Harley Benton Beatbass VS Vintage Series

Electric Bass

  • Design: Hollowbody
  • Arched body: Basswood
  • Top: Flamed maple
  • Cream-coloured binding on the body
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck attachment: Set-in
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Amaranth
  • Fretboard inlays: Dot
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 775 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Humbuckers
  • Electronics: 2 Volume controls and 3 Tone controls
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Viola bridge
  • Machine heads: Diecast
  • String gauges: .045 - .100
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst (high-gloss)
  • Corresponding flatwound strings: Article Nr 233870 (medium scale (M) sets from D'Addario are also suitable)
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Further Information

Colour Sunburst
Soundboard Maple,Plywood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 22
Scale Shortscale
Pickups JJ
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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BEAT BASS CAN'T BE BEAT.
ROCKIN' ROTHBE, 30.07.2020
All I can say is , "Harley Benton, you did it again". This is a great looking , well put together, good sounding bass. The finish is flawless, Everything works the way it should. And, you can get a variety of tones, from this guitar. It has decent pups, the tuners feel good, it stays in tune, the neck and bridge, and intonation came set. Frets were polished w/ no sprout or rough ends.{ I did have to detune to remove the piece of shipping cloth from under the bridge, but that was no problem. -(marked the top of the E and G strings with felt marker, where they sat on bridge , before detuning and removing cloth, Lined the marks back up , retuned, and intonation was right on.)-} I have a Fender P bass and I would rather play the Harley Benton . Its much lighter, and for me, it balances quite well. If you do any Beatles covers, or you just want to add some unique sounds to your tracks, this is a great instrument for it. The hollow body seems to produce some rich mellow tones, or you can get the standard bass punch, or highs and mids, also. I LIKE IT ! And like all The Harley Benton products I have,...Price, Price, Price ..Can't beat it. Check out these basses and guitars. What are you waiting for....
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Bea(u)tbass!
17.04.2016
I am a hobby guitarist who likes to do my own work on the guitars that I purchase, I currently own 11 electrics, 1 bass (this one), 3 acoustics and a ukulele.

This is a beautiful looking instrument and at approximately $186AUD ($142USD) is unbelievable value for money.

Pros:
1. Of the 3 guitars I ordered, this appears to have the best finish, I can't find a single thing wrong with it, no blemishes whatsoever.

2. The tuners work well and seem to hold tune fine, even after sitting around the house for a few weeks now.

3. All controls and pick ups are working.

4.The tail piece is a little more ornate than the original and going by images on the net, appears somewhat shorter as well.

5.The lovely burst finish is continued on both the back and the neck, a nice touch, especially at this price point. If the good people at Thomann don't remove this, you can search You Tube for "650Thunderbird" or ". Harley Benton Beat Bass Unboxing/1st Impressions" to see for yourself.

6. Flamed maple top is very well done, the join is barely visible, unless you look very hard.

7. Being a "short scale" bass, it will be easier for a guitarist to make the transition to bass with one of these, rather than with a "standard scale" bass.

8. Even with postage costs, it is cheaper to buy from Thomann, than to buy from my own country (AU). This is one of three guitars I have purchased (all in one order) and their quality control, in my case, is second to none.

Cons:

1. Being a hollow body, it suffers badly from the dreaded "neck dive" so even when seated, a strap is a must.

2. The shape does not make for comfortable lap placement.

In summary: I am completely satisfied with this bass guitar and would recommend it to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Cheers
650Thunderbird
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It lives up to the great reviews!
Stiff Hombre, 28.09.2020
I had borrowed a friends Jay Turser version of these style basses so I had a general idea in mind of what to expect. The Harley Benton is similar to better quality, maybe made by the same people who knows but the price is much less. The sound of this bass blows away the JT which had weak output in comparison as well as uneven output up and down the neck. Not the case with the Beatbass. Even tones and output up and down the entire neck. Wow!

I have 20 plus gigs on this already as my huge collection of Fender Precisions just sits. I thought I was just going to use this for a Beatles tribute but I'm using it in every situation now. Everyone wants this bass because is sounds so huge in the bottom end.

I purchased the HB hard case and highly recommend this as well.
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IainB, 27.10.2020
Being really a guitarist, I've always liked small bodied, short-scale basses, and the ergonomics of this bass's style are good and comfortable. And it looks cool! A real bargain. I'd guess it could be a perfectly good gigging bass...were there any gigs (again, I'm really a guitarist; this was bought for noodling at home). I added Pyramid Gold strings (I much prefer flats to rounds, on a bass): a worthwhile upgrade, I'd say. In short (scale): a well made instrument that's a pleasure to play, at a great price.
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