Harley Benton Beatbass FL VS Vintage Series

Fretless electric bass

  • Design: hollow body
  • Arched basswood body
  • Flamed maple top
  • Cream body binding
  • Set-in neck: maple
  • C neck profile
  • Fretboard: roseacer (thermally treated maple wood)
  • Side-dot inlays
  • Scale: 775 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Pickup: 2 humbuckers
  • Electronics: 2 volume controls and 3 tone controls
  • Chrome hardware
  • Viola bridge
  • Diecast machine heads
  • Strings: HB flat wound .040 - .100
  • Colour: vintage sunburst, high-gloss

Further information

Colour Sunburst
Top Maple
Back and Sides Linden
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 22
Scale Shortscale
Pickup System HH
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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A Rarity... A Short-scale Lightweight, FRETLESS bass

Raymond588, 26.07.2018
A Rarity... A Short-scale Lightweight, FRETLESS bass

I have been playing bass guitar in a band for over 20 years and have now retired from the music scene, mainly due to arthritis in the back and wrists. I missed playing very much after selling off all my working Fender P bass collection ,so I decided to try a light, short scale bass just for amusement, which I found so much easier for my condition, once I got used to playing the shorter scale

I spent ages looking through the internet for a Fretless Short Scale bass only to find this beauty in my favourite music store, Thomann.

The Harley Benton Beat-bass Fretless bass played wonderfully, straight out of the box, even with it?s own factory fitted Flat wound strings on. It was so smooth and the intonation was perfect. Talk about weight. Light as a feather. It does give a little ?Head Dive? with a slippery strap, but if you get yourself a leather, headstock acoustic strap connector and fit the strap from the top of the neck and to the usual button on the bottom. Perfection and Comfort.

This is the perfect fretless bass for the beginner or experienced bassist wanting to learn the art of fretless playing at a ridiculously low price. I would recommend buying the Thomann Beat Bass Gig bag, product number 188608, a well under £20, made for the Beat bass fretless and standard violin bass, as you won?t find one any where else to fit as well as this one. The bonus is that the bag also fits a Squire Bronco Bass which is another short scale in my new collection, so that is one bag for two basses.

This is such a great buy for guitar players wanting to give a bass a try, as it is such a bargain.

One little tip. I tried to fit a set of D'addario flatwound strings but found that the ball ends on these were a lot bigger that the H.B. strings already fitted. After an email to Thomann, Thet set back instructions and a photo of how to loosen the tailpiece to get the correct distance to fit the D'addarios or any other strings with a bigger ball end. Great service

Just buy one. You've nothing to lose at that price
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fantastic basic fretless for starters !

staxmotownjunkie , 06.02.2018
I took of the strings , diismantled the whole giutar since I bought it as a base to start building my own sound ,fitted Gibson pickups I still had in the workshop and labella Black Vynils but first I had the neck completely polished and oiled so now it is a nice fretless, one thing the hollow body has tomuch sustain so I fitted a demper just after the bridge to get a more punchy sound . well what do you want ??? you pay only 150 bucks for the base and from there start to modify it to your own likings ,Its better then taking all the frets out of a standard bass what I have been doing before . Ifyou knowwhat to do this is awonderfullset for the price ! Thx Thomann !
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