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With the LTD AP-5, we started with a traditionally-styled body, but then took things in a new, high-performance direction that only ESP can offer. Designed to be a 5-string bass that blows away the expectations of players of any musical style, from metal to punk, reggae to funk, the AP-5 has the great playing feel and the professional components that make it a winner by any definition. It begins with a classic bolt-on design, with an alder body and smooth, thin U-shaped maple neck at 34" scale. For an excellent variety of tone, the AP-5 offers a set of active EMG P5 and LJ5 pickups, with a volume, balance, and tone control to dial in your sound quickly. It offers an ebony fingerboard with 21 extra-jumbo frets, reliable Grover tuners, and a Babicz FCH-5 bridge for terrific tone and sustain power. Also available in a 4-string version with the LTD AP-4.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 34"
Body Alder
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 400mm
Finish BLACK
Nut Width 45mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 21 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners Grover
Neck PU EMG P5
Bridge PU EMG LJ5
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Balance/Tone
Strings D'Addario XL165 (.045/.065/.085/.105)
Case Included N
LTD AP-4 Bass Demo by Nikki Stevens

LTD AP-4 Bass Demo by Nikki Stevens

As a performer and educator, Nikki Stevens is a highly-respected multi-instrumental musician with years of experience both on stage and giving music lessons at all levels. In this video, she tries out the LTD AP-4 bass,...
Brian P.

Is this a gloss finish or the satin like the 204?

Todd B. ESP

Hey Brian, this is a gloss finish.

Donald R.

Would have been awesome with a maple fretboard.  I have a Surveyor 5 and it's an incredible bass.

Carl N.

Thanks for the recommendation!

David R.

Is there any chance for a relaunch of the LTD Surveyor Series, with maple/ roasted maple or ebony fretboards, white pearloid/ acrylic inlays or dot inlays, and MM style pickups with active/passive electronics? I've been playing a LTD J-205 as my main bass, and the old Surveyors are pretty hard to come by, as they sell fast on the used market.

Carl N.

With the recent release of the 87' Surveyor it is doubtful.  Though you can always special order an ESP AP bass from any ESP dealer.

Mattias S.