Harley Benton MB-4 SB Deluxe Series

Electric Bass

  • Deluxe series
  • Body: Basswood
  • Bolt-on neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: D
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Radius: 350 mm
  • 21 Frets
  • Scale length: 864 mm
  • Nut Width: 42 mm
  • Double-action truss rod
  • Headstock in body colour
  • Pickups: 1 humbucker with coil split function
  • 2 x Volume and 1 tone control
  • Chrome hardware
  • Vintage-style machine heads
  • Diecast bridge
  • String Gauge: .045 - .105
  • Colour: 3-Tone Sunburst
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Colour Sunburst
Soundboard Lime
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 21
Scale Long Scale
Pickups H
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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Good but some quality control issues.

RobBooth, 28.04.2018
Whoever is doing quality checks on these basses needs to improve ! The body is two pieces of basswood with nice grain and a lovely sunburst finish front and back.

Out of the box the truss rod had not been adjusted and the neck had too much relief. About half a turn was needed with the stock strings to get the neck playable.

The pickup was misaligned with one corner pushed right into the body. I had to remove the pick guard to rectify this which appeared to be caused by the foam supporting pads being misshaped. I added some extra foam to the front of the pickup and this enabled me to set the pickup correctly.

Lastly the nut is not well cut with some strings too low and some too high at the first fret. With the bass properly setup I have buzz at the first fret on one string that will need repairing.

After a few hours work I have the action at under 2mm and the bass plays and sounds good for the price. However, a beginner would not have been able to achieve the same result. I must admit I seriously considered returning this bass.
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A lot for little outlay

Kenneth M., 16.11.2017
I bought this bass after checking out PreEB, EB, Sub sting ray Basses, I was looking for a budget bass that delivers and this one certainly does, I was curious after reading the shining reviews which cover most angles and definitely swayed my decision to buy. Delivery was quick and the bass well packaged, I also bought DM blue steels to replace the factory strings which seemed ok in fairness. I stuck on the DMs tuned her up, the setup was playable but not for me.
As in another review relieved the truss 1/4 turn, filed the nut slots, lowered the action and tweeked the intonation. It felt much better to play with a reasonable action, the fret work is pretty good with no sharps, when I plugged it into my combo I found the knob configuration was not the same as a standard 3 knob stingray. There was no manual included but it did come with an emergency lead a truss key and saddle Allen key. With some trial and error I found out that apparently the first(front) knob controls the front 4 poles the middle knob controls the back 4 poles of the pup and the rear is tone.
I would suggest to upgrade the pots at some stage as they?re not great. Yes this is a passive bass that sounds as if it?s actually active, quite punchy clear tones from low to high.
All in all with a set of strings (not essential) needle files a couple of Allan keys a tuner and two hours, you can have a professional feeling/sounding stingray style instrument for under ?150 and that?s quite incredible indeed folks.
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