Model

RB-1004SM

NATURAL SATIN

$1,299.00

The "RB" in this bass series stands for "Rocco's Bass", referring to none other than the man who co-designed this instrument and inspired thousands of players with his innovations in fingerstyle funk: Rocco Prestia of the immortal Bay Area funk/R&B masters Tower of Power. The LTD RB-1004SM has been updated for 2017, and is about as serious of a professional-quality bass as you can imagine. It starts with some traditional design cues, like its bolt-on construction at 34" scale. But from there, the RB-1004SM goes straight uptown with a dense swamp ash body, a figured spalted maple top in Natural Satin finish, a C-shaped five-piece maple and walnut neck, and an ebony fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets. If you want great-sounding, flexible tone, the RB-1004SM gives it to you in droves with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound P4 and J4 pickups, with simple volume, balance, and tone controls. The RB-1004SM also includes high-quality Grover tuners, and a Gotoh bridge with string-thru-body design for fantastic sustain. Also available in a 5-string version with the RB-1005SM.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Bolt-On
Scale
34"
Body
Swamp Ash
Top
Solid Spalted Maple
Neck
5Pc Maple/Walnut
Fingerboard
Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
450mm
Finish
NATURAL SATIN
Nut Width
40mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
C
Frets/Type
22 J
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
Grover
Bridge
Gotoh 404BO-4 w/ String Thru
Neck PU
Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound P4
Bridge PU
Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound J4
Electronics
Passive
Electronics Layout
Vol/Bal/Tone
Strings
D'Addario XL165 (.045/.065/.085/.105)
Case
B BASS FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
N
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Jim B.

I have always been a pure Fender person. I am also a big fan of Rocco Prestia. I talked to him after a show in KC a couple of years ago and he told me all about this bass. I was finally able to find one on sale at Guitar Center. This is hands down the best instrument that I've had my hands on in some time.  Great tone choices, light weight and incredibly easy to play.  I have a lot of people that just want to look at it up close. Beautiful instrument aside....If you can get this in bass players hands.....I really think they'll buy it.  Good job ESP ( and Rocco )

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jim, thanks so much for your positive review of this model. We're very appreciative to be working with Rocco and he helped us design a really nice bass!

samfer m.

Price?

 

Todd B. ESP

If you are within the USA the price is listed on each product page. If you live outside the US, please contact your local distributor or nearest dealer for your pricing. Here is a link to our distributor page: https://www.espguitars.com/locations?categories=intl-distributors