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Designed for pro musicians, the AP-4 and 5-string AP-5 basses take traditional styling and add high-performance design and components to make them perfect for contemporary music styles. It features a classic alder body and bolt-on, thin U-shaped maple neck at 34” scale, with a Macassar ebony fingerboard that has 21 extra-jumbo frets and abalone dot inlays. Special features and components on the AP-4 and AP-5 include a brushed black pickguard, Grover tuners, Babicz bridge, and a set of EMG P and EMG LJ active pickups with brushed black chrome covers, and volume, balance, and tone controls.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 34"
Body Alder
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 400mm
Finish Candy Apple Red Satin
Nut Width 45mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 21XJ
Strap Button Standard
Tuners Grover
Bridge Babicz FCH-5
Neck PU EMG Brushed Black Chrome P
Bridge PU EMG Brushed Black Chrome LJ5
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Balance/Tone
Strings D'Addario XL (.045/.065/.085/.105/.125)
Case Included N
Gareth J.

I've got a 2019 AP-5 in black. Stunning pro quality 5 string with a very wide tonal range and great playability. String spacing is perfect, and the shallow neck is easy to navigate. My other LTD is a Surveyor 405, which is also brilliant with an even faster neck. Between these two basses I've got the perfect combination to tackle any gig or session ( but the AP-5 would be the one I'd take to a gig if I could only carry one.)

Hardware, pickups, build quality, playability, sound and, importantly, weight means I've sold all my Warwicks and now use these LTD's, a very old Ibanez SR405 and a lovely 80s Yamaha Fretless to cover all my requirements. 

Greg  B.

Fully agree.  Such a great instrument.  A real players bass.  Well built, good sound, premium parts.