Harley Benton B-450 Black Progressive Serie

Electric Bass

  • Body: Alder
  • Bolt-on neck made from Canadian maple
  • Modern D-profile
  • Fretboard: Black walnut
  • Tai-Chi inlays
  • 24 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm (34" / long scale)
  • Nut width: 42 mm (1.65")
  • Double Action truss rod
  • Pickup: 2 x Humbuckers with active preamp
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm (13.78")
  • Controls: Balance, bass, treble, and volume with push / pull function (active / passive)
  • Black hardware
  • Diecast machine heads
  • String gauges: .045 - .105
  • Colour: Black, high-gloss
  • Optional case available under Article Nr 212517
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  • Metal
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Further Information

Colour Black
Soundboard Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Black Walnut
Frets 24
Scale Long Scale
Pickups HH
Elektronic Active
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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A goof beginners B.ass
B.assist, 01.10.2019
First thing that i am going to write is an advice. Do not input the battery inside the bass for active pickups, save it for when i wanna impress someone and practice with passive pickups.
The bass has a clean sound, i have been using it for 3 weeks, i have not had any problem until now.

The finish is beautiful, black and glossy, I might paint a couple of skulls myself and make it perfect for black metal. It came without any crack or visible dent and it was tuned pretty well expect the E, it was tuned too low but i will blame that to the transportation.

The packing was good, it seemed secure.

It sounds more rock-like than jazz-like in my opinion. It has a small problem at the 8-th fret e string, it sounds buzzy. It might just be my bazz but again i am just reporting a problem. It does not really mater to me because i can count it with my 10 fingers the amount of times that i will use e-8 in metal.

The sound is clean, the knobs for sound control work well, the tuners work without problem it is a fine bass.

My last words are that this bass is worth every cent of 140 euro. This is too good for that much actually. The same quality of bass but a fender was 400 dollars in a local shop and you find that kind of bad behaviour to us bass players from merchants all around by supercharging us for an extra 4 inches of wood.
Thomas does not do that!
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Not my favorite but still a great bass
nabilhuakbar, 20.05.2020
I got this one because I was curious more so than anything else.

The good: finish is excellent, and it's a very nice looking bass guitar. It's lightweight and very well balanced. Passive mode is great, and you can adjust bass and treble in passive as well as active. Came setup perfectly out of the box, all it needed was to be tuned.

The not so good: Active mode doesn't do much extra. Tone is so-so (but still above what you'd expect at this price range), but you can get a decent variety of sounds with the controls. I'd replace the pickups and preamp personally, but you can get by just fine with what's onboard. Fit and finish aren't fantastic...at first I thougth the neck was out of alignment with the body, but it turns out it was just a fit and finish thing. Tuners are so-so.

Definitely worthwhile as a first bass, backup bass, or an upgrade platform. I wouldn't rank it up there with the JB series, PJ series, or TB series but you still get excellen bang for the buck here.
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Great buy, regardless of price!
11.08.2016
I've owned this bass exactly one month now, and after playing it every day since I decided it was time to leave a little feedback.

First I have to say I was pleased with the quality of packing and shipping. I received mine 6 days from the day I ordered it. That's 6 days from Thomann to my front door in the USA, amazing! It came double boxed, well packed, and damage free.

I'm still considered a novice bass player. I shopped around for several weeks looking at Squier, Ibanez, Epiphone, etc, before I decided on the B-450. I do not regret my decision in the least! Its a great bass and can easily compete in price brackets far above what it costs.

Pros: Was perfectly set up from the factory. After tuning it I found the intonation, neck relief, and action perfect. It is well balanced. The tone, volume, and balance pots are smooth and noise-free. Frets are well contoured and smooth. The tuners are accurate and have no problems keeping tune. Overall very solid construction.

Cons: The strings aren't the greatest. The tuner nuts needed snugged down after a few weeks of use.
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Not only the prize is the deal
KStaev, 16.05.2020
I bought this one because I am a guitarist and I need bass to record demos in my home studio. As an owner of two guitars I was kind of skeptic what I will get for a prize this low. Anyway the bass is great and features a lot of cool stuff. It looks very good and feels great. The quality is much much more than you can expect for the prize. The tunners are good, the knobs are perfect. The pickups sound good through the software I use. The neck is accessable and it's not so thick so it's good if you are with short fingers. Great bass for beginners or a studio instrument.
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