Model

B-206SM

NATURAL SATIN

$569.00

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-206SM is an affordable yet high quality 6-string bass that offers an ash body with a spalted maple top in Natural Satin finish, along with a thin U-shaped 5-piece maple/jatoba neck for excellent playing feel. You also get passive ESP Designed SB-6 pickups, along with an active ABQ-3 3-band EQ, and good-looking black nickel hardware. Available in Natural Satin finish. Also available in a left-handed version, and in See Thru Black Satin finish.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Bolt-On
Scale
35"
Body
Ash
Top
Spalted Maple
Neck
5Pc Maple/Jatoba
Fingerboard
Roasted Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius
400mm
Finish
NATURAL SATIN
Nut Width
54mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Black Nickel
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
LTD
Bridge
LTD DB-6
Neck PU
ESP Designed SB-6N
Bridge PU
ESP Designed SB-6B
Electronics
Passive P.U. w/ Active EQ
Electronics Layout
Vol/Bal/ABQ-3 3-Band EQ
Strings
D'Addario XL (.030/.045/.065/.085/.105/.125)
Case
B BASS 6 STR XL FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
N
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Chris H.

Could you confirm the ideal string height at the 17th fret for each string please?  I'm assuming 4/64" for the B and 3/64" for everything else? 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Chris, This depends on your playing style and touch. Each player has a different touch or feel so adjustments may be necessary based on those factors as well as string gauge and tuning. For a 6 string bass, our standard string height measured at the 12th fret is 1/8" (3.2mm) at the B string and 5/64" (2.0mm) at the high C string. It sounds like you are looking for low action. That is possible if you set the neck very straight and play with a light touch. Remember that fret buzz heard acoustically is not an issue, but you typically don't want to hear the fret buzz through the amp (unless that is the sound you are going for).

Casey K.

Hello, would a set of 32 - 130 strings would be too heavy for standard tuning on this bass?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Casey, This set would be fine. It's a little heavier than what comes on the bass, but will work fine. Since there will be more tension on the neck we recommend you adjust the truss rod and bridge & nut slots as necessary.

RJD

I recently put Ernie Ball #2838 32-45-65-80-100-130 on and they work great. I had my luthier build me a custom bone nut so everything fits perfectly.

Todd B. ESP

HI RJD, That sounds like a great upgrade, thanks for sharing it here.

Stéfan P.

Hi, 

 

I just spent a couple hrs looking for a replacement black nickel machine head for the B String of my B206SM.... not an easy thing to find. Can I get one from you ?

Otherwise, I love it. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Stefan, Where do you live? Are you in the US or in another country? I would suggest to email our customer service team and explain your issue. It might be possible that either we (USA team) or international distributor can help you find the part you need.

Jason B.

Can you tell me a few more specs on the neck?  Things I'm looking for are width at nut, string spacing at bridge, neck thickness would work too if you have that.  Thanks.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jason, Sorry for the late reply. Here are the specs you requested. Nut width: 54mm / End of neck width: 84mm / Thickness @1F: 20.5mm / Thickness @ 12F: 22.5mm / String to String spacing at bridge: 16mm

Heinz R.

My Bass of Basses since Nov.2011 !

Best Sound with Cleartone Strings ! Since 2016 I play him with a .160“ D‘Addario String for a deep Fis ! That‘s Not the End of Bottom Feeling ! There wait a.200“ and a.230“ from Pyramid to work with us . Extrem Heavy Greetings to all ! Heinz!

Ask about the possibility to Cleartone for Strings in this habilty ,

but donˋt know what to do !

Todd B. ESP

Hi Heinz, Wow. Glad to hear you get a lot of use out of your bass. And interesting about the strings. Those are very heavy gauges!

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