ESP LTD B205SM Electric Bass, 5-String

Feature: What it does:
Ash body Strong, snappy responsive tone
Spalted maple top Incredible looks and tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Three-band active EQ Cut or boost bass, middle and treble frequencies
- 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Natural Satin
Shipping Weight: 12.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LB205SMNS
See Thru Black
Shipping Weight: 12.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LB205SMSTBLKS
Natural Satin, with Case
Shipping Weight: 26.75 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8388

ESP LTD B205SM Electric Bass, 5-String

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.
(9 ratings)
Submitted December 26, 2016 by gregg g in willingboro, NJ
"B205SM A true "Diamond in The Ruff""
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
This bass is one of those true sleeping giants. I've been playing bass for over 25 years and never tried a ESP LTD until a bandmate noticed I had multiple basses at rehearsals and gigs, he said "greg you should try out a LTD B205SM I have one its a Tone Monster" I laughed at him. I was at a music store with him and he gave me the bass and said "please try it for me please" I tried it and couldn't beleive the tones coming outta this bass. My friend smiled at me and said ah huh I new you'd like it. Came home ordered it from zZounds and had it in 2 days before Xmas. I wanna know how could ESP make a bass of this quality for such a reasonable price. I was worried about the pups and preamp, but they are quality with no downside you know (pups bad,preamp good, bridge needs updating-nope not with this bass. good quality all the way. I feel like I owe ESP more $$, but I'm glad I tried this bass. Its a definate keeper
Musical Background:
professional Bassith over 30yrs
Musical Style:
r n b jazz pop neo-soul hip hop country funk
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