Harley Benton PJ-74 VW Vintage Series

Electric Bass

  • Vintage Series
  • Body: African alder
  • Bolt-on neck: Canadian maple with skunk strip made from roseacer (thermally treated maple wood)
  • Neck profile: D
  • Fretboard: blackwood (Pinus radiata)
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • 20 frets with dot inlays
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: Roswell PBA / JBA Alnico-5 single coils
  • 2x volume & 1x tone controls
  • Deluxe chrome hardware
  • Deluxe brass classic PB-style machine heads
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL .045 - .100
  • Colour: Vintage White, high-gloss
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Colour White
Soundboard Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Blackwood
Frets 20
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System PJ
Elektronic Passive
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Low Down and Deep, 23.02.2018
I have bought harley benton previously. I have a rosewood veneer jazz style bass which is excellent although pretty heavy and I bought my son the "thinline" tele with the P90 soapbars. This again is a tremendous guitar. I just fancied trying the PJ style pickup layout and this Pj 74 OW looked really nice on the website. I struggle to say how good this bass is. When it arrived I could have gigged with it straight from the box. It was still in tune. I always fiddle about with my guitars so I expected to have to adjust the truss rod and string height...but everything was perfect. The finish is flawless and the colour, olympic white, is beautiful. It had the typical jazz problem with the two volume controls...with both vols on full it actually gets quieter but that is solved by backing off the bridge vol slightly. I wanted to do the series pickup mod anyway which I did with a push pull vol pot. It is good but really it sounded good with the standard VVT setup anyway. I did lower the strings at the nut but not by much. I didn't have to do it. I have gigged with it twice in a week. We all have Fenders and Gibsons in the band and the rest of the crew were amazed at this thing. This is a £150 bass. If it had fender written on the headstock and cost a £1000 I wouldn't be disappointed. OK..I play through good gear..TC RS Cabs and Hartke heads but my main bass is a 1987 Ernie Ball Stingray and I also use a 1973 Precision.......but I just prefer using the HB. It really is just as good. Maybe I just got a good one but I don't think so. This thing really is astonishing value.
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matt-drummer, 20.04.2018
I have a few Harley Benton bases and I am overjoyed with my new addition to the family!

The guitar arrived well packed and in perfect condition as usual from Thomann and Harley Benton, the packaging is really first rate.

The guitar plays as you would expect and sounds like a PJ, the pick ups are good and this one comes with good quality strings so no extra expense is necessary with a string change.

I was so hoping that this guitar looked like the pictures, I suspected that the white might be a brighter appliance white but it's not, it's a very creamy white and it looks amazing, I couldn't be happier. The finish is flawless, the painted headstock fits so well with the look.

It comes with the tort pickguard that I usually hate and change but for some reason it seems to work for me on this guitar, I may change it later for a higher quality item but for the time being it is staying as it is.

Yet again, I have failed to be disappointed in either Thomann or Harley Benton, another success!
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