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-1004SM has been updated for 2017, and is about as serious of a professional-quality bass as you can imagine. It starts with some traditional design cues, like its bolt-on construction at 34" scale. But from there, the RB-1004SM 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 ebony fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets. If you want great-sounding, flexible tone, the RB-1004SM gives it to you in droves with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound P4 and J4 pickups, with simple volume, balance, and tone controls.
The RB-1004SM also includes high-quality Grover tuners, and a Gotoh bridge with string-thru-body design for fantastic sustain.
Body: Swamp Ash
Top: Solid Spalted Maple
Neck: 5Pc Maple & Walnut
Fingerboard Radius: 450mm
Nut Width: 40mm
Nut Type: Molded
Neck Contour: C
Frets/Type: 22 J
Hardware Color: Black Nickel
Strap Button: Standard
Bridge: Gotoh Bridge
Neck Pickup: Aguilar P
Bridge Pickup: Aguilar J (Hum Cancel)
Electronics: Passive P.U. w/ Active EQ
Electronics Layout: Vol/Bal/OBP-2 2-Band EQ