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Harley Benton MM-85A SB Deluxe Series

Harley Benton MM-85A SB Deluxe Series

5-String Electric Bass

  • Deluxe Series
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: Flamed maple
  • Bolt-on neck: Canadian maple
  • Neck profile: D
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Radius: 350 mm
  • 24 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 45 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2x Wilkinson MWM5 alnico humbucker with coil split and active preamp
  • Controls: Volumes, treble, mids, bass
  • 5-Way pickup switch
  • DLX Chrome hardware
  • DLX Vintage style machine heads
  • DLX Pressure diecast bridge
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL .045 - .130
  • Colour: 3-Tone Sunburst High-gloss

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Pure Music Man Copy

19.03.2016

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Hello!

I bought this bass a few days ago after having a 3 year break from bands and music. This was merely an interesting choice since it came out as a MM copy. It does not disappoint although it is not a perfect representation of a bass guitar.

Features - Do not get me wrong, this is heavy machinery, the all maple build is indeed something one might want to pick up. The neck of the bass is very thick and you really feel like you are in control of it, very much like the real Music Man product.

With the maple fretboard to accompany it it is not only a wonderful piece, but it produces a powerful sound. Even if you get to play it without an amp is makes enough noise for practice.

Build Quality - Not the best, but definitely sturdy. The nut is a bit troublesome, it looks like it's not properly fit at 90 degrees, but then again even the strings don't perfectly align with the pole pieces of the pick-ups. I do not think this is a deal breaker since it does not really make any difference in tone, so far at least, I had no problem with it.
You might want to adjust this if you want low action with no fret buzz and it is doable, lovely instrument. The electronics look good, very tidy inside of it, the knobs work perfectly, though you might want to screw them in a little bit more. The tuning machines work perfectly and seem really sturdy.
The bridge.. fully adjustable, not my favourite type of bridge and I'm thinking to make a little investment and get a different type of bridge. Also consider getting a new nut if you don't find yours good and want to get a really good action set-up. But let me tell you, the strings fit perfectly within it.
Its not ultra polished like a more expensive bass, but the essence is there, and the important bits are well put together. The 19th fret on the G and A string wasn't perfectly slotted but nothing that can't be fixed at home, Consider a fret polisher as well? I think this goes for every instrument.

SOUND - Oh my, where do I even start, the tone of this.. It is a pure monster. I wanted to record a little bit but the Active EQ is so strong I had to turn the knobs to the lowest position and only give it some volume. It bites and growls like nothing I ever had, Not BTBs not the Yamaha RBX775. I think this is really close to what a Music Man is really intended to be.

For 150 pounds this is a great investment, if you are a beginner or a professional player you could use it in any imaginable way. Lately Harley has produced some great instruments, so don't be afraid to get one! This thing was perfectly playable out of the box, you just need to tune it and you're set. But as a more experienced player I really had to spend time wit it and adjust it to my preferences.

Have one!

Good cheap MM style bass

25.11.2016

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Got this bass primarily as backup to my 6 string ESP and because I wanted something MM style and believe this instrument delivers.
Aside from 2 quality flaws (lacqer on the headstock and poor fretwork in some places) it's a properly made bass which sounds the business and is really comfy to play.
The neck is on the thicker side, yet it's rather pleasant to play and adds to the massive sound this instrument produces.
The Wilkinson humbackers do their job pretty well - the bass is loud, growly and cuts through the mix with ease.
The factory setup was very good, nothing to complain about and I didn't touch a thing.
Overall, pretty solid bass, definitely worth the money - thumb s up from me;)
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