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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Brand
Description 4-String Electric BassElectric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric BassElectric BassFretless Electric Bass6-String Electric BassElectric BassFretless Electric BassFretless Electric Bass5-String Electric BassElectric BassElectric Bass 5-String Model5-String Electric BassElectric BassElectric BassHeadless Multiscale 5-String Electric Bass4-String P-Style Electric Bass5-String Bass Guitar4-String Electric Bass
Nut width38.5 mm-45 mm45 mm-38.5 mm52.0 mm38.5 mm--45.0 mm38.5 mm-45 mm (1.77")39.5 mm (1.55")-45 mm (1.77")-45 mm-
String spacing19 mm-16.5 mm16.5 mm-19 mm16.5 mm19 mm--16.5 mm19 mm--------
Lefthand Model
ColourNaturalBlackNaturalNaturalNaturalBlackBlackBlackBlackSunburstBlackBlackNaturalNaturalSunburstGoldNaturalWhiteNaturalNatural
Number of strings44554464545455445454
BodyAlderCarolinaAlderAlderWalnutAshAlderAlderAhornOkoumeAlderAlderAlderAshAlderAlderWalnutAlderElm WoodAhorn
NeckMapleMaple, EkangaMapleMaple, EkangaOakMapleMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaMapleMaple, WalnutMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMaple
FretboardEbonyWengeEbonyTigerstripe EbonyEbonyTigerstripe EbonyTigerstripe EbonyEbonyEbonyPanga PangaTigerstripe EbonyEbonyEbonyPau FerroEbonyEbonyEbonyRosewoodEbonyEbony
ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleMediumscaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong Scale-Long ScaleLong ScaleLong Scale
Pickup SystemSHJPSHJJHHHHHHJJSSHHJJJJHHJHJHJJHHJPHHH
ElektronicActiveActiveActiveActiveAktive, PassiveActiveActiveActivePassiveActiveActiveActiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassiveAktive, PassivePassivePassiveAktive, PassivePassiveActive
Incl. Case
Incl. Gigbag
Neck attachment-Bolt-on---------------Bolt-on--
Fretboard radius-508 mm-660 mm---508 mm (20")--26"--14"14"-----
Electronics-Active RockBass 2-band---------------Marcus Heritage-3 pre-amp with middle frequency controlPassive, Controls-
Controls-Volume, Balance, Bass, Treble----------Master volume - pickup blend - 3-band active/passive----Volume / Tone (Dual Pot) - Pickup Blender - Treble - Middle / Middle Frequency (Dual Pot) - Bass, switches-Volume, passive tone control, 3-band EQ
Machine heads-Warwick---------------Sire Premium Open-GearETS Tuning Folk-
Nut-Just-A-Nut III (made from Tedur)---------------BoneZero collar-
Hardware-Chrome-----Chrome---Chrome--------
Strings-Warwick RED (42200 M) .045" - .105"--------------Elixir Nanoweb strings, .045 - .125---
Weight-Approx. 3.8 kg-Approx. 4.5 kg-Approx. 4.0 kgApprox. 4.5 kgApprox. 3.5 kg4.4 kg-Approx. 3.8 kgApprox. 3.5 kg3.66 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-Active MEC J/J single coils2 Häussel humbuckers in ebony housing1 Sandberg single coil (neck) and 1 humbucker (bridge)1 Sandberg single coil (neck) and 1 humbucker (bridge)2 Passive Sandberg Blacklabel T J-Style Single Coils2 Lace Alumitone Bassbar humbuckers--1 Delano Quad Coil
Ex-factory stringing---Warwick RED (42301 M) .045" - .135"-Warwick RED (42200 M) .045" - .105"Warwick RED (42401M) .025"- .135"-------------
Fingerboard----Ebony----Panga Panga-----Ebony-Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)Ebony-
Pickup----Fodera Dual Coil-----2 Active MEC J/J------Marcus Superjazz (Bridge) - Marcus Super Precision (Neck)Delano SBC Quadcoil Pickup (Bridge and Neck)-
Fingerboard radius-----508 mm (20")-----508 mm (20")-----184.2 mm (7.25 inches)--
Distance E to G string-----57 mm-57 mm---57 mm--------
Finish-------High-glossBlack high-gloss--Transparent matte--------
Bolt-on neck-------------MapleMaple-----

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 139.34 £.

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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