Harley Benton Enhanced MP-5MN Natural

5-String Electric Bass

  • Type: PB-Style
  • Ergonomically shaped swamp ash body
  • Matching headstock
  • 6-Way bolted Canadian Hard Rock Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Black block fretboard inlays
  • Neck profile: Modern 'C'
  • 22 Medium stainless steel frets
  • Black TUSQ XL saddle
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 46 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Pickups: Roswell MA5-B AlNiCo-5 humbucker (bridge) and Roswell PMA5-N AlNiCo-5 single coil (middle)
  • Roswell GMA2 active/passive 2-band EQ
  • Volume control with push/pull function
  • Balance, treble and bass controls
  • 3-Ply black perloid W/B/W pickguard
  • WSC SK5 bridge
  • Chrome hardware
  • WSC JB45 machine heads
  • Stringing (ex works): D'Addario EXL170-5SL .045 - .130 (Article number 164052)
  • Colour: Hi Gloss Natural

Further Information

Colour Natural
Body Ash
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 22
Scale Longscale
Pickup System PH
Elektronic Active, Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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KnobbyKnobKnob, 19.04.2019
I have 3 Harley Benton bass guitars, and this one is the 4th one of the family, and I have to say, I'm truly impressed. Even a store clerk was impressed by it.
I love the pick up blend control, the clear distinction between the P PU and H PU. Truss rod and bridge adjustment is very easy as well, although I didn't have much adjustment to make straight out of the box.
I am not a fan of the active sound on this bass. It doesn't sound natural, and it feels like it is forcing something out that doesn't really belong to the bass. No worries, the passive mode sounds spectacular enough.
The specs say that the neck is "C," but to me, it feels more like "D" than "C." No complaints here, just pointing something out. The sound of this bass is very warm and punchy.
The control knobs seem to be backward, except for the pick up balance, which leaves me slightly puzzled...

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Cons:
Backward control knobs (except for the PU balance)
PU Balance knob is angled, not straight on
Active mode sounds unnatural.
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Colour: Natural
Harley Benton Enhanced MP-5MN Natural
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Harley Benton Enhanced MP-5MN Natural

5-String Electric Bass Type: PB-Style, Ergonomically shaped swamp ash body, Matching headstock, 6-Way bolted Canadian Hard Rock Maple neck, Maple fretboard, Black block fretboard inlays, Neck...

  • Colour: Natural
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: PH
  • Elektronic: Active, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton Enhanced MP-5EB Lake Blue
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Harley Benton Enhanced MP-5EB Lake Blue

5-String electric bass Design: PB-style, Body: ergonomically shaped alder, Matching headstock, 6-Piece neck: Canadian hard rock maple, Fretboard: macassar ebony, Fretboard inlays: white block, Neck...

  • Colour: Blue
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: PH
  • Elektronic: Active, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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