Harley Benton Beatbass VS Vintage Series

Electric Bass

  • Design: Hollowbody
  • Arched body: Basswood
  • Top: Flamed maple
  • Cream-coloured binding on the body
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck attachment: Set-in
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Amaranth
  • Fretboard inlays: Dot
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 775 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Humbuckers
  • Electronics: 2 Volume controls and 3 Tone controls
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Viola bridge
  • Machine heads: Diecast
  • String gauges: .045 - .100
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst (high-gloss)
  • Corresponding flatwound strings: Article Nr 233870 (medium scale (M) sets from D'Addario are also suitable)
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  • Rhythm and Blues
  • Rock

Further Information

Colour Sunburst
Soundboard Maple,Plywood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 22
Scale Shortscale
Pickups JJ
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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Bea(u)tbass!
17.04.2016
I am a hobby guitarist who likes to do my own work on the guitars that I purchase, I currently own 11 electrics, 1 bass (this one), 3 acoustics and a ukulele.

This is a beautiful looking instrument and at approximately $186AUD ($142USD) is unbelievable value for money.

Pros:
1. Of the 3 guitars I ordered, this appears to have the best finish, I can't find a single thing wrong with it, no blemishes whatsoever.

2. The tuners work well and seem to hold tune fine, even after sitting around the house for a few weeks now.

3. All controls and pick ups are working.

4.The tail piece is a little more ornate than the original and going by images on the net, appears somewhat shorter as well.

5.The lovely burst finish is continued on both the back and the neck, a nice touch, especially at this price point. If the good people at Thomann don't remove this, you can search You Tube for "650Thunderbird" or ". Harley Benton Beat Bass Unboxing/1st Impressions" to see for yourself.

6. Flamed maple top is very well done, the join is barely visible, unless you look very hard.

7. Being a "short scale" bass, it will be easier for a guitarist to make the transition to bass with one of these, rather than with a "standard scale" bass.

8. Even with postage costs, it is cheaper to buy from Thomann, than to buy from my own country (AU). This is one of three guitars I have purchased (all in one order) and their quality control, in my case, is second to none.

Cons:

1. Being a hollow body, it suffers badly from the dreaded "neck dive" so even when seated, a strap is a must.

2. The shape does not make for comfortable lap placement.

In summary: I am completely satisfied with this bass guitar and would recommend it to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Cheers
650Thunderbird
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19.11.2016
I have been looking for a short scale bass for some time and I was also kicking around the idea of an acoustic bass....then of course the obvious hit's you, original might just be best!

Once it arrived, not at all disappointed, in fact very much the opposite. This is my third Harley Benton guitar (but first bass) and so my expectations were already high. As expected, it came pretty well set up, nearly in tune, well packaged and on time.

Somebody else reckoned this was the same as another Violin Bass that costs twice as much and I am inclined to agree. It looks amazing, plays really well, yes it neck dives (but it will) but in it has been a revelation, why didn't I buy one years ago! I also have a Ricky and between them, I have all bases covered for my style in terms of tone.

This bass plays so well, pick or finger style, has such a warm tone and is difficult to put down, I have just the smallest constructive criticism, the fret markers on the side of the neck are just a bit too "vintage" and so being small and overtly "yellowed", are difficult to see in anything other than daylight, bit brighter wouldn't go amiss, other than, just love it.
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  • Scale: Shortscale
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