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ESP LTD B-205SM 5-string Electric Bass Guitar Satin Natural

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The ESP LTD B-205SM 5-String Electric Bass Guitar has a bright-sounding ash body with a beautiful spalted maple top. Featuring string-thru design and active electronics, this bass has sound features that will inspire you.Built with 5-piece maple for maximum stability, the bolt-on neck is set deep into the body for a winning combination of snap and ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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$499.0
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Overview

The ESP LTD B-205SM 5-String Electric Bass Guitar has a bright-sounding ash body with a beautiful spalted maple top. Featuring string-thru design and active electronics, this bass has sound features that will inspire you.

Built with 5-piece maple for maximum stability, the bolt-on neck is set deep into the body for a winning combination of snap and sustain. The Thin U Neck Contour gives your fingers optimum access to the full scale of the 24-fret neck.

The LTD B-205SM has 5 controls for dialing in just the right sound for the song. A balance control allows you to blend the output of the 2 pickups - full neck, full bridge, or anywhere in between. Separate bass, mid, and treble boost/cut controls enable further tone tweaking of your blend setting. A master volume completes the electronics section.

Features

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 34" Scale
  • Ash Body
  • Spalted Maple Top
  • 5 Pc Maple/Rosewood Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 45mm Standard Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • ESP Tuners
  • ESP BB-605 Bridge w/ String-Thru-Body
  • ESP SB-5 (B & N) p.u.
  • ESP ABQ-3 3-Band Active EQ
  • Controls
    • Bass Boost/Cut
    • Volume
    • Mid Boost/Cut
    • Treble Boost/Cut
    • Balance
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    One year warranty on parts and electronics.


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    ESPLTD B-205SM 5-string Electric Bass Guitar
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fun to play (5)
    • Good feel (5)
    • Good pick up (4)
    • Good tone (4)
    • Solid electronics (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Jamming (4)
    • Recording (4)
    • Rock concerts (4)
    • Small venues (3)
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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All around great bass

    By DJ

    from Las Vegas, Nv

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about ESP LTD B-205SM 5-string Electric Bass Guitar:

      Ordered the bass online and it got to my house pretty quick. The bass looks great in person. I've had it for a couple weeks now and really like how it plays. The sound and tone of it are excellent and the neck is made for easy and smooth playing.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Happy Young Bass Player

      By Dad

      from Albany, NY

      About Me Child

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about ESP LTD B-205SM 5-string Electric Bass Guitar:

        I got this for my son who decided 4 strings were not enough. We actually traded a $600 Ibanez for this one because it felt just as good to play, but the pickups gave him more of the sound that he wanted. Much beefier. It is a little heavier, but, so far, he doesn't mind.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I Shouldn't Have Avoided the ESP LTD Line for So Long

        By BaltoNealio

        from Charm City, of course

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Quality All Around

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ESP LTD B-205SM 5-string Electric Bass Guitar:

            Gigging bassist here. I got the evocative and mysterious-looking see-thru black semi-gloss/satin. This bass is the easiest 5-string I've ever played--I have somewhat short fingers--AND it has superior tonal qualities that musicians value: wide spectrum of tone; decent electronics/pots, great sustain, really beefy bridge, and with limited to no fret buzz after you initially set it up. One thing I truly like that separates this bass from so many others is, the strings don't angle off from the nut to the tuning machines. Some top-flight 6-string guitars have notorious issues with their G and D strings, and some basses have a similar problem with G and B strings, but not this one; I look forward to not having to constantly adjust tuning between songs. So I recommend this bass--highly--as an aesthetic beauty, as well as a quality instrument aimed @ the intermediate to advanced bass player. btw, I enjoy the fretless B204 so much, I went ahead and nabbed the B205 (at a clearance price that I'd be stupid to pass up).

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This bass is amazing

            By Karl

            from California

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about ESP LTD B-205SM 5-string Electric Bass Guitar:

            ESP has never let me down. I've been using ESP basses and guitars for nearly all my life and feel that this bass truly stands out. The quality and looks that this bass has to offer is amazing.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Value

            By Drivetrain - Portland, ME

            from Portland, ME

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • 9V pickup battery wears out fairly quickly

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about ESP LTD B-205SM 5-string Electric Bass Guitar:

            Use this bass for live gigging the past 18 months, love the look and sound. No fret buzz, feels solid.

             
            5.0

            Great quality bass for the price

            By Eman61529

            from Austin, MN

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Heavy!

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about ESP LTD B-205SM 5-string Electric Bass Guitar:

            I have this bass in the 6 string version. It is truly amazing! It plays great! The battery for the active pre amp will need to be replaced regularly. It is quite heavy and a little hard to play standing for long shows. It seems to excel at pretty much everything. It has plenty of options for tone, for whatever style you like playing. The pickups themselves are not active. If the battery does die you can continue to play but at a much lower volume. This would be a great bass for anyone wanting to get their feet wet on a 5 string or 6 string bass!

            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Might even buy the 6-string

            By Frank

            from undisclosed

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about ESP LTD B-205SM 5-string Electric Bass Guitar:

            Love this axe

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