Harley Benton B-550LH BK Progressive Series

5-String Electric Bass

  • Lefthand model
  • Body: Alder
  • Bolt-on neck in Canadian maple
  • Neck profile: Modern D-shape
  • Fretboard: Black walnut
  • Tai Chi inlays
  • 24 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm (long scale)
  • Nut width: 45 mm
  • Double action trussrod
  • Pickups: 2 humbuckers with active preamp
  • Electronics: 1 volume with push/pull (active / passive), 1 balance, 1 bass and 1 treble
  • Hardware: Black
  • Diecast machine heads
  • String gauges: .045 - .130
  • Colour: Black High gloss
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  • Funk
  • Metal
  • Rock
  • Jazz

Further Information

Colour Black
Body 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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harley benton B-550LH Super bass
the choice for l/handed bass players is often limited, but this item is nothing less than remarkable, especially for the money; a smooth neck, with no sharp bits to tear your fingers
all set up for you, exactly in tune at the 12th fret, a brilliant active pre-amp, all nice and quiet, and a stunning finish, the neck has super accurate tuners, not sloppy, easy to tune, it just sat on my lap, like a sweet baby, eager to be played, no buzzes, just sheer fun, I am still getting used to it, and every time it comes out of its case, I smile, best value for money I think I have ever bought, well done musikhouse thomann, yet again you have served the musicians more then well
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No better deal for the price
Let me preface this by saying I'm more of a guitarist than a bass player, but here are my thoughts on the B-550:

I bought this bass because I needed a 5-string to finish recording some songs in lower tunings. I needed it cheap, and I needed it quick and as always Thomann delivered just what I needed. It might not be the best Bass I've ever played, but for the price, it vastly exceeded my expectations.

- Having 24 frets is always nice. Seeing as we're extending the range lower, why not extend it higher too. Smart thinking.

- Amazingly, this bass is lighter than my 4-string. If you're a gigging musician, this is a huge bonus.

- It's well-built and feels very nice to play


- Very minor fret buzz on the 3rd fret (Should be easy enough to fix with some TLC)

- The push/pull pot on mine doesn't seem to work. I'm getting nasty electrical noise and very low volume signal on one setting (I don't particularly mind though, I don't really need this feature)

All in all, I can't complain. I have some minor nitpicks but overall I'm very happy with my new bass. Thanks Thomann!
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