• Wish list
  • gb
    Choose your store
    All countries
  • 0

Harley Benton HBZ-2005 B-Stock

B-Stock with full warrantySlight traces of use

5-String Deluxe Series Electric Bass

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: 7-Piece ovangkol/maple/nato neck-through-body
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Nut width: 45 mm
  • Oval mother-of-pearl fretboard inlays
  • 24 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm (long scale)
  • Pickups: 2 Ceramic bar
  • Active tone control
  • Hardware: Black
  • Die cast machine heads
  • 5 Individual bridge saddles
  • Colour: Natural, matte

Further information

Colour Natural
Body Mahogany
Neck Maple, Nato
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 24
Scale Longscale
Pickup System JJ
Elektronic Active
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
24 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.5 / 5.0
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Text ratings for this product are available in another language only so far
23 written ratings Read all reviews
de Automatically translated (Show original)
deOriginal review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
features
sound
quality

Harley Benton "Edelbass"

SigiZ, 24.12.2011
After I discovered this optical 5-string jewelery in the catalog I thought: For the little money so a part - that you have to try.

After the bass arrived and unpacked, my critically trained look wandered along the bass. The surface is very beautifully textured, the wood looks almost raw - just a touch of satinfinish. The oval inlays from Abalone look very beautiful.

The overall processing makes a good impression. The neck is well in the hand, the first runs - dry played - show that the basic setting already fits quite well. The wood resonates very nicely. The mahogany makes the basic character warm and dark.

The first weakness is revealed. The strings color the fingers black and sound lifeless. Well, that is understandable at the price and the way from China. The bridge (individual riders) and mechanics are black and functional - they do not look quite as valuable as in the picture. But also with it is to be reckoned - one look only times in the catalog which single traveler cost .... For the price is more than ok.

Equipment: Two ceramic single coils, four rotary knobs, no switch. The electronics are active. The front lower knob determines the volume, the knob above it controls the balance of the PUs, the lower is the bass, the upper is the height setting. The sound possibilities are sufficient, however, that the PUs are assembled very tightly together, but there are not so extreme differences as in the case of mounting closer to the neck, resp. The bridge. If, for example, you take the Precision with its one PU centered, the two are slightly above and below it. Due to the design (SC), it is therefore sensitive to hum.

Neck & Bünde: The 7-piece neck looks very nice and feels good. The frets - what should I say - are a bit raw worked. The crowning was apparently executed only superficially. For this the dressing has been relatively good, there is no rattling when the string is comfortable. And this is almost more important to me than high-polish but irregularly high cuffs. The ends of the waistbands are polished in any case, since nothing cuts your fingers while walking along the neck. A cradle had a small ridge at the fingerboard, only visually unpleasant - no problem, briefly fingerboard and with the small three-pronged file removed. The octave purity has to be adapted to my specimen - the single rider construction is somewhat friemelig, since the string is released and the rider has to be moved manually. The position can then be fixed with Allen screws.

Opening the electronics compartment again shows a good processing, the back of the cover is with copper foil !! Lined, paint the interior with graphite lacquer. Bravo! Especially for the price class. The EQ is permanently encapsulated, the wiring cleared up. The Potis are small types, the Poti for the balance of the PUs is a double pot. Bass, treble and balance pots have a resting middle position.

So, the sound test: When connected to the amp, nothing happens at first. A slight wobbling at the jack socket causes an ugly crash. Almost a KO! Well, have still a zargenbuchse (unfortunately only chrome) in the Bastelkiste and these quickly swapped. This plug does not make a valuable impression. Somehow the wrong place to make the first real lapsus, you notice this first. For me this was not a problem, but - as far as often occurs - this should be for many the place where thought is: That is not at all. The problem is really very easy to solve with a soldering iron and a clever socket.

After replacing the saddle bushes, I was finally able to test the sound. A round, warm tone. Bass and treble controls work well. The balance confirms the visual impression. In the extremes (upper / lower PU) the sound difference is not huge. The bridgeside is a bit pointed, more giddy - the half-sided ewtas warmer. It is noticeable that in the middle position the pressure in the bass increases enormously, the external positions bring an almost growling sound behavior. The overall impression is a pleasant, warm tone with sufficient flexibility. Well, the old strings are still on, I'm sure that new strings will do very well to the sound.

Total Impression:
The features I rate with four stars, as the flexibility is limited, but is sufficient.
The sound is very good - just the price - so full score.
The processing is - again one has to see the price - apart from the fret and the frame bushes very well, nevertheless I have to draw off because of these shortcomings a star. More deduction would not be appropriate in my eyes in view of the price.

Overall Impression. Very very much bass for small money. Who live with the expected small defects resp. This can fix itself, gets for the money a really beautiful and valuable bass. You have to remember the price always, because for the money you do not even get the parts. These small flaws can (for me) not cover the overall very good processing.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
fr Automatically translated (Show original)
frOriginal review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
features
sound
quality

The unbeatable Prix Qualità © à rendez-vous!

Artzra, 21.02.2013
Bridge by string !! A little light on the screws

After adjustment, handle, bridge, bridges.

No shielding of the mass, varnish on the easels,
Micro and the active system lacks definition, even with good strings.

