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The Spalted Maple top sitting on the contoured Ash body gives the ESP B206 a distinct style that separates this 6-string bass from the rest of the pack

The Spalted Maple top sitting on the contoured Ash body gives the ESP B206 a distinct style that separates this 6-string bass from the rest of the pack. It comes equipped with a pair of ESP SB-6 pickups and electronics that include Volume and Balance controls along with the ABQ3 Active 3-Band EQ circuitry. The bolt-on, 5-piece, Maple/Walnut neck is offered in a thin "U" shape and topped with a Rosewood fingerboard featuring 24 XJ frets and Abalone dot inlays. Additional features include black nickel hardware, sealed ESP-LTD tuners, and the adjustable, ESP DB-6 bridge. Case not included.  

Features:

  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Scale: 35”
  • Body: Ash w/ Spalted Maple Top
  • Neck: 5-Pc. Maple-Walnut
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Nut Type: Standard 
  • Nut Width: 54mm
  • Neck Shape: Thin U
  • Inlays: Abalone Dots
  • Frets: 24 XJ
  • Binding: None
  • Hardware: Black Nickel
  • Tuners: ESP-LTD
  • Bridge / Tail[iece: ESP DB-6
  • Pickups: ESP SB-6 Set
  • Electronics: Vol / Bal w/ ESP ABQ3 3-Band Active EQ

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Things You Will Get:

  • Bass Guitar
Series LTD B series
Model B206

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ESPLTD B-206 6-String Bass
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (6)
    • Practicing (6)
    • School bands (6)
    • Rock concerts (5)
    • Recording (4)
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT FEEL

    By 

    from CLEVELAND, OH

    Comments about ESP LTD B-206 6-String Bass:

    PLAYS GREAT!!! GOOD FEEL

     
    5.0

    Best 6 string EVER.

    By 

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Muddy Factory Preamp

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Jazz
    • Metal
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP LTD B-206 6-String Bass:

    I've had this thing for only a year now, and I never regret getting it. This is honestly the best 6 string out there for it's price. The only problem that I had with this bass was the electronics. Since I'm not a huge expert on electronics and pickups, I had no idea why the sound was muddy (the low end is pretty muddy). I took it to a guy, he replaced the preamp with a new preamp and now it sounds absolutely KILLER. Once again, sound is a personal preference, and I've been trying to get a John Myung type of tone, which I can now get with the new preamp. Besides that however, GET THIS BASS. I strongly recommend replacing the preamp and raising the action, though.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sexy sounding. Sexier looking.

    By 

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands

      Comments about ESP LTD B-206 6-String Bass:

      This bass is not only REALLY beautiful, but it also gives a perfect sound. It gives a sharp, bright tone for when I'm shredding bass on it (and you can definitely shred bass on this), and it gives a thick, smooth sound for when I'm playing jazz or blues. As long as you know how to use it and can manage it's weight, this bass is probably the best 6-string out there. Period.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      EPIC!

      By 

      from Bradenton, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Perfect neck size
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All venues
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands

        Comments about ESP LTD B-206 6-String Bass:

        This bass is AWESOME, perfect if you want to try out a six string bass for the first time, its just fun to pick up and play, you can really get into it and can reach every note with a good sound, it will sound even better with a good amp to get a solid low B which we all know we want, basically, this bass is worth the money, no, its worth more than the money.

         
        5.0

        Just Amazing

        By 

        from Seal Beach CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clean B-String
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about ESP LTD B-206 6-String Bass:

          I was trying this ESP vs the Ibanez GSR206 6 String. The Ibanez was OK however the ESP just blow it out of the water. The low B is very clear not muddy, and the EQ controls are far superior.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Incredible bass

          By 

          from New York City

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about ESP LTD B-206 6-String Bass:

            One of the best basses money can buy. Don't let the price or the fact that its a six string fool you. It doesnt matter what your budget is, if you play prog or fusion or just want to try a six string, this is the best six string I have ever played (probably the best bass I have ever played period). I know that its really a matter of prefference but for me, I would choose this ESP over a Dean, Schecter, dfinitely Fender and ever an expensive music man six. Even though mine wasnt set up well out of the box, its made very well and can easily work with low action (which is rare for a six string). I have never gotten any buzz through my amp and only a little buzz at the actual neck but then again I play with a ridiculously low and fast action. Incredible tone, crafstmanship, RIDICULOUS elctronics and eq, nice and chunky pick ups, relatively light weight, stays in tune, works with low action...basically designed for some serious rockin out. For all the bass lovers out there, check this instrument out and see what you've been missing.

            (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            excellent for the money

            By 

            from Greensboro North Carolina

            About Me Experienced, playing 15 years

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • buzzing is only unplugged
            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about ESP LTD B-206 6-String Bass:

            This bass is great. I actually wasn't even in the market for one but when I saw all those features for the for [$] it was impossible to pass up. The spalted maple looks great. I wish there was another look option because I would like another one but don't want it to look exactly the same. The only problems are I wish it was a little thinner and it buzzes a lot when unplugged which is how I usually play. But niether of these are big problems a 9.5 of 10. I am actually considering buying a second one, I LOVE THIS BASS and I have owned many.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I would buy this product again

            By 

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Gospel
              • Jazz
              • Neo soul

              Comments about ESP LTD B-206 6-String Bass:

              I just got the esp and loved every minute of it. i would recommend it to any one who is on a budget or want a nice looking bass, without spending $1,000's of dollars. This has been one of the best bass that i every bought in a long time.

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              LTD B-206 6-String Bass

              Your new ESP instrument is warranted to be free of any defects in materials and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for the life of the original retail purchaser, subject to the limitations described below. This warranty is non-transferable and applies only to the original purchaser when product is purchased as NEW from an Authorized ESP Dealer. Electronic parts and guitar hardware are limited to a warranty period of one (1) year from date of purchase.

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