ESP LTD Orion-4 Signature Bass Guitar - Black Blast
Serving as the bedrock bass critically acclaimed Polish extreme metal band Behemoth since 2003, Orion’s namesake signature bass is designed to endure under the heaviest conditions. The offset swamp ash body is sandblasted for a texturally unique finish, housing a pair of Nordstrand Big Split pickups that are wired with a push/pull function for passive play, alongside dedicated 2-band EQ and balance knobs. A bolt-on 3-piece maple neck boasts 21 frets on its Macassar ebony fingerboard, delivering crisp, articulate sounds across the spectrum. Vintage-style tuners and a hipshot bridge bookend this 4-string’s 34-inch scale, hosting a thin “U” neck profile that’s comfortable in hand and engineered for dynamic action. Don’t let the elegant design mislead you — this powerhouse doesn’t pull its punches.
Luscious lows and exceptional articulation
To accommodate the sonic extremes of Behemoth’s basses, ESP’s luthiers decided to anchor the tones in a swamp ash body, brimming with clarity and brightness, tremendously resonant across the spectrum, articulate, and slightly scooped in the middle range. You’ll find the maple neck eliciting tight basses, premiere note-separation, and a bright balance projected through every register. Up top, a dynamic Macassar ebony fingerboard offers tons of sustain, with clear, sturdy lows and crystalline highs. Taken together, these tonewoods expertly reinforce the low end while sparing no effort to ensure mids and trebles are carefully sculpted and distinctively sonorous.
Versatile tone sculpting
If you know Behemoth, then you know their sound: notoriously difficult to pin down too precisely, but unrelenting, brutal, and expertly executed all the same. In order to keep up with Orion’s aural assault, the namesake 4-string is outfitted with Nordstrand Big Splits in the neck and bridge. These split-coil humbuckers flirt with being something of a hybrid P/J sound, but smoother, delivering tight, thundering lows that don’t skimp on articulation. Sonically and visually stylish, Alnico V magnets support a versatile palette that faithfully preserves tone, imbuing a rich, responsive dynamism that works as well for the technically demanding as it does the sound hounds. Refine your sound with the formidable onboard controls, using the push/pull functionality of the volume knob to send the pickups into passive mode.
Fast action with soaring style
Touring bassists will appreciate the 3-piece maple neck construction, known not just for its tonal stability, but its structural resilience, making it naturally resistant to twisting and warping. Its light weight and comfortable hand feel are accompanied by a thin “U” profile, ideal for fast action and soaring licks. This bolt-on boasts a 15.75-inch fingerboard radius, optimized for flurries across all 21 XJ frets of the Macassar ebony. Vintage-style LTD tuners send your strings through a molded 1.5-inch nut, bookending the 34-inch scale with a slick Hipshot bridge, ensuring buzz-free tones that stay in tune. Built for taking your playing to the sonic extreme, this offset behemoth expertly blends speed and style with reliable voicing that doesn’t sacrifice the low end.
ESP LTD Orion-4 Signature Bass Guitar Features:
- Stylish swamp ash offset-body design is exclusive to Orion’s signature, delivering bright, well-rounded sound
- Maple neck provides excellent note-separation, tight lows, and balanced tones
- Macassar ebony fingerboard gives you dynamic, responsive character the tons of sustain
- 3-piece bolt-on neck construction is light in weight and structurally stable, with a natural resistance to twisting and warping
- Thin “U” profile blends fast action with comfortable in-hand feel
- 15.75-inch fingerboard radius optimizes exploration of all 21 XJ frets
- Glow-in-the-dark dots adorn the side of the neck for easy reference under most lighting conditions
- Nordstrand split-coil humbuckers deliver rich, dynamic tones with faithful sonic capture
- Robust onboard controls include push/pull toggle for passive mode, balance, and a stacked 2-band Nordstrand EQ
- Hipshot bridge and vintage-style LTD tuners mean buzz-free, reliable sound
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