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
  • Electronics: 1 volume, 1 balance, 1 bass and 1 treble
  • Hardware: Black
  • Diecast machine heads
  • String gauges: .045 - .130
  • Colour: Black High gloss
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Colour Black
Body Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Black Walnut
Frets 24
Scale Longscale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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Real Bass
Sema'j, 21.09.2020
This is a real bass for the money.I play guitar but wanted a bass in the studio and this does the job.I will be a happy camper for a good while.
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Wow...
01.04.2016
I am blown away at the quality of this bass for the price.

The Good:
-sounds great
-neck is smooth and very comfortable
-the installed preamp sounds amazing for the price

The (few) negatives:
-small finish flaw on the headstock (not even worth photographing, rest of the finish was perfect)
- fret ends a little sharp (easy to fix on my end)
- Rosewood fretboard is super dry, picking up some lemon oil to treat it tonight.

All in all the negatives are few and minor, I would definitely buy this bass again and suggest it to others as it plays well and sounds great. If I didn't know what i spent on it, I would have guessed at least 2-3x the price.

Cheers
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No better deal for the price
09.04.2017
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.

Pros:
- 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

Cons:

- 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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Beautiful sound
Skint Knees, 02.10.2019
This was my first five string bass and has turned out to be a guitar I pick up and practice on daily , it’s a very comfortable instrument to practice on and has a great range of tone .
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