Harley Benton MM-85A SB Deluxe Series review: specs & price

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The Harley Benton MM-85A SB Deluxe Series is an Electric Bass with a Deluxe Series, 24 Frets, Double action truss rod & 5-Way pickup switch.

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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 Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String electric bassElectric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String electric bass
BodyAsh-Ash-AlderAlderAsh-AlderAlder-Ash-Alder-AshAlder--Bubinga pommelé
NeckMapleMapleMapleMapleMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaMapleMapleMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaMapleMaple, EkangaMapleMapleWengeMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaMaple, EkangaWenge
Neck attachmentMaple-Bolt-on (5-bolt)-----------------
FretboardWengeWengeRosewoodWengeWengeWengeMapleWengeWengeWengePau FerroWengeWengeMapleWengeWengeWengeWengeWengeEbony
Fretboard radius660 mm (26")664 mm (26")11 inches664 mm (26")--14"664 mm (26")----660 mm (26")-------
ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong Scale866 mm (34" long scale)Long ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong ScaleLong Scale
Frets2424222424242424242424242424242424212126
NutJust-A-Nut III (made from Tedur)-Graphite---------Just-A-Nut III (made from Tedur)------Warwick Just-A-Nut III brass
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-45.0 mm45 mm--45 mm45.0 mm45 mm45 mm-
Pickups2x Passive MEC MM-style humbuckers2 Passive MEC vintage humbuckers-2 Passive MEC vintage humbuckers--1 Sandberg humbucker2 Passive MEC vintage humbuckers----2 passive MEC MM-style humbuckers2 M-Style Sandberg powerhumbuckers-----2 Active MEC J/J pickups in metal housing
ElectronicsActive RockBass 2-band-3-Band 18 volt active preamp---------Active RockBass 2-band------Active Warwick 3-way rechargeable lithium battery with mini-USB connector for charging
ControlsVolume, Balance, Treble and Bass-Master Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass---------Volume, balance, treble and bass------Volume and balance stacked with push/pull function for active/passive, mid, treble and bass stacked
Machine headsWarwick-Music Man® 2018 Aluminum---------Warwick------Schaller with wooden knobs colour-coordinated to the fretboard
BridgeTwo-piece Warwick-Music Man® 2018 compact aluminum---------Two-piece Warwick------Two-piece Warwick bridge made from solid brass
String spacing16.5 mm16.5 mm-16.5 mm-16.5 mm-16.5 mm16.5 mm16.5 mm-16.5 mm---16.5 mm16.5 mm16.5 mm16.5 mm-
Distance from the B to the G string66 mm-----------66 mm-------
Original stringsWarwick RED (42301 M) 045" - .135"-----------Warwick RED (42301 M) .045" - .135"-------
HardwareChrome-----------Chrome------Black
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-Approx. 4.5 kg---Approx. 4.5 kgApprox. 3.8 kgApproximately 3.9 kgApprox. 3.9 kg-
ColourBlackBlackNaturalHoneySunburstNaturalSunburstNaturalBlueWhiteNaturalBlackWhiteBlackNaturalHoneyNaturalBlueGoldNatural
SoundboardAshCarolinaAshCarolinaAlderAlder, Maple TopAshCarolinaAlderAlderAshAshAshAlderAfzeliaAshAlderMapleMapleBubinga, Pommele
Pickup SystemHHHHHHHJJJJHHHJJJJHHJJHHHHJJJJJJSSSSJJ
ElektronicActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveActiveAktive, PassiveActiveActiveActiveAktive, PassiveActiveActiveAktive, PassiveActiveActiveActivePassivePassiveActive
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-Maple with Ekanga veneer stripes----Maple 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"-Warwick RED (42301 M) .045"- .135"---Warwick RED (42301 M) .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-2 Active MEC J/J--2 Active MEC J/J single coils2 Active MEC J/JActive MEC J/JPassive MEC Vintage single coils2 Passive MEC Vintage single coils-

Description

The Harley Benton MM-85A SB Deluxe Series is an Electric Bass with a Deluxe Series, 24 Frets, Double action truss rod & 5-Way pickup switch. The retail price is 170.42 £.

Specifications

Body design5-String
BodyBasswood
TopFlamed maple
Bolt-on neckCanadian maple
Neck profileD
FretboardMaple
Fretboard radius350 mm (13.78")
ScaleLong Scale
Nut width45 mm (1.77")
Pickups2 x Roswell MFR5 MM Big Pole MM-Style humbuckers with coil split and active preamp
ControlsVolume, Balance, Bass, Höhen
HardwareDLX chrome
Machine headsDLX Vintage-style
BridgeDLX diecast
StringsD'Addario EXL .045 - .130
ColourSunburst
SoundboardBasswood, Maple Top
NeckMaple
Frets24
Pickup SystemHH
ElektronicActive
Incl. CaseNo
Incl. GigbagNo

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