Harley Benton B-35BK-FL Acoustic Bass Series

5-String acoustic bass with pickup

  • Fretless / fretless
  • Design: Super jumbo with cutaway
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and sides: Sapele mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 45 mm
  • Built-in pickup system with 4-band EQ and tuner
  • Double-action truss-rod
  • Roseacer bridge
  • Cream binding
  • Chrome die-cast machine heads
  • String gauges from factory: .045 - .130
  • Colour: High-gloss, black
  • Suitable gigbag: Article Nr. 121814 (not included)

Further Information

Strings 5
Lefthand Model No
Colour Black
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Roseacer
Scale Longscale
Pickup System Yes
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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A good Acoustic Bass for the casual user
Couchbass, 16.03.2020
Hi,

i've been playing Fretless for a quite longe time now, but quit playing Bass in a Band.

Formaly I mostly played Death Metal in my Bands, now I'm searching for a Bass to play at home just for fun.

Since I still have an E-Bass (also Fretless) I thought about getting a Acoustic Fretless Bass for playing at home or even at a camp fire.
So I ordered this one.

The Bass feels solid and is for a 5 String quite easy to play. I have small hands and had sometimes Problems with the Neck of let's say a Ibanez BTB or a G&L L2500.

The neck of the B-35 is comfortable to play, not thin, but quite nice to handle. You have something in your hands, but you can still play some fatser licks if needed.

The String spacing is fine two (something about 16.5 to 17mm).

The sound I get out of the Bass is (considered the price) very good. The Bass comes with some no name NIckel roundwound strings. They do the job. The B String provides a solid low end and you can even Downtune the Bass to A if needed and will still provide a hearable, substantial tone.

For a Fretless I'm missing some more sustain, but you stiull get this lovly "maaawww" sound of it. To improve this sound, I consider to change the Strings to Flats.

Tuning is okay, although the Hardware will not hold the tuning for very long under some climate changes in the room, so the build in tuner is quite handy.

I had no problem to tune the Bass to B or A Standard.

The buildquality is.... okay.... the side dots are a little off and you can see many issue with the painting, but these are minor issues that do not really interrupts you playing or the sound. The essential parts (hardware, woods, electronics, strings) are good.

About the build in electronics: I have not tested these very much, beside the tuner, the preamp is at least working and does not sound terrible, but it has no use case for me at the moment.

So is this Bass worth the money? Absolutly. You get an instrument to start palying Fretless, you may even be loud enough to perform at a campfire, you have a build in tuner, a preamp if you have a small Box and a lighweight digi amp and the most important part: the sound is okay.

So for playing at home on the balcony in the sun set at a warm day this works perfectly fine, at least for me :-)
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