ESP LTD B-208 8-String - See Thru Black

8-string Electric Bass with Basswood Body, Maple Top, Maple/Rosewood Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Active EQ - See Thru Black
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Fast, Aggressive, and Muscular

Designed for fast, aggressive playing, the ESP LTD B-208 STBLK electric bass guitar is a force to be reckoned with. Your hand will feel loose and slippery on the B-208 STBLK's thin maple/rosewood neck, while your fingers run up and down its rosewood fingerboard with ferocious abandon. You'll add authority to your sound, thanks to the B-208 STBLK's muscular SB-5 pickups. Also, the B-208 STBLK's active 3-band EQ lets you sculpt your tone for just the right sound. No matter what style of music you're playing, the ESP LTD B-208 STBLK bass guitar has the sound and feel you want.

ESP LTD B-208 STBLK 8-string Electric Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Dual humbuckers and powerful active EQ for sonic versatility
  • ESP LTD - affordable quality and craftsmanship
  • ESP basses - built to rock hard
Dual humbuckers and powerful active EQ for sonic versatility

The ESP LTD B-208 comes equipped with two ESP SB-5 humbucking pickups, which boast a wide response and low-noise performance. The real magic is in the SB-5s' active 3-band EQ, which gives you control over bass, mids, and treble frequencies to fine-tune your sound. And the balance control lets you blend between pickups, instead of just selecting one or the other. So even though SB-5s are primed for fast, aggressive playing, you can dial in a wide range of tones to suit virtually any musical style.

ESP LTD - affordable quality and craftsmanship

ESP LTD was created to bring a more affordable version of the classic designs and quality of ESP guitars and basses to a new market. The entire ESP LTD line of instruments feature premium tonewoods, quality pickups, and solid hardware for a lifetime of use. An exacting eye to detail and quality means that every instrument is ready to rock when it leaves the factory. An impressive list of signature guitars, by some of today's biggest guitar heroes, shows the popularity and respect held by ESP LTD. If you're looking for the perfect rock or metal guitar or bass, you need to check out ESP LTD Guitars.

ESP basses - built to rock hard

ESP started as a manufacturer of after-market guitar parts in Japan in the late 1970s. By the mid-80s ESP was making custom guitars and basses for some of the biggest names in rock. An exacting eye toward playability and craftsmanship has made ESP Guitars one of the most visible and prevalent guitar brands in rock and metal. Their commitment to quality is second to none, and their impressive roster of endorsers proves it. From Tom Araya to Frank Bello to Gabe Crisp, Danny Kenny, and Tommy Stinson, ESP makes the instruments that today's bass heroes use.

ESP LTD B-208 STBLK 8-string Electric Bass Guitar Features:
  • Fast-playing bass with premium appointments at a sweet low price
  • Extra Thin "U" contour makes the 5-piece maple/rosewood neck play fast and smooth
  • Basswood body with flamed maple top looks and sounds great
  • Active 3-band EQ lets you shape your tone to suit a variety of styles and situations
  • 5-piece neck is more rigid and will resist twisting or warping over the years
Flex your musical muscles with the ESP LTD B-208 STBLK 8-string electric bass guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape B
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 8
Color See Thru Black
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish Urethane
Scale Length 34"
Number of Frets 24 XJ
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 15.74" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Neck Material 5-Piece Maple/Rosewood, Bolt-On
Neck Shape Thin U
Nut Width 1.77"
Bridge/Tailpiece TOM Bridge, Tailpiece
Tuners LTD Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup ESP Designed SB-5N Humbucker
Bridge Pickup ESP Designed SB-5B Humbucker
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Balance, 1 x Mid, 1 x Bass, 1 x Treble
Strings Cleartone, (.020/.040, .025/.055, .035/.070, .040/.090)
Manufacturer Part Number LB208FMSTBLK

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My first 8 string!

I've been playing for 38 or so years and always wanted one and I'm not disappoint at all! Awesome tone and not too heavy. Came out of the box with a good setup (a slight tweek of the neck) and my action is perfect! This is a beautiful bass! Sounds great on Cheap Trick songs!

Great Bass

This is an incredible bass! I tried this bass out at a outdoor music festival (Welcome to Rockville)! I highly recommend this bass!
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