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Harley Benton JB-75MN SB Vintage Series

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Electric Bass

  • Vintage series
  • Body: American ash
  • Bolt-on neck: Canadian maple with roseacer skunk stripe
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Fretboard inlays: Block
  • Neck profile: C
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 38 mm
  • Double-Action truss rod
  • 20 Frets
  • Pickup: 2 Roswell JBA Alnico-5 vintage JB-Style single coils
  • 2 Volume controls and 1 tone control
  • Chrome-plated deluxe hardware
  • Classic JB-Style machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: .045 - .100
  • Colour: 3-Tone high gloss sunburst
Colour Sunburst
Soundboard Ash
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 20
Scale Longscale
Pickup System JJ
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
Item number 351690
175 €
Including VAT; Excluding 20 € shipping
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Standard Delivery Times
Delivery approx. between Wednesday, 3.11. and Thursday, 4.11.
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It's not a Fender, but....
Anonymous 28.07.2015
..you're not paying Fender prices, are you?

Many of the reviews here are slightly hyperbolic and do the JB-75 an injustice. It's very nice (very, very nice) but it's not perfect and you should be aware of this when buying.
Finish is, as others have said, excellent. Removing all the protective plastic was a royal pain in the backside, especially from the control plate. There were a couple of minor scratches on the scratchplate, under the plastic sheet - nothing to cause concern.
The neck is great - thin just as JBs should be but noticeably deep. The satin finish makes it very playable and I have absolutely no issues with this. The slot for the A string was cut too deep which meant that the string buzzed on the first fret. While I have no doubts that Thommann would have addressed this, it was easier just to deal with it here buy very slightly building up the bottom of the slot. Easy to do and problem solved. Likewise a spent ten minutes going along the fret edges with very fine wet and dry as there were sharp edges - nothing major, but just enough to irritate me. On the upside, these minor issues dealt with I have a good low action right up the neck with minimal buzz.

The sound is everything I was looking for - punchy with lots of pop. As with the real thing the tone control does it's job but it isn't spectacular, that's a criticism of passive tone control in general rather than this bass in particular, but fading between the pickups gives everything from majestic lows to real punch with plenty of bite. This is what I was looking for, this is why I bought it and this is exactly what I got.

I have a few basses and this gives nothing away sound-wise. Construction is solid and I have no concerns about longevity. Pickups are great, hardware is simple, solid and does it's job well. D Addario strings are a bonus as they are my choice anyway.

It is unfair to suggest that the JB-75 is equivalent in overall quality to a bass costing several times more, it isn't. For what you pay for it though, I struggle to see how it can be beaten for value. Very solid with a good tonal range, decent (read high) output and that sense of a well-built instrument that will go the distance it remains a mystery how Thommann can offer these at the price they do. I am just glad that they do!

Finally - service from Thommann was absolutely spot on, really cannot fault it in anyway whatsoever, for which they have my thanks and my continuing custom.
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You get what you pay for (sort of)
Pads1982 02.07.2021
I brought this bass in the hope of getting back into music after a few years off. Having used Thomman for my 15" harley amp years ago i couldn't believe what you were getting for the money. Order placed and reading the T&Cs VAT wasnt included and an import fee would need to be paid. Emailed back and asked what the Import fee was likely to be, 2% of order value or about £12. Shipment arrives, import fee was £47, VAT was £50.
The build quality is meh, the set up was great out the box although the frets are like knives at the dusty end, there is a black blemish in the burst and a black line running along the joints of wood. Its a shame because they have a lot of other guitars i'd like to play but will buy off ebay instead of giving thommann more money
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Excellent choice for many
Dac0908 14.09.2021
Love this product and it's classic design. Finish is good, neck has lovely satin finish on it, in contrast with high gloss body. Pickups are hot and punchy with nice deep frequencies, in good single coil fashion they do pick up some unwanted noises too, so I'll probably do some shielding. D'addario strings are nice bonus because I use those anyway.

Came almost perfectly set up, string height just as I want it. Neck is straight, no fret buzzing experienced so far. Just had to fix intonation on G string, but that was very minor and most wouldn't even notice.

One minor negative thing - it is heavy. About 1 kg heavier and even longer than my old LTD, barely fits into my universal gig bag. Might be issue for some, but I'm fairly big and heavy too so it's perfect :)
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Fantastic bass guitar.
Serge Kaleis 07.10.2021
Always wanted to get Jazz Bass. However Fender is way too expensive. Tried Squier - it didn't impress me. Gave it back to the store. This HB is beyond expectations. I love playing that. Even on recording it sounds fine. You know that everybody is recording with Precision. So they say. Don't believe them. You can record with HB Jazz Bass.
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