Model

RB-1005SM

NATURAL SATIN

$1,349.00

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-1005SM 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-1005SM 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-1005SM gives it to you in droves with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound P5 and J5 pickups, with simple volume, balance, and tone controls. The RB-1005SM also includes high-quality Grover tuners, and a Gotoh bridge with string-thru-body design for fantastic sustain. Also available in a 4-string version with the RB-1004SM.

(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
45mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
C
Frets/Type
22 J
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
Grover
Bridge
Gotoh 404BO-5 w/ String Thru
Neck PU
Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound P5
Bridge PU
Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound J5
Electronics
Passive
Electronics Layout
Vol/Bal/Tone
Strings
D'Addario XL (.045/.065/.085/.105/.125)
Case
B BASS FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
N
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Bollywood Punk

A passive 5-string with a 34" scale and Duncan pickups?  Yeah, I'd love to get my grubby paws on one of those!  I'm definitely curious about how the neck feels.  

Todd B. ESP

Hi Bollywood, Thanks for letting us know  you like this design. The neck is incredible sleek and smooth feeling. It's not as thin as a J bass but it is a small and comfortable neck.

Bollywood Punk

Cool.  I read that Rocco Prestia article on the site about how the neck slots between a P and a J.  Definitely makes me want to try it out for myself.