Model

ORION-5

BLACK SATIN

$1,149.00 with case

Orion, bass player for the respected Polish metal band Behemoth, is the designer of his new LTD Signature Series bass, the Orion-5. A five-string model with a traditional shape based on our AP Series, this bass adds the contemporary look, feel, and sound needed for high-energy music. It employs a comfortable alder body with a bolt-on maple neck at 34” scale, with an ebony fingerboard that features glow-in-the-dark side markers and the Behemoth “Trinity” logo over the 12th fret. The Orion-5’s heavy sound comes from a set of EMG PJ pickups. Finished in Black Satin, it includes a matching pickguard.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Bolt-On
Scale
34"
Body
Alder
Neck
Maple
Fingerboard
Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
400mm
Finish
BLACK SATIN
Nut Width
45mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
21 XJ
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
LTD
Bridge
LTD BB-605
Neck PU
EMG P5
Bridge PU
EMG LJ5
Electronics
Active
Electronics Layout
Vol/Bal/Tone
Strings
D'Addario XL (.045/.065/.085/.105/.125)
Case
AP BASS FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Tyler C.

Serious question - I have relatively small hands and fairly short fingers. Would the thin U neck be ideal? 

Carl N.

Hey Tyler, serious answer - The thin U or even the extra thin U neck profiles would be a great fit for you but be sure to note the neck width when looking for a bass, as a wider neck may be more difficult to grasp for players with smaller hands. The only necks I find cumbersome to play are those of 6 string basses, these have a 54mm width at the nut as compared to the 45mm width of most of our 5 string basses.  Hope this helps!

 Nero

Does esp Ltd Orion 5 comes with stainless steel frets?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, No it does not have stainless steel frets. They are standard NS (nickel silver alloy).

James V.

How does the tone of this compare to a normal P/J? Can it get a solid P bass tone? I play a lot of punk music and this bass has really got my eye, but just not sure how the tone compares to the standard jazz and P basses!

Todd B. ESP

Hi James, When comparing EMG P/J pickups to traditional P/J passive pickups, there is a difference. The EMG sound is very clear, sharp, focused and not so round or warm as a traditional P/J passive. There is no noise with EMG also which is great. They are really punchy sounding. I'd say if you haven't tried one you gotta give it a shot. Chances are it will blow you away with the sound.

James F.

Hello ESP! So I’m used to playing thin C necks on my Schecter bass, and I really want to buy this bass, but I’m not sure how the Thin U would compare to it. Would it be as comfortable, and would it be that much more different? Any info would be amazing, thanks!

Todd B. ESP

Hi James, The Orion 5 bass has a very comfortable neck shape and I believe it will be similar with what you are used to. It's not super thin but it's not very thick in my opinion. Here are the measurements of this neck. 20.5mm thick @1F / 22.5mm thick @ 12F / 45mm wide at nut / 67mm wide at last fret. Hope this helps.

James F.

Thank you very much! That helps a bunch, I really wanna buy this bass one day, and the Tom Araya 604 bass. Maybe some day!

Todd B. ESP

Ok sounds great!

Heem

Hi ESP/LTD!
This bass looks killer and I consider buying one. But at the most webshops I see(and read) it has Seymour Duncan pickups, but here at espguitars.com it says it features EMG's. Have there been a change of the model? Like it even more if there is EMG's in it.

Thank you in advance!

Todd B. ESP

Hi Heem, Yes when this model was first released it was made with Seymour Duncan pickups, then it was changed to EMG at the beginning of this year. So you might find dealers who have Seymour Duncan pickups mostly unless they ordered and received their stock more recently (maybe in the past few months).

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