Harley Benton B-650FL BK Progressive Series

6-String Fretless Electric Bass

  • Body: Alder
  • Bolt-on neck from Canadian maple
  • Neck profile: Modern D
  • Fingerboard: Black walnut
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • 24 Fret positions
  • Nut width: 51mm
  • 2 Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 humbuckers with active preamp
  • Controls: Volume with push/pull function (active/passive), balance, bass and treble
  • Black hardware
  • Diecast machine heads
  • String spacing: 16 mm
  • Ex-factory string gauges: .032 - .130
  • Colour: Black high gloss

Further Information

Lefthand Model No
Colour Black
Number of strings 6
Body Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Black Walnut
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Aktive, Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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Bang for your buck (or euro)
Frank Strijkplank, 01.04.2020
TL;DR: very usable bass with some minor issues.

I kind of missed having a fretless, even though my current band has little use for one. This one seemed to fit the bill nicely and wouldn't break the bank. After a few days my conclusions are as follows:

- Fit & Finish: I can't really fault it in any way. The paint has no flaws, the neck feels nice and smooth.

- Sound: overall very usable. The stock strings suck and were immediately replaced by proper ones. I like passive mode somewhat better than active, but the passive tone control has very little effect and is next to useless.

- Setup and hardware: The bridge feels like it's made from hard pastic but does the job. It's a candidate for upgrading though. The nut suffered a minor malfunction when I replaced the strings: the end at the B string broke off. The string stayed in place and I was able to glue it back, so no biggie for now, but definitely an upgrade candidate. The fretboard is super smooth and feels good to the touch. I could set the action fairly low without any issues. Setting intonation also was easy. Accessing the truss rods requires removal of the strings. I prefer having the truss rod access at the body end. The rods operate smoothly and effectively. The tuners also feel kind of plastic-y but work as expected.

So far I like the bass. For 160 euro you can't really expect it to be perfect in every way, and you should factor in some 30 to 40 euro for proper strings, but then for 200 euro you get a very usable package. I think I'll keep it around for a bit...
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Moxx, 01.11.2020
I am not that experienced and this is only my second bass, so I don't have much to compare with. But I really like this bass, I like the sound, the fact that it got both active and passive mode and, I like the string spacing, which is really comfortable for me, who only played 4-stringed bass before, and of course, the price was really good too.
I was worried about B string, but it is okay actually, after I changed strings and set the bass up in sounds just like the others. I couldn't fix the little buzz on the first "fret" on B-string, but it's fine by me and also it's the only spot with buzz.
The things I didn't like are that volume knobs feels really loose, it does it job, but feels weird comparing to other. The tuning pegs feels cheap and I need to tune this bass more often, then my previous one. It also have a neckdive, yes.
But overall I really enjoy this bass, it feels pretty comfortable and sounds good.
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Fast and Professional Service!
Get it! , 05.12.2020
I ordered this bass on a Monday and it shipped from Germany to Dallas, Texas in 4 days! Simply amazing! The bass came in outstanding packaging.

The bass was pretty much set up out of the box. I just adjusted the saddle height and it was perfect. I cannot wait to use this live and on my next solo project. Smooth tuners and knobs. No crackles, clear punchy tones. The neck is amazingly smooth and easy to play with my long fingers. Definitely worth the money spent!

The only con is the saddle screws. They are too long and stick out considerably when lowering the action, however it doesn't affect playability at all.

Did I mention shipping? Honestly, it's top rate! It took less time to receive this package from overseas than how long it takes other top companies in the US to ship domestically! Thank you so much for your business!
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Unbelievably great value!
Aerium, 24.03.2020
At £135 this bass is a steal and great value because it's as good if not better than many 'brands' at 3 times the price. Straight out of the box (but after tuning, of course), it plays and sounds like a dream. Build quality is excellent, faultless even. Great action. I'll be changing the roundwound strings for flatwounds (for the benefit of the fingerboard), but this still makes the total cost well below £200. Buy one now before the price goes up.
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