Custom Guitar's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks Normal wear and tear Power surges Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks) For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax. Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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Back to topAs soon as I pulled the bass out of the box I noticed the beautiful Matte Black finish which really stands out. Then I noticed the typical ESP quality construction. I own 5 ESP LTD basses and none are lacking in quality. BTW, I own 17 basses ranging from ESP/LTD, Schecter, BC Rich, Dean, and 2 Sterling Ray 34's and have owned in the past Ibanez, Jackson, Fender etc, so I know a good quality bass and I know a bad quality bass. Next I strapped it on and found it very well balanced, no neck dive. So far so good, next I played it acoustically and found it sounded beautiful. Finally I plugged it in and that is when the disappointment hit. The bass is passive with only 1 tone control knob and all I could get from it was a bright high midrange distorted sound. No matter how much knob turning I did, it just plain sounded horrible. I literally had to scoop out all the mids on my amp to get a decent sound and this is coming from a guy who likes midrange. So I now have 2 options, send it back and get a refund or add an active preamp. Since I got it on sale during the 4th of July weekend, I decided to use the money I saved and purchased an EMG BTC Control preamp. Excellent decision, I now have full deep bass and crystal clear highs with total control over my tone. I went from almost returning it to now owning a very nice bass. My guitarist and singer both say that if Batman played bass, this would be the one. I am now very happy with it, but if you are not looking at investing more money into it, I would not recommend this bass. The tone is a major turnoff, even if you play metal and like distortion. There is just no bottom end at all until now. I play AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and even Slayer and would not be able to pull it off with this bass without the EMG BTC Control. If possible, try before you buy.
ESP LTD TA-204FRX Electric Bass Guitar Black Satin
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