ESP LTD AP-4 Black Metal review: specs & price

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The ESP LTD AP-4 Black Metal is an Electric Bass with a 21 XJ Frets, 1 Volume control, Grover machine heads & Black hardware.

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Name Warwick RB Corvette Taranis 4 NBTSWarwick RB Vampyre Dark Lord 4 SB HPESP LTD Stream-204 Black SatinWarwick RB Vampyre 4 SB HPDean Guitars Metalman Z - Classic BlackDean Guitars Metalman V - Classic BlackWarwick Artist Line Robert Trujillo 4Sandberg Forty Eight VM 4 FO BKJackson David Ellefson CBX IV SBKEpiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro EbonyESP LTD F-4E NSEpiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro AWESP LTD F-204FM Walnut Brown SatinEpiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro TSESP LTD AP-4 Black MetalEpiphone Thunderbird IV VSBHarley Benton TB-70VS Deluxe SeriesHarley Benton WB-20BK Rock Series
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BodyAshAlderMahoganyAlderBasswoodBasswood-AshBasswoodMahoganyMahoganyMahoganyBasswoodMahoganyAlder-MahoganyBasswood
FretboardWengeWengeJatobaWengeWalnutWalnutEbonyFumed OakIndian LaurelRosewoodEbonyRosewoodJatobaRosewoodEbonyRosewoodBlackwoodRoseacer
ScaleExtra LongscaleExtra LongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleExtra LongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscale
Nut width38.5 mm38.5 mm40 mm38.5 mm---39.5 mm (1.55")41.3 mm38 mm47 mm38 mm40 mm38 mm38 mm1.73"38 mm43 mm
Pickups2 active EMG DC35 soapbars-2 x Passive ESP-designed SB-4-1 DMT design humbucker--1 Sandberg Precision (neck) and 1 Sandberg humbucker (bridge)EMG HZ35B (bridge) and EMG HZ35N (neck) humbuckerEpiphone Probucker 760 (neck) and Epiphone Probucker 760 (bridge)2 ESP SB-4Epiphone Probucker 760 (neck) and Epiphone Probucker 760 (bridge) humbuckerActive ESP Designed SB-4N (neck) and ESP Designed SB-4B (bridge) humbuckerEpiphone Probucker 760 (neck) and Epiphone Probucker 760 (bridge)1 x Active EMG 35CS2 Humbuckers2 Roswell GB4 mini humbuckers with active electronicsPB-Style split coil
WeightAbout 3.5 kgApprox. 3.9 kg-Approx. 3.9 kg--3.8 kg-----------
ColourBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackNaturalWhiteBrownSunburstBlackSunburstSunburstBlack
SoundboardAsh WoodAlderMahoganyAlderBasswoodBasswoodAlderAsh WoodBasswoodMahoganyMahoganyMahoganyBasswoodMahoganyAlderMahoganyMahoganyBasswood
NeckMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaMapleMaple, EkangaMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMahogany, WalnutMaple, MahoganyMahogany, WalnutMaple, JatobaMahogany, WalnutMapleMapleMahoganyMaple
Frets242421242222242221202420242021202024
Pickup SystemHHJHHHJHHHJJPHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHP
ElektronicActiveActiveActiveActivePassivePassiveActiveAktive, PassiveActivePassiveActivePassiveActivePassiveActivePassiveActivePassive
Incl. Case
Incl. Gigbag
Bolt-on 3-piece neck-Maple with Ekanga veneer stripes-Maple with Ekanga veneer stripes--------------
Fretboard radius-508 mm400 mm508 mm---14"---12"--400 mm---
Pickup-Active MEC J/TJ humbuckers-Active MEC J/TJ humbuckers--Active EMG J / J-----------
Ex-factory stringing-Warwick RED (40250 M) .085" - .175"-Warwick RED (42200 M) .045" - .105"----Fender 8250-M .045 - .110 (article no. 180438)-------.045" - .105"Harley Benton .045 - .105
Bolt-on neck--Maple----MapleMaple-----Maple---
Neck profile--Thin U-CC---1960's Rounded-1960's RoundedU1960's RoundedThin U-DC
Bridge--LTD DB-4-----------BABICZ FCH-4---
7-Piece neck---------Mahogany walnut---Mahogany walnut----
Open tuners with 17---------1 ratio-1 ratio-1 ratio----
Suitable gig bag----------------Article no. 245877 (not included)Article number 159225 (not included)

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Description

The ESP LTD AP-4 Black Metal is an Electric Bass with a 21 XJ Frets, 1 Volume control, Grover machine heads & Black hardware. The retail price is 698.91 £.

Specifications

BodyAlder
Bolt-on neckMaple
FretboardEbony
Neck profileThin U
Fretboard radius400 mm
ScaleLongscale
Nut width38 mm
Pickups1 x Active EMG 35CS
BridgeBABICZ FCH-4
ColourBlack
SoundboardAlder
NeckMaple
Frets21
Pickup SystemH
ElektronicActive
Incl. CaseNo
Incl. GigbagNo

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