Harley Benton Enhanced MP-5MN Natural

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5-String Electric Bass

  • Construction: PB-Style
  • Ergonomically shaped swamp ash body
  • Matching headstock
  • 6-Bolt Canadian Hard Rock Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Black block fretboard inlays
  • Neck profile: Modern "C"
  • 22 Medium Blacksmith stainless steel frets
  • Black TUSQ XL nut
  • Scale length: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 46 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Pickups: Roswell MFR5-B Ferrite Humbucker (bridge) and Roswell PMA5-N Ferrite Single Coil (middle)
  • Roswell GMA2 active/passive 2-band EQ
  • Volume control with push/pull function
  • Balance, treble and bass controls
  • 3-Ply black B/W/B pickguard
  • WSC SK5 bridge
  • Chrome hardware
  • WSC JB45 tuners
  • Ex-factory stringing: .045 - .130
  • Colour: Natural Satin
available since December 2018
Item number 443506
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Natural
Body Ash
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 22
Scale Longscale
Pickup System PH
Elektronic Active, Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
2.999 kr
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Excellent bass but mine had a critical QC flaw
nabilhuakbar 20.05.2020
All of these things considered, I think I just got a lemon and I still recommend this bass.

Fit and finish are excellent. I really love the satin-finished wood grain body. The neck is very nice, with stainless steel frets, and like everything HB it came set up almost perfectly out of the box. The neck pickup is really thick and meaty, and the bridge pickup has that awesome throaty MM sound. There is also quite a bit of deep, rich bass when you roll on the knob. You can get an amazing mix of tones out of this guitar in both active and passive modes and it sounds and looks like something that should cost you at least $1000. Output on this guitar is HOT, and it will play louder than a lot of other basses you might own.

For me, at least, this guitar was hindered by one very glaring issue -- I'm not sure if the preamp was damaged in transit, or maybe there were some wiring issues, but for whatever reason any time I rolled on any treble at all, it also produced a very loud, squealy buzzing noise that essentially made the guitar unplayable. The noise more or less disappeared when I switched it over into passive mode. I'm working with Thomann to resolve the issue right now, but this QC defect has stopped this guitar being something I can make a lot of use out of.

You might be rolling the dice a bit on this one, I don't know. However, it is a VERY nice bass and one that I'd say is worth the purchase.
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Holy Smokes!
KnobbyKnobKnob 19.04.2019
I have 3 Harley Benton bass guitars, and this one is the 4th one of the family, and I have to say, I'm truly impressed. Even a store clerk was impressed by it.
I love the pick up blend control, the clear distinction between the P PU and H PU. Truss rod and bridge adjustment is very easy as well, although I didn't have much adjustment to make straight out of the box.
I am not a fan of the active sound on this bass. It doesn't sound natural, and it feels like it is forcing something out that doesn't really belong to the bass. No worries, the passive mode sounds spectacular enough.
The specs say that the neck is "C," but to me, it feels more like "D" than "C." No complaints here, just pointing something out. The sound of this bass is very warm and punchy.
The control knobs seem to be backward, except for the pick up balance, which leaves me slightly puzzled...

Pros:
Price
Quality
Sound
Adjustability

Cons:
Backward control knobs (except for the PU balance)
PU Balance knob is angled, not straight on
Active mode sounds unnatural.
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Wonderful bass at a value price.
Jeremy1975 18.04.2022
I received my new bass earlier today. Everything looks and works great straight from the box. The neck feels like the 70’s Fender I learned on. The tone is incredible! It is a little heavier that I imagined, but not unreasonably so. This is a great addition to my collection and I look forward to a lot of great gigs in the future.
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Geiler Rockbass zum Toppreis!
t+bass 02.01.2019
Vorteile:
+ Holz mit schöner Maserung, sehr gut verarbeitet
+ die verbaute Hardware und Mechaniken sind top
+ angenehm dünne Lackierung
+ breiter Hals aber noch gut bespielbar
+ Aktive Elektronik
+ Sound
+ B-Saite liefert ausreichend Druck

Nachteile:
- Gewicht - habe den Bass nicht gewogen, aber dürfte Richtung 4,5 kg gehen und ist gefühlt sackschwer
- Kopflastigkeit
- Bünde / Saitenlage - sehr niedrige Saitenlage geht nicht, da wird das Schnarren zu stark
- großer Lautstärkeunterschied Passiv/Aktiv
- Potiknöpfe sitzen nicht mittig auf den Potis

Zum Sound:
Beide PUs zusammen liefern passiv einen angenehm offenen, mittenbetonten Allroundsound mit straffen Bässen und angenehmen Höhen.
Richtig neutral oder "edelbassig" kann der Bass eher nicht, der Ton bleibt immer rockig.
Preci PU: reicht an das Original ran, liefert aber mehr Bässe und bleibt dabei trotzdem straffer und definierter
MM PU: "knödeliger" Sound mit ordentlich Mitten und Höhen. Kann knurrig, wenn man den Preci PU dazumischt. Leider ist er etwas nah am Steg montiert, was den Sound allein etwas dünn macht.
Mein liebster Sound:
1) Passiv - Balance 2/3 Richtung Hals PU, Höhen etwas zurück - Ausgewogener Mittenbetonter Rocksound mit Schub in den Bässen aber definiert
2) Aktiv - Balance 2/3 Richtung Steg, Bässe und Höhen ca. 50% angehoben - mitten-knurrender MM Sterling

Gekauft.
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