Harley Benton HBZ-2004 Deluxe Series

Electric Bass

  • Deluxe Series
  • Sides: Ovangkol
  • Continuous 7-piece mahogany/maple/nato neck
  • Fretboard: Black walnut
  • Nut width: 40 mm
  • Oval abalone inlays
  • 24 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm (Long Scale)
  • Pickups: 2 Ceramic bar pickups
  • Active tone control
  • Black hardware
  • Diecast machine heads
  • 4 Individual saddles
  • String strength (ex works): .045 - .105
  • Colour: Natural, matte
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  • Metal
  • Rock
  • Funk
  • Jazz

Further Information

Colour Natural
Soundboard Mahogany
Neck Maple, Nato
Fretboard Black Walnut
Frets 24
Scale Longscale
Pickup System JJ
Elektronic Active
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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How do they do it for the price?
CappuccinoKris, 13.03.2018
The HB bass is Thomanns's own brand. How they make a thru neck for this price is beyond me. It is well built and rugged and surprisingly light but not in a detrimental way. The finish is great and the matt look on this will appeal to anyone who likes a natural look rather than a high gloss finish. The finish isn't perfect, with one or two minor imperfections, mine has a small crack near the battery compartment but you really have to look to see it, but you can't expect perfection on an instrument this good for this amount of money.

It plays well and was we'll set up on arrival. I've just changed the strings to flat wounds and the small alterations i had to make to the bridge were quick and easy. It has 24 frets, great intonation and keeps tuned well. The action is great and the frets sit nicely with no problems. The socket clicks a jack into place firmly and will ideally suit a right-angle plug. The 9v battery compartment is well designed and the tuners move without effort. The simplicity of the bridge makes adjusting it really easy although I didn't need to until I changed strings. It looks beautiful, is well made and the centre-notched treble, bass and pickup mix controls, along with the volume, have a great feel. The pickups are powerful and sound great with only minor EQ adjustments needed.

It comes shipped with the Allen keys for the bridge and neck and fitted with D'Addario roundwounds.

A great all round bass with a jazzy feel. You won't find better in this price range.
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Slightly dissapointing
After reading all these rad reviews I was really expecting something good from this bass. Sadly, it is not as good as expected.

The guitar itself is beautiful of course, but the craftmanship is poor - the nuts and bolts were drilled in crookedly, making it hard to take them out and generally making it look a bit sloppy. It already came with string buzz which did not go away after adjusting the truss rod.

Also a major problem is that the first and third string emitted a slight pop in the amp when you let go of them, which is very noticeable when playing on low volume and very annoying. Tried with different amps - it's the guitar's problem.

After about 9 months of playing a 10cm long crack appeared in the body where the battery is located. Note - the guitar was never dropped and never hit any hard objects.

The tone control is pretty good, lots of different tones can be found after tinkering with the knobs.

Overall it's a good guitar for learning the bass, but if you were planning to keep your first bass and use it for more than just learning i'd recommend to save a hundred or more euros and just buy a Fender.
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