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Harley Benton HBO-850 Bass Black

Acoustic Bass

  • Design: Roundback with cutaway
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: ABS Super Shallow Bowl
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Fretboard radius: 400 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Multi-ply ABS body binding
  • ABS neck binding
  • Scale: 869 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Bridge: Blackwood
  • Diecast machine heads
  • Dual-Action truss rod
  • Ex-factory stringing: HB .040 - .100
  • Pickup system with 4-band EQ
  • Colour: Black High gloss
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Colour Black
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Plastics, Synthetics
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Roseacer
Incl. Pickup System Yes
Incl. Case No
Includes Gigbag No
Scale Longscale

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A very good option for beginners
Mamede, 24.07.2020
For the price range, I can say that it was a great surprise.
When I tried it for the first time, I has some buzz on the 5th and 6th fret for the 2nd and 3rd string. After adjusting the truss rod I got it working just fine.
The wood overlay over the body was quite rough, so I used a very thin sand paper to smoothen it out, and the result was just fantastic. Now it is so smooth that many times I am using the holes to rest my thumb while I play.

The tuner doesn’t work that well, but since I use my phone to tune the bass, I do not find that a negative point, but I do understand that it may be a problem for some people.

The inlays on the neck are just beautiful.

The sound of the bass is great and after you get used to the round body back, it feels very comfortable.

For a beginners bass, I would never give more than 4 stars, and I can tell you that this bass goes up to the max. If I hadn’t fix the buzz by adjusting the truss rod It would be 3 star bass; and by sanding that body overlay gave the finishing of the bass a near 5 star.
Overall, and if you are just looking for a bass to start, I do recommend it.
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Unclepear, 29.03.2020
This bass is perfect if you are looking for basic acoustic capabilities and an entry level instrument.
The sound is somehow muffled and not as clear on all frequencies as i was expecting, the built-in tuner often doesn't "get" the E and A string when played (it does get the harmonic on the 12th fret though), and can't be played with an amp from average volumes upwards due to the hollow body being a trap for feedback.
Then again, for the price this is a good acoustic instrument that can serve as a marvelous starting point.
Perfect for beginners and for some basic rig-less playing, sort of limiting for anything beyond.
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Like riding a moped, great fun till your friends find out.
Moon K, 09.02.2018
Most people think that playing a cheap acoustic bass is lame. No it isn't!
Theses basses are great. They are well made sturdy and unlike most have a body that is halfway between the size of a normal acoustic bass (cumbersome) and a normal electric making it a dream to play and stoll about having a party all to yourself.
I don't know about you but I can't help but groove once I donned my new Harley Benton Acoustic Bass.
It now lives in the littlest room in the house so I can funk whilst I dump.
;-)
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Good quality for the price.
Corryvreckan, 11.08.2020
Great acoustic bass, feels and sounds nice. The finish very good and only had to tweak the truss rod to combat a bit of fret buzz, now spot on, action good and intonation perfect. Tuner works ok and eq is good. Amazing bass for the money, playing along side bongos and mandolin jams and sounds great.
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