Pre-Owned LTD Frank Bello - Black Satin with Gig Bag


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LTD 2018 Frank Bello FBJ-400

Unleash Your Metal Prowess with the ESP LTD FBJ-400 Black Satin Frank Bello Signature Bass

Signature Bass with Classic Circuitry

The ESP LTD FBJ-400 Black Satin Frank Bello Signature Bass is the ultimate instrument for hard-hitting riffs and exceptional playing versatility. As the personal bass of Anthrax's renowned bassist, Frank Bello, this signature model boasts a merciless metal look and a tonal palette to match. With a traditional offset design, a mahogany body, and a U-shaped maple neck, this four-string bass delivers outstanding playing characteristics and powerful sounds. Equipped with a PJ setup of passive EMG pickups, the FBJ-400 provides relentless performance and the iconic tones you crave. Complete with durable LTD DB-4 bridge and Vintage bass tuners, the ESP LTD FBJ-400 is a formidable weapon for any metal player.

Classic Style with High Playing Comfort

The LTD FBJ-400's matte black finish, accented by striking red bindings, conceals a traditional construction that excels in sound and playability. The offset design ensures a comfortable balance, while the bolt-on maple neck with a U-profile promises a smooth and enjoyable playing experience. The 21-fret Macassar ebony fretboard with red Dot inlays offers ample space for precise finger placement, enhancing your performance across the fretboard.

Passive EMG Pickups for Potent Tones

Frank Bello chose passive EMG pickups for the LTD FBJ-400, each featuring red caps that perfectly complement the bass's metal aesthetic. The EMG PHZ split-coil pickup in the middle position delivers a commanding sound with a tight low-end and the ideal amount of brilliance. Meanwhile, the EMG LJHZ stacked single-coil at the bridge impresses with its punchy midrange and hum-free operation. Traditional passive electronics, including two volume controls and a general treble control, provide effortless tonal shaping.

Vintage Style Hardware for Reliability

ESP equipped the LTD FBJ-400 Satin Black Frank Bello Signature Bass with vintage-style hardware, ensuring durability and performance. The classic LTD DB-4 bass bridge guarantees impeccable intonation and easy string action adjustment, courtesy of its four individually adjustable tailpieces. At the headstock, four open Vintage-Style tuners ensure precise and robust tuning, granting you the confidence to unleash your metal prowess without compromise.


  • Manufacturer: ESP
  • Series: LTD
  • Design: FBJ
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: No
  • Binding: 1-ply, Red
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: 'U'
  • Neck Lacquer: Matte
  • Neck Construction: Bolt-on
  • Fretboard: Macassar Ebony
  • Fretboard Radius: 12 inches
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Format: Extra Jumbo
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut Type: Plastic
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Scale (inch): 34
  • Manufacturer Pickups: EMG
  • Pickup Neck: No
  • Pickup Middle: EMG PHZ
  • Pickup Bridge: EMG LJHZ
  • Active Pickups: No
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Electronics: Passive
  • Switch: No
  • Control: 2x Vol, Tone
  • Tuners: Vintage Deluxe Keystone
  • Bridge: LTD DB-4
  • Tailpiece: No
  • Number of Strings: 4
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Black
  • Colour: Black Satin
  • Finish: Matte
  • String Gauge: .045 - .105
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E


 This bass is in very good condition and has undergone a full in-store professional inspection and setup. The neck is nice and straight, fits comfortably in the hand and exhibits only gentle fretwear. Cosmetically, there is a small scuff near the back plate on the back of the body as can be seen in photos. Gig bag is included. 

Serial Number: IWI8090196



*** This item is at Five Star Guitars on consignment. As a result, all sales are final.***

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Type: Bass Guitars