Model

BB-1004

SEE THRU BLACK SUNBURST

$1,399.00 with case

With a resume that reads like a “who’s who” of the jazz world, bass player Bunny Brunel is one of the most accomplished bass players in music, having played with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, and far too many more to list here. His LTD Signature Series BB-1004 bass was created for serious professional bassists. Its premier design features include neck-thru-body construction, an alder body with quilted maple top, an asymmetrical maple neck at 34” scale, an ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets, Hipshot tuners with extender, a Hipshot bridge, and Aguilar MM (bridge) and 4J HC (neck) pickups with active Aguilar OBP-3 EQ. Available in See Thru Black Sunburst finish.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Neck-Thru
Scale
34"
Body
Alder
Top
Quilted Maple
Neck
3Pc Maple
Fingerboard
Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
300mm
Finish
SEE THRU BLACK SUNBURST
Nut Width
38mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
C
Frets/Type
24 J
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
Hipshot w/ Extender
Bridge
Hipshot A Style
Neck PU
Aguilar 4J HC
Bridge PU
Aguilar MM
Electronics
Passive P.U. w/ Active EQ
Electronics Layout
Vol(P/P)/Balance/Treble-Bass(Stack)/MID(P/P) *Aguilar OBP-3
Strings
D'Addario XL165 (.045/.065/.085/.105)
Case
BUNNY BRUNEL FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
MW555

A year later and the pickup's description is still wrong.

Todd B. ESP

Hey MW555, Thanks for pointing that out. Not sure what happened there. Thought we had fixed it.........Fixed now!

MW555

You're welcome. This is a nice bass. I'm wondering if one can get a "P" bass sound out of the pickups?

Todd B. ESP

Hi MW555, Hmmm...I don't think that you could get a "P" bass sound just due to the fact that this bass is neck thru construction and has a "J" neck pickup. That being said, it has a lot of versatility and sound options between the MM pickup and J pickup so I think that you could definitely get some great tones. For the classic "P" bass sound, it's probably best to use a bolt on construction with a "P" type pickup then you can nail that classic sound.

MW555

I understand your point, but I'm not familiar with the MM pickups, except for the Chili Peppers(maybe?)  

Being organic, an instrument's sound is the sum of its parts along with the musician's technique. I was thinking of roundwounds, no treble on the "J pu" and playing with fingers as opposed to a pick, and no treble on a bass amp.

Unfortunately, I have nowhere in town to play this bass before I purchase...otherwise it's almost my ideal bass configuration.

Thanks for your time.

mrw555

 

Todd B. ESP

Hi MW555, I see your point. If you check out any bass player that uses an MM pickup or an MM bass (Music Man) then you might be able to get an idea of the sound our tones. Yes Flea uses one. The MM pickup is very round and full sounding, possibly "boom-ey", but can be tweaked with controls to modify the sound. There are a lot of adjustments that can be made with the Aguilar preamp, there are 2 mid frequencies that can be used to dial in the mid control more drastically. If you combine both pickups I believe you can get a tone that you would like. I think those details you mentioned would also certainly steer you in the direction of that sound you're looking for.

Bart W.

Haven't you got the neck & bridge pickups swapped in your description?  I believe that the neck pickup is the Aguilar 4J HC (Jazz-style pickup), and the bridge pickup is the Aguilar MM (Musicman- style).

Todd B. ESP

Hi Bart, You're right! Thanks for catching that. We will fix it right away.