Harley Benton B-550 White Progressive Series

5-String Electric Bass

  • Body: Alder
  • Bolt-on neck: Canadian maple
  • Fretboard: Black walnut
  • Tai chi inlays
  • Neck profile: Modern D
  • 24 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm (Long Scale)
  • Nut width: 45 mm
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 humbuckers
  • 1 Balance, 1 bass, 1 treble and 1 volume
  • Black hardware
  • Die-cast machine heads
  • String gauge: .045" - .130"
  • Colour: White
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Funk
  • Metal
  • Rock
  • Jazz

Further Information

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

Come up with your own creative bundle and save

If you order this product together with others as part of a bundle, you can save up to 8 % additionally!
Harley Benton B-550 White Progressive Series + Harley Benton HB-20B +
8 more
Configure bundle now
starting from 215 €
Harley Benton B-550 White Progressive Series + Thomann E-Bass Gigbag BK +
7 more
Configure bundle now
starting from 168 €

This product is currently sold out

These are other customers' choices:

Harley Benton B-550 Black Progressive Series
21% bought Harley Benton B-550 Black Progressive Series 155 €
Harley Benton PJ-5 HTR Deluxe Series
18% bought Harley Benton PJ-5 HTR Deluxe Series 133 €
Harley Benton MB-5 SB Deluxe Series
12% bought Harley Benton MB-5 SB Deluxe Series 133 €
Harley Benton B-550 QTB Progressive Series
12% bought Harley Benton B-550 QTB Progressive Series 166 €
Our most popular Miscellaneous 5-String Basses
91 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.5 / 5.0
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
64 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
features
sound
quality
Amazing quality for the price
Daniele Lupo, 31.03.2018
I bought this bass as I am building my own small studio at home, and I obviously want to be able to record whatever without depending on nothing or anybody whenever I want to.
The bass came perfectly packed, ordered on Thursday/Friday (can't remember exactly) and was at my place by Monday, amazing as always.

In general the quality of the build was almost perfect, only 2 small imperfections:
1. The jack plate wasn't perfectly centered on the side of the body, risulting in the plate itself popping out of a mm or 2 from the top of the body.
2. The fretboard was rather dry, and you could clearly feel it by touch and just by looking at it.
It has to be said that these are details that do not compromise the sound of the instrument in any way whatsoever, therefore I didn't and still don't care.
Especially considered the fact that everything else, such as the finish of the body, frets and related edges, neck finish, pickup alignment, headstock design, all absolutely perfect, completely spot on.

Furthermore the instrument feels extremely balanced and comfortable, not too heavy at all, and very very nice to play with a great sustain I must say.

Once hooked up to an amp, the sound is very pleasant, full and rich in dynamics. The different controls give a great aid in shaping the sound according to one's liking, and allow the instrument to be played in several genres of music, from metal to blues, rock, pop, maybe even jazz.

I must say I am totally blown away by this instrument, considering what I have paid for it, and considering that for any other brand, to get something that sounds like this, I would have had to spend at least 3 times the price.

Definitely recommended to anyone who needs a great bass and is on a budget, or to any player looking to approach a 5 string for the first time.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Good budget bass - after modifications
21.06.2015
I?ve been a bass player for many years but have always stuck to ?name? brands (Precision, Gibson Thunderbird, Rickenbacker etc).

Having never played 5-string I didn?t want to spend loads of money on something I may not take to, so thought this bass was cheap enough to try.

I am not going to go into great detail about this bass as most of the relevant points have been made by Howard who reviewed the black version, but some points are worth expanding on.

Firstly, on initial connection, the sound was very distorted and scratchy until I found that all the controls were loose. The strings are not very good, but this is easily remedied. The biggest flaw is the battery ? as has been said elsewhere, the battery is always live even with the jack cable removed. This is because the active circuitry needs to be earthed. However, the solution is easier than fitting a toggle switch. On removing the back plate, I found that the negative side of the battery was connected to the jack socket as normal. I also found that the earth lead (yellow in my case) from the active circuitry was also connected to the socket. A little solder work to remove the yellow cable from the socket and connect it to the earth side of the volume pot fixed the problem in 2 minutes.

On the plus side the bass is a comfortable weight and well distributed (although I?m not particularly keen on the quirky chamfered body shape). I also like the idea of the push/pull volume pot to switch between active and passive ? although, if there was some LED indication of battery state you would never need to go passive!

All in all, this is a very usable bass after some modifications and I consider it to be reasonable value for money.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Harley Benton B-550 White Progressive Series
(91)
Harley Benton B-550 White Progressive Series
to the product
155 €

5-String Electric Bass Body: Alder, Bolt-on neck: Canadian maple, Fretboard: Black walnut, Tai chi inlays, Neck profile: Modern D, 24 Frets, Scale: 864 mm (Long Scale), Nut width: 45 mm, Dual...

