Harley Benton Enhanced MP-5EB Lake Blue

5-String Electric Bass

  • Design: PB-style
  • Ergonomically shaped body
  • Body: Alder
  • Matching headstock
  • 6-Bolt neck: Canadian Hard Rock maple
  • Neck attachment: Bolt-on
  • Fretboard: Macassar ebony
  • Fretboard inlays: White blocks
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm 13.77")
  • Scale: 864 mm 864 mm (34.02")
  • Nut width: 46 mm (1.81")
  • Nut: Black TUSQ XL
  • Frets: 22 Medium stainless steel
  • Pickups: Roswell MA5-B Ferrite humbucker (bridge) & Roswell PMA5-N Ferrite single coil (middle)
  • Roswell GMA2 active/passive 2-band EQ
  • Volume control with push/pull function
  • Controls: Balance, Treble, Bass
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply white pearloid W/B/W
  • Bridge: WSC SK5
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Machine heads: WSC JB45
  • String gauges: .045 - .130
  • Colour: Hi Gloss Lake Blue
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Further Information

Colour Blue
Body Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Ebony
Frets 22
Scale Longscale
Pickup System PH
Elektronic Active, Passive
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Lots of bass for the bucks
andyg666, 16.05.2019
First impression: a beautiful and completely serviceable bass that I could roll into a gig tomorrow with and be perfectly comfortable. I think it will be a great backup bass--which is why I got it. With a little setup work, higher end 3-band eq preamp, and ultra lite tuners I would have a tough time choosing between this guy and my main player that costs 4x as much.

There is a bit of neck dive, and it looks like it will require some drilling in the back of the headstock to drop in replacement tuners.

The balance between pickups is good. P pup is a bit louder and significantly bassier than the MM. Blended they sound best. The P itself is kinda dark, bordering on a little muddy. The MM is nice and barky but a bit thin on its own. The active setting is MUCH louder than the passive setting. No tone control in passive mode.

It will need a little setup work to take care of some slight fret buzz. A few simple tweaks should do it. No sharp fret ends, the neck feels great.
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Totally Amazed
Eatin'Cakes, 07.07.2020
This is by far the best bass you'll find in this price range and it easily exceeds instruments nearly twice it's price. The fit and finish are absolutely fantastic and it arrived to me quickly and safely shipped. Out of the box the action was set nice and low and ready to gig. Seriously, I'm simply blown away and if you're looking for a 5 string p-bass then you cannot go wrong.
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Great bang for the buck! Just get one!
jeffoconnorbass, 30.09.2019
I wanted a 5 string with P bass pickups essentially. So, after much consideration, perhaps the basic version of this bass?, perhaps a Squire version?..etc.. I thought, for this little $, why not get the full blown model!?!
Good choice! Very happy with the tone. At unpacking, the bottom fret edges were sticking out, oh no! Well, after sitting out for about 48 hrs. Magic! The neck expanded enough swallow them back up. I'll keep an eye on it. Then just some basic saddle adjustments to my desired action height, a few turns of the truss rod, (easy to do!) and I'm off and runnin!
I would have like to see a split coil for the MM pickup. and quite a bit of difference between active & passive mode. Shoot, I may get the "vintage" version next! Thanks Thomann & HB!!
03.25.2020 - The fret edges are back out again....OUCH.....
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Definitely worth!
Alberto Rigoni, 17.04.2019
That's the professional series of Harley Benton. I really love the pickup configuration (Music Man style and Precision). It sounds very very well. No neck-dive. Recommended!
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