An active hottie. LTD by ESP make great guitars. The ESP LTD Phoenix-1004 4-string electric bass is a great example for what LTD is capable of, it has a neck thru-body design and offers a 34â scale, mahogany body, maple neck and ebony fingerboard. It has 21 frets, a Gotoh bridge and Gotoh tuners. The Phoenix-1004 has two hum bucking EMG 35DC pickups, for bridge and neck. The 35DC pickup looks quite modern, but it was designed over 30 years ago. The gained experiences gave this pickup an extended range of clean sound on high and low frequencies. Unfortunately this model is no longer in production, however you can still find it in the second hand market every now and then.