Harley Benton DB02-CB Electric Double Bass


Electric Double Bass

  • Scale: 105 cm
  • Height-adjustable bridge
  • Traditional headstock with spiral
  • Birch fingerboard (Betula albosinensis)
  • Body made of Paulownia
  • Maple neck
  • Body support
  • Active pickup system with 9 V battery power
  • Tone knob
  • Volume knob
  • Headphone connector
  • Colour: Carbon design
  • Gigbag and carbon bow included
Available since March 2019
Item number 451978
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Size 3/4
Fretboard Birch (Betula Albosinensis)
Electronics Active
adjustable bridge Yes
Incl. Bag Yes
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bow Yes
Incl. stand No
Incl. Peg Yes
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A slender giant

The Harley Benton DB02 is an electric double bass that combines two different worlds in one instrument: Firstly, it conveys a playing feel that is very close to that of an acoustic double bass, and secondly, it is very space-saving, robust, and easy to transport thanks to its compact dimensions. In addition, its practical and useful on-board features allow you to practise silently without any additional equipment, no matter at what time of day and irrespective of whether you are in a hotel room or at home. With the practical carrying case and the carbon bow including rosin, the Harley Benton DB02 offers everything you need to get started right away and doubles as an all-in-one beginner's set.

Less volume, more features

The Harley Benton DB02 has a paulownia body, maple neck, and birch fingerboard. The scale (length of the vibrating string) is 105cm long and thus corresponds to a full-grown 3/4 double bass. The headstock of the DB02 is a traditional scroll, to which the machine heads are attached. The height (or size) of the DB02 can be individually adjusted to suit the player by means of the extendable spike, and with the practical belly support the Harley Benton DB02 leans comfortably against the body, similar to a real double bass. If you want to play more loudly, the DB02 offers a pickup with active electronics. Other features include a headphone jack and an AUX input for external sources such as mobile phones.

On the road or at home

Travelling with a double bass, whether on holiday or on tour, can be extremely troublesome. On the one hand, they are very large, on the other hand - like all acoustic instruments - very delicate. The solution for all travelling double bass musicians may be the Harley Benton DB02, because its extremely compact dimensions and the practical carrying case will make things a lot easier here. In addition, the integrated headphone jack as well as the AUX input enable you to practice quietly on the road or at home and make an additional device such as an amplifier redundant. Especially for flats with limited space and/or neighbours with sensitive ears, the Harley Benton DB02 is an ideal solution.

About Harley Benton

Since 1998, the Harley Benton brand has been catering for the needs of numerous guitarists and bassists. In addition to an extensive range of stringed instruments, Thomann's house brand also offers a wide choice of amplifiers, speakers, effect pedals, and other accessories. In total, the range includes over 1,500 products. Built by established names in the industry, all Harley Benton products combine quality and reliability at attractive and affordable prices. The continuous expansion of the range ensures that Harley Benton always provides new, exciting, and innovative products that keep players perfectly in tune with the musical world, day after day.

The better alternative

Double basses and acoustic basses are often used on stage, at unplugged concerts. Usually, when performing live, the double bass needs to be picked up by a microphone or a pickup. Given the acoustic design of the instrument, both systems quickly lead to problems with feedback, especially when things get a little louder. Here, the Harley Benton DB02 can be the better alternative. By eliminating the body, it is much better protected against feedback and can therefore handle higher volumes. Thanks to its construction and details like the scrolled headstock, it also offers an authentic look for those unplugged sessions.

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9 Reviews

DBO2-CB bass
WeeBassman 13.07.2020
This is the first EUB I have purchased, coming from bass guitar I am enjoying the transition to upright and it seems to be a good first choice. Nicely finished and sounds great.
If I wanted to renew the strings what size would fit this model?


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L SLIMUCK 22.03.2021
...Mais perfectible à l'archet !
Il y a de nombreux points positifs : le prix éco, l'encombrement ridicule, la jouabilité, le son correct (bien qu'il y a une légère résonance), le sustain interminable de la note, l'archet réglable, les harmoniques, l'esthétique (considéré comme "bel instrument" par tous mes amis qui l'ont vu...). On peut faire claquer si on mets des cordes rockabilly mais rend quand même mieux pour le jazz...
il y a juste eu le problème du jeu à l'archet à résoudre (important sinon ce n'est pas une contrebasse mais une énorme fretless) : d'une, la chevalet n'est pas assez courbé pour pouvoir attaquer les cordes A et D, donc ->légères modifs à la lime pour mettre les cordes E et G plus basse (ou luthier) ou changement de chevalet.
deux: l'ergonomie et le "support abdominal" ne sont pas fait pour le jeu à l'archet (pas de calage avec le genou comme une contrebasse traditionnelle) donc je conseil l'achat d'un: "Stagg SV-EDB Stand BK" (dans "accessoires pour contrebasses") très abordable car on peut jouer avec (ce n'est pas qu'un support). Pour finir, elle est économique au niveau pile, bonne tenu du revêtement, les potards ont l'ai un peu léger mais ça marche sans scratch pour le moment ! Ne pouvant plus me coltiner ni héberger une grosse contrebasse tradi, je recommande cette HB pour le fun voir plus !


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gbg727 21.08.2019
wollte ihn nur für zuhause zum leisen proben
slapen und zupfen bin aber sehr überrascht wie gut er zu spielen und wie gut auch der sound ist
zubehör gut - saiten stütze ist nicht mein fall
verarbeitung sehr gut
spiele ihn jetzt auch mit nylon saiten
dass geht auch mit den original tonabnehmer


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Jean-Louis S. 19.02.2020
Très agréable à jouer,son correct pour le prix rien à dire,cela ne sonne pas comme une bonne acoustique,mais pour quelqu'un qui veut se mettre à la contre étant bassiste c'est super.la livraison et les réglages étaient très soignés.