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DescriptionWith its unique coloration and grain pattern highlights, spalted maple is a great look for a bass that stands out from the crowd. The B-205SM is an affordable yet high quality 5-string bass that offers an ash body with a spalted maple top in Natural Satin finish, along with an extra thin U-shaped 5-piece maple/jatoba neck for excellent playing feel. You also get passive ESP Designed SB-5 pickups, along with an active ABQ-3 3-band EQ, and good-looking black nickel hardware. Also available in Natu
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---------------- I would definitely throw Schecter, Jackson, and ESP/LTD on your list... Bass [link] A LOT of bang for your buck especially on that budget and most are actives and some basses under that price range have EMG pickups in there... For Schecter-Almost bought a Studio-4 (the studio 5 is under your Budget): Bass ... ... more