Ii recently acquired a used LTD B-55 on ebay. When it arrived, no active tone boost, not even a battery compartment. everything else looked fine and it even sounded O.K. It was only 129 GBP and so I'm not going to make a fuss, but here's the thing. Did ESP ever make a B-55 without ATB. If not, someone is being a bad boy. Does anyone no if there ever was a B-55 without ATB? Perhaps some of you more knowledgeable guys could set up a thread to help identify guitar fakers (no it wasn't a typo :-)).
The 2007 catalog doesn't seem to show ATB.
If you look at the first two digits of the serial number, you'll know the year it was made.