Harley Benton PJ-5 HTR Deluxe Series review: specs & price

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5-String Electric Bass

The Harley Benton PJ-5 HTR Deluxe Series is a 5-String Electric Bass with a Bolt-on neck, Dot fretboard inlays, 20 Frets, 2 Volume knobs, 1 tone knob &...

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Name Sandberg California II VM 5 BM HCAR VWSandberg California II VM 5 FO BSBSandberg California II VS 5 EB BKESP LTD AP-5 Pelham BlueSandberg California II VM 5 PF TSBMarcus Miller P7 Alder 5 TS 2nd GenHarley Benton Enhanced MP-5EB CremeYamaha BB435 TBSMarcus Miller P7 Swamp Ash 5 WB 2nd GenFender AM Pro P Bass V RW OWTSandberg California II VM5 RW TB HGSandberg California II VM 5 MN BKBHarley Benton Enhanced MP-5EB Lake BlueHarley Benton Enhanced MP-5MN Natural BundleSandberg California II VM5 RW CR HGMarcus Miller P7 Swamp Ash 5 TS 2nd GenESP LTD AP-5 BlackHarley Benton Enhanced MP-5EB Lake Bl BundleHarley Benton Enhanced MP-5MN NaturalMarcus Miller P7 Alder 5 Black 2nd Gen
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Description Electric bassElectric bassElectric bass5-String electric bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric BassE-Bass5-String Electric BassE-Bass5-String electric bassHarley Benton Enhanced MP-5MN Natural5-String Electric Bass5-String Electric BassE-BassHarley Benton Enhanced MP-5EB Lake Blue5-String Electric Bass
BodyAlderAshAlderAlderAshAlderAlderAlderAshAlderAshAshAlderAshAlderAshAlderAlderAshAlder
NeckMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMaple
Neck attachmentBoltedBoltedBolted--------Screwed--------
FretboardMapleFumed OakEbonyEbonyPau FerroRosewoodEbonyRosewoodMapleRosewoodRosewoodMapleEbonyMapleRosewoodMapleEbonyEbonyMapleRosewood
Nut width45 mm (1.77")45 mm (1.77")45 mm (1.77")45 mm45 mm (1.77")46 mm46 mm-46 mm47.6 mm-45 mm (1.77")46 mm46 mm-46 mm45 mm46 mm46 mm-
ScaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleSuper LongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscaleLongscale
Fretboard radius14"14"14"-14"241 mm350 mm-241 mm241 mm (9.5 ")-14"350 mm350 mm-241 mm-350 mm350 mm-
PickguardBlackBlackBlack--------Black3-ply white pearloid W/B/W----3-ply white pearloid W/B/W--
Pickups1 Sandberg Precision (neck) and 1 Sandberg humbucker (bridge)1 Sandberg Precision (neck) and 1 Sandberg humbucker (bridge)1 Sandberg Precision1 Active EMG P5 (neck) and 1 active EMG LJ5 (bridge)1 Sandberg Precision Split Coil (centre) and 1 Sandberg Humbucker (bridge)Marcus Super Jazz (bridge) and Marcus Super Precision (neck)Roswell MA5-B AlNiCo-5 humbucker (bridge) and Roswell PMA5-N AlNiCo-5 single coil (middle)-Marcus Super Jazz (bridge) and Marcus Super Precision (neck)1 V-Mod Precision Bass single coil1 Sandberg split coil and 1 Sandberg power humbucker1 Sandberg Precision (neck) and 1 Sandberg humbucker (bridge)Roswell MA5-B AlNiCo-5 humbucker (bridge) and Roswell PMA5-N AlNiCo 5 single-coil (middle)Roswell MA5-B AlNiCo-5 humbucker (bridge) and Roswell PMA5-N AlNiCo-5 single coil (middle)1 Sandberg split coil and 1 Sandberg power humbuckerMarcus Super Precision Split Coil (center) and Marcus Super Jazz Single Coil (bridge)Active EMG P5 (neck) and EMG LJ5 (bridge) single coilsRoswell MA5-B AlNiCo-5 humbucker (bridge) and Roswell PMA5-N AlNiCo 5 single-coil (middle)Roswell MA5-B AlNiCo-5 humbucker (bridge) and Roswell PMA5-N AlNiCo-5 single coil (middle)-
Electronics2-Band EQ active / passive2-Band EQ active / passive2-Band EQ active / passive--Marcus Heritage-3 Preamp with center frequency control--Marcus Heritage-3 preamp with centre frequency control--2-Band EQ active / passive--------
ControlsMaster volume, balance, treble, bassMaster volume, balance, treble, bassMaster Volume, treble, bass-----Volume/Tone (Dual Pot), pickup blender, treble, middle/middle frequency (Dual Pot), bass--Master volume, balance, treble, bassBalance, treble and bass--Volume/Tone (dual pot), pickup blender, treble, middle / middle frequency (dual pot), bass-Balance, treble and bass--
Hardware finishNickel, agedChromeChrome--------Chrome--------
Machine headsSandberg lightweightSandberg, lightweight----------WSC JB45----WSC JB45--
ColourWhiteBrownBlackBlueSunburstSunburstCreamSunburstWhiteWhiteBlackBlackBlueNaturalCreamSunburstBlackBlueNaturalBlack
Frets2222222122202221222022222222222221222222
Pickup SystemPHPHPJPPHJPPHJPJPPPHPHPHPHPHJPPJPHPHJP
ElektronicActive, PassiveActive, PassiveActive, PassiveActiveActive, PassiveActive, PassiveActive, PassivePassiveActive, PassivePassiveActiveActive, PassiveActive, PassiveActive, PassiveActive, PassiveActive, PassiveActiveActive, PassiveActive, PassiveActive, Passive
Incl. Case
Incl. Gigbag
Tuners--Sandberg lightweight--------Sandberg lightweight--------
Bolted neck---Maple----Maple-------Maple---
Neck profile---Thin U-CModern 'C'-C---Modern CModern 'C'--Thin UModern CModern 'C'-
Bolt-on neck----Maple----------Maple----
Type------PB-Style------PB-Style----PB-Style-
Stringing (ex works)------D'Addario EXL170-5SL .045 - .130 (Article number 164052)------D'Addario EXL170-5SL .045 - .130 (Article number 164052)----D'Addario EXL170-5SL .045 - .130 (Article number 164052)-
Hardware----------Chrome-Chrome-Chrome--Chrome--
Design------------PB-style----PB-style--
6-Piece neck------------Canadian hard rock maple----Canadian hard rock maple--
Fretboard inlays------------White block----White block--
Nut------------Black TUSQ XL----Black TUSQ XL--
Bridge------------WSC SK5----WSC SK5--

Description

The Harley Benton PJ-5 HTR Deluxe Series is a 5-String Electric Bass with a Bolt-on neck, Dot fretboard inlays, 20 Frets, 2 Volume knobs, 1 tone knob & Classic PJ-style machine heads. The retail price is 110.69 £.

Specifications

BodyAlder
NeckMaple
Neck profileModern C
FretboardRosewood
ScaleLongscale
Nut width45 mm
PickupsPJ-Style
HardwareChrome
Ex-factory stringing045 - 130
FinishHot rod trans red, high gloss
ColourRed
Frets20
Pickup SystemJP
ElektronicPassive
Incl. CaseNo
Incl. GigbagNo

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