Harley Benton PB-50 FR Vintage Series

Electric Bass

  • Body: Lime
  • Bolted neck: Canadian maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck profile: C
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double-action truss rod
  • Pickups: Roswell VTN4 Vista AlNiCo-5 Vintage PB -Style single coil AlNiCo-5 Vintage PB
  • 1 Volume control and 1 tone control
  • Deluxe chrome hardware
  • Classic PB-Style machine heads
  • Strings (ex works): D'Addario .045 - .100
  • Colour: Fiesta Red
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  • Cuban
  • Fingered funk
  • Metal
  • Rock
  • Slap
  • Soundcheck

Further Information

Colour Red
Soundboard Basswood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 20
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System S
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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The best bass in the world under 100 euro! I'm dead serious.
P-bass Zealot, 23.01.2019
This instrument is arguably the best bass at its price point. The price is unreal considering its sound/tone quality. I have used American and Japanese Fenders (which are 6 to 10 times more expensive). If Fender were to assemble a bass or something close to this price range, the PB-50 would still beat them hands down. Give Fender 100 euro and make them produce a bass with this amount. I'm sure they would be scratching their heads and struggle to rival this Harley Benton bass. What else can I say?

PROS: 1. undeniably the legendary p-bass tone/sound; 2. not heavy; 3. very nice aesthetics; 4. unjustifiably and insanely cheap for the sound you get; 5. the Roswell pickup is thunderous!

CONS...?: 1. chunky neck others say, but I don't really mind. If you are a precision bass user, it shouldn't be a big of a deal; 2. I hope Thomann could "soon" come up with the classic natural blonde or ash colour version and/or lighter body shades. (Just some unsolicited advice...guys this would boost your sales big time.)

Overall, this bass is a revelation, one huge surprise!
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Pablo 1961, 14.01.2019
Wanted to try thid bass for some time but I am not a fan of sunburst finish so the new red body sealed the deal, it was never going to be my workhorse bass just for occasional blues gigs but after playing it I am impressed for such a cheap bass .
All the good bits
frets are good no sharp edges and the neck finish is very good and not heavily laquered ; tuners, pots and pickup suprisingly good at this price point ; body is finished well ; the bass even came tuned up perfectly,,,,,,,,,,,,,action is quite low straight out of the box ; even comes with spare pick guard
ok the not as good bits
the neck for me is ok as I am used to a precision bass but this is a big chunk of wood and not for the speed merchants or small handed players it lends itself to play the style of music it was designed for originally and talking of necks it is just a little unbalanced and neck heavy
In summary, a lot of bass for your money and I will check out other basses by Thomann if they are as good as this one
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Harley Benton PB-50 FR Vintage Series
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Harley Benton PB-50 FR Vintage Series

Electric Bass Body: Lime, Bolted neck: Canadian maple, Fretboard: Maple, Neck profile: C, Dot fretboard inlays, 20 Frets, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Double-action truss rod, Pickups: Roswell...

  • Colour: Red
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickup System: S
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Harley Benton PB-50 LH SB Vintage Series

Left-Hand Electric Bass Vintage series, Body: Basswood, Bolt-on neck made of Canadian maple, Fretboard: Maple, Neck profile: C, Dot fretboard inlays, 20 Frets, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Dual...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: J
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton PB-50 SB Vintage Series
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Harley Benton PB-50 SB Vintage Series

Electric Bass Vintage Series, Body: Basswood, Bolt-on neck: Canadian maple, Neck profile: C-Shape, Maple fretboard with dot inlays, 20 Frets, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Double-action truss...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickup System: J
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton PB-50 LH FR Vintage Series
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Harley Benton PB-50 LH FR Vintage Series

Electric Bass Left-handed model, Basswood body, Bolt-on Canadian maple neck, Fretboard: Maple, Dot fretboard inlays, Neck profile: C, 20 Frets, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Dual action truss...

  • Colour: Red
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickup System: S
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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