ESP LTD AP4 Black Metal Electric Bass

With a single active EMG 35CS pickup and one knob for volume, this Black Metal bass offers a sleek, stealthy, stripped-down option for demanding bassists.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
EMG 35CS pickup Big-sounding humbucker that tames excessive highs
Babicz Full Contact bridge Delivers increased sustain and resonance

With the LTD AP-4 Black Metal we started with a traditionally-styled body, but then took things in a new, high-performance direction that only ESP can offer. The AP-4 has the great playing feel and the professional components that make it a winner by any definition. It begins with a classic bolt-on design, with an alder body and smooth, thin U-shaped maple neck at 34" scale. The AP-4 offers a single active EMG 35CS pickup and volume control. It offers an ebony fingerboard with 21 extra-jumbo frets, reliable Grover tuners, and a Babicz FCH-4 bridge for terrific tone and sustain power.
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- Construction: Bolt-On
- Scale: 34"
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 400mm
- Finish: Black Satin
- Nut Width: 38mm
- Nut Type: Molded
- Neck Contour: Thin U
- Frets/Type: 21 XJ
- Hardware Color: Black
- Strap Button: Standard
- Tuners: Grover
- Bridge: BABICZ FCH-4
- Bridge Pu: EMG 35CS
- Electronics: Active
- Electronics Layout: Vol
- Case: CAPBASSFF sold separately
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black Satin
Shipping Weight: 10.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LAP4BKMBLKS

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-423-8388

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted August 29, 2020 by a customer from

"Awesome, streamlined pro bass"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This is the perfect bass for me. I'm a J-Bass guy from way back but have always preferred a single EMG and the best bridge I could get. Anything more than a volume knob is too much for my taste - so much so that I used a couple of Performance basses from parts for years just because I could set it up the way I wanted. I think EMG read my mind on this. The ONLY thing I don't totally love is the reverse headstock because I just messes with me when tuning, but that's a minor issue. Everything else is perfect.
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