Harley Benton JB-75MN NA Vintage Series

Electric Bass

  • J-Style
  • Body: American ash
  • Bolt-on neck: maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Black fretboard binding
  • Roseacer skunk stripe
  • Black block inlays
  • 20 Frets
  • Nut width: 38 mm
  • Long scale: 864 mm
  • Dual-action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2x Roswell JBA Alnico-5 Vintage JB-style single coils
  • 2 Volume knobs and 1 tone knob
  • Deluxe chrome hardware
  • Classic PB-style machine heads
  • Colour: Natural High-gloss
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Colour Natural
Soundboard Ash
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 20
Scale Longscale
Pickup System JJ
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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You won't find better for 140¤

marcus_j, 26.06.2017
I bought this as an extra bass to practise when I'm away from home. The neck has a nice feel and is straight. The sound is fine and I'm not noticing any significant hum. The body woodwork is lovely - it looks a lot like my swamp ash Marcus Miller Sire.

The fret ends absolutely need half to one hour of DIY with some masking tape and fingernail sanding boards to make play comfortable.

Being picky: the tuners feel like you need to apply a lot of torque to get the thing up to pitch, especially on the D and G strings. This might be the tuners themselves or the nut or the string tree. Or a combination. So I'm replacing the tuners with some Schaller just because I feel like it. The pickup pole pieces stick out a lot and they're kind of sharp. This is probably just like original Fender, but just a bit janky. I might replace them for that reason alone. I'm also going to try a cheapo high mass bridge, again, just because I fancy tinkering, not that it's absolutely necessary.
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Absolutely insane bang for that buck!

itsHP, 08.12.2013
Quick summary: Use 10EUR for a new pickguard for this and adjust this properly: absolutely insane bang for that buck! Tools included!

If you want a cheap bass to start or to mess wildly with, you really should not be afraid about this Harley.
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First of all, I have to say that i'm glad I bought this. I bought this months ago and i still don't regret buying this.

For the price, body is finished really well. And the body isn't any basswood crap. American ash underneath that beautifull high-gloss finish looks just stunning and there isn't really anything that would reveal that it costs just barely over 100EUR. I just love the way this thing looks.

Sound is fairly good considering that original mics are cheap ones. (What could you expect with price tag like this?) It sounds a bit plastic and muddy. Atleast i'm fine with them since bass isn't my primary instrument I play with, but if you changed the mics with better ones, I can promise that this bass is going to sound awesome!

About quality: I needed to readjust intonation, string height & truss rod, but other than that, it was ready to roll. All tools to do those easy adjustments came with the bass and they performed well for their purpose.

All metal parts are firmly attached and do their work really well (That's rare for this price range.) Tuners feel surprisingly accurate and smooth, I have no intention or need to replace em! Bass keeps itself tuned really well, even with my "hammer that b****!" kind of approach. No need to tune after every jam session.

Pickguard though was made from some cheapo plastic and it was so soft that it turned looking ugly pretty fast. I replaced it with general JB replacement part (<10EUR) and wow; it looks more awesome than it was directly from the box!

(Later on, I had to tidy up some frets' sharp ends due Finlands widely changing temp and humidity, but that's something what happens on top-end guitars and basses too.)
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Electric Bass J-Style, Body: American ash, Bolt-on neck: maple, Fretboard: Maple, Black fretboard binding, Roseacer skunk stripe, Black block inlays, 20 Frets, Nut width: 38 mm, Long scale: 864 mm,...

  • Colour: Natural
  • Soundboard: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JJ
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Bass Guitar Vintage series, Body: American ash, Neck: Canadian maple with skunk stripe made of roseacer (thermally treated maple wood), Neck profile: C, Block fretboard inlays, 20 Frets, Scale: 864...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JJ
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Bass Guitar Vintage series, Body: American ash, Bolt-on neck made of Canadian maple, Roseacer Skunk Stripe, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Maple, Block inlays, 20 Frets, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 38...

  • Colour: Black
  • Soundboard: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JJ
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Bass Guitar Body: American ash, Bolt-on neck made of Canadian maple, Neck profile: C profile, Fretboard: Blackwood (Pinus Radiata), Block inlays, 20 Frets, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 38 mm, Dual...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickup System: JJ
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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