Harley Benton JB-75MN Black Vintage Series

Electric Bass

  • Vintage Series
  • Body: American ash
  • Bolt-on neck made of Canadian maple
  • Roseacer Skunk Stripe
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Fretboard inlays: Blocks
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 38 mm
  • Double-Action truss rod
  • Pickup: 2 Roswell JBA Alnico-5 vintage JB-style single coils
  • 2 Volume controls and 1 tone control
  • Deluxe chrome hardware
  • Classic JB-Style machine heads
  • Stringing: D'Addario .045 - .100
  • Colour: Black high gloss
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  • Rock
  • Slap

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Colour Black
Soundboard Ash
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 20
Scale Longscale
Pickup System JJ
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Excellent, extremely VFM instrument.
14.12.2015
This is the second Harley Benton bass I bought and I must say, it is a top tier instrument. Excellent bass, period. For its price, it's simply unbelievable and I would not hesitate to buy the whole Harley Benton line up, after this one!

So, first off, the build quality. I have looked over this one thoroughly and I simply could not find the smallest of faults on it. The paint is really good all over, no chips, hairs, runs, anything. Everything lines up correctly, the neck pocket is TIGHT, every single screw is just fine. There have been reports of less than optimal screws for the pickups but this was not the case on mine. Sturdy as can be and built perfectly. Five stars here!

Now, the sound. This bass has Wilkinson pickups (and hardware, more on that after). The sound is spot on! In a blind test, I doubt one could easily discern between this one and an American Fender. It's THAT good! I've used to it record direct and amped and I must say, it kicks serious ass in any situation. Rock, funk, pop, metal, the versatility of the Jazz Bass is nto lost in this one's price range! Simply excellent. Five stars here, as well!

One more thing here, though. The cables are cloth wrapped, the electronics EXTREMELY tidy and the pots are just excellent. No hissing, no scratching, nothing.

Now, the hardware on this bass is Wilkinson as well, and it is a huge plus. The tuners are nice and sturdy and, combined with the very well cut nut, the bass can hold the tuning after much abuse. The bridge is also sturdy and with enough mass. Everything is as it should be and doesn't really warrant a swap with anything pricier. Also, the bass came from Thomann set up PERFECTLY, which I did not expect. I only had to tune up and it was ready to play.
I should mention that the bass came strung with D'Addario strings. Excellent, and quite a pricey choice, considering the instrument's price!

Overall, it's five stars on every aspect. Just an honestly excellent instrument, well made, very nice sounding and a total sleeper. Plus, it's entertaining as hell to see people scratching their heads over how awesome such a low priced instrument is! I really hope Thomann adds more Benton basses in the future!
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Probably my favorite bass
matt-drummer, 14.04.2018
I actually have three of these, this one, a natural and a sunburst.

I could not decided which one I liked best so I bought a natural version, it was so nice I bought the other two.

I love black guitars generally and this one looks amazing, it's perfectly finished and looks just how a jazz bass should look in my opinion.

I cannot find fault with this guitar in terms of finish and build quality it is flawless as are my other two, it does not look like a cheap guitar.

The most important parts are how it sounds and plays. Mine is set up very well from the factory and is lovely to play. It sounds great, the pick ups are of good quality and the strings are D'Addario roundwounds. I may try some flats on it later but right now I could not be happier.

If you are looking for a jazz bass, or even just a nice bass, then I recommend that you give one of these a try, you will save yourself a lot of money and even if you bought a much more expensive guitar than this I think it would be difficult to notice and significant gains.
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In total very happy
Samuel Burns, 02.05.2018
The bass is a great value for money for sure!! Sounds amazing, plays just as good and looks the part as well! The growl is surprising, and the attack is mind blowing. Still weighing in a little to the neck pick up, it mellows down. Very versatille!! No way just by hearing or looking at this bass could someone tell that this is a budget instrument.

The only thing i didn`t like, was a small area on the side of the neck where the 2nd fret is. Apparently the spot was sanded down but the black binding was scratched. Personally i find this minimal, but probably would put others off and send the bass back. The binding overall looks cheap (remember a 139¤ bass), the bridge upon intonation set up was scratched from the movement of the saddle (139¤) and that`s about it.

The pickups are not extremely noisy and have a relatively high output for passives. Potensiometers, jack, tuners seem well built and the overall picture shows a well constructed bass.

Upon arrival the bass was perfectly intune, intonation was spot on except for the E string. Tuners seem to stay in tune and potis are noiseless as they should.

The weight is on the heavy side, heavier than my MIA precision (4,2 kg`s), at 4,9kg`s but not uncomfortable.

In any case i would recommend this bass to beginners and professionals alike.
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Really good, mindblowing for the price
florijan, 25.03.2020
I've had several Harley Benton basses. All were really amazing for the money and all had issues with the final execution. This one included.

The good is that it's a well made instrument, sounds very good and the finish is great. Neck and frets are really good. Pickups are not my favourites, but generally good. I've met players who prefer them over other (more expensive) alternatives.

The bad is that (like on other HB basses I've had) the pickup screws are driven in the wood at a bad angle, preventing lowering or raising the pickups as desired. I found this annoying, especially since it's not such a big thing to get right during the manufacturing process, and so much else on this bass is of really high quality. The also the binding is imperfect.

The weight is great, a straight 4.0kg. Light for a jazz bass, somewhat prone to neck dive, but not much.
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Electric Bass Vintage Series, Body: American ash, Bolt-on neck made of Canadian maple, Roseacer Skunk Stripe, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Maple, Fretboard inlays: Blocks, 20 Frets, Scale: 864 mm,...

  • Colour: Black
  • Soundboard: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JJ
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Electric Bass J-Style, Body: American ash, Bolt-on neck: maple, Fretboard: Maple, Black fretboard binding, Roseacer skunk stripe, Black block inlays, 20 Frets, Nut width: 38 mm, Long scale: 864 mm,...

  • Colour: Natural
  • Soundboard: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JJ
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Electric Bass Body: American ash, Bolt-on neck: Canadian maple, Fretboard: Pau Ferro, Fretboard inlays: Block, Neck profile: C, 20 Frets, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 38 mm, Double-Action truss rod,...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JJ
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Electric Bass Vintage series, Body: American ash, Bolt-on neck: Canadian maple with roseacer skunk stripe, Fretboard: Maple, Fretboard inlays: Block, Neck profile: C, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 38...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JJ
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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