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Bundled by B&H for your convenience, the ESP LTD B-205SM 5-String Electric Bass Starter Kit provides everything you'd need to get started playing a five-string electric bass in an amplified manner. The kit comprises a Hartke HD25 25W 1x8" combo amplifier, a strap, a clip-on tuner, an assortment of picks (should your fingers tire, or should you want more attack), and—let's not forget—a very handsome five-string instrument in the B-205SM. This stylish bass features a five-piece bolt-on maple and rosewood neck, a solid ash body with a spalted maple top, a rosewood fingerboard, and a see thru black satin finish. Additionally, an instrument cable has been provided for connecting your instrument to the amplifier, ensuring that in its totality, this kit will provide the baseline for all your extra-low bass lines.
ESP LTD B-205SM 5-String Electric Bass (See Thru Black Satin)
ESP's LTD 205SM is a five-string electric bass featuring a solid ash body, a spalted-maple top, a double-cutaway design, and a see thru black satin finish. Its bolt-on maple/rosewood neck is fitted with a 34" scale rosewood fingerboard and 24 extra-jumbo frets. Its strings are secured with ESP's proprietary tuners and bridge.
For electronics, passive ESP-designed soapbar pickups offer timbres from round and jazzy to growling and biting. A volume knob, a balance knob, and a set of three EQ knobs allow you to control the instrument's tone; with the active EQ, not only can you attenuate frequencies—you can boost them as well.
Body: Solid ash with spalted-maple top Hardware color: Black Nickel Strap buttons: Standard
Hartke HD25 25W 1x8" Combo Amplifier for Electric Bass
Intended for electric bass, the HD25 from Hartke is a combo amplifier capable of delivering 25W RMS. Its 1x8" cabinet houses a 10" bass speaker. After connecting your instrument to its 1/4" jack, you can manipulate the signal with bass, mid-range, and treble controls.
The amplifier gives you a headphone output, the use of which mutes the amplifier, and thus, enables you to practice silently through headphones. A 1/8" line-level input allows you to plug in CD players, MP3 players, or any compatible playback device, giving you the opportunity to practice along with a background track of your choice. A top carry handle allows you to carry the amplifier combo around. This unit is suitable for use in rehearsal spaces and practice sessions.
1/4" input accommodates a broad range of input levels: use this amplifier with passive or active circuitry bass guitars
Bass, mid, and treble controls
Dedicated 1/8" auxiliary input allows you to hook up a stereo line-level device such as a portable CD or MP3 player for practicing to a playback jack
1/4" headphone output automatically disconnects the speaker output allowing use as a high-quality practice amplifier
Built-in limiter protects the speaker and amplifier from overload
Top carry-handle for portability
Kopul Premium Instrument Cable 1/4" Male to 1/4" Male with Braided Fabric Jacket (10')
The 10' Premium Performance Instrument Cable 1/4" Male to 1/4" Male with Braided Fabric Jacket from Kopul is designed for connecting guitars to amplifiers or any other application where a 1/4" instrument or unbalanced line-level connection is required. It can be used in applications for live stage, theater, rehearsals, recordings, and more.
Kopul's 3000B Series instrument cables are engineered for protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio frequency interference (RFI), and the significant reduction of static noise. This cable features gold-plated 1/4" connectors that have a metal shell and chuck-style strain relief. A braided fabric jacket prevents unwanted tangling and adds durability to the cable.
The 24-gauge annealed-copper conductors with dense spiral copper shielding, as well as a conductive PVC, and PE insulation make the Premium Performance 3000B Series instrument cable with braided fabric jacket, a flexible, quiet cable that ensures excellent transfer of the audio signal.
Protection Against Interference
Dense spiral copper shielding with 95% coverage provides protection against electromagnetic and radio frequency interference as well as static noise
24-AWG Copper Conductor
The 24-gauge annealed copper provides excellent signal conductivity
PVC Shield and PE Insulation
The conductive PVC shield and PE insulation deliver additional protection against EM and RF interference and ensure that noise does not compromise your signal
Gold-plated 1/4ʺ male connectors ensure reliable signal transfer
A PVC jacket offers protection for the cable while maintaining its flexibility
Chuck-Style Strain Relief
Chuck-style strain relief offers a secure connection between the connector and the cable
Braided Fabric Jacket
The tough braided fabric jacket prevents unwanted tangling and adds durability to the cable
Snark SN-1X Clip-On Chromatic Tuner (Blue)
The blue SN-1X Clip-On Chromatic Tuner from Snark is a clip-on tuner that has a high sensitivity vibration sensor and a full color display that rotates 360°. It can be used to tune a guitar or bass for applications such as rehearsals, recordings, live stage, theater, and more.
The Snark SN-1X tuner features a stay put clip, a tap tempo metronome, and it has pitch calibration from 415 to 466 Hz. The tuner can be utilized on either the front or the back of a headstock to accommodate left or right handed players.
Levy's M4-BLK 3.5" Leather Bass Strap (36 to 52", Black)
Styled in black, the M4-BLK from Levy's Leathers is a leather strap for electric bass players who wish to perform on their instrument whilst standing upright. It also provides a measure of support for your bass when you're sitting down. The strap itself measures 3.5" wide, and can extend from 36 to 52".
Planet Waves Classic Pearl Celluloid Guitar Pick Assortment 10-Pack (Medium)
This 10-pack assortment of medium Classic Pearl Celluloid Guitar Picks from Planet Waves is made from premium celluloid and provides a natural feel and fat tone. The standard size and shape of the picks, at 0.70mm thick, offer comfortable playing. A man-made material, celluloid was first introduced in the early 1900's as a substitute for natural tortoiseshell picks. The D'Addario-branded pick packaging is designed for minimal waste and environmental impact.