Harley Benton B-550 QTB Progressive Series

5-String Electric Bass

  • Body: Alder
  • Bolt-on neck from Canadian maple
  • Neck profile: Modern D
  • Fretboard: Black Walnut
  • Tai-Chi inlays
  • 24 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm (Long scale)
  • Nut width: 45 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2x Humbuckers
  • 1x Balance-, 1x bass-, 1x treble- and 1x volume control
  • Black hardware
  • Diecast machine heads
  • String gauge: 045-130
  • Colour: Quilted Transparent Black
  • Finish: High-gloss
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Further Information

Colour Black
Soundboard Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Black Walnut
Frets 24
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Aktive, Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Seriously; how do they manage to do it?
Dr Bassman, 15.12.2019
Okay, at the time of writing, I've had my 4-string B-450 QTB for over a month and it continues to astound me. It's big sister, the 5-string B-550 QTB has also been here for a few weeks too. It's my first 5-string bass and I'm already smitten. So much so, that the two basses are used alternately, at least as much as it is reasonable to do so.

Of course, in comparison, they constitute two very different instruments. You might not think that the addition of a bottom B string and a narrower pitch between the strings would make so much difference to your bass playing, but it sure does; or, at least it does for me. To an extent, the basses choose their own songs. They also make your hands do things that are almost unexpected; spooky even!; although, that matters not, as the sound that comes out of these two machines is quite frankly amazing; and that just using their passive electronics, fed through a flat EQ and output at a reasonable volume. Their playability is also excellent. In fact, .you get so much for your Euro, or whatever currency you use, that it's really difficult to criticise these machines. They are quite literally stunning. So, I guess that's why there is a black Harley Benton fretless sitting beside me as I write. It's too early to tell its story yet, but I'm pretty sure it will be impressive. Now, which one of you three beauties will I use today? Decisions, decisions. God bless Harley Benton!
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Fantastic instrument for this price
SteinarS, 12.02.2021
Haven't played/owned a bass for at least 30 yrs, and wanted something cheap to practice on. This was far more than I expected.. Build quality is great, fretworks is far better than much more expensive competitors.
Stays in tune even after a day of hard practice.
Pikcup's are super , and active/passive switch is a very nice feature.
Only "Negative" is the use of batteries if I don't remember to pull out the battery after playing.
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Good starting bass
alemeraldom, 25.10.2017
I bought this bass and had some time to experience with it and I can say that it is a good option for beginners. It is a good build, however, for the version that I bought, I thought that the stripes would be red, instead of dark brown. The strings are ok, but the bass has quite a lot of fret buzz and I will have to look more into it.

Overall, I am happy with it, given that I'm a beginner, but if you want something better and for a longer time (maybe from when you will up your skills), I would go for something in the 250E+ budget. :)
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Great bass
Nikki, 04.03.2014
Bought this bass because I wanted to start playing 5 strings and didn't want to spend a lot in case I didn't get on with the change over having small hands... Turned out to be a very good buy indeed... I've used thunderbird basses for years and didn't think I would ever change but I am about to buy another B-550 as a backup for the one I already own... To me they are really that good....
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