ESP FB208, Black, pre-owned Second Hand Bass Guitar Stock :::: For sale, UK, On offer, Warwick, Birmingham. London, Manchester, Active bass, custom built, four string


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ESP FB208, Black, Frank Bello model (list £599)

SOLD + £10 UK mainland shipping

Add £20 EU (outside) UK shipping

  1. Please contact the shop to pay by  Bank Transfer

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  3. A used bass in great condition with no missing finish, cleaned and set up.

  4. Actual instrument shown, please click on images to enlarge;

Frank Bello from Anthrax has been playing ESP for a good few years now and one of the more interesting designs they came up with together was this 8 string bass. With 2 sets of 4 strings the LTD FB-208 has a much richer and fuller sound similar to what you get out of a 12 string guitar...just much lower.

ESP Playability

Even with this unique 8 string setup playability was of course still very important when designing this bass. It is based off of ESP's B series which is a rather conservative design mixed with the modern playability so you can use this at any gig.

Made with a basswood body and a 5 piece maple/rosewood neck topped with a rosewood fretboard this bass is lighter than you might think. It also sounds huge thanks to these woods with the basswood really keeping those octaved strings in check.

Solid Hardware

With this many strings you might think that neck tension would be an issue but ESP have thought it all through. The specially designed hardware really keeps this guitar in place even with twice as many strings from the bridge to the tuners everything is really solid.

The same goes for the ESP Designed SB-5 pickups which handle the extra strings incredibly well. It manages to keep the main bass string as the priority and just adds in this beautiful bright character underneath.


  1. Construction: Bolt-On-Neck

  2. Scale: 34"

  3. Body: Basswood

  4. Neck: 5Pc Maple/Rosewood

  5. Fingerboard: Rosewood

  6. Fingerboard Radius: 305mm

  7. Finish: Black Satin

  8. Nut Width: 45mm

  9. Nut Type: Molded

  10. Neck Contour: U

  11. Frets/Type: 24 XJ

  12. Hardware Color: Chrome

  13. Strap Button: Standard

  14. Tuners: LTD

  15. Bridge: TOM Bridge & Tailpiece

  16. Neck PU: ESP Designed SB-5N

  17. Bridge PU: ESP Designed SB-5B

  18. Electronics: Passive P.U. w/ Active EQ

  19. Electronics Layout: Vol/Bal/ABQ-3 3-Band EQ


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