Harley Benton MB-4 SBK Deluxe Series


Electric Bass

  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Roseacer fretboard
  • Matching headstock
  • Neck profile: D
  • Scale length: 864 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • 21 Frets
  • Pickups: 1 x Humbucker with coil split
  • 2 x Volume and 1 x tone controls
  • Double-action truss rod
  • DieCast bridge
  • Vintage-style machine heads
  • Black hardware
  • Strings: .045"- .105"
  • Colour: Matte black
available since November 2020
Item number 493192
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Black
Soundboard Lime
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 21
Scale Long Scale
Pickups H
Elektronic Passive
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Incl. Bag No
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A real and pure Rock bass for a low price!

Harley Benton instruments have long been known to provide high quality for experienced musicians and as well as beginners on a budget. The Harley Benton MB-4 SBK Deluxe Series electric bass is no exception and sports the typical Rock bass design with solid woods, a humbucker with coil-split function, and a modern matte black finish, which has been added to the range by popular demand, and all that at a rock bottom price. The bolt-on maple neck with its slim D-profile and six-screw neck joint ensures both a comfortable playing feel and good sustain, and thus the best possible resonance characteristics.

Plenty of punch and a splittable pickup

A basswood body and a bolt-on maple neck form the basis for a bass that feels particularly at home in Rock and Heavy music - where power and punch are indispensable. The humbucker, housed in a tortoiseshell-look pickguard, harmonises perfectly with this particular combination. Both coils can be activated separately via a switch, which like the volume and tone pots is located on the black control plate. Thanks to the slim D-profile of the maple neck with its 21-fret fingerboard, the Harley Benton MB-4 SBK Deluxe Series is also pleasant and comfortable to play, which makes entry into the world of bass a lot easier, especially for beginners or those who are making the transition to the low end.

Affordable Rock bass for beginners and professionals alike

With its affordable price, the Harley Benton MB-4 SBK Deluxe Series electric bass is aimed primarily at beginners who have to get by on a small budget - because an amplifier is also part of a successful start, and that has to be paid for somehow. However, you get a lot of bass for your hard-earned savings here, and your first sessions can definitely start with a cool sound! But advanced players might also find the MB-4 Deluxe Series Bass in Satin Black an ideal backup instrument for the rehearsal room and stage - after all, they get an inexpensive bass that knows how to make itself heard in a band setting and looks good to boot.

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.

Powerful Rock sounds and cool vintage looks

Good quality doesn't have to be expensive at all, even in the bass department! The Harley Benton MB-4 SBK Deluxe Series is recommended as an entry-level instrument in the world of basses. With its powerful sound delivered by the split humbucker and the comfortable playability of the slim maple neck, beginners and demanding advanced players alike will love it. A modern look is achieved both by the matt black finish with a red pickguard and the black hardware - because, as we all know, looks are always part of the game!

I like it
StephanPK 10.12.2021
When I first seen this bass, I instantly liked the look. I bought it to be my experimental platform for flatwound strings, and intended to change the pickup straight away. But the stock pickup sounds fine to me, and an overall quality is very good, so I decided not to modify anything.
For this price it is really hard to beat.

Update - I installed a push pull for a series-parallel connection of the coils. This humbucker has 4 wires, so you could easily do it. It has the same color wires as seymour duncan, so just look for the wiring diagram on seymour duncan website, called Jazz Bass series wiring. As it seems, it was wired a parallel before, hence the output was average. Now it has also an additional "real" humbucker sound. Highly recommended and easy mode.


Best value for money going.
Pebble 24.08.2021
I bought this due to wanting a stingray-style bass for a few years now, but not having the money to be able to splash out on an expensive ray34 or some other options, and I'd heard good things about Harley Benton basses.
What I'd heard was not wrong.
This bass is very well made, frets are nice and smooth, everything feels solid. The action out of the box was rather high but a few adjustments made it a dream to play.
The tuners hold tune very well, the feel of the bass is excellent and personally the visuals are fantastic.
The sound is very stingray-esque, great for funk and slap. I can't detect any hum or buzzing when playing through headphones/an amp.
The only negative is that the tone knob is rather sensitive and uneven as you turn the tone down.
The fact that this bass is £107, and being the quality that it is, is ridiculously good.
I would've killed for a bass like this when I was first learning to play.
Highly recommended.


Stings Like a Ray, Makes Great Music...Man! A Winner On All Fronts!
Spanky 05.09.2021
Forget the "at this price point" malarkey, this is one fine bass at any price! Astounding Harley Benton can offer such appointments, solid build quality and downright FUN playability on a such budget friendly instrument. Harley Benton's matte black finishes are something to behold, they really have it down, smooth as silk, all over darkness. Super versatile humbucking pickups and a solid hardware suite make us wonder how anyone can compete? Nice and lively unplugged, as nasty as you wanna be plugged in, simply inspirational and just plain really fun to play. Can't go wrong here.


nice bass for a verry sharp price
Jacky666 26.02.2022
this bass does what it needs to do