With the LTD AP-5, we started with a traditionally-styled body, but then took things in a new, high-performance direction that only ESP can offer. Designed to be a bass that blows away the expectations of players of any musical style, from metal to punk, reggae to funk, the AP-4 and 5-string AP-5 have the great playing feel and the professional components that make it a winner by any definition. It begins with a classic bolt-on design, with an alder body and smooth, thin U-shaped maple neck at 34" scale. For an excellent variety of tone, the AP-4 offers a set of active EMG P and LJ pickups, with a volume, balance, and tone control to dial in your sound quickly. It offers a Macassar ebony fingerboard with 21 extra-jumbo frets, reliable Grover tuners, and a Babicz FCH-4 bridge for terrific tone transfer and sustain.