(Originally written by julboubou/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Made in Japan under the brand name LTD. Mahogany body, neck-through body, fingerboard with tribal inlays, active EMG 35DC/P4 pickups, 35" scale.
Quite pleasant and sturdy neck, easy access to upper frets thanks to its special shape.
I find this instrument a bit heavy, like most bass guitars.
The 35" scale immediately gives away that this bass is not conceived for soft music.
However, the active EQ gives you a wide sound range even though the overall sound seems to always have harsh attacks and a somewhat inaccurate low-end.
I've been using it for one year and I'm rather satisfied although the sound is not very versatile.
The value for money is very good, only Cort can provide that.
When you buy a such bass guitar you already know what kind of music you'll play.
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Dryze's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
LTD F-404-FM, made in Japan, solid mahogany body and neck-through 3 rooms for better sustain.
2 EMG 35DC active (Bridge etassurent powerful sound but with a slight grain of origin.
Scale 35 "wide with rosewood fingerboard, 24 frets of (XJ), which is always a plus, even a must have if you want to type in the metal /.
Panel knobs Mid / Bass / Treble volume and balance more active.
Acastillage black chrome "tro dark" but very nice. Inlaid pearl dots frets, simple but effective.
I have in "Black Cherry" color is really beautiful, you can see the wood through the grounds. Only downside is extremely messy because of the varnish, especially if you play with fingers like me. In short, very well finished and it's been fun.
First thing that strikes the bass is quite heavy (solid mahogany), but this defect is compensated by pitit sustain it gives a bass.
Then the pitch 35 "is very broad, almost as much as a 5 string, it certainly makes the game fingers but it is a bit wide.
The neck-through allows good conductivity and a better quality of sound, the highs are normally accessible without AC is obvious that the handle through helping.
ZE BIG ERROR: The required accuracy when playing the bass, in fact you have to press with surgical precision to the right of the hoop, otherwise it frieze, or it must press hard.
The setting is easy and convenient and I get different sounds:
A strong point of the machine, since even if it is adapted to hard, you can do anything with, slap, walking, mediator, and John Pass. However, the sound is still a little fat, the fault of EMG.
Small flat, as I already said, it sounds horrible when you play too has left the band, but apart from that it's very good.
Personally I rather walking and tapping and clack * small * strings when playing fast is pretty cool and gives the magnitude, but it can be a problem if we do not like (Well it is a low nags then normally we know what to expect. This gives the illusion of using a pick, but it removes a little groove in his unfortunately.
It's been one month since I use is not much but I finally managed more or less to identify the machine, so I wanted to give my opinion to those who want or need to have
In Esp I tried the B4-E and B-414SM, and this is the F-4014 prevails, talonée closely by B-414, because I like her well rounded and powerful, even level style if I prefer the other 2.
Moreover I will take may be the B-414, which is less powerful but more accurate, and more expensive as it seems, the other advantage of the F-404 is the price, really affordable for the beginning of hdg.
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faltas7's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
. Mahogany body
. Neck-Mahogany-Walnut 5 parts / rosewood fingerboard, inlaid 'Tribal Graphic'
. 24 XJ frets
. Diapason 35
. 2 active pickups EMG 35-DC
. Volume / Mix / EQ EMG B64 active 3-band
. ESP BB-604 Bridge
. Grover Mcaniques oil bath
. Black chrome hardware
. Colors: See-Thru Black - See-Thru Black Cherry
. Retail price 990 euros
. Refs: F404/STBC GES - GES F404/STBK
The handle is really spot on!
Relatively thin it looks like something has a handle PRTA Jazz bass!
Access in acute is really good thanks to a form a spcial can ...
The form is not common but do not really play ESG standing when you sit your AC can become relatively dsagrable the "tip" you fit in the thigh ...
For the Emg's are very well and thanks them boullot has the 3-band active EQ is obtained really sound that you want
I play heavy metal, but sometimes I slapper in my components and it sounds great!
Quite frankly it is a very low polivalente despite this form of "trash"
I've had six months and since I left her at a dpart j'hsitais did buy it because of a low teens can APRS but the store I have tried appriori quickly left these to the con out of the cot and I chquier!
If you like big sound and shape Do not hesitate!
LTD makes great coffee, for 900 euros you get a superb high-end bass beginners!