ESP LTD M-4 Black Metal Bass Guitar - Black Satin

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ESP LTD M-4 Black Metal Bass Guitar - Black Satin

Product Description:

ESP’s namesake design shows through strong as ever with their Black Metal series, including a matching monochrome single-pickup arrangement that makes this dark horse a menacing complement to its Arctic Metal sibling. This bass is molded for metal, sporting an extra-thin “U” maple neck for high-octane flourishes across all 24 frets of the Macassar ebony fingerboard. Alder anchors the tone in the body, favoring bombastic lows that will thunder through the active EMG bridge pickup. As an added flourish, glow in the dark dots adorn the side of the neck, ensuring easily identifiable positioning under almost any lighting conditions.

Flurries of sound

Boisterous basses abound with this LTD M-4 Black Metal bass, starting with its flat, alder body. This hefty tonewood offers rich, warm sustain, boasting a low-end predilection that favors solid basses and biting mids. You’ll find the maple neck imparts a characteristic brightness to this bass’s overall sound, with premiere note separation, great projection, and a balanced articulation through every register. The Macassar ebony fingerboard is oozing with presence, sporting a dynamic, responsive range with excellent sustain, full bass, crystalline trebles, and just-so-slightly scooped middle range. All in, these tonewoods harmonize for a stable, clear, thundering bass befitting anyone willing to put it through its paces.

Searing single-coil design

Like its Arctic Metal sibling, the LTD M-4 is outfitted with a single, active EMG 35CS active humbucker. This dual coil pickup utilizes ceramic and steel magnets engineered with a solderless design to tame the top end while delivering punchy, thundering lows with plenty of warmth. EMG’s preamp is designed to contain the heat, as needed, staying quiet when it’s not in use, but ready to fire on all cylinders at a moment’s notice. A single volume control knob adorns the sleek façade, aligned with the heavy metal design philosophy that oozes from every pore of this arctic axe.

Molded for metal

The maple neck isn’t just for sounding great — naturally light in weight and sporting an extra-thin “U” profile, this bass feels great in hand and ready for fast, smooth action. Moreover, maple is physically sturdy and resilient to twisting and warping (the same is true with the alder body), making this an excellent choice for gigging bassists or anyone short on time for maintenance You’ll find yourself exploring all 24 XJ frets of the Macassar ebony fingerboard, sporting a 15.75-inch radius with unmatched access, thanks to the ergonomic cutaway in the body. The set neck-through design ensures robust, reliable sound, from the Grover tuners to the Gotoh 201B-4 bridge. A precision-angled, pointed inline headstock exudes metal panache, sending the strings through a molded 1.65-inch nut, which optimizes string tension without sacrificing clarity.

ESP LTD M-4 Arctic Metal Bass Guitar Features:

  • Flat alder body boasts thundering lows
  • Maple neck delivers great note separation with tremendous projection and brightness throughout
  • Macassar ebony fingerboard resonates spectacularly in every register with excellent sustain
  • Set neck-through construction is structurally stable, lightweight, and naturally resistant to twisting and warping
  • Extra-thin “U” profile begets fast action with comfort and ease
  • 24 XJ frets sprawl a 15.75-inch fingerboard radius to provide balanced, rugged playability across a 35-inch scale
  • Grover tuners, 1.65-inch molded nut, and Gotoh 201B-4 bridge ensure consistent, buzz-free sound
  • EMG 35 active humbucker captures every frequency with tons of heat
  • Singular volume control means streamlined sonic sculpting
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As soon as you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email. After that, we double-check if all items ordered are in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your order is available for the delivery within the advertised time frame, we will submit it for shipment to the warehouse. If the expected delivery time exceeds the advertised time frame, we'll reach out to you via email and/or phone to confirm the order.

Order Shipment:

Within 1 business day from the time the item has been shipped, you will receive an email confirmation with tracking number. If you would not receive tracking information within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us.

Estimated Time of Arrival:

We typically deliver within 2-10 business days. Custom made products are usually delivered within 3-5 weeks. If the expected delivery date for your order would fall outside of the advertised 2-10 business day time frame, our customer service team will reach out to you to confirm if you are OK with that date.

Areas Covered:

All estimated delivery dates and shipping costs advertised on the website apply the the Contiguous United States only. Please contact our customer service team to discuss the time and cost of shipping to Hawaii or Alaska. We don't ship directly to Canada, but we can ship your order to the freight carrier of your choice.


It is very important that you inspect the packaging of your items when they arrive and check if you received all boxes listed on the delivery receipt.If you notice any damage or shortage of packages, you must make note of it on the bill of lading, take pictures, and refuse delivery.Your note should say "refused due to damage". You must also take photos of all sides of the box and send them to us within 2 days. If there are no damages visible before opening the box, you must note "subject to further inspection may contain concealed damage". If you notice any damage after receiving the delivery, do not throw the box away, and contact us with the photos. After we receive information from you about the refused delivery or concealed damage, we immediately initiate a claim with the shipping company or with the manufacturer. After the claim is fully processed, we ship all replacements at absolutely no cost to you.

Cancellations & Refunds:

We can cancel your order at absolutely no cost to you before the shipping label or Bill of Lading has been created, or before production of a custom order has started. Custom made items are not eligible for refunds after production has started. To be eligible for a return, the item must be unused and in the same condition as you received it. It must also remain in the original packaging, and the packaging must be in a perfect condition. We do not charge restocking fees or return shipping fees. All eligible returns are 100% free. Orders delivered outside the United States are not eligible for refunds. If your order arrived damaged, "Damages" section applies. Our refund policy lasts 45 days. If 45 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, we can’t offer you a refund. Please contact us before returning an item to discuss shipping details. All refunds will be issued to the credit card or PayPal account you used for your purchase within 2 days after all returned items arrived at our warehouse.

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