Harley Benton B-450LH BK Progressive Series

Bass Guitar

  • Left hand model
  • Body: Alder
  • Bolt-on neck made of Canadian maple
  • Modern D-neck profile
  • Fretboard: Black walnut
  • Tai Chi inlays
  • 24 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm (Long Scale)
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Humbuckers with active preamp
  • 1 Balance, 1 bass, 1 treble and 1 volume knob with push/pull function (active/passive)
  • Black hardware
  • Die-cast machine heads
  • String thicknesses: 045 - 105
  • Colour: Black high gloss
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Further Information

Colour Black
Soundboard Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Black Walnut
Frets 24
Scale Longscale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Active
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Godis Love, 27.02.2020
Just received this bass from Thomann. I thought Id leave an honest and fair review of the service, product and criticism I found on the web.
I bought this for my wife after we managed our first jam after 12 years of marriage, 2 fine kids and a spectacular motorcycle accident. Things have been busy. I didnt scour the net to see reviews until after Id received the bass and realised I had no battery. (I had forgotten it had a push pull pot on volume for the passive/active switch). I bought it on price, knew it wouldnt be too heavy (wife is about Julia Hofer's size) and as I trust Thomann and the reviews on the site.
It arrived in a slightly soggy cornered box that was a bit damaged on all corners. Unperturbed due to the Thomann return policy I opened the box to find a nice crisp guitar box inside. Europe has been wet and the box has travel 600 miles. It was adequately packed and handled by DHL i think under the circumstances. The guitar inside was pristine. Initially I wondered why my order was slightly delayed. I contacted Thomann and was informed it was going through a QC check before posting. Great!
The label inside said it had been quality checked by "2369". As my best pal is a renowned luthier I thought I would QC the QC. Ive read good things and bad things about Harley Benton and there will always be some bad reviews of Thomann because of the VOLUME of sales which is about 11 (one more than 10). There was a little string buzz on the nut end of the guitar. I wasnt dissapointed as I suspected a truss rod tweak was hopefully all that was required. Tom Anfield (luthier extrodinaire) agreed. "Just slacken the truss rod a bit and drop the saddles a touch after if it buzzes at the other end youve gone too far" - what about the nut being cut too low I asked?. "That will be fine when you slacken the truss rod". Tom was overall impressed.
Now, imagine being set up in a warm studio in Germany then being sent across chilly N. Europe, the English Channel, Old Blighty in a van a boat another van and sitting on the porch all day. You'd probably want your truss rod tweaked a bit huh? Fret ends good.
Conclusion- Great set up by Harley Benton and/or Thomann. Nice playable guitar, happy familys and musical fun. £115 made in China, shipped and stored in Germany QC'd and delivered!!!!!
Ive included the best YT review I could find which is how I found out about the passive switch (its in the Thomann info on the page so duh! to me).
Thomann - thanks from all of us. P.s. well done on the Trust to encourage kids to play. I'll still buying pretty much everything from you and I think Harley Benton is a Marque now. (Dont ask my luthier what he thinks of other names at this price point.) Buy with confidence I say. Now, off to buy a battery. (I dont mind it wasnt included at this price point although other HB apparently may come with one).
If you are a beginner guitarist then its important to a.) begin to understand how the mechanics of your guitar work, B.) not panic about a bit of fret buzz. Wood moves due to humidity and temperature changes. You should expect to have to tweak a little after a voyage in harsh environments but you may be lucky and not have to bother. My luthier usually does truss rod adjustment free for his customers (what goes around comes around and back to spend £££).
I think I dont accept any criticism of "2369", Thomann or Harley Benton.
Wife is now working hard on her Julia Hofer 'Tippy tappy double toes' which is very funny. Funky feet are important.

I kind of risk my life to earn my money as a tree surgeon. This was money well spent.

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Really surpassed my expectations by far
Huss, 11.11.2020
I'm a guitarist and have been playing the guitar for 10 years. I'm not really a bassist but I know a good instrument when I hold one.
And this bass is really a great quality instrument. I'll try to state what I liked about it
1 It's really versatile. you have active humbucker mode and a passive mode you can switch between the two
2 the bridge and tuners are really good. I thought I will have to change them. But they really do that job, and they look good
3 Playability is amazing. the fretboard edges are rounded which is really shocking to me because this feature is of a high end instrument.
4 Zero sharp frets. I can move my hand all over the fretboard all day and it's VERY smooth.
5 knobs and electronics are good and function 100% like they should.
6 What's nice is that they include 2 batteries (one is actually already inside the bass, the other one is with the packaging and you can save it for later)

This bass is really worth much more than it costs. It's shocking how well it's made. Thank you harley benton.

For cons there's really not much into it but I have 2 notes on that matter.
1 it's a 24 frets bass. but the way the body is shaped it's really hard going past the 22nd fret. But you're playing bass after all so that's not a deal breaker at all
2 the nut is cheap plastic. It is cut really well so it's not bad. It just looks cheap and plasticy. I hate how it looks, but it does the job very well.
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gioli, 15.01.2018
Got this amazing bass guitar for my boyfriend, he loved it! Massive sound,high quality and sound clarity and of course BEAUTIFUL !! As for the price more suitable than ever. Definitely recommended!!
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Harley Benton B-450LH BK Progressive Series
03.08.2016
Amazing bass, mostly used for home recordings. Great sound, for it's price is really good
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