Model

E-II BTL-5

BLACK NATURAL BURST

$1,899.00 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
46mm
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-5n
Bridge PU
Seymour Duncan SSB-5b
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/.125)
Case
B BASS FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Cody H.

How long will this model be available before it is updated or discontinued?  

Cody H.

Also, what is the string spacing?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Cody, This model is currently staying in our lineup and not being changed. For the string spacing please contact our customer service team and they can help you find the answer. customerservice@espguitars.com 

Frank J.

Thinks for the ad  Just a plain ole guy that loves to tweek and mod bass guitars 5-strings and up !!

 

Larry F.

I'm anxious to get my hands on one of these. When might they be available?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Larry,

These should be available to ship in June. Please contact your dealer or distributor for availability.