  • Colour: White
  • Soundboard: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Black Walnut
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton B-550 Black Progressive Series
(64)
Harley Benton B-550 Black Progressive Series
to the product
155 €

5-String Electric Bass Body: Alder, Neck: Canadian maple, Neck attachment: Bolt-on, Neck profile: Modern D, Fretboard: Black walnut, Fretboard inlays: Tai Chi, Frets: 24, Scale: 864 mm (Long...

  • Colour: Black
  • Soundboard: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Black Walnut
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton B-550 QTB Progressive Series
(38)
Harley Benton B-550 QTB Progressive Series
to the product
166 €

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...

  • Colour: Black
  • Soundboard: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Black Walnut
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
155 €
Including VAT; Excluding 20 € shipping
On request
On request

Our supplier has not yet provided us with an expected delivery date. Kindly contact us for further information or to see if we have a B-Stock or suitable alternative available.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
gb
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
Bass Guitars
Bass Guitars
Here is a overview of the bass and all its component parts, from vintage to modern instruments.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include 24% Greek VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Greece are 20 EUR, free shipping on orders above 298 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
(765)
Recently Viewed
Shure SE215-CK

Dynamic sound-isolating in-ear earphones Special edition exclusively available from Thomann, Dynamic micro-driver, Shields over 90% of ambient noise, Suitable for in-ear monitoring as well as HiFi listener for e.g. MP3 player, Ear-insertion, Impedance: 20 Ohm, Sensitivity: 107 dB SPL/mW,...

(2)
Recently Viewed
Yamaha Stagepas 1k

Yamaha Stagepas 1k, portable active PA system, 1000W (HF:190W+LF:810W) power output, 12" subwoofer for low frequency, 1.5" x10 slim line array speaker for high frequency, digital mixer (3 mono mic/line + 1 stereo line), multi band comp mode for master...

Recently Viewed
Sennheiser HD-600 New Version 2019

Headphones Vibrant, Open, Circumaural, Impedance: 300 Ohm, Sound pressure level: 97 dB, Transmission range: 12 - 39,000 Hz, Two-sided cable routing, 3 m Cable with 3.5 mm jack connection, Weight without cable: 253 g, Weight with cable: 309 g,...

(2)
Recently Viewed
XVive U3C Microphone Wireless System

Digital wireless microphone transceiver system For use with condenser microphones, Integrated phantom power: 48 V / 12 V, Works without battery or mains power, Integrated rechargeable lithium rechargeable battery, Range up to 20 m / 70 ft. (without obstacles),...

Recently Viewed
Roland DJ-707M

Roland DJ-707M; DJ-Controller; 4-channel Serato DJ Pro controller with 4 decks; combines a portable live sound audio mixer, loudspeaker management system and performance DJ controller; built-in 24-bit/48 kHz audio interface; 4-band output EQ, multiband compressor and limiter on each Master,...

Recently Viewed
Source Audio Spectrum Intelligent Filter

Effects Pedal for Guitar and Bass Stereo filter, Free Editor Software via Neuro Editor, Offers an extremely wide range of sound design options, 6 Built-in factory presets, 128 Factory presets can be retireved via MIDI, MIDI compatible via Source...

Recently Viewed
Solar Guitars A2.6 W

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Ebony, Neck profile: C, Frets: 24 Super jumbo, Nut: Graphite, Nut width: 43 mm, Scale: 647 mm, Pickups: 2 Seymour Duncan Solar humbuckers, Machine heads: Solar with 18:1 gear ratio, Colour: White...

Recently Viewed
Sequenz Volca Rack

Synthesizer Rack Offers enough room for up to 4 Korg Volcas, Sturdy aluminium frame, Rubber legs for a secure hold, Side panels are made from wood, Asymmetrical side panels enable 2 different kinds of installation, Dimensions: 411 x 242...

Recently Viewed
Stairville BEL1+ Battery Event Light 15W

Battery-Powered RGBAW LED Spotlight Flexible spotlight for ambient lighting, with integrated battery and wireless DMX, Beautifully subdued housing makes possible an unobtrusive set-up, High light output and vivid colour rendering ensure an impressive ambience, Battery operation and a cableless...

(2)
Recently Viewed
Marshall Kilburn II Black

Portable Bluetooth Speaker Loudspeaker equipment: 20 W Woofer and 2 x 8 W tweeter, Class D power amplifier, Frequency range: 52 - 20,000 Hz, Bluetooth Standard V 5.0, Input: 3.5 mm Mini jack for MP3 player etc., Volume control....

(2)
Recently Viewed
Electro Harmonix Mod 11 Modulator

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar & Bass 11 Varying modulation effects plus advanced functionality in one compact pedal, Tap Tempo, Momentary mode for seamlessly switching on effects for a quick accent, Controls: Depth, Rate, Mode, Volume/Colour, LED: Effect On,...

Recently Viewed
Stairville BEL1 Battery Event Light 15W

Battery-Powered RGBAW LED Spotlight Flexible spotlight with integrated battery for ambient lighting, Beautifully subdued housing makes possible an unobtrusive set-up, High light output and vivid colour rendering ensure an impressive ambience, Battery operation and the intuitive menu enable a...

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.