Rise from the ashes and shred some heavy riffs! With EMG 35DC pickups in a mahogany body, this ESP LTD Phoenix packs the low-end thunder you're craving.
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Submitted April 3, 2021 by Shaun F in Bartow, FL
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Just picked this up today from the FedEx Office location I had the delivery held at.I can't believe what a monster this bass is!The tone falls right in to your lap. I had to do a quick set up on it. There was a pretty nasty back bow on the neck. Easy adjustment. Raise the action just a touch. Lower the pick up height slightly. It took me longer to find my screw driver than the set up took. With stock strings, I took it from near standard tuning to drop B, and it still plays and sounds great... with the stock strings!45-105's.The bad:It ships with two Allen Wrenches. The truss rod hex key is fine, but the wrong size was shipped for the saddle adjustment. Or it possibly fell out and I couldn't find it. They were taped inside to the guitar box wall but the truss key fell to the bottom.Now for the real bad:The nut was not filed well. The strings stick to the nut very firmly. When I detuned, the tuning key would go completely loose, like it was broken, then the slack would snap back to the tension. Will be an easy fix. But it's not something that should need fixed on a brand new $999 instrument out of Korea. Overall, this bass is bad ass and I love it! I can't wait for band practice next week to really crank it up!I may buy 2nd Pheonix. I really dig it. By the way, it's a hefty bass. Lots and lots of weight in this thing. Not sure the exact weight, but it's got a lot of it.
Rock and Metal mostly, but not exclusively.
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