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Harley Benton BeatBass VS Vintage Series Electric Bass. Set-neck Construction, Hollow-Body, Arched Basswood Body with Flamed Maple Top, Cream Body Binding, Canadian Maple C-Shape Neck, Rosewood Fretboard with DOT Inlays, 22 Frets, 775mm scale, 42mm Nut-Widt, Double-Action Trussrod, 2 x Humbucker Pickups, Electronic 2-volume & 3-Switches Chrome Hardware, Viola-Bridge, Diecast Tuners, 040-100 Strings, Color Hi-Gloss Vintage Sunburst.
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this is identical to the epiphone as far as i can tell from research
it's hard to imagine how hofner could improve on this other than cosmetically
er - edit - the top is ply, not solid maple as the description might lead one to believe, still not much to moan about in an electric
the components are all very good quality, the volume controls are great and can be used to modify the tone by blending the two pickups
edit 2 - used finest wire wool lightly, to take the shine off every part, including machine heads - massive improvement in tone - i think i learnt where the terms 'bright' and 'dull' come from in terms of timbre
used wax to bring back a little sheen
all my instruments are now refinished this way, the most dramatic being my irish d whistle all black and shiny plastic, now sounds very close to wood
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Arthur H. on 28.04.2015
I'm a guitar player who also likes to play bass from time to and prefer short scale bass guitars so this neat little Beatbass looked like a great buy to me. Like all guitars I've purchased from Thormann the guitar was shipped very quickly and was remarkably well packed. On unpacking the Bass I was impressed by the quality of the finish, hardware and set up, after removing the strip of protective paper from under the bridge and the plastic sheet from the tops of the pickups the guitar was ready to tune and play. I am really amazed at how good this little bass sounds, like the Hofner original there are no tone controls but a huge range of tones can be found by using the two volume controls and three switches on the neat vintage looking control plate. If you're thinking of buying a violin style bass guitar give this one some serious consideration. Although I've only had this instrument for a couple of days I've hardly been able to put it down, the strings sounded a bit harsh to start with but after a few hours playing they have lost that new string edge and sound great, I almost feel guilty about paying such a low price for this wonderful bass.
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