Based on the ESP Vintage-4 model and customized to Anthrax bassist Frank Bello’s specifications, the FB-204 is a sinister-looking instrument with a Black Satin finish and black anodized aluminum pickguard. With 21 extra-jumbo frets on a 34-inch scale, the ultra-flat rosewood fingerboard provides a fast, smooth feel. The ESP-designed passive split-coil pickups offer tonal versatility, while the AB-1 active tone boost adds extra punch when you need it most.
Note: The base price for this drop is for the FB-204 Frank Bello Black Satin. At checkout, you may also choose the Viper 154DX Flamed Maple in See-Thru Black or Black Cherry (-$50), the J-204 5-String 3-Tone Burst (-$20), Phoenix-204 Black Electric Bass Guitar (-$20), or the B-5E 5-String Natural Satin (+$80).
This drop is for new B-Stock instruments with the original box and paperwork. ESP has very stringent quality control procedures, and a tiny imperfection in the finish can qualify a guitar for B-Stock. These basses may have minor cosmetic imperfections which will not affect playability.
Made from lightweight basswood with a flamed-maple top, the Viper 154X boasts a blistering rock personality with a pair of SB-4 pickups, an active 3-band EQ, and a string-thru body design for improved sustain and impact. The J-204 5-string bass has an alder body with a 3-tone burst finish, while the Phoenix-204 has a classic black body and an edgy Firebird shape. The B-5E 5-string has a mahogany body with a Natural Satin finish, a 5-piece maple and mahogany neck, and a matching ebony top and fingerboard.
FB-204 Frank Bello Black Satin
Viper 154DX See-Thru Black Flamed Maple
Viper 154DX See-Thru Black Cherry Flamed Maple
J-204 5-String 3-Tone Burst
B-5E 5-String Natural Satin
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Jan 8, 2016 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.