Good price :) !! It allows to perfect itself in adjustment and in welding!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
€258 £230.64
Free shipping incl. VAT

£ price – guideline price only

Only a small number of pieces in stock.
Only a small number of pieces in stock.

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Notice on CITES This product contains materials subject to the CITES convention to protect endangered species. Read on
Share this product
Your Contact People
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online guides
Bass Guitars
Bass Guitars
Here is a overview of the bass and all its component parts, from vintage to modern instruments.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include 20% British VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to the U.K. are 10 EUR (approx. £7), free shipping on orders above 199 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
the box pro DSP 112 Behringer DeepMind 6 Roland Go Piano Boss GT-1B Bass Multi-FX Pedal Vox Adio Air GT M-Audio BX8 D3 IK Multimedia iRig Pro I/O Behringer DeepMind 12D tc electronic Sub 'N' Up Mini Octaver Mooer Red Truck IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck set the box pro DSP 115
(1)
Recommended
the box pro DSP 112

Active full range loudspeaker Power: 1200 watts, Class D power amp, Speaker assembly: 12 "woofer and 1.35" compression driver, Built-in DSP with 4 presets and low cut, 2 XLR jack inputs, 1 XLR output, Maximum level: 134 dB, Radiation...

to the product
€222
(1)
Recommended
Behringer DeepMind 6

Behringer DeepMind 6; 6 voice Analogue Synthesizer; 37 semi-weighted full-size keys featuring velocity sensitivity and after-touch; 4 FX Engines powered by tc electronic & Klark Teknik; 12 oscillators - two OSCs and LFOs per voice; selectable 2- or 4-pole low-pass...

to the product
€745
Recommended
Roland Go Piano

Roland Go Piano Digital Piano - 61 keys (Ivory Feel and Box-shape Keys with velocity), 128 voices polyphone, bluetooth 4.2, Midi: Conforms to GM2, Sounds: 10 Piano, 7 E-Piano, 7 Organ, 16 Other (incl. Drum Set and SFX Set), multi-effects/chorus/reverb,...

to the product
€298
Recommended
Boss GT-1B Bass Multi-FX Pedal

Boss GT-1B Bass Multi FX, effects pedal, Bass Multi Effect, 90 effect types, 32 seconds looper, approximately 7 hours of operation time with batteries, 99 Presets, 99 user patches, 3 Footswitches, 1 expression pedal and 1 additional footswitch/expression pedal input,...

to the product
€218
Recommended
Vox Adio Air GT

Modelling Electric Guitar Combo Power: 50 W, Equipped with: 2x 3"speakers for a wide stereo sound, Bluetooth allows wireless playback of music and remote control via app, VET Modelling technology for authentic amp sounds, Up to 23 amplifier models,...

to the product
€299
Recommended
M-Audio BX8 D3

M-Audio BX8 D3, Active 2-way near-field reference studio monitor; Tweeter: 1.25 inch (32 mm) 80 W silk dome tweeter; Amplifier: 150 Watt RMS Bi-Amp Class A / B Power Amplifier; Sound pressure (max SPL): 114 dB; Crossover: 1.9 kHz; Other...

to the product
€144
(1)
Recommended
IK Multimedia iRig Pro I/O

Universal audio and MIDI interface for mobile devices and computers Combo XLR input and 6.3 mm jack for microphone-, line-, and instrument signals, High-quality preamp with adjustable gain, High-quality A/D, D/A conversion with up to 24 bit / 96...

to the product
€158
(1)
Recommended
Behringer DeepMind 12D

Behringer DeepMind 12D; 12-voice Analogue Desktop Synthesizer; 4 FX Engines powered by tc electronic & Klark Teknik; 24 oscillators - two OSCs and LFOs per voice; selectable 2- or 4-pole low-pass filter per voice, shared high-pass filter; 8-channel modulation matrix;...

to the product
€955
Recommended
tc electronic Sub 'N' Up Mini Octaver

tc electronic Sub 'N' Up Mini Octaver, effects pedal, Octaver, compact sized pedal, Advanced polyphonic octave engine gives you lightning-fast note tracking and impeccable octave tones, TonePrint-enabled: load signature tones into your pedal with the free TonePrint App or design...

to the product
€109
Recommended
Mooer Red Truck

Multi Effect Device for Electric Guitar 8 Effects in one housing: Boost, overdrive, distortion, tremolo, phaser, chorus/ flanger, delay, reverb, No menus, but controls for each parameter, Built-in tuner, Various routing options, Integrated speaker simulation, Separate footswitches for drive,...

to the product
€241
Recommended
IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck set

IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck set of 2, Universal monitor stand set (2 pieces); Decouples the loudspeaker signal from the desk; Stand area per puck (diameter x height): 62 x 35 mm; Maximum load: 9 kg per puck; includes: 1 x ISO-PUCK set...

to the product
€59
(1)
Recommended
the box pro DSP 115

Active Full Range Loudspeaker Speaker assembly: 15 "woofer and 1.45" compression driver, Power: 1400 W, Class D power amp, Built-in DSP with 4 presets and low cut, 2x XLR jack input, 1x XLR output, Maximum level: 136 dB, Radiation...

to the product
€239
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.