Harley Benton PJ-5 HTR Deluxe Series

250

5-String Electric Bass

  • Body: Alder
  • Bolt-on neck
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 45 mm
  • Pickups: PJ-Style
  • 2 Volume knobs, 1 tone knob
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Classic PJ-style machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: 045 - 130
  • Finish: Hot rod trans red, high gloss
Colour Red
Body Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 20
Scale Longscale
Pickup System JP
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
K dostání od Září 2009
Číslo produktu 229113
Prodejní jednotka 1 ks
Soundboard Alder
139 € 3 392,80 Kč
Cena vč. DPH nezahrnuje poštovné 15 €
Cena v Kč je pouze orientační
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Tento produkt je na skladě a může být okamžitě expedován.

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Dodání přibližně v rozmezí Středa, 26.01.Čtvrtek, 27.01.
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kedar 13.02.2020
Koupil jsem si tuto baskytaru jako otloukanka na ruzne akce, ale bez problemu jsem na ni odehral i koncert (kdyz mi hlavni nastroj ukradli). Za ty penize neskutecna spokojenost...s dobryma strunama je to uplne v pohode. Opravdu mile prekvapeni.
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Anonymní 16.06.2016
I ordered this instrument with a standard expectation of HB products - price/quality, and I won again. Feels good, plays good, sounds good. At this price it is comparable with 100-150 euros more expensive instruments, the fretboard looks a bit cheap, however I understand at this price it can not be the best wood. Pickups do a good job, no characteristic sound, but good anyway - again look at this amazing price tag! More of a P bass than J bass to me. Great for begginer, good as a backup or broadening instrument skills.
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Pleasantly surprised.....very good value!
Anonymní 22.11.2016
I was looking for a cheap 5 string for home use, as I play a PJ Bass ( with flats) and a Yamaha BB1500 ( rounds) as my gigging tools but missed having a 5 string around. Having read the reviews, and liking P type basses, I thought I'd give this a go.

Quick delivery from Germany with good communications and no drama!

Build quality is really good, neck pocket is tight, fretting is fine and the finish is flawless. The neck is pretty chunky, but is quite comfy and the satin finish is comfortable and consistent. The colour is very dark, and I can't really discern any grain through the finish. Weight is average for a 5 string.

The hardware is fine, there is no play in the machine heads and the bridge is more than adequate ( certainly as good as a Squier comes with.)

The pots are quiet, and do what they are supposed to do. 2 volumes and a master tone give a really versatile range of sounds. I was really pleased to see a front mounted jack socket!

When the bass arrived it was really well packed ( double boxed, lots of bubble wrap etc) and came with a couple of keys and a cable.

Action was ok - certainly very playable, but I've made some adjustments to bring the action very low without excessive fret buzz.

All good so far!

The main weaknesses are the strings, horrible pickguard and ( possibly) pickups - the low B sounds really weak (despite some pickup height adjustment) , but the EADG strings sound great. I'll replace the B string with a .135 D'Addario before writing the pickups off, and if this sorts the problem I'll restring the bass accordingly.

I've run the bass through my practice rig ( Peavey Max 115 , Aphex Bass Xciter, EBS Octabass and Digitech Chorus) - and it really does sound pretty good. I'm looking forward to trying it with my bigger set up after replacing the low B. If this doesn't sound right, I'll link a compressor up, as the extra tension of the 135 will certainly improve the tone ( if not the output).

Overall I'm very happy with the quality and sound of the bass, and it will certainly fit the bill as a cheap 5 string for occasional use. Just a shame Thomann don't list replacement pickguards for this, as a black one would look so much better!!

If you're after a cheap, passive 5 string you can't go wrong with one of these - just a shame about the strings and pickguard.

If it holds up ok I'll be looking at other Harley Bentons, as the value for money is astonishing.
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Great bass for the price
Janne O. 07.06.2017
This bass has amazing build quality and value for the most part except for one major design flaw. The bass feels and plays great, build quality is solid, but the pickups don't match the string spacing of the bridge.

I bought this bass so I can make demos of my songs at home without having to ask other people play bass tracks for me. I'm not really a bass player even though I enjoy playing bass. This is the first bass I've owned (although over the years I've played quite a few) so I can' t really comment if this sounds better or worse than other affordable bass guitars.

Good thing about this bass is how it feels. The neck is nice and smooth and plays well. There are no pointy fret ends and the electronics and hardware feel solid. Nothing instantly feels cheap about the bass. The setup was almost bang on out of the box. I only had to adjust the intonation of the higher strings and it was ready to go.

Then the bad thing. The pickups that were put on this bass do not line up with the string spacing. The string spacing is too narrow so the outer strings don't line up with the pole pieces. And the G string is completely outside the P pickup pole pieces for the string. I was able to make it a little bit better by putting coins between the saddle pieces thus spreading out the strings at the bridge. Still the G string is not even close to being where it should be. But I don't really use the G string that much so it's not a big problem for me.

Another minor issue is that the pickup output on the two lowest strings is noticeably lower than on the others. Might be just a matter of adjusting the pickup height. I'll have to look into it later.

Overall I'm happy with the purchase and I may look into replacing the pick guard along with the pickups to make things sound better. Everything else about the bass is so solid that even if the upgrade ends up costing 3x the price of the host instrument I think it still will be worth it.
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