Here's what ESP says about the LTD B-1004 Multi-Scale:
The first thing you’ll notice about the B-1004 Multi-Scale and 5-string B-1005 Multi-Scale will likely be its unusual arrangement of frets. A multi-scale fret design optimizes string tension so that the lower strings have a longer scale compared to the higher strings, resulting in consistently excellent tone and performance at all points across the fingerboard. Bass players often report that a multi-scale design is also ergonomically preferential to standard fret designs, and that they feel natural to play, with very little learning curve required.
Designed for professional players, the B-1004 Multi-Scale and B-1005 Multi-Scale provide a swamp ash body with a top made of solid ziricote, an environmentally friendly and terrific-looking tonewood. These basses also employ a five-piece wenge/purple heart neck with pau ferro fingerboard, constructed at 36.25" to 34" scale for the B-1004 Multi-Scale and 37” to 34” for the B-1005 Multi-Scale.
Its high-end components include a black bone nut, Gotoh tuners, and Hipshot Solo bridge, as well as a set of acclaimed Nordstrand Big Splits hum-cancelling pickups, along with an ABQ-3MS 3-band EQ. This setup gives you incredible flexibility in tone, with an active/passive mini-switch, a mid-frequency selection mini-switch (800Hz or 400Hz), individual bass, treble, and mid EQ controls, and master volume and balance controls. Available in Natural Satin finish.
- CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-On
- BODY: Swamp Ash
- TOP: Solid Ziricote
- SCALE: 36.25" - 34" Multi-Scale
- NECK: 5pc Wenge/Purple Heart
- FINGERBOARD: Pau Ferro
- FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 400mm
- NUT WIDTH: 42mm
- NUT TYPE: Black Bone
- NECK CONTOUR: Extra Thin U
- FRETS/TYPE: 24 XJ
Electronics & Hardware
- HARDWARE COLOR: Black
- STRAP BUTTON: Standard
- TUNERS: Gotoh
- BRIDGE: Hipshot Solo
- NECK PU: Nordstrand Big Splits
- BRIDGE PU: Nordstrand Big Splits
- ELECTRONICS: Active
- ELECTRONICS LAYOUT: Vol/Bal/ABQ-3MS 3-Band EQ/2 Mini Switch