2014 ESP LTD RB-1004 Rocco Prestia Signature PJ 4-string
2014 ESP LTD RB-1004 Rocco Prestia Signature P/J 4-string bass
This very pretty bass is one of the last remaining instruments from the Aguilar Artist Loft collection.
It is super lightweight, tipping the scales at just 7 lbs. 2 oz.!
It has a swamp ash body and elegant spalted maple top, Aguilar pickups and preamp, and a nice fast, thin 5-piece neck.
The bass is in MINT 100% as-new condition. It has never been privately owned, and a close inspection shows that it has barely ever been played, if at all.
It has been set up with nice, comfortable low action and is very easy to play, and has a broad range of useful P and J types of tones. The two band boost and cut preamp allows for even further tone shaping.
Here's a description of this model I found elsewhere on the web:
The "RB" in this bass series stands for "Rocco's Bass", referring to none other than the man who co-designed this instrument and inspired thousands of players with his innovations in fingerstyle funk: Rocco Prestia of the immortal Bay Area funk/R&B masters Tower of Power. The LTD RB-1004 starts with some traditional design cues, like its bolt-on construction at 34" scale. But from there, it goes straight uptown with a dense swamp ash body, a figured spalted maple top in Natural Satin finish, a C-shaped five-piece maple and walnut neck, and an maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and oval pearloid inlays. If you want great-sounding, flexible tone, the RB-1004 gives it to you in droves with Aguilar P and J pickups, with the additional tonal flexibility of an Aguilar OBP-2 preamp with volume, balance, and bass and treble controls that can boost and cut. The RB-1004 also includes high-quality Grover tuners, and a Gotoh bridge with string-thru-body design for fantastic sustain.
Construction type: Bolt-on
Body: Swamp Ash (2 pcs.)
Top: Spalted Maple
Neck: 5 pieces, Maple/Walnut/Maple/Walnut/Maple
Fingerboard: Maple with oval pearloid position markers and oval pearloid side dots
Finish: Natural Satin
Nut width: 1.58"
Neck shape: "C"
Frets: 22 (on the G string, at least)
Bridge: Gotoh 404BO-5 w/ String Through Body
Neck pickup: Aguilar P60
Bridge pickup: Aguilar J (hum canceling)
Preamp: Aguilar OBP-2 (full time active)
Controls: Volume, Blend, Bass, Treble (boost/cut)
Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. (7.125 lbs.)
Country of Origin: Korea
Case: Choice of new gig bag or new rectangular soft-sided hard case