Harley Benton MB-5 SB Deluxe Series review: specs & price

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The Harley Benton MB-5 SB Deluxe Series is an Electric Bass with a 5-String, Deluxe Series, 21 Frets, Double action truss rod, Headstock is same colour as...

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Description Electric Bass 5-string:5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String electric bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass
BodyAsh-Ash-AlderAlderAsh-AlderAlder
NeckMapleMapleMapleMapleMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaMapleMapleMaple, EkangaMaple, Ekanga
Neck attachmentMaple-Bolt-on (5-bolt)-------
FretboardWengeWengeRosewoodWengeWengeWengeMapleWengeWengeWenge
Fretboard radius660 mm (26")664 mm (26")11 inches664 mm (26")--14"664 mm (26")--
ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong Scale
Frets24242224242424242424
NutJust-A-Nut III (made from Tedur)-Graphite-------
Nut width45 mm45 mm44.5 mm (1 3/4 inches)45 mm45.0 mm45.0 mm45 mm (1.77")45 mm45.0 mm45.0 mm
Pickups2x Passive MEC MM-style humbuckers2 Passive MEC vintage humbuckers-2 Passive MEC vintage humbuckers--1 Sandberg humbucker2 Passive MEC vintage humbuckers--
ElectronicsActive RockBass 2-band-3-Band 18 volt active preamp-------
ControlsVolume, Balance, Treble and Bass-Master Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass-------
Machine headsWarwick-Music Man® 2018 Aluminum-------
BridgeTwo-piece Warwick-Music Man® 2018 compact aluminum-------
String spacing16.5 mm16.5 mm-16.5 mm-16.5 mm-16.5 mm16.5 mm16.5 mm
WeightApprox. 4.4 kgApprox. 4.0 kg-Approx. 4.0 kgApproximately 4.0 kgApprox. 3.8 kg-Approx. 4.0 kgApprox. 3.8 kgApprox. 3.8 kg
ColourBlackBlackNaturalHoneySunburstNaturalSunburstNaturalBlueWhite
SoundboardAshCarolinaAshCarolinaAlderAlder, Maple TopAshCarolinaAlderAlder
Pickup SystemHHHHHHHJJJJHHHJJJJ
ElektronicActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveAktive, PassiveActiveActiveActive
Incl. Case
Incl. Gigbag
Arched body-Carolina-Carolina---Carolina--
Bolt-on 4-piece neck-Maple with Ekanga veneer stripes-Maple with Ekanga veneer stripes-Maple with Ekanga veneer stripes-Maple with Ekanga veneer stripesMaple with Ekanga veneer stripsMaple with Ekanga veneer strips
Distance B to G string-66 mm-66 mm---66 mm--
Ex-factory stringing-Warwick RED .045"- .135"-Warwick RED .045"- .135"-Warwick RED (42301 M) .045" - .135"-Warwick RED .045"- .135"Warwick RED (42301 M) .045"- .135"Warwick RED (42301 M) .045"- .135"
Pickup--Music Man® 2018 humbucker with neodymium magnets-Active MEC J / JActive MEC J/J--Active MEC J/JActive MEC J/J

Description

The Harley Benton MB-5 SB Deluxe Series is an Electric Bass with a 5-String, Deluxe Series, 21 Frets, Double action truss rod, Headstock is same colour as the body, 2x Volume- and 1x tone control, Chrome hardware, Vintage style machine heads & Pressure diecast bridge. The retail price is 114.38 £.

Specifications

BodyBasswood
Bolt-on neckMaple
Neck profileD
FretboardMaple
Radius350 mm
ScaleLong Scale
Nut width45 mm
Pickups1x Humbucker with coil split function
Strings.045 - .130
ColourSunburst
SoundboardBasswood
NeckMaple
Frets21
Pickup SystemH
ElektronicPassive
Incl. CaseNo
Incl. GigbagNo

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