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ESP LTD B204SM Natural Sat B-Stock

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Electronic Bass

  • Ash body with "Spalted Maple" top
  • 5-Piece bolt-on maple / rosewood neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Nut width: 40 mm
  • 24 Frets
  • Pickupss: ESP SB-4 set
  • Electronics: Volume, Balance, ABQ-3 active EQ
  • Colour: Natural satin
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Colour Natural
Soundboard Ash
Neck Maple, Rosewood
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 24
Scale Long Scale
Pickups HH
Elektronic Active
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No
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This bass is only recommended!

Achim aus J., 23.01.2012
Shipping :

As always a perfect handling and fast shipping. Thanks to Thomann!

Actually, I do not buy basses preferring the intern trading. But by the 30 day redemption guarantee at Thomann, the decision made me a little easier.

O ptik:

It is known from ESP that the grain of the "Spalted Maple" ceiling can vary from model to model quite differently. But I must admit that I was very positively surprised. Unpacked, I expected a beautifully grained and "living" blanket of split maple. If not as "orange", as seen on many official product photos. The color tends towards brown.

The ash body consists of 3 parts and looks good from behind. The appealing shaping can only be perceived correctly in reality.

In summary, the ESP makes a lot of optical. Provided you like the silky "natural finish". The B204SM feels wonderfully "warm" and pleasant.

Mass :

The proper weight was also immediately noticeable to me. In the B204SM, ash of the heavier type is used and not a light swamp.


The 5-piece neck is simply beautiful and therefore is connected by a sixfold screw connection with the body. The neck is also perfectly integrated into the body. Inaccurate milling is virtually impossible to find on the whole bass.

The voice mechanics have a trusting effect and are voice-stable.

The Potis have a pleasant soft course. Apart from the volume control, all of them are equipped with a well-palpable center detent.

The massive bridge also makes a lot of. It is extremely solid and offers all possibilities to customize the strings individually. By the way, the strings are passed through the body.

B playability:

The playability is only excellent. The slim neck profile is made for me, because I have some smaller hands anyway.

On my bass, the strings were already set perfectly perfectly. Nothing rattles and rattles, and all the strings are bunched. The strings are said to be high-quality "SIT".

K lang:

It is known to be very difficult to put a "sound" into words. I will try it nevertheless nevertheless times.

So, the bass sounds just value, round and balanced in itself. The B204SM has exactly the attack as expected from a screwed neck. Nevertheless, I feel the sustain above average well. The heavy and dense ash wood, the massive bridge and the strings guided by the body are certainly the reason for this beautiful fact.

The two ESP SB-4 pickups, together with the active 3-band sound control, ensure a decent boost, though not as powerful as one knows from a "MuMan". But the sound is very variable. This does not mean that the ESP in the sound would be "characterless". On the contrary, he already brings something "own" with him. It is unfortunately very difficult to describe.

Conclusion :

I have not found any deficiencies in the processing and the basic setting ex factory.

The ESP LTD B204SM is highly recommended for all bass players who are looking for a cheap instrument with good workmanship, attractive silky-looking look, great playability and an appealing / variable sound.
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