Harley Benton PJ-4 HTR Deluxe Series

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E - Bass

  • Body: Alder
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Neck profile: Modern "C" profile
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Dot inlays
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double-action truss rod
  • PJ-style pickup configuration
  • 2 Volume controls
  • 1 Tone control
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Classic PJ-style machine heads
  • String gauge: .045 - .105
  • Colour: Hot rod trans red (high-gloss)
Fås siden Januar 2008
Artikelnummer 139024
salgsenhed 1 stk
Colour Red
Soundboard Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 20
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System PJ
Elektronic Passive
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899 kr
Inkl. moms. Obs! Yderligere fragtomkostninger 60 kr
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Overraskende bas til denne pris
Heine 30.10.2019
Jeg blev positivt overrasket over forarbejdningen af denne bas.
Den var nogenlunde sat op så den var spilbar og jeg kun måtte lave en mindre justering af trussrod'en.
Bassen havde en del støj (RF), så jeg valgte at skille den ad og fore det indre med kobbertape, samt parsno kablerne, herefter var støjproblemet elimineret.
Hvis man vil løfte kvalitetet yderligere vil jeg anbefale at montere nye pickupper f.eks. Wilkinson de fås til godt 100 kr pr styk.
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Very Noisy pickup. But great enough for the price
OzzyBass 06.02.2020
I don?t think it has been shielded at all. Very noisy. Only way to get it to be quiet is to turn only the front knob up. The other two(more treble ones) are very veeeery noisy.

I like the sound without anything for now, I am thinking of shielding it myself.

Even the fault I think it deserves a good positive rating. In the end I coul replace the pickups/knobs and still have a great bass for less.
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A real instrument for 125 Euro !
Bass DK 11.08.2020
Not a fine instrument, but for the low price of 125 Euro it is impressive
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Der opstod en fejl. Prøv igen senere.
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Potentially a fine bass - but not without some elbow grease!
joedocmusic 14.08.2013
I've been looking for a "PJ" style bass, and wanted to see how the Harley Benton PJ-4 HTR holds up in the marketplace. The other inexpensive possibility is the Squier affinity series, which cost approximately double (230 Euros Squier vs 111 for the HB model).

Knowing that production for bodies and necks is currently all taking place in the same factories in Asia, I figured the Harley B. would be a contender. It turns out that this make and model has what it takes - but only if your roll of the dice gets you a good neck...

First impression upon opening the box is that the bass is very well manufactured and assembled, although the neck had quite a "U" shape, and the action was rather high. This is no reason for concern - most instruments need adjustment out of the box - if they didn't come in a box, they were probably adjusted in the store, and that setup was most certainly added to the price tag.

I should add that this bass is rather on the heavy side - but for that makes a very solid impression across the board. The neck was also a perfect fit, and all hardware makes a solid impression.

The problems:

Out of the box, the action was too high, neck relief far too bowed, and - although the "P" pickups sound great, the "J" pickup is rather weak. (If you get a good PJ-4 HTR, just swap out that J pickup, and you will have an excellent bass.)

Additionally, the bridge was mounted at an ever-so-slight angle, whereby the low E-string side is closer to the headstock direction than the G-string side. A fairly typical problem in budget guitars.

After adjusting the truss rod (which needed a full rotation to remedy the bow in the neck), I adjusted the bridge saddles for height, and let the bass rest overnight.

On testing the bas sthe next day, the action was now well within acceptable range, but the area from the 7th to 12th frets was plagued with fret buzz. Too much to be useable - in recorded tracks the buzz was clearly audible. I attempted to further tweak the neck and bridge, but to no avail. Perhaps a fret job and further tweaking could remedy the problem, but I expect an instrument at any price to be useable without major neck/fret/fitting work. This bass has to go back.

I have to say that the overall quality of parts (aside from the bum neck) as well as the suave finish and solid feel were impressive. The tone of the P pickup is beyond reproach - certainly all the tone of a Squier/Fender model. As mentioned erlier, the J pickup is not happening.

If these Harley B. models were individually set up and quality controlled (by a guitar tech) they would have to cost at least 50 euros more per unit... no longer the insane deal compared to the Squier guitars, which are more consistent. HOWEVER - Thomann takes them back and you needn't even pay shipping. If the neck on this one had been a good one, I would keep it and be 90% happy (after replacing the J pickup 100%).

I say order one up and cross your fingers!




After working on the bridge
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