World-Class Bass Players Choose ESP

If you don't include ESP and LTD among your top choices in basses, you're missing out on what some musicians consider to be among the finest instruments in the world. ESP and LTD basses are used every day in studios and on stages by some of the busiest and most respected bass players alive. Below is just a small list of the world-class bassists who choose ESP.

NAME
Tom Araya
BAND
Slayer
BASS
ESP/LTD Tom Araya Signature Series
FACTS
The imposing bassist, songwriter and vocalist of thrash metal legends Slayer, Tom Araya commands the entire stage. His signature basses are characterized by a sleek body shape and colossal tone, and embody Slayer's aggressive and unforgiving sound.
NAME
Frank Bello
BAND
Anthrax
BASS
ESP/LTD Frank Bello Signature Series
FACTS
Frank Bello is the high energy, always-rocking bassist of New York thrash metal icons Anthrax. With an unmistakable sound and onstage personality, Frank uses his ESP signature bass to lay down the law with Anthrax every night.
NAME
Bunny Brunel
BAND
N/A
BASS
LTD Bunny Brunel Signature Series
FACTS
Bunny Brunel is a world-renowned jazz fusion bassist whose resume looks like a "who's who" of the jazz world, having played with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Stanley Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie, Ziggy Marley, Al Di Meola, and many more. Bunny's melodic approach to bass playing covers everything from smooth fretless growls to tight funk popping. He is a member of the fusion group CAB and also lends his talents to film and TV scoring
NAME
John Campbell
BAND
Lamb of God
BASS
LTD John Campbell JC-4FM
FACTS
John Campbell holds down the unforgiving low end for American groove metal legends Lamb Of God. Spanning eight albums and more than two decades of relentless touring, LoG have solidified their place amongst the metal elite. John’s new signature model is a unique version of the Stream body style, with a flamed maple top and smooth black satin sides. Its five-piece maple/bubinga neck offers amazing stability, and the bass includes glow-in-the-dark side markers for playing accuracy in any situation.
NAME
Marco Mendoza
BAND
The Dead Daisies
BASS
LTD Marco Mendoza MM-4FM
FACTS
Multifaceted bassist, vocalist, and composer Marco Mendoza has been playing with some of the biggest names in rock for over 20 years, from Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake and Ted Nugent to his current position in The Dead Daisies. Marco’s MM-4FM bass was designed to be versatile enough to fit into any style, and features a set of EMG X pickups, Hipshot drop tuner and a unique Dark See Thru Green Sunburst finish.
NAME
Rocco Prestia
BAND
Tower of Power
BASS
LTD RB Series
FACTS
As one of the world’s most respected and influential bass players, Rocco Prestia requires no introduction. Credited as one of the inventors of fingerstyle funk, Rocco’s work with Tower of Power showed many people what was possible with the electric bass. Rocco worked with us to create the LTD RB Series, basses designed for purely professional work in every aspect of tone, feel, and reliability.