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ESP LTD B206SM Electric Bass, 6-String

ESP LTD B206SM Electric Bass, 6-String

Step up to a 6-string bass! With a stunning spalted maple top on an ash body and 5-piece maple/rosewood neck, the B206SM offers outstanding tone and sustain.

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Submitted September 13, 2013 by Greg Williams in San Diego, CA
"Greg' Opinion!"
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I was slightly intimidated by graduating up to a 6 string. I was originally looking for another 5 string. NTL, This bass is awesome!. Easy to play. Variety of tones. This bass is very well made. Very solid. The specs on this is remarkable. It could cost much more! The price is stupid affordable. This bass could be priced in the $1000.00 plus category. This my first 6 string bass, and most likely be my last. I bought this bass to play sweet chords type melodic music. Shipping was great, received in 2 days, after purchase. ZZ, thank you! Lastly, if you want to pay more, go ahead, but why? Try this bass, It is all about the sound, and tones you are able to achieve. Not all $1000.00 plus basses sound good. You pay for the labor it took to create that bass. Try this bass again. read all the reviews from other sites. This bass, ROCKS!
Sound
I give this bass an A+, period I have been playing seriously for 8years, and playing the bass as a fun outlet, since 1983. Does not matter your style of music, this bass can hang hard and then some. I play through a Carvin MB15 250w and Carvin 15 cab. The setup on this bass was good out the box, but I am going to have it set up and tweaked a little for my personal use. As far as making it sound better, it sound real good. Sound is a personal choice. Play it and form your own opinion. Just being honest.
Features
Made very well. Very solid like I said earlier. The Ash body, maple neck, hardware and PU are very good. I thought I was going to have to change them for EMGs. Not happening! The EQ works exceptionally well.
Ease of Use
Easy if you are not a beginner, and you have a descent good ear for sound and music. Achieving the sound you are looking for, is easy. The only downside, which is small to me. It is the weight. This bass is not light, nor excessively heavy either. I say get a good padded strap. This bass would be uncomfortable for a small person. This is a big boy bass instrument. Just sayin'!
Quality
Great job on making this bass, give it an A+. Like anything, you take care of it, it will last you a very long time.
Value
Great value...Totally under price. I not complaining. I look at the product first, before I look at the price on everything I buy. Like I said, "you can pay mega more, and be disappointed".
Manufacturer Support
Have not had a need yet. I hope for the best services if I had too
The Wow Factor
Very mature sexy looking bass. For you single people out, that need bait to attract the eye candy. This bass will do it. I am married, so I can not say chicks will love it...lol You will not be disappointed. This is a true "BAD AZZ BASS" that will not break your wallet. Your band members will be very impressed. Do not play a good bass out of a crappy amp, and vice versa.
Musical Background:
Bass, I have been playing serious for 8 years, playing for fun since 1983
Musical Style:
I play Jazz, Blues, Pop and Funk, and Gospel
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Submitted January 18, 2014 by Paul Cutrona in Martinsburg, WV
"Exceeded my expectations."
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Nice bass. Especially for the money. Well crafted, details are tight, setup out of the box was just fine. I'm a professional musician, playing since the late 70s.. I gig a couple times a month and play on the worship team. I like this bass. A lot. No reason to go into details on action, sound, feel, since that is all subjective anyway. Just a nice bass, and for the money I havent had better. If you want better, spend the thou or more.You still might not touch this bass for under 12-1500 really. But again, it's all subjective.
Musical Background:
Professional.
Musical Style:
Rock, Worship/Christian, Pop, Jazz, etc.
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Submitted April 4, 2017 by BRIAN W in TUCSON, AZ
"ESP LTD B206SM Electric Bass, 6-String "
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love it, it sounds amazing and has a nice weight to it and the neck is perfect for my big hands!!! I WILL be purchasing the 5 string as well!
Musical Background:
20+ YEARS ON PIANO, 18 YEARS PERCUSSION, 15 YEARS BASS, 5 YEARS GUITAR, I PLAY DRUMS PROFESSIONALLY AND STARTING A BAND ON BASS
Musical Style:
ALL!
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Submitted June 12, 2017 by Faustino Garcia in Pasadena, TX
"ESP LTD B206SM Electric Bass, 6-String"
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Bass was setup perfect right out of the box. The only problem is the weight. A little heavier than most 6 strings I have played in the past but can still handle 2 sets before back starts to feel uncomfortable.
Musical Background:
Been Playing Music for over 30 yrs, Bass. Semi-Pro
Musical Style:
Funk, Rock, Tejano / Norteno, R&B, Salsa, Country
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Submitted September 12, 2014 by Eman W. in Louisville, KY
"Great Bass, Worth the Price!"
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Sound Great, Looks Great, A bit heavy, but my only complaint it that there were a Few imperfections in the finish which are pretty noticeable if you sit down and examine it closely.
Musical Background:
Preform Live Shows: Bass, Rhythm Guitar
Musical Style:
Metal, Experimental, Djent
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Submitted February 22, 2016 by a customer from msn.com in Tucson, AZ
"GREAT SIX STRING FOR THE MONEY"
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IM VERY HAPPY WITH THIS PURCHASE, Bass looks and sounds great. Quality control is little bit lacking as one of the knobs was loose and had to be tightened and there is about a quarter of an inch of binding that is not there it just stops then starts back up again. It has a sticker on the bass that's quality checked in the USA. Well the guy who initialed missed these easy to spot errors. But over all its a keeper and very nice to look at and play.
Musical Background:
bass, guitar jam at home
Musical Style:
rock, r & b
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Submitted July 14, 2014 by Brett Kitchens in florence, MS
"Best Bang for the buck!!!"
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This bass is awesome. It comes setup right outta the box. No modifications needed at all. It easy and smooth, comfortable. It feels great and it has the type of sound you'd find in a high price guitar.
Musical Style:
Jazz, rnb, gospel, rock,
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Submitted September 21, 2020 by a customer from gmail.com
"great bass"
Its a great bass for the price, sounds great, sustain for days, pretty easy to get a ton of tones, only real issue, its not the bass in the picture...its a B206sm, but the 12th fret marker is just 2 dots, not the B-206 sm Bar marker, not a big deal but disappointing, needed a bit of set up and adjustment on arrival, but definitely a steal at this price.
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