it sounds amazing!!!! Feature: i love everything about this guitar! Ease of Use: I have only been playing bass for 3 months but this is an awesome guitar to use! Quality: I will keep this guitar forever! Value: Buy it! Manufacturer Support: I am sure the company would be willing to replace anything! High quality The Wow Factor: LOVE IT! Overall: Never going to get another bass!!!!!!
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