• Jay B.

    ESP LTD F-414FM

    I'm really thinking about buying one of these basses but haven't been able to find many videos or articles about its practicality. If anyone has one please share with me experiences with the bass, including modifications that can be done and how easily strings can be changed, and how well it fares with the scale (which I've seen some places say 35" and some say 34")when down tuning to drop d or drop c. Also, the models come in colours like "See thru black" which looks great in the pictures but every video I see of someone playing this (or a similar) bass it is solid gloss black? Any comments would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

    • Mechanevil

      They look really good, both spec-wise as well as in terms of body shape. And yes, I've seen them used in a few videos too. I don't think they come in any other colour than black though. It's not exactly black either, it's a flame maple, so it'll probably look nicer up close, but on dimly lit stages, no one will see that flame. There is a similar model, the F5E, which is neck through and comes in a natural wood colour, but is identical in most respects.