Harley Benton PB-50 LH FR Vintage Series

Electric Bass

  • Left-handed model
  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on Canadian maple neck
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • Neck profile: C
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Pickup system: Roswell VTN4 Vista Alnico-5 Vintage PB Style single coil
  • 1 Volume knob and 1 tone knob
  • Deluxe chrome hardware
  • Classic PB-Style machine heads
  • Strings: D'Addario .045 - .100
  • Colour: Fiesta Red
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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

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Oh my my, oh yes...
nerkoids, 10.01.2019
Thanks to Thomann's largesse (and with an initiative with a prominent Youtuber) we lefties get to have this sweet axe. Proof is in the number of runs they've already went through (as of this writing, it's been sold out four times! Clearly, they're moving a lot of these)

First off, this bass is gorgeous in person. The photos don't do it justice. Its construction is solid and tight and the ergonomics make for a very comfortable feel. The neck has a nice, smooth satin finish, very thin, feel like an oil finish. The hardware is very good quality (the tuning machines do work, but their look screams 'budget'!!!) but the bridge and string retainer are solid steel components that are as good as anything out there.

The Roswell pickup sounds phenomenal. Dynamic, full range, I doubt swapping it out would be necessary. The potentiometers work smoothly and offer a great volume and tone taper for more precise settings.

The bass feels balanced and light, plays well.

Although the neck is a two-piece, it has been milled and finished like a one piece, and it ends up feeling like a one-piece (the maple they used for both the fret board and the neck seem to be from the same tree and have the same wood grain, so it's a fairly decent job of it)

The fret ends in the wintertime since I got this bass at the end of December have started poking out of the sides, but considering this instrument was made in Southern China or Vietnam, then shipped to Germany, then to eastern Canada in winter, it's to be expected (and fairly easy to fix) Luckily, the truss rod works well and the neck otherwise is very stable.

My overall impression - with an upgrade of tuning machines, I would confidently compare this model (and the sunburst version, I'm sure) to the Squier Classic Vibe 50s Precision Bass -- and that's high praise and important, considering we lefties can't get a left-handed version otherwise.

In conclusion: Highly recommended instrument for left-handed people. Thanks Thomann!!!
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Great beginner bass.
PB2018, 06.02.2019
You cannot go wrong with this price, tone pot was a little loose but that's it really. Great simple bass, one volume , one tone. Sounds good and feels great to play. I've heard people complaining about the thickness of the neck but I find it quite comfortable(I don't have the biggest hands). If you're thinking of getting it, do it. You really won't regret it. Overall a great bass, perfect for someone dabbling in bass now and again, or even if you just want that old p-bass look on a budget.
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Harley Benton PB-50 LH FR Vintage Series

Electric Bass Left-handed model, Basswood body, Bolt-on Canadian maple neck, Fretboard: Maple, Dot fretboard inlays, Neck profile: C, 20 Frets, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Dual action truss...

  • Colour: Red
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: J
  • 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
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
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: J
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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