Harley Benton JJ-45OP Natural

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Harley Benton JJ-45OP Natural Deluxe Series, electric bass, comfort body contour, body: ash, neck: Canadian roasted maple, neck mount: 6xbolt on, fingerboard: roasted maple, inlays: black dots, 24 medium jumbo frets, nut: ABS, nut width: 40 mm (1,57"), scale: 864 mm (34,02"), fingerboard radius: 241 mm (9,41"), 3-layer pearloid pickguard, pickups: 2 x HBZ Alnico-5 w/active preamp circuitry, controls: volume, balance, twin-tone potentiometer, bridge: Mings BB-401, hardware finish: chrome, tuners: BY-823 diecast, color: natural, original strings:.045-.100

available since April 2022
Item number 517142
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Natural
Soundboard Ash
Frets 24
Scale Long Scale
Pickups HH
Elektronic Active
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Perfect Bass w/ Active Pickups for ~$250 USD
Fileseaross 23.05.2022
Admittedly my comparison basses are low in quantity & quality, however the JJ-450 P has exceeded my expectations in every way. After reading all of the Harley Benton hype, I took a chance on this newly released JJ450 (natural) model for my first ever new bass purchase and couldn't be happier. The review that mentioned the feedback issue is true, so I will be looking to resolve that as well. The finish also mentioned in a review is low / no gloss, but agrees with my preference.
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It's a functional bass
Cooch 07.05.2022
The bass arrived today in good shape in only 5 days from Germany which to me is amazing. The first thing that struck me was how blah the finish was. Absolutely bare bones. I like natural finishes and thought this was what it was. It's not. It's a plain brown stain with absolutely no shine to it at all. The hardware and knobs are of the inexpensive Asian import variety. The tuners are smooth turning. The strings are fairly well centered on the pickup poles. I plugged it up and played it absolutely flat as it has an active eq. Thin, thin, thin. I had to turn the bass up all the way for any bottom. The treble I could leave flat. It sounds ok for live. Much too noisy to record with. The build is about what you would expect from an inexpensive import. Besides the blah finish, it has some sharp fret edges and lots of loose screws. It'll take a couple of hours to get everything tight and make it playable although the action was pretty good right out of the box. I really can't complain too much. For under $200 it's about what one would expect. It's an okay bass for a beginner, or for a second bass for gigs which is what I plan for it.
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Excellent tone, amazing looks, great feel, unbelievable price. Enough?
Patrickone 25.05.2022
To the point: an immediate change of strings to d’addario 45-100. Slight raising of the pickups. We have a winner. Excellent tone range and quality. The frets were perfectly done. Neck with slightest relief and 2mm at the 17th fret for relatively low action - nothing to adjust!
Love the gloss free body with the rich “natural” color, more like an expensive piece of furniture compared to the plasticky-looking high gloss items. That’s my personal preference - yours might be different. End result: Love it!
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bon potentiel
VincentN 06.05.2022
la principale qualité de cette basse pour débutant est le manche, agréable , frettes bien alignées et ne dépassant pas permettant une action basse, truss rod réglable directement au talon . Le corps est sympa aussi , confortable , et permettant un accès aux aigus bien meilleur qu'une jazz bass dont ce modèle s'inspire.
Maintenant , à ce prix , il y a des défauts:
- les micros font le job , très jazz bass, mais il faut les blinder pour enlever les bruits de masse et interférences hf, ce que j'ai tout de suite fait avec du cuivre autocollant, opération à ne faire que si vous êtes surs de vous. Après çà va mieux , sans être comparable à du haut de gamme bien sur.
- le double pot actif est difficile à utiliser, une sorte de boost avec choix de fréquence, pas vraiment un paramétrique, bof bof! surtout qu'on ne peux pas retrouver les sonorités d'une tonalité passive si importante avec une jazz bass . Je vais changer tout çà !
-le manche est très sombre et les dots sont noirs, je vais remplacer ceux sur la tranche par des blancs .
en résumé, une basse que je peux conseiller à mes élèves, moyennant quelques réglages, changement des cordes, side dots et éventuellement par la suite modifs électroniques et micros , ce qui reste rentable tant ce manche est de qualité et la sonorité globale digne d'instruments beaucoup plus chers.
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