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ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar  Satin Natural 

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The body of the ESP LTD D-6 Bass Guitar is shaped out of merbau, a hardwood native to Southeast Asia giving it a dark hue similar to mahogany. In fac...Read More

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A gorgeous merbau sixer!

The body of the ESP LTD D-6 Bass Guitar is shaped out of merbau, a hardwood native to Southeast Asia giving it a dark hue similar to mahogany. In fact, if it wasn't for the lighter maple of the 5-piece maple/mahogany neck-thru design, you'd have a hard time discerning that this was a neck-thru design from outside appearances as the dark woods are a very close match. The neck itself is a thin "U" shape with a double cutaway design making it easier for players of all sizes to access the frets with ease. This standard scale (34") 6-string bass sports a 54mm standard nut, 24 XJ frets, a rosewood fingerboard, Grover tuners, an ESP DB-6 string-thru-body bridge, and black nickel hardware. The electronics include dual ESP SB-6 (bridge & neck) pickups with an ESP ABQ-3 3-band active EQ which lets you boost or cut lows, mids, and highs before the signal ever hits your amp.

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FEATURES
  • Neck-thru-body
  • 34" scale
  • Merbau body
  • 5-piece mahogany/maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 54mm standard nut
  • Thin "U" neck contour
  • 24 XJ frets
  • Black nickel hardware
  • Grover tuners
  • ESP DB-6 bridge string-thru-body
  • ESP SB-6 (bridge & neck) pickups
  • ESP ABQ-3 3-band active EQ
  • Case sold separately

A stunning 6-string at an unbelievably low price. Don't miss out on this great deal. Order today!

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ESPLTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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4.0

I dig it

By Thor

from Largo, FL

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar:

    If you want to venture into the 6 string bass world, this is a great place to start; if you are already gigging with 6 strings, this could be a good addition to your line up. It's a good looking instrument and plays quite well. Plus, the price tag is a huge bonus.

    You can choose to swap out the stock equipment for boutique/high end gear (electronics/hardware), but it's not totally necessary. The only adjustment I would suggest is routing for a proper battery box, so that you don't have to unscrew the cover to swap out the battery when needed.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wanted to try a 6 string

    By Anthony

    from undisclosed

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Great look

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar:

      I have been playing for a little less than 3 years. I have experimented with many different 4 and 5 string basses during this short time period. I wanted to try a 6 string with a scale length no longer than 34". (I'm 5'7") After reading many reviews I decided to try this one out. The bass came ready to play with low action and no set-up required. I find the neck radius to be comfortable for me and to my surprise this is now my go to bass. The bass came with D'Addario nickel roundwounds installed (elsewhere I read people were complaining about SIT's being installed).

      I've received many compliments on the wood selection and appearance of this bass.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      For the money, hard to find one better

      By tmmwt2

      from Central Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Comments about ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar:

      I have had many basses and many more expensive basses. This is not the best bass that you can ever own, far from it; however, for a bass that is in this price range, or one slightly above, you will be hard pressed to find one better. This is a great bass to use as a backup to a main bass. Very heavy on the mids and the 3 band EQ leaves a lot to be desired, but for a backup it is hard to beat.

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      (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BUY THIS BASS!!!

      By Albie78$

      from Waverly, OH

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar:

        This is, hands down, the best bass I have ever played. I owned a rogue 6 string before this one and this bass blows that out of the water. Well worth the money and if your looking for a 6 string this is the one to go with. Every thing about this bass is amazing. The pick ups are solid, strings are good, body is solid, not too heavy, string spacing is small, the neck isnt too wide even for someone with small hands. Overall I would recomend this bass to anyone and everyone.

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This 6 String Bass is a good buy.

        By TimHGuitar

        from San Francisco

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • No Bad Woof Notes
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Playing Jazz Bass
          • Practicing

          Comments about ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar:

          I initially bought a 5 string bass for very little money. Since I was learning bass I thought it was an inexpensive way to get into bass guitar. It was worth it but the guitar was very uneven. Some notes sustained for a very long time and the note right next to it (on the same string) would not sustain at all. So even thought it was a good enough guitar to get my feet wet it was not supportive musically.
          The LTD D-6 cost more but you can play gigs with this guitar. Actually, it is very well made and sounds pretty even. No guitar is ever perfect in evenness across the strings and up and down the neck, but this one is very good indeed.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Doesn't get much better

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          By HurtCircle Bassist

          from Louisville, KY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Balance
          • Beautiful finish
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Great out of the box

          Cons

          • Cheap Battery
          • One Blemish

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar:

          I got this bass delivered to my door, and out of the box it was nearly perfect. The tune was just a bit off, not surprised as it was as cold as the outside temperature. It did have one blemish on the bottom where it looks like there was a bubble on the finish before it dried. The action was a bit too low, buzzing nearly all the notes below the 7th fret, but one screw and 1/4 turn on both truss rods and it was fixed.

