Harley Benton B-550FL BK Progressive Series review: specs & price

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5-String Fretless Electric Bass

The Harley Benton B-550FL BK Progressive Series is a 5-String Fretless Electric Bass with a Bolt-on neck made of Canadian maple, Dual action truss rod, 1...

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Description 4-String Electric BassElectric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric BassElectric BassFretless Electric Bass6-String Electric BassElectric BassFretless Electric BassFretless Electric Bass
Nut width38.5 mm-45 mm45 mm-38.5 mm52.0 mm38.5 mm--
String spacing19 mm-16.5 mm16.5 mm-19 mm16.5 mm19 mm--
Lefthand Model
ColourNaturalBlackNaturalNaturalNaturalBlackBlackBlackBlackSunburst
Number of strings4455446454
BodyAlderCarolinaAlderAlderWalnutAshAlderAlderAhornOkoume
NeckMapleMaple, EkangaMapleMaple, EkangaOakMapleMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaMapleMaple, Walnut
FretboardEbonyWengeEbonyTigerstripe EbonyEbonyTigerstripe EbonyTigerstripe EbonyEbonyEbonyPanga Panga
ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleMediumscaleLong ScaleLong Scale
Pickup SystemSHJPSHJJHHHHHHJJSSHH
ElektronicActiveActiveActiveActiveAktive, PassiveActiveActiveActivePassiveActive
Incl. Case
Incl. Gigbag
Fretboard radius-508 mm-660 mm---508 mm (20")--
Hardware-Chrome-----Chrome--
Weight-Approx. 3.8 kg-Approx. 4.5 kg-Approx. 4.0 kgApprox. 4.5 kgApprox. 3.5 kg4.4 kg-
Pickups---Active MEC P/J-2 Passive MEC MM-Style humbuckersActive MEC J/JActive MEC J/J single coils-2 Active Bartolini MK-1 and piezo system
Ex-factory stringing---Warwick RED (42301 M) .045" - .135"-Warwick RED (42200 M) .045" - .105"Warwick RED (42401M) .025"- .135"---
Fingerboard----Ebony----Panga Panga
Distance E to G string-----57 mm-57 mm--
Finish-------High-glossBlack high-gloss-

Description

The Harley Benton B-550FL BK Progressive Series is a 5-String Fretless Electric Bass with a Bolt-on neck made of Canadian maple, Dual action truss rod, 1 Balance, 1 bass, 1 treble and 1 volume knob, Black hardware & Die-cast machine heads. The retail price is 137.34 £.

Specifications

BodyAlder
Neck profileModern D-profile
FretboardBlack Walnut
ScaleLong Scale
Nut width45 mm
Pickups2 Humbuckers
String gauge.045 .130
ColourBlack
FinishHigh-gloss
Lefthand ModelNo
Number of strings5
NeckMaple
Pickup SystemHH
ElektronicPassive
Incl. CaseNo
Incl. GigbagNo

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