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ESP LTD B205SM Electric Bass, 5-String

With its ash body, beautiful spalted maple top, and 5-piece maple/rosewood neck, the 5-string ESP LTD B205SM bass delivers punchy tone with lasting sustain. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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ESP LTD B205SM 5-String Natural Satin
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A Natural Beauty with Killer Bass Tone to Burn

Once you shoulder your ESP LTD B205SM five-string electric bass, your fingers won't be able to get enough of what this battleaxe has to offer. Powerful ESP-designed SB-5 pickups keep your output warm and clear of mud, and three-band EQ controls keep your signal sounding its best for all occasions. A comfortable ash body with an eye-catching spalted maple top gives you plenty of well-balanced resonance, and a five-piece maple/rosewood neck harnesses 24 XJ frets over a smooth rosewood fingerboard. Get more melody out of your performance -- pick up this ESP LTD and see what five strings of awesome bass tone can do for your sound.

Attractive Maple and Ash Body

As a tonewood, ash tends to have a dense and heavy characteristic to it and will yield a warm and evenhanded resonance across the lows, mids, and highs. Maple is a reasonably strong and resilient wood -- a good shield that holds up well to scratches and dings. Maple tends to bring in a pleasant rounded brightness that's never too harsh, but always on your side when you want your sound to stand out. This tonewood pairing is a popular choice, and your first amplified note will show you why.

Warm and Powerful ESP Designed SB-5 Pickups

Five-string basses bring more melodic possibilities to the table, and your pair of ESP Designed SB-5 pickups are ready to forge your signal. No matter how low or how high you go on any of this bass's 24 frets, every note will maintain a warm and well-balanced character without any mud, buzz, or annoying electronic interference. Make sure to take advantage of the three-band EQ controls to shape your sound. The balance control dial determines the right mixture of each pickup for a wide-reaching span of tonal possibilities.

Five-Piece Maple/Rosewood Neck

Wrap your hand around your ESP LTD B205SM's maple/rosewood neck and feel the music ooze from your fingertips to your amplifier. Maple brings in that biting snap when you hit it hard, and rosewood has similar tonal tendencies to mahogany -- a nice push on the middle and lower frequencies along with a helpful dosage of sustain. You have five strings at your disposal stretched over 24 XJ frets that each feature a comfortable action. This neck's extra thin "U" contour rests comfortably in your hand, so you'll enjoy hours on end exploring what this five-stringed baddie can dish out.

Secure LTD BB-605 Bridge

Anchoring all five strings down is your B205SM's LTD BB-605 bridge, helping your strings ring out longer and maintain their intonation over those endless jam sessions. This bridge utilizes a through-body setup, which yields greater sustain and a more seamless transfer of sound and overall resonance.

Features:

- Five-string electric bass with three-band EQ control
- Spalted maple top
- Resonant ash body
- Five-piece maple/rosewood neck
- Smooth buttery rosewood fingerboard
- 24 XJ frets
- Extra thin U neck contour
- Scale length of 34"
- Black nickel hardware
- ESP Designed SB-5 pickups
- Master volume, bass, middle, and treble controls
- Pickup balance control
- LTD BB-605 bridge with string-thru-body setup

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- Construction: Bolt-On
- Scale Length: 34 inches
- Body: Ash
- Top: Spalted Maple
- Neck: 5 Piece Maple/Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Nut: 45mm Standard
- Neck Contour: Extra Thin U
- Frets: 24 XJ
- Hardware: Black Nickel
- Tuners: LTD
- Bridge: LTD BB-605 with String-Thru-Body
- Pickups: ESP Designed SB-5
- Electronics: ESP Designed ABQ-3 3-Band Active EQ
- Controls:
- Bass Boost/Cut
- Master Volume
- Mid Boost/Cut
- Treble Boost/Cut
- Balance
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LB205SMNS
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8388

Product Description

The distinct, natural appearance of the Spalted Maple top on the ESP LTD B205SM 5-String Electric Bass Guitar provides a gorgeous look that isn't too flashy. ESP designed this incredible instrument with an Ash body for the ultimate in punch, clarity and sustain while the 5-piece Maple/Rosewood Neck adds stability and a great look of its own. The B205SM yields ultra versatile tone thanks to dual ESP SB-5 pickups and ESP designed ABQ-3 3-Band Active EQ.
Customer Reviews
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Overall: Solid bass. Could spend more for the quality. Unbelievable tones can be achieved. I did compare this bass to many higher end basses. Ash body, maple walnut neck, rosewood fret board. Standard ESP pu, are good, I am a Emg guy. I will be upgrading soon. I have both the 5 and 6 string ESP. Very playable, setup was great out the box. Made some personal adjustment. You should alway set your bass to your liking. Very affordable. This bass sound awesome. I play through GK 410 Neo cab, w/ TC BH500 wt head. Got to have a good rig, to make a good fair evaluation or vice versa.
Style of Music: Funk, blues, jazz, and my own thing
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Overall: I rarely leave feedback for items i've purchased online..but with this bass i had to say how AWESOME it is! The quality everything is just right..i didn't even had to set it up..i do plan on changing the strings though..
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Reggae
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