Harley Benton JB-20 SB LH

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Electric Bass

  • Left hand model
  • Body: Poplar
  • Bolt-on neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Amaranth
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 38 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 JB style single coils
  • 2 Volume knobs and 1 tone knob
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Classic JB-style machine heads
  • Ex-factory string thickness: .045" - .105"
  • Colour: 3-Tone sunburst high gloss
Colour Sunburst
Soundboard Hard Wood
Fretboard Amaranth
Frets 21
Scale Longscale
Pickup System JJ
Elektronic Passive
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available since October 2011
Item number 266355
sales unit 1 piece(s)
£90
Including VAT; Excluding £8 shipping
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LeftySlapper 08.12.2021
A fantastic budget bass for someone like me, a left-handed guitarist who wanted to pick up a bass to SLAPP when the feeling strikes.

I can't imagine being able to pick up a legitimate musical instrument for less than this price. Like any guitar off the shelf, it needed a setup. But I am into that sort of thing and was able to get this bass to play the way I needed it to play in around 10 minutes after fixing the following:

High action at the first fret. Sanded the nut down a tiny bit.
Found three high frets. Leveled them.
Followed this with a typical setup of desired action and relief; set the intonation. It plays and sounds great!

The pickups aren't amazing, but again, this is a $93 bass. I would never have thought I could have purchased an instrument of this quality for less than $100. If you are a tinkerer and know basic guitar setup concepts, you'll have no problem setting this up the way you like it. If you aren't picky, then you'll probably have an even better time.

There's no way I could have gotten something like this, as a lefty, at this price. I wouldn't hesitate at all to recommend this to my fellow southpaw SLAPPERS.
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Surprising great bass guitar
Happy D 29.12.2019
I mainly sing and play acoustic guitar but always fancied having a go with bass and play at my local jam nights. Didn’t want to spend a lot of money just in case it didn’t work out so I went for the cheaper HB bass.

Got to say I am super pleased with the bass. It’s really, really nice! It looks great and plays remarkably well. Sounds great through the amp so I am very happy. It did need a little truss rod adjustment and a small set up out of the box, but hey so did my £700 Taylor acoustic when it was new! Half a turn on the truss rod and oil on the neck and we were good to go.

If you are thinking of buying a lefty bass don’t even hesitate it’s great! I think I will have the P bass next :)
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Another result from Harley Benton!
southpawpete 22.05.2017
I'd been contemplating picking up a bass for a while, but left handed options are limited, especially at the budget price end. Having already purchased a stunning CST-24 I knew they could put out a quality instrument, so I took a gamble on this JB-20 ... and I haven?t been disappointed.

There?s one tiny flaw on the instrument in that the neck is not properly aligned, with the G string much closer to the edge of the fretboard than the E. However, whilst its visible it doesn?t affect playability at all.

Other than that, the bass is solidly put together, holds tuning well, and sounds (to my ignorant ears!) pretty damn good. The finish is flawless on my example and everything hold together very well.

In all, a crazy amount of instrument for a crazy price!
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I would buy this again - no question!
Anonymous 18.12.2016
Heading says it all. I took a punt on this. I have a Fender Jazz bass (keep for best) and a Harley Benton JB-75 already and just fancied a "cheap" Jazz bass to de-fret. However, when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the build quality. Nice woods used, not as heavy as the JB-75. After a swap of strings, bridge adjustment and a tweak with the truss rod to slightly straighten the neck, it plays extraordinarily well.now, I don't think I'll bother to remove the frets now, and am also considering selling the JB-75... it's just too heavy. This (at least mine) bass is a little belter. RECOMMENDED.
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