          Still amazed by the look and feel, the thinness of the neck is quite frankly, astonishing. You wouldn't think a 6 string bass could possibly have a neck as thin as a guitar and still sound good, but again, ESP has delivered. The SB-6 pickups are decent, not as punchy as I would like, but really, for the price, it isn't an issue. Not single issue that would prevent me from saying: "don't buy this product".

          Take the plunge and get your own D-6, you won't be disappointed.

          Overall score: 9.2/10
          EMGs or Bartollini pickups would make this the perfect bass.

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just as good as expensive brands

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          By thunder thumb

          from Kansascity, Mo

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Harder To Slap

          Best Uses

          • Gigging
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar:

          If you want a good sounding 6 string and your on a tight budget, look no farther, This is the best bass you can get for the price, it could be worth so much more. The neck is very thin, fast and friendly. The tuners are good and stays in tune, The strings are decent, low, and set up right out of the box. However, due to the thinner neck, the strings are much closer than normal making it harder to double pluck and slap, other than that, it is a very fun and easy instrument to play. Also, it is a neck-through which makes it even easier to play, sustain notes and be considered more attractive. It is hard to find a good neck-through at this price, so basically this is a steal. And also it looks really good, it looks like a more expensive instrument then what it is, people will be fooled if you tell them the actual price. This instrument is good for any style you are looking to play, it has a very nice sound for slapping, Then it has a nice warm heavy rock sound if you are looking for a more heavy warmer sound. This bass has a great clear punchy sound that will work well with any type of amp, or through any PA system or recording, it is very good to use in the studio, or in any live setting. It has a clear bright tone that can be mistaken for a Waaaayy more expensive bass, almost similar to the expensive top of the line Ibanez six strings. I have played basses from Tobias, Warrick, Ibanez, Ken Smith, Conklin, Shecter, Yamaha, Rickenbacker, and all sorts of fender jazz basses from America, Mexico, and even Korea and this thing sounds just as good as all the very expensive basses. It holds its own and deserves respect and consideration. However if possible, eventually replace the strings with better quality strings, and i recommend to replace the pickups with Bartolini pickups for more of a growl attack, the stock pickups are really good though, however the Bartolini pickups give this bass a little more of a attack, this is a change that is NOT necessary, if desired, you can just get a good preamp and this thing will rock, again this is not a huge deal or really necessary, it sounds good by itself. This thing is a awesome sounding, playing and even looking instrument, even with the stock pickups, get this instrument and you won't regret it. I highly recommend it, this is a really good 6 string on the market, just as good as a top of the line bass at a excellent value, this deal is unbeatable.

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          (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Can't stop playing

          By J~Flat

          from Danville,Va

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar:

            The best to the point comment I can say for those who don't have or thinking bout purchasing this bass is u will b SOL if u don't!!!!!

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            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good bright and gutsy sound, great action and intonation right out of the box

            By Mark Findlay

            from Texas

            Comments about ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar:

            Really good action, good sustain, slightly scooped tone naturally. Run your amp with flat EQ and a fair amount of compression or straight into the board with some compression and a DI gives a solid clear presence. That clarity, however, will punish you for your mistakes, so hit the right notes............
            I was looking for a six string neck through with mahogany/maple neck, similar to my 1976 4001 Rickenbacker that I bought new. It's action is just as good, and sustain as well. The active pickups give it a good raunchy sound, but a bit "zingier" high end than the Rick. It is a lot less noisy as far as hum from flourescents and dimmers than the Rick, The neck pickup is less "plunky" than the Rick, more like a Fender jazz. Bridge pickup by itself with some treble added and bass dialed back with mids in the center gives a really good slap tone. Alittle more deep bottom end than the old Rick, as well.
            The finish on the neck had a few small bumps in it that I used really fine steel wool to smooth out.
            Really good price with fantastic action and manly tone.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This bass.......

            By NE

            from Omaha, NE

            Comments about ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar:

            Best bass ever. Buy it and you won't be able to put it down.
            is fantastic! It was about time for me to upgrade to a new bass so i needed one with everything. Neck-thru design, beautiful wood, and a 3 bang EQ. This is probably one of the nicest basses you will ever play. You would never have guessed it that wasn't a higher dollar instrument.
            The fact that this is a solid piece of surprisingly beautiful wood wake this a fantastic purchase. The design makes it so you can get incredibly low action. nice thi8n neck too! The one and only thing i would change are the pickups. Though much better than some other esp pickups i've had, i feel like these give you a little of a washed up sound, and i always have a little bit of unwanted distortion. So i recently bought some EMGs i am still waiting on. Like i said, this is the only thing i don't like about this bass.
            You will never find another bass like this for the money. Change the pickups and get some new strings, then this will be the nicest bass you will ever have in your possesion! (ESP guitars have recently started putting on Stay in Tune strings with every bass. They suck, so i would definetely change the strings.)

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