- Vintage Series
- Body: American ash
- Neck: Canadian Hard Rock Maple with Roseacer Skunk Stripe
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Fingerboard inlays: black ABS blocks
- Bolt-on neck
- Neck profile: D
- Neck binding: Black
- 20 Medium 2.9 mm nickel silver frets
- White graphite nut
- Nut width: 38 mm
- Scale length: 864 mm
- Double action truss rod
- Fingerboard radius: 305 mm
- 3-Ply black/white/black pickguard
- Pickups: Roswell JBA-B Alnico 5 Single Coil (bridge) and JBA-N Alnico 5 Single Coil (middle)
- Controls: 2 x Volume, 1x tone
- Bridge: Sung Il WB401CR with brass saddles
- HB CB01-CR machine heads
- Chrome hardware
- Strings: D'Addario EXL165 .045 - .105 (Art.144505)
- Colour: High gloss natural
The Harley Benton JB-75 is a four-string J-style bass that is especially interesting for bassists who prefer the look and sound of a classic but don't want to spend an enormous amount of money on it. In terms of design and features, the JB-75 is based on the well-known American model from the 70s and already offers amazing sonic flexibility with two pickups and passive electronics. A simple bass with no battery and no limitations at a price that is exceptional for these features.
An American ash body and a maple neck and fingerboard are the basis of the Harley Benton JB-75. This combination has been tried and tested and beloved for decades. Just like the original, it has a bolt-on neck design, which ensures a sound with plenty of attack. 20 frets offer enough space for basslines of all kinds and a nut width of 38mm, along with the C-profile of the neck, promise a playability that makes you feel at home immediately. Two Roswell JBA AlNiCo V single coils and passive electronics with two volume controls and one tone control form the sonic control centre of the JB-75. Design, finish, vintage-style machine heads, pickguard, and above all the block inlays and the fingerboard binding provide the JB-75 with a suitably authentic look. The beautiful grain of the ash body is accentuated by the transparent high-gloss finish.
Great sound at a budget-friendly price
The Harley Benton JB-75 is clearly aimed at price-conscious musicians who nevertheless want to get their hands on the look, feel, and sound of a classic. Stylistically, the JB-75 cannot be squeezed into just one category. In terms of sound it is at home everywhere, from Pop, Rock, Funk, and Soul to R&B and Jazz thanks to its two pickups. Bass students in particular will be pleased with the low price if they still want to play a fully-fledged instrument that can be used long-term. The Harley Benton JB-75 is also advantageous for musicians of other backgrounds who would like to acquire a decent bass as a second instrument.
About Harley Benton
Since 1998, the Harley Benton brand has been catering for the needs of numerous guitarists and bassists. In addition to an extensive range of stringed instruments, Thomann's house brand also offers a wide choice of amplifiers, speakers, effect pedals, and other accessories. In total, the range includes over 1,500 products. Built by established names in the industry, all Harley Benton products combine quality and reliability at attractive and affordable prices. The continuous expansion of the range ensures that Harley Benton always provides new, exciting, and innovative products that keep players perfectly in tune with the musical world, day after day.
Well-equipped for all situations
As already mentioned, the JB-75 offers a wide range of sounds thanks to its two pickups. The bridge pickup delivers punchy mids and the necessary definition for concise fingerstyle lines, while the neck pickup adds the punch and the low end for powerful Rock, Blues, or Soul grooves. Both pickups together offer the typical all-round sound for every possible situation. Thanks to its attractive price, the Harley Benton JB-75 is also perfectly suitable as a second bass. Harley Benton additionally offers matching bass amplifiers, which are a sensible, cost-effective add-on, especially since the bass is also available as a bundle with all the necessary accessories.
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