NBD - ESP LTD B205 SM

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Crusher47, Feb 14, 2018.

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  1. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    My first 5 string! I was really hesitant to get this since I have enough trouble playing a 4 string, but wanted to branch out a little and when I saw one of these at my local GC, I instantly fell in love with it. If I were to build a custom bass, this would be it... Ash body w/spaulted maple top, black chrome hardware, see thru black finish to appear dark gray, matching headstock. Enough blabbering, onto the pics...

    Box...
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    Box within a box, not packed too securely though :(
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    First time ever during an unboxing, my daughter's cat wants to check it out too...
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    Nosy cat approves...
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    And here she is... it looks kind of brown in the pics, but it is gray in person...weird...
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  2. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Moar pics...
    Body closeup..
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    Full shot...
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    Nice grain...
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    Headstock...
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    Again, looks brown in the pics, but it's gray in person...
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  3. maplenecked

    maplenecked

    Dec 1, 2017
    Honolulu
    Sweet lookin! Congrats
     
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  4. Eon Sky

    Eon Sky Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2013
    Pacific Northwest
    Loving that grain on the front! What is it with cats and basses?!
     
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  5. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi man :)

    this had to come :thumbsup: (sooner or later :D)

    Nice axe! Enjoy! Happy NBD :hyper::hyper::hyper:

    Wise(b)ass

    edit: What's next? A fretless?
     
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  6. tat2clod

    tat2clod

    Nov 19, 2011
    Bloomington IN
    Congratulations on your NBD she’s a looker I played a similar LTD awhile back and was pleasantly surprised enjoy the new addition.
     
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  7. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Congratulations - sweet looking bass. LTD does make some really nice quality basses.
     
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  8. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    that bass looks great! congrats on your new instrument! :thumbsup:

    yep, OP: waiting to see your fretless! :D
     
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  9. dbbltime

    dbbltime

    Oct 5, 2014
    NRH, Texas
    As you might say, that bass is gorgeous.
     
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  10. Supadope

    Supadope Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Louisville
    My goal is to leave the world a cooler place than when I arrived.
    Nice!

    If you’re anything like me, you’re going to be addicted to that low B. Five years from now you’ll be posting about how you don’t play 4’s any more.
     
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  11. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Thanks everyone!
     
  12. gwangi

    gwangi

    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    Hey CONGRATS!!!! AWESOME bass!!!!
     
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  13. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    Further down the road....a set of Aggie DCB's mated with a Bart NTMB 5.4 pre and Bam!!! Look out.
     
  14. Congrats on your purchase! I first bought a fretless B204SM in natural satin finish and enjoyed it so much, I bought the same bass you're displaying here. You're right, btw, it's a smoky-ish charcoal gray hue, not in the brown spectrum AT ALL. This LTD line is in the heavyweight class, but with a good strap, and due to its nice balance, the weight isn't really much of an issue (for me). The pickups and eq, mated with a solid amp--mine is a Fender Rumble 500--make finding "my sound" a breeze...and with a Tech21 SansAmp it is a righteous beast of tone, vibe, and driving thump 'n grind! I use mine for jazz, rock, and styles in between, because it's one versatile axe.
     
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  15. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    Congratulations, a very nice bass you have there!!

    I have had mine for a few years now and it still remains my only 5er (except for an ABG) as I don't feel I need anything else!

    I though about getting a 6er in the charcoal colour you have, my 5 string is the natural finished SM

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  16. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Something about the low vibrations on their whiskers.:wacky:drool
     
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  17. In this case, the cat is seeing a brand new box, not the bass. As soon as that bass is removed, I’m guessing kitty has moved in.
     
  18. Anyone know the weight of these? Seems impossible to find the weight online.
     
  19. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    Bassphemy!!
     
  20. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    I'm not at home to weigh it right now, but it's on the heavier side... I would say 10+ pounds for sure. It's not too bad with a wide strap but after about 45 minutes.....yeah :(