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Harley Benton Enhanced MJ-5MN Natural

5-String Electric Bass

  • Design: JB style
  • Ergonomically shaped body made of swamp ash
  • Matching headstock
  • 6-Bolt Canadian hard rock maple neck
  • Canadian Hard Rock (maple) fretboard
  • Fretboard inlays: Black blocks
  • Neck profile: Modern "C"
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 46 mm
  • Black TUSQ XL nut
  • 22 Medium stainless steel frets
  • Pickups: Roswell MA5-B Ferrite humbucker (bridge) and Roswell JMA5-N Ferrite single coil (middle)
  • Roswell GMA2-CT active / passive 2-Band EQ
  • Volume control with push/pull function
  • Balance, treble and bass controls
  • Split switch: Humbucker / Single coil
  • 3-Layer black B/W/B pickguard
  • WSC SK5 bridge
  • Chrome hardware
  • WSC JB45 machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: .045 - .130
  • Colour: Natural matte
  • Suitable case: Article no. 177638 (not included)
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Colour Natural
Body Swamp Ash
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 22
Scale Longscale
Pickup System JH
Elektronic Aktive, Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Great product for great price!
Apomyrma, 09.11.2019
I've been looking for bass that has enough sound options (like different pickups, 5 strings) and a great look. This bass has everything i need!

Pros:
1) Great setup from factory - no bad frets, great action, everything works! Have to mention that my bass came with good nut!
2) Amazing body and neck finish - it feels so smooth and nice! I don't have enough words to describe how nice it is!
3) Sound - these pickups are so different! And you can get really different sounds out if them. Have to mention, that this bass has active preamp with eq, what makes it even more intresting!
4) Packaging was really good!

Cons:
1) Have to mention that my bass had a bit rusty truss rod - don't think that this is such a big problem

Conclusion:
This is my second Harley Benton guitar that i bought on Thomann, and i'm so happy about it! I was expecting so much worse quality with it! If you're thinking about buying bass with amazing sound, quality and look - this is your chance to get one!
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Good value for money
T.M. Alex , 29.01.2021
This is positioned as a top bass in HB line, and features are good. The sound is fine too, but has a bit lack of hi end.
I wanted to use it as a backup instrument however there are few things which led me to solve it finally. First is pickup noise, even on single humbucker position it's clearly audible. Second is weight, it's really heavy to carry on for a few hours gig.
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Destroys the Competition
Andres I, 07.09.2019
Wow, first off I work as a repair technician for a major retailer of musical instruments in the USA, So I get to try and do work on a lot of different instruments at different price points. All I can say is, this does not feel like it cost less than $400, It can easily compete with basses at the $1k pricepoint. Finish and quality is impeccable, Sound i punchy and articulate. The preamp does get noisy when boosting the treble a lot, and I would of preferred a hi mid control instead of a treble. But That's something most people upgrade on basses at this price point. You Can't go wrong with this bass, buy it now! and maybe buy a second one!
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Walboy5, 19.07.2020
As with any Harley Benton, it’s easy to forget how cheap they are. The bass arrived well packaged and was playable straight away after tuning. No adjustments required.
Initial thoughts are that this is a very good bass for the price. My only complaints about the bass are 1) I dislike the colour of the headstock face and back of the neck as it’s a weird yellow and doesn’t suit the body colour. 2) I was disappointed with the cheap feel of the pots and control knobs and will probably get these changed. 3) The headstock kind of looks over sized. Apart from these minor issues (2 being personnel preference) I would recommend this bass for those of us on a budget.
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