Model

E-II BTL-4

BLACK NATURAL BURST

$1,799.00 with case

Formerly called “ESP Standard”, all ESP E-II instruments are created at our ESP factory in Tokyo, Japan, and are designed for professional players who accept no compromises in tone, feel, or reliability for their guitars and basses. The new BTL Series basses (available in the 4-string BTL-4 and the 5-string BTL-5) offers a set of extraordinarily flexible tools for sculpting the perfect tones for any genre of music. Available in an outstanding Black Natural Burst finish over an alder body with spalted maple top, the BTL basses offer a sonic signature powered by an Seymour Duncan SSB passive pickup set that’s paired with ESP’s own high-end active 3-band Cinnamon EQ system. The extraordinary versatility of the bass’s controls (volume with push-pull preamp bypass as well as balance and discrete controls for bass, midrange, and treble frequencies) allows you to use this bass for any gig, in any style. High-end component include a Schaller straplock, Gotoh tuners, a Hipshot A style bridge, and a bone nut. Includes ESP hardshell form-fitting case.

Specifications
Construction
Bolt-On
Scale
34"
Body
Alder
Top
Spalted Maple
Neck
3Pc Maple
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
305mm
Finish
BLACK NATURAL BURST
Nut Width
38mm
Nut Type
Bone
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Schaller Straplock
Tuners
Gotoh
Bridge
Hipshot A Style
Neck PU
Seymour Duncan SSB-4n
Bridge PU
Seymour Duncan SSB-4b
Electronics
Passive
Electronics Layout
Vol(P/P)/Bal/Bass/Mid/Treble, P/P Preamp Bypass on Vol Control
Strings
Elixir Nanoweb Light/Medium (.045/.065/.085/.105)
Case
B BASS FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Devin M.

Is this the bass that niilo sevanan from insomnium uses?

Carl N.

Hey Devin, I can't speak for all of his instruments but I know he has one of those.

https://www.espguitars.com/users/7121446

AJablokow

Looks great! What is the weight? How is the balance with straplock near the bridge in the center of the body? Have you considered moving it up slightly so the guitar naturally stays at a 2:00pm position?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, The average weight is 8lbs. The balance is excellent with the long upper horn. No need to move the button on the body when you have a long horn up top.

Fred Zeppelin

I can't see me buying anything other than ESP. I love my D-4 also Neil J, but just like tattoo's and beer, one is never enough. I would LOVE to have an EC 404 or a B-1004 in lefty.

Cody E.

Does this come in left hand? As well as right handed.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Cody, this model is not available in LH at this time. You will see a "LH availability" icon on our pages for items that are available in LH.

Sean Tibbetts

This is my favorite of all the ESP basses. I use it for my main bass on tour now. The new  Seymour Duncan  electronics sound amazing and offer more tone control than the EMG s have in the past models. I love this bass and I recommend it to everyone. 

Sean Tibbetts 

Kamelot 

Todd B. ESP

Hey Sean, Glad to hear this! Thanks for your review and recommendation! Keep rocking!

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