Help me choose which bass to buy

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Astre, Feb 5, 2022.

  1. HB-60 WB (Semi-Hollow)

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  2. JB-40 FL (Jaco Replica)

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  1. Astre

    Astre

    Nov 20, 2021
    Boston
    I've been saving up for a Harley Benton HB-60WB, a vintage-style semi-hollow eerily similar to the Eastwood Classic 4, for a while. It seems like a great bass both tonally and visually - it has that great old-school thump. Recently, however, a new Harley Benton has popped up onto my radar, the JB-40 FL, also from Thomann. It was cast into the limelight when LowEndLobster reviewed it about a week ago, and it seems great as well. The only problem is now I don't know which one to get anymore.

    I'm a big jazz player and I've been lusting for a thump somewhat reminiscent of an upright... but that Jaco tone is beautiful. Which one should I get?

    Links to basses on Thomann:
    https://www.thomannmusic.com/harley_benton_hb_60_wb.htm
    https://www.thomannmusic.com/harley_benton_jb_40fl_3_tone_sunburst.htm

    Thanks.
     
  2. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    The HB-60WB looks very nice.
    I'm really digging these, though.
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    (Sorry, I'd never buy a Jaco bass.)