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
Anthony L.

Hi! I recently bought this bass and it worked at first and then all of a sudden stopped playing sound. I flipped all the knobs and everything! I was wondering if maybe changing the battery would fix this?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Anthony, sorry for the late reply to your question. Yes that is what I would recommend first. Since your system uses a battery, if it dies or becomes too low in power you will have no output to the amp. One thing to keep in mind with active systems: when you aren't using your bass, make sure you unplug the cable. If you leave the cable plugged in, it will drain the battery. If you need further assistance please contact our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com

Nattawat C.

I was just wondering that can I replace bridge with 18mm spacing bridge without neck problem?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Nattawat, Our current string spacing at bridge is 16mm. If you change to 18, your string spread might be a little too wide for the neck.

Ken W.

Hi!! I was just wondering what the weight is for the B-206 and how does it compare to the D series ( six string) are they the same weight? Thanks so much!! 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Ken, the B-206 is approximately 10 lbs and the D-6 is about 10.6lbs. Both are similar, maybe the B-206 is more comfortable and slightly lighter. Same outer shape (perimeter) but different contours.

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.

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