Harley Benton B-650 Black Progressive Series review: specs & price

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6-String Electric Bass

The Harley Benton B-650 Black Progressive Series is a 6-String Electric Bass with a Bolted neck made of Canadian maple, Modern D-profile, Tai-Chi inlays, 24...

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Description 6-String Electric Bass6-String Bass Guitar6-String Electric Bass6-String Electric Bass6-String Electric Bass6-String electric bass6-String electric bass6-String Electric BassElectric Bass6-String Electric Bass6-String electric bass6-String Electric Bass6-String Electric Bass6-String electric bass6-String Bass Guitar6-String Electric Bass6-String Electric Bass6-String Electric BassElectric Bass6-String Electric Bass
TopSpalted Maple Burl (Maple)--------Buckeye Burl---Burlap poplar-Quilted mapleQuilted maplePoplar burlBubinga (guibourtia tessmanii)-
Bolt-on neck"Quartersawn" maple--------"Quartersawn" maple----------
FretboardEbonyMapleEbonyPadukEbonyEbonyRosewoodEbonyEbonyEbonyPao FerroWengeWengeJatobaWengeRosewoodRosewoodPanga PangaPanga PangaJatoba
ScaleMediumscaleLongscaleMultiscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleSuper LongscaleLongscaleMediumscaleSuper LongscaleExtra LongscaleLongscaleLongscaleMediumscaleLongscaleSuper LongscaleSuper LongscaleMultiscaleLongscaleExtra Longscale
Pickups2 Aero single coils-2 Lace Alumitone Bassbar humbuckersLe Fay single coil (bridge) and Le Fay single coil (neck)1 Delano J-style single coil and 1 Delano Power humbucker2 Seymour Duncan dual coils2x Hum-cancelling AlNiCo humbuckers2 Music Man humbucker with neodymium magnets-2 Splittable Aero Dual Coils2 Bartolini humbuckersActive MEC J/J2 Active MEC soapbars2 Bartolini BH2 humbuckers2 active MEC J-Style2 Hum-Canceling Alnico2x Hum-Cancelling Alnico--ESP Designed SB-6N & SB-6B Humbucker
Weight3.97 kg--3.89 kg-----4.28 kg-Approx. 4.5 kg--------
ColourNaturalBlackNaturalNaturalNaturalNaturalBlackPinkBlackNaturalNaturalNaturalBlackNaturalNaturalNaturalBrownSunburstNaturalBlack
Basic ShapeHollowbodyCalifornia II 6-Karlsson 6California II 6EmperorDouble CutawayBongoHollowbodyE-volution-CorvetteCorvetteDouble CutawayThumbDouble CutawayDouble CutawaySoundgearSRESP
BodyWalnut-WalnutAshAshWalnutAlder, Maple TopBasswoodMapleSwamp AshAshAlderAshAsh Tree, MahoganyOvangkolAlder, Maple TopAlder, Maple TopMacassar, MapleMahoganyAsh
NeckMapleMapleMaplePadukMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMaple, EkangaOvangkolMaple, WalnutOvangkolMapleMapleJatoba, WalnutPanga Panga, PurpleheartMaple, Jatoba
Frets2422242322242424222424242424242424242424
Pickup SystemJJJJHHJJJHHHHHHHSSHHHHJJJJHHJJHHHHSSHHHH
ElektronicPassiveActive, PassiveActive, PassivePassiveActive, PassiveActive, PassiveActiveActivePassiveActive, PassiveActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveActive, PassiveActive, PassiveActive
Incl. Case
Incl. Gigbag
Nut width--54 mm (2.13")----57.15 mm--54 mm52.0 mm-54 mm---54 mm54 mm-
Ex-factory stringing--Elixir Nanoweb .025 - .125--------Warwick RED Strings (42401M) .025"- .135"--------
String spacing---18 mm-17.5 mm-----16.5 mm-17 mm/adjustable------
Bridge---Le Fay custom lightweight--Brass-------------
Fretboard radius-------279 mm--406 mm---------
Controls-------Volume, Treble, Hi Mid, Low Mid, Bass-Master Volume, PU Blend, Treble (+/- 16 dB @ 10 kHz), Midrange (+/- 10 dB) and Bass (+/- 14 dB @ 30 Hz)----------
Nut---------Bone nut--------Graph Tech BLACK TUSQ XL-
Hardware----------Black---Chrome-----
Pickup-----------------2 Bartolini BH22 Nordstrand Big Singles-

Description

The Harley Benton B-650 Black Progressive Series is a 6-String Electric Bass with a Bolted neck made of Canadian maple, Modern D-profile, Tai-Chi inlays, 24 Frets, 2 Double action truss rods, 1 Balance, 1 bass, 1 treble and 1 volume controller with push/pull function (active/passive), Black hardware & Diecast machine heads. The retail price is 140.58 £.

Specifications

BodyAlder
FretboardBlack Walnut
ScaleLongscale
Nut width51 mm
Pickups2 humbuckers with active preamp
String spacing16 mm
String strength (ex works).032 - .130
ColourBlack
Basic ShapeJP-Style
NeckMaple
Frets24
Pickup SystemHH
ElektronicActive
Incl. CaseNo
Incl. GigbagNo

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