ESP LTD B-206SM - See Thru Black Satin

6-string Electric Bass with Spalted Maple Top, Ash Body, 5-piece Maple/Rosewood Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 SB-5 Humbucking Pickups - See Thru Black Satin
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Intermediate Bass with Pro Looks and Features

Bassists who are looking to step into the pro range without a big price tag should look no further than the ESP LTD B-206SM. This bass has a stunning satin-finished spalted maple top on an ergonomic ash body for a warm and cutting tone, good stage looks, and all-night comfort. A strong bolt-on five-piece maple neck with a Thin U profile and rosewood fingerboard gives the LTD B-206SM a snappy response and accurate reproduction of runs. Sweetwater bassists were quick to note the LTD B-206SM's low-noise ESP humbucking pickups with active EQ, stable string-through bridge, and moody black nickel hardware.

ESP LTD B-206SM 6-string Electric Bass at a Glance:
  • Distinctive tonewoods for focused lows and a cutting edge
  • SB-6 humbucking pickups with 3-band active EQ for modern color
Distinctive tonewoods for focused lows and a cutting edge

The LTD B-206SM has a look and sound that's unique among this price range. The ash body and bolt-on maple neck give this bass a decidedly American response: bright and punchy mids, a fast attack, and a focused bass response. The spalted maple top's satin finish gives this instrument an eye-catching look to suit modern styles of music.

SB-6 humbucking pickups with 3-band active EQ for modern color

ESP electronics have a sound that delivers for modern rock, metal, and fusion, and the LTD B-206SM stays true to this reputation. Onboard SB-6 neck and bridge humbuckers give the LTD B-206SM moderate output and low noise for clean stage amplification and accurate studio sound reproduction. A powerful 3-band active EQ section provides lots of tone-shaping options to help your groove find its place in a mix.

ESP LTD B-206SM 6-string Electric Bass Features:
  • Pro features from an intermediate bass
  • Ash body with satin-finished spalted maple top provides a focused sound and deluxe looks
  • Snappy bolt-on maple/rosewood neck with a comfortable Thin U profile
  • 350mm radius rosewood fretboard responds quickly and accurately
  • SB-6 neck and bridge humbuckers deliver modern low-noise amplification
  • Active 3-band EQ section for tonal versatility
  • String-through bridge adjusts to any playing style
  • Black nickel knobs and tuners add to the B-206SM's moody look
Stage looks and studio tones at an intermediate price: the ESP LTD B-206SM 6-string electric bass!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape B Series
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Color See Thru Black Satin
Body Material Ash body with Spalted Maple top
Body Finish Satin
Scale Length 35"
Number of Frets 24, XJ
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dot inlays
Neck Material 5-piece Maple/Rosewood
Neck Shape Wide Thin U
Nut Width 2.125"
Bridge/Tailpiece LTD DB-6
Neck Pickup ESP Designed SB-6N
Bridge Pickup ESP Designed SB-6B
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x balance control, ABQ-3 3-band EQ
Manufacturer Part Number LB206SMSTBLKS

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