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      ESP B-208FM 8-String Bass with Flamed Maple Top (516647)
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Huge sound and solid playability!

Sunk into its flamed maple top are a pair of heavy-hitting SB-4 pickups designed to give up a massive wall of low-frequency mayhem. The 5-piece maple/walnut neck bolts up to the mahogany body and has a rosewood fretboard fitted with 24 XJ frets, pearl dots, and the model name at the 12th fret. Tweak your tone with volume and balance knobs plus an ESP ABQ-3 active EQ. This is one very nasty sonic package housed in a dark and deadly instrument that looks as hot as it plays.

ESP B-208FM 8-String Bass with Flamed Maple Top Features:

  • Bolt on neck with 34" scale.
    Basswood body with flame maple top
    5-piece maple/walnut neck with 24 XJ-fret rosewood fretboard
    Dot inlays with model name at 12th fret
    ESP SB-4 pickup set
    Volume, balance, and ABQ-3 active EQ
    Tune-o-matic bass bridge




ESP B-208FM 8-String Bass with Flamed Maple Top

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  • Great Sound for a Great Price

    As reviewed by JEFF TRIBBY on 9/3/2012

    When I was looking for a bass with a different sound, I was immediately drawn to the idea of an 8-string but at a price that wouldn't break me. I checked out all the 8-strings and quickly picked the one I thought was most pleasing to my eye as well as affordable. I picked the ESP 8-string with its see-through finish and active EQ. When I picked it up at the store and saw it in person for the first time, I knew it was love at first sight. I got it home and tried it out and bonded with it even more. I can do harmonics that are not possible with a non-double stringed bass. It's voice is very full and clear and has a bell-like chime to it. I feel I got the best bang for the buck. The bass itself came to me in flawless condition, no blemishes or smears at all. I highly recommend this bass to anyone who wants a different and distinctive sounding bass. I now have four basses, and they all have very different voices. This ESP rounds out my collection beautifully. By the way, it's not nearly as heavy as I expected, fairly light for a bass, in fact, and it stays in tune better than a couple of other basses I have. I know I'll enjoy this baby for a long time to come.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • What a voice this baby has!!

    As reviewed by JEFF TRIBBY on 8/8/2012

    I got this 8-string around a month ago after a three-week backorder wait, and wow, was it ever worth it! For what it's worth, CG generously offered me a Dean Edge-8 at the same price ($50 more than the ESP) in place of the ESP, but I stuck with my original order. It's got quite a voice, too, about what a Rickenbacker 12-string guitar would sound like with a deep voice. It's very clear and crisp, and I can do harmonics with it that are just not possible with a non-double-stringed instrument. I dropped the low E to D, and it sounds great. I play it through my Boss ME-50B using reverb-chorus and sometimes a heavy distortion or overdrive. Sounds awesome, like something from another world. This is one very happy camper. I have four basses now, all very differently voiced. I highly recommend this bass. It's affordable, very well constructed and finished, and I like the 24 fret-neck (34" scale, by the way). I don't know hwy more people don't get one. You really, really should think about it. It's no more difficult to play than a four-string. Check it out! Just do it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • This thing is so cool!

    As reviewed by Mac on 10/5/2010

    Alright, I heard about these 8 string basses and the first thing I thought was, "Oh god back problems for as long as I live..." I was happily mistaken! It was totally like a 4 string! The octave strings are so fun! This bass is composed of pure awesomeness! It gives you a new sound to what ever you want to play. Drop tune it, still sounds awesome. You don't even need a guitarist anymore!

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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