Sometimes, 4 or 5 strings just aren't enough. Whether you're looking for an extended bass range, more positioning options or an overall fuller, heavier sound, adding more strings is a great solution. Luckily, ESP carries a selection of 6 and 8 string electric basses with killer looks and, more importantly, incredibly versatile tone. If you haven't tried one yet, you don't know what you're missing: it's amazing what ESP 6 and 8 string electric bass guitars can do with those extra strings to enhance your live and recorded sound.
Are you looking for a 6-string with eye-catching looks and versatile tone? If so, the ESP LTD B-206SM 6-String Bass may be your next instrument. Crafted with an ash body for good sustain and a spalted maple top for beauty, this striking bass even has abalone dot inlays up its rosewood fingerboard to complete the show-stopping appearance. And it has tone to match, with its neck and bridge ESP pickups wired to a full set of volume and balance controls, as well as an active 3-band EQ for lots of options to personalize your tone.
If you're after the dense chorus effect that only an 8-string can provide, the ESP B-208FM 8-String Bass is a great option. It has two SB-4 pickups that work together with an ESP ABQ-3 active EQ to create an impenetrable wall of bass sound. And it has stage-worthy looks to match, with its see-through black finish and pearl dot inlays.
Whether you've got a specific reason for trying out a 6 or 8 string bass or you're just looking to add a new instrument to your bass arsenal, an ESP extended-range electric bass is a solid call. ESP is endorsed by many of the world's most well-respected musicians, yet they still have plenty of basses affordable enough for amateur players. To put it bluntly, a look through this section may be the best thing yet to happen to the future of your bass sound.