ESP LTD B205SM Natural Satin

5-String Electric Bass

  • Body: Ash
  • Spalted maple top
  • 5-Piece bolt-on maple / rosewood neck
  • Fretboard: Roasted jatoba
  • Nut width: 45 mm
  • 24 Frets
  • Pickup system: ESP SB-5 set
  • Volume- and balance control
  • Active ABQ-3 EQ
  • Colour: Natural Satin
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Colour Natural
Soundboard Ash
Neck Maple, Rosewood
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 24
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Active
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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07.06.2014
The sound off the bass surprised me. It doesn't sound like a bass that would cost only a bit over 400 euros.

Pros:
-Good sound quality, awesome tones
-Beautiful
-All good except some little things:

Cons:
- Noisy pickups when using treble, boosting treble causes great hiss
Cut treble max. to minimize hiss
-Poor B-string, it's good enough but definitely not as good as the other strings

The overall feeling of the bass is pretty good and I am definitely liking the sound. Great tones for slap, great tones for finger play and partly muted playing. 9.5/10 - in it's price range, can't think of a better choice.
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Great sounding with a lovely feel for playing
Cillian_ire, 11.05.2020
I bought this as a guitar to learn how to play. I've played banjo before this, and it wasn't that hard a transition. the instrument is hefty but well enough balanced that it is comfortable to play sitting or standing. The action is a little high, even after re adjusting, and the strings are quite tense compared to 4 strings I've played since.

Use:
Practice and recording

Pros:
* Feels comfortable sitting and standing when playing for a long time
* Active control gives a nice bass or mid boost when playing with others
* Looks great

Cons:
* Treble control can give an audible hiss when turned passed half way point.
* Strings are very close together for a 5 string which can make slapping a little more difficult when starting with it
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Absolut toller Bass
Alexander605, 27.10.2011
In einen Musikladen ist mir diese bass sofort aufgefallen. Und nach dem spielen war ich total begeistert. Die Verarbeitung ist absolut klasse. Die Tagen das aus Indonesien nur selchte Sachen kamen sind schon lang vorbei. Die Verarbeitung ist absolut perfekt und der Bass sieht wunderschön aus. Allen die ihn sehen sind sofort begeistert.

Nur von der setup war ich enttäuscht. Da musste ich selber noch viel machen bevor das Instrument bespielbar war. Das hatte ich von ESP nicht erwartet. Ich besitze auch ein Schecter Gitarre, die stammt aus der gleiche Fabrik und davon war der setup absolut perfekt.

Die Saiten habe ich getauscht für DADDARIO ECB 81-5 CHROMS und das ist total geil. Der sound von diese flatwounds ist gleich hell wie bei roundwounds aber das spielgefuhl ist absolut super. De bass hat ein schönes tief und ein ehrlich klares hoch. Im studio ist es meinen Favoriten bass weil er ein sehr schone sound hat. Auf der Buhne hatte er ein bisschen mehr druck haben können aber dort hilft mein Hartke Bass Attack gut aus.
Wurde ich diese bass wieder neu kaufen dann wurde ich mich aber für die 6 saiter entscheiden weil ich schon ein andere 5 saiter habe.

Für das geld ist es absolut ein top klasse Produkt auch wenn mann selbst daran noch ein bisschen herum schrauben muss. Vielleicht war das aber nur ein Zufalls Treffer. Ich wurde jeder diese bass empfehlen und ihn auch sofort wieder kaufen.
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Un bajo mas que decente a precio de risa
Esteban S., 30.12.2014
Acostumbrado a tocar casi siempre con bajos Fender de cuatro cuerdas de electrónica pasiva, me dije que ya era hora de probar con uno de cinco cuerdas y circuitería activa que no me saliera muy caro. Dado que no conocía la marca, inicialmente pensé en marcas para mí mas conocidas como Ibanez o Warwick, pero es que la estética de este bajo me entró por los ojos desde el primer momento, y finalmente las buenas críticas de los usuarios (por cierto bastante fiables) y su precio contenido me hicieron decidirme por él.

Finalmente creo que la elección ha sido completamente acertada, al menos por lo que dice la gente de mi grupo, pues creo que les gusta mas a ellos que a mí. El instrumento tiene un acabado muy bueno y las tres bandas de ecualización permiten matizar a tu gusto un sonido diáfano y preciso.

Es muy cómodo de tocar y no tiene un peso excesivo. Eso si, el juego de cuerdas que traía no era muy allá, pero una vez cambiado por un buen juego de cuerdas D'Addario suena como un cañón.

Por un precio muy asequible tienes un muy buen instrumento de gama media, así que lo recomiendo. Además el servicio de envío funciona muy bien.
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