Harley Benton B-450 Black Progressive Serie review: specs & price

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The Harley Benton B-450 Black Progressive Serie is an Electric Bass with a Bolt-on neck made from Canadian maple, Modern D-profile, Tai-Chi inlays, 24 Frets,...

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Arched bodyCarolina-------Carolina--------Carolina--
FretboardWengeWengeWengeWengeWengeWengeWengeWengeWengeWengeWengeMapleWengeWengeWengePao FerroWengeWengeWengeWenge
Fretboard radius508 mm508 mm (20")---508 mm (20")-508 mm508 mm (20")508 mm (20")508 mm (20")14"-508 mm (20")-406 mm508 mm (20")508 mm-508 mm
ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleMediumscale
Nut width38.5 mm38.5 mm38.5 mm38.5 mm-38.5 mm-38.5 mm38.5 mm38.5 mm38.5 mm40 mm (1.57")-38.5 mm-40 mm38.5 mm38.5 mm-38.5 mm
PickupsJPHHJPJJJPJJSHJPHHHHHHHHJPJJHHJPJJHHJJSS
String spacing19 mm--19 mm19 mm--19 mm19 mm19 mm19 mm--19 mm--19 mm19 mm-19 mm
WeightApprox. 3.8 kg-Approximately 4.2 kgApprox. 3.7 kg-Approx. 3.5 kg-About 4.3 kgApprox. 3.7 kg-----4.1 kg--Approximately 3.7 kg4.52 kgApproximately 3.8 kg
ColourBlackRedHoneyNaturalRedBlackNaturalNaturalBlackWhiteBlackBlackNaturalBlackBlueNaturalBlueHoneyNaturalBlue
SoundboardCarolinaAshAshAlder, Maple TopCarolinaAlderAlderAlderCarolinaAshAshAlderMapleAlderSwamp Ash, MapleAshAlderCarolinaAfzeliaMaple
NeckMaple, EkangaMapleMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaMapleMaple, EkangaMapleMapleMapleMapleWengeMaple, EkangaWengeMapleMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaWengeMaple, Ekanga
Frets2424242424242424242424242424242424242421
ElektronicActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveAktive, PassiveActiveActiveAktive, PassiveActiveActiveActiveActivePassive
Incl. Case
Incl. Bag
String distance-19 mm16.5 mm-----------------
Body--AshAlder-Alder-Alder-AshAshAshAAA Flamed maple-Swamp Ash-----
Pickup--2 active MEC P / JActive MEC J / J---Active MEC P / J------Passive MEC MM-Style humbuckerBartolini P / J--2 active MEC J/J single coils-
Factory stringing--Warwick RED (42200 M) .045" - . 105"Warwick RED (42200 M) .045" - .105"-------------Warwick RED Strings (42200 M) .045" - .105"-Warwick RED (42200 M) .045" -. 105"
Top---AAA Hook maple, solid----------Coloured AAA flamed maple-----
3-Piece neck-----Laminated, maple with ekanga veneer strips-Maple with Ekanga veneer strips, laminated------------
Neck attachment-----Bolt-on---Bolt-onBolt-on---------
Nut-----Just-A-Nut III (made from Tedur)---Just a Nut III TedurJust a Nut III Tedur---------
Electronics-----Active 2-band---Active RockBass 2-VandActive RockBass 2-Band---------
Controls-----Volume / Balance / Treble / Bass---Volume, Balance, Treble, BassVolume, Balance, Treble, Bass---------
Machine heads-----Warwick----Warwick---------
Bridge-----Two-piece Warwick----Two-piece Warwick---------
Distance from E to G string-----57 mm---57 mm57 mm-----57 mm---
Strings-----Warwick RED (42200 M) .045" - .105"-Warwick RED (42200 M) .045"- .105"Warwick RED .045"- .105"Warwick RED (42200 M) .045"-. 105"Warwick RED (42200 M) .045"-. 105"---------
Hardware-----Chrome---ChromeChrome--Chrome-BlackChrome---
Finish-----High-gloss---Transparent MatteHigh-gloss-Natural OilTransparent Satin--Tranparent Matt---
Serial number--------------G163008 18---K162109 16-

Description

The Harley Benton B-450 Black Progressive Serie is an Electric Bass with a Bolt-on neck made from Canadian maple, Modern D-profile, Tai-Chi inlays, 24 Frets, Double Action truss rod, Black hardware & Diecast machine heads. The retail price is 123.25 £.

Specifications

BodyAlder
FretboardBlack Walnut
ScaleLong Scale
Nut width42 mm (1.65")
Pickup2 x Humbuckers with active preamp
Fretboard radius350 mm (13.78")
ControlsBalance, bass, treble, and volume with push / pull function (active / passive)
String gauges.045 - .105
ColourBlack
SoundboardAlder
NeckMaple
Frets24
PickupsHH
ElektronicActive
Incl. CaseNo
Incl. BagNo

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