Harley Benton PB-50 FR Vintage Series

Electric Bass

  • Body: Lime
  • Bolted neck: Canadian maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck profile: C
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double-action truss rod
  • Pickups: Roswell VTN4 Vista AlNiCo-5 Vintage PB -Style single coil AlNiCo-5 Vintage PB
  • 1 Volume control and 1 tone control
  • Deluxe chrome hardware
  • Classic PB-Style machine heads
  • Strings (ex works): D'Addario .045 - .100
  • Colour: Fiesta Red
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  • Cuban
  • Fingered funk
  • Metal
  • Rock
  • Slap
  • Soundcheck

Further Information

Colour Red
Soundboard Basswood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 20
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System S
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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Another satisfied HB PB-50 owner!
SteveAmsterdam, 18.09.2019
I bought this bass 2 months ago after reading all the fuzz about it, and it delivers!

Pros:
- The neck: In my opinion the biggest asset of this bass. The chunky (baseball!) neck is a joy to play, no fretting issues at all.
- No need to set up or replace anything, even the strings: I just tuned it and was ready to go
- Look, the fiesta red colour is very nice, hopefully it will age well
- Sound. The Roswell pick-up works perfect for home practice and small gigs.
- Price! 109 euros this is amazing.

Cons:
Some minor issues here and there: a pickguard screw was loose, the pickguard and hardware look cheap (from close only), the paint job on the side of the neck for the dots marking is not immaculate and the tuners probably won't last forever but they do work, so no hurry for an upgrade.

I recommend this PB50 Harley Benton bass to all players, not only beginners.
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The best bass in the world under 100 euro! I'm dead serious.
P-bass Zealot, 23.01.2019
This instrument is arguably the best bass at its price point. The price is unreal considering its sound/tone quality. I have used American and Japanese Fenders (which are 6 to 10 times more expensive). If Fender were to assemble a bass or something close to this price range, the PB-50 would still beat them hands down. Give Fender 100 euro and make them produce a bass with this amount. I'm sure they would be scratching their heads and struggle to rival this Harley Benton bass. What else can I say?

PROS: 1. undeniably the legendary p-bass tone/sound; 2. not heavy; 3. very nice aesthetics; 4. unjustifiably and insanely cheap for the sound you get; 5. the Roswell pickup is thunderous!

CONS...?: 1. chunky neck others say, but I don't really mind. If you are a precision bass user, it shouldn't be a big of a deal; 2. I hope Thomann could "soon" come up with the classic natural blonde or ash colour version and/or lighter body shades. (Just some unsolicited advice...guys this would boost your sales big time.)

Overall, this bass is a revelation, one huge surprise!
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Harley Benton PB-50 FR Vintage Series
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Harley Benton PB-50 FR Vintage Series

Electric Bass Body: Lime, Bolted neck: Canadian maple, Fretboard: Maple, Neck profile: C, Dot fretboard inlays, 20 Frets, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Double-action truss rod, Pickups: Roswell...

  • Colour: Red
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickup System: S
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Harley Benton PB-50 SB Vintage Series

Electric Bass Vintage series, Body: Basswood, Bolt-on neck made of Canadian maple, Fretboard: Maple, C neck profile, Dot fretboard inlays, 20 Frets, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Dual action...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickup System: J
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Harley Benton PB-50 LH FR Vintage Series

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  • Colour: Red
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickup System: J
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton PB-50 LH SB Vintage Series
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Harley Benton PB-50 LH SB Vintage Series

Left-Hand Electric Bass Vintage series, Body: Basswood, Bolt-on neck made of Canadian maple, Fretboard: Maple, Neck profile: C, Dot fretboard inlays, 20 Frets, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Dual...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickup System: S
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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