Model

B-206SM

NATURAL SATIN

$756.00 $529.00

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
Case
Case Included
N
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Bob L.

Hi, ESP LTD,

I am a happy owner of a ESP LTD B 206 SM 6 string and a ESP LTD D 6 bass. Both are great and the design, electronics, wood selection and hardvare are totally spot-on with quality and playability. 

However, I was wondering if you at some time would consider a flip compartement to the 9V battery instead of having to screws to open and close the compartment. Over time the wear and tear of opening the battery compartment using the screws on an off the wooden body will eventually be a challenge for the tiny screws and you have to use larger screws over time. Do you consider an upgrade on this in near future?

 

Best regards,

Bob

Tony Steven

Is it possible to make a lighter weight 6 string bass ? 

Bob L.

Hi, Tony. 

the ESPLTD D 6 is lighter than the B 206 SM since the D 6 has a neck-through as opposed to the B 206 SM which is bolt-on and has a heavier neck heel. 

Best regards,

Bob Landors

RJD

I recently picked up the B-206SM and love it. I am considering changing the knobs. Could you tell me what size and type the volume, balance, & eq knobs are? Are the pots solid shaft or split shaft? I'm looking at parts sources and don't know what to get. Thank you. 

RJD

Ok, very cool. I've order some Q-parts Natural Abalone Knobs with pearl black finish to go with the black nickel. 

 

Todd B. ESP

Hi RJD, Great!

Todd B. ESP

Hi RJD, All the knobs are split shaft and they are a standard size for import style pots. You can install any type of dome knob or plastic push on knob.

Johnny A.

All my life playing 4 strings Fenders p and jazz basses. Few days ago I visit Sam ash music store and came across the Ltd b206 , I played it for half hour and just was amazed. I left the store and after dreaming on that guitar all night I couldn’t ignore it and back to the store to take it . Getting use to play 6 strings ... simply love this guitar . Looks Feel and sound great , and the price ....... wow .... so happy . It nice to add this 6 strings to my collection

Todd B. ESP

Hi Johnny,

Thanks for sharing your story. We're excited and happy to hear how much you love this bass!