B-206SM

NATURAL SATIN

B-206SM
$699.00
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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.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 35"
Body Ash
Top Spalted Maple
Neck 5Pc Maple/Jatoba
Fingerboard Roasted Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius 500mm
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 Volume/Balance/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
Comments
Grant-G

I recently bought one of these and the bass is absolutely gorgeous, the spalted top is amazng. Fit and finish are top notch. Two things let me down; the tuners and the pickups. With the strings off the tuners all wobble, which is not something I have on any of my other basses, They are solid when the strings are under tension. Still, a minor annoyance. 

The pickups are terrible. They have no volume to them. I have adjusted my string height, and done what I can, and they make no noise. Or rather very little. I have to turn the volume up on my amp and they need to be replaced, which is a disappointment. Still everything else about the bass is great so i will keep it. 

PATRICK H.

Glad I'm not the only one who feels that way about the pick ups / electronics... 

David C.

The active 3 band EQ is "flat" with everything in the middle notch. If the preamp on the bass has each EQ knob 100% counter clockwise, that would be the equivalent of turning every EQ band on your amp to 0. If you cut every frequency on your preamp, no wonder you're cutting volume! I own this bass and I can guarantee the pickups have a healthy output when everything is at least in the middle notch. 

Lasse H.

What are the standard string heights for this? 

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at [email protected]rs.com or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support   

Jonathan E.

Hi ESP team. I am interested in this bass but I just want to know if the pickups are passive or active and will this bass fit in any other case than the recommended?

Carl N.

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

PATRICK H.

Hello! I was curious about making adjustments to the 2 truss rods on this model of bass.

Are there any tips on how to approach adjusting this style of neck? Are these truss rods both dual action? 

I've been setting up guitars/basses for several years, but I've never encountered a neck with 2 truss rods. I've looked extensively on the internet & have found no resources about the nuances of adjusting necks like this. Any tips or information you can provide would be super helpful! 

Carl N.

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

Jamil P.

Hello again ESP fam! Very happy with this bass but I'm curious to know the specs for its Active 3 Band EQ? The +/- db on Bass/Mid/Treble?

Carl N.

Glad you're enjoying it! If you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at [email protected] or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support 

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