ESP LTD B205 SM 5 String Electric Bass Guitar


ESP LTD B205 SM 5-string Electric Bass Guitar with Spalted Maple Top, Ash Body, 5-piece Maple/Rosewood Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 SB-5 Humbucker Pickups


The Standard series produced by ESP-LTD offers instruments that offer everything you expect from ESP basses, but at a much more affordable price, while maintaining the standards of workmanship, quality of materials and, of course, sound. LTD’s instruments range from the lowest end of the range to mid-range and upper mid-range guitars and basses. You can find basses of various designs and overall equipment, so there is really something for everyone looking for a hard music instrument that will never let them down.

B 205SM

The B series instruments are in a way the flagship of ESP-LTD’s bass production. These instruments with a rather traditional design impress you at first glance with their very successful design, but you will be equally impressed by their sound, workmanship and playing comfort. Among the B-series bass guitars, you can find instruments of different setups and price ranges, so if you’re looking for an instrument with a punchy sound and perfect design, you’ll find yours here.

Body and neck

This bass is constructed from a solid ash body with a maple top with distinctive grain, to which is bolted a five-piece maple and rosewood neck. The fingerboard is rosewood. The scale of the instrument is extended to 868 mm, with 24 XJ-type frets, and the width of the zero fret is measured at 45 mm. The neck profile corresponds to the Thin U, so it is a very comfortable and fast neck.

Sensors and electronics

The instrument is equipped with two humbucker-type pickups to which active electronics are attached. Both are made by ESP, the humbuckers are model SB-5, the active equalizer is type ABQ-3. It is a three-band model, so on the body we find potentiometers for adjusting treble, midrange and bass, and of course the Volume and Balance potentiometers. Thanks to these electronics, it’s no problem to set exactly the sound that suits you and that pushes through the band’s sound.


The strings are anchored in an ESP BB-605 headstock with the strings through the body, on the other side they go through a standard zero fret into the mechanics, which are also from ESP. This setup ensures great vibration transfer from the strings to the body, and therefore a solid tone and long sustain. Stability of tuning is a matter of course. The hardware is in black nickel-plated finish.

The ESP-LTD B 205 is therefore a quality instrument that will certainly not be a mistake to engage. If you’re looking for a bass that will last and never let you down, give this model a try.

  • Product Colour: Natural Satin
  • Colour: Natural
  • Surface Treatment: Matte
  • Type: Modern Bass
  • Body: Ash
  • Top: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck: Maple/Rosewood
  • Electronics: Active
  • Number of Strings: 5
  • Scale: 868 mm
  • Neck Profile: Extra Thin U
  • Radius: 15,75 “
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Nut Width: 45 mm
  • Pickup Configuration: H-H
  • Pickup model: 2x ESP SB-5
  • Controls: 1x Volume, 1x Bass, 1x Middle, 1x Treble, 1x Balance
  • Tuning Machines: ESP LTD
  • Hardware: Black
  • Hard Case: No
  • Case: No

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