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ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar
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A gorgeous merbau sixer!

The body of the ESP LTD D-6 Bass Guitar is shaped out of merbau, a hardwood native to Southeast Asia giving it a dark hue similar to mahogany. In fact, if it wasn't for the lighter maple of the 5-piece maple/mahogany neck-thru design, you'd have a hard time discerning that this was a neck-thru design from outside appearances as the dark woods are a very close match. The neck itself is a thin "U" shape with a double cutaway design making it easier for players of all sizes to access the frets with ease. This standard scale (34") 6-string bass sports a 54mm standard nut, 24 XJ frets, a rosewood fingerboard, Grover tuners, an ESP DB-6 string-thru-body bridge, and black nickel hardware. The electronics include dual ESP SB-6 (bridge & neck) pickups with an ESP ABQ-3 3-band active EQ which lets you boost or cut lows, mids, and highs before the signal ever hits your amp.

Case sold separately.

ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar Features:

  • Neck-thru-body
    34" scale
    Merbau body
    5-piece mahogany/maple neck
    Rosewood fingerboard
    54mm standard nut
    Thin "U" neck contour
    24 XJ frets
    Black nickel hardware
    Grover tuners
    ESP DB-6 bridge string-thru-body
    ESP SB-6 (bridge & neck) pickups
    ESP ABQ-3 3-band active EQ
    Case sold separately




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  • Best 6 string unders $500.00

    As reviewed by Manuel Cantu on 6/29/2010

    I have been playing for over 20 years. I personally own and play a Ken Smith BSR5MW and a modified Fender Jazz. I wanted a neck-thru 6th string but did not want to play over $1000.00. I read all the reviews I could find and heard the 4&5 string versions of this bass on youtube and was impressed. I bought it here at GC, replaced the p/u's with bartolini's and the pre-amp with an Aguilar OBP-3 and now it sounds as good as most $4000.00 MTD's. Clear clean piano like sounds for under $1000.00 with the mentioned upgrades. Ryan, the Instrument Tech at GC in Bakersfield is Phenominal, he Meticulously and professionally installed my electronics, give him a call.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • Awesome bass

    As reviewed by dominique hall on 9/19/2011

    I got this bass last year, to play dream theater and other Progressive music. it held up for quite some time, great string spacing, pick up placement, and the neck was the best part, measuring at less than an in in depth. Problem being. the ESP pickups and EQ sounded like pure mud and got no definition on notes played on lower strings. and to much definition on high strings. the bass was sturdy and withstood a fight with a drummer. smacking it against a wall. the bass was way to heavy coming in at 23.5 pounds and being made out of merbau why? that's what my floors made out of! please save yourself and get a padded strap if your going to get this bass. if you don't care about the things listed. it will be your best friend, (pickups can be changed too)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • ESP LTD D6 Bass

    As reviewed by Alex Yocum on 5/21/2013

    I absolulty love this bass! Well worth the money and fairly cheap for the quality that you get with it. Neck through body, beautiful body, not too heavy at all for the size of it. I got a good deal and got mine for 200, but now that i have it, I would have paid at least the 500 for it, maybe more. You will not regret getting this bass and it will be one that I will keep for the rest of its life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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