B-205SM

SEE THRU BLACK SATIN

B-205SM
$549.00
(U.S. Only)
NOTE: Due to ongoing challenges in the global supply chain, instruments purchased from ShopESP that are not currently in stock may take an extended time frame to be delivered.

With its unique coloration and grain pattern highlights, spalted maple is a great look for a bass that stands out from the crowd. The B-205SM is an affordable yet high quality 5-string bass that offers an ash body with a spalted maple top in Natural Satin finish, along with an extra thin U-shaped 5-piece maple/jatoba neck for excellent playing feel. You also get passive ESP Designed SB-5 pickups, along with an active ABQ-3 3-band EQ, and good-looking black nickel hardware. Also available  in Natural Satin finish.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 34"
Body Ash
Top Spalted Maple
Neck 5Pc Maple/Jatoba
Fingerboard Roasted Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish SEE THRU BLACK SATIN
Nut Width 45mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black Nickel
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge LTD BB-605 w/ String Thru
Neck PU ESP Designed SB-5N
Bridge PU ESP Designed SB-5B
Electronics Passive P.U. w/ Active EQ
Electronics Layout Vol/Bal/ABQ-3 3-Band EQ
Strings D'Addario XL (.045/.065/.085/.105/.125)
Case B BASS FORM FIT CASE
Case Included N
Comments
Daniel m.

Hello am looking at purchasing the B-205SM I leave in Canada Windsor to be specific. I want to know I can go about purchasing. If you can give me the price with shipping I will appreciate it. Thank you

Carl N.

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Matt H.

Just got this for Christmas.  How do I make adjustments?  The manual link you recommended below only has one page (not even the whole page) about bass guitars, and is not really helpful.  :(  I’ve never owned a 5-string bass before.  The strings are so close to the neck they rattle like crazy.  Especially the lowest string.  Should it be rattling and buzzing?  This is very annoying, and probably a deal-breaker.  Also the neck seems too flexible... When I pull back on it, even slightly, the strings stop playing altogether because they are touching.  This is so strange.  I’ve been playing a 4-string Fender P-Bass for 7 years, and have never had these issues, ever.  Do you have any instructional videos?   Really hope the rattling isn’t the way it’s supposed to be.  Please let me know ASAP.  Thanks.

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support 

Anthony C.

I just played my bass in church for the first time

Yesterday. It plays and sounds great. Very versatile!

Carl N.

Glad you like it!

Clarence  J.

I just purchased this bass from Zzounds which should arrive sometime today and I am very curious as to what kind of pickups alnico or ceramic and how many truss Rods one or two?

Carl N.

Hope you enjoy it when it comes in, if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support 

Travis D.

hi I recently bought this model I love everything about it however I dropped it in the parking lot inside a gig bag. Now I have a giant ship the size of a quarter on the upper body where you would place your right forearm when playing. I am curious asked you what my options are for repair. Also could you tell me what material is used to finish the body, so I can find someone or attempt to repair it myself. Thank you, means a lot if you could help me out. Seriously wanted to cry as I only had it 3 weeks. I've never damaged an instrument so badly and the 15 plus years, I've played bass.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Travis, Sorry to hear that. We use polyurethane paint. If you find a guitar repair person who works with paints or fillers/patches, he could probably fill the chip with some paint or cyanoacrylate (superglue) and make it feel nice again.

Travis D.

Awesome I will give that a try. Thank you very much and i really appreciate your time. 

Also, is it just a clear poly coating , or is there color added. Mine is the see through flat black spalted maple top style.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Travis, Yes yours has color in the paint to give it that transparent black finish. . I wouldn't worry about getting it fixed perfectly, it's not possible to match the finish so you can't see the repair. You just want to seal it so it is smooth and will not chip or break out any further. Good luck

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