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I own a Harley Benton club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JACink, Dec 26, 2014.


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  1. I did like it, went all black and now I don't know which I prefer. IMG_20191024_131639668.
     
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  2. gip111

    gip111

    Nov 13, 2012
    Congratulations on your new bass. Curious, what is the weight? And...does the back of the neck have the same thin flat black paint?
     
  3. heb9_28

    heb9_28 Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    Cleveland, Ohio
    I'm a big fan of tort guards, but that looks very slick. Like it a lot.
     
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  4. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    That looks awesome!
     
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  5. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Supporting Member

    Oh, hey! Did I mention that I got another Harley Benton, my fourth? (15th total) A used MB-4 (Musicman clone). For €35. In PLAID!

    I'm going to turn it into a BEAD machine.
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  6. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    Very cool looking!
     
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  7. heb9_28

    heb9_28 Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    Cleveland, Ohio
    The HB headstock sure has come a long way. I'm glad it has. I like the way it looks now.
     
  8. Erik Asma

    Erik Asma

    Jul 20, 2019
    Netherlands
    Weight is well normal. Not heavy and not really light.
    My stingray is heavier and my soundgear is lighter.
    So nice. I'll stick it in the scale.

    And yes. The back is black too. It has Total blackness all the same satin finish. Feels great, looks great and shows everything too.
     
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  9. Erik Asma

    Erik Asma

    Jul 20, 2019
    Netherlands
    The red makes it more classy.
     
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  10. subdude67

    subdude67

    Jan 18, 2010
    Kenya
    Dude, this made me so happy, what a phenomenal idea:thumbsup: do you mind if I lift that logo and use it on my next project?

    I am about 7000 kilometers away on another continent and I will promise to tell anybody that it was your idea? And it's going to be in the old spaghetti script.
     
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  11. heb9_28

    heb9_28 Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    Cleveland, Ohio
    When you say "shows everything" are you meaning fingerprints, etc?
     
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  12. bpc

    bpc

    Mar 29, 2016
    Central Scotland
    I never looked at that 'cos no lefty but you are right. Do you really need the pickup though? The PB20 pickup is pretty good, @kodiakblair 'll probably tell you it isn't worth it, I'm sure he's tried a variety of pups and found most them are little or no better. A black bridge is a fiver, black machine heads are less than a tenner and similar for a tort guard. But it's nice to have options, I assume. :D

    @kodiakblair I didn't know about him, I'll check him out. I got a tort guard off the bay ages ago. I've got a friend who is a teacher in a school which has a laser cutter. He's pally with the technician and I've got some uncut sheets of various kinds I was hoping to get cut into guards (electric blue pearl on a black Peavey milestone?). Now I know it IS nice to have options. Thanks for that.
     
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  13. Gothic

    Gothic

    Apr 13, 2008
    Greece
    Ah, fate is tempting me. Just as I was set on the pb20, I found a b650 over here used, pretty much like new, for about as much as the pb20. I'm so tempted. But damn, flats for a six string, and heavy gauge at that, are SO expensive!!! :help:
     
  14. bpc

    bpc

    Mar 29, 2016
    Central Scotland
    Four strings is plenty for me, much kudos to you extended range players. I've got two B450s and really like them. Fairly chunky necks by modern standards but I quite like that, plenty to hold on to in the heat of the moment. Ahem.

    The strings'll cost more than the bass. Us lefties can only have five, which is a little cheaper.
     
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  15. Gothic

    Gothic

    Apr 13, 2008
    Greece
    I loved every six string I had, always wanted another one but I really want a P too and I never really had a P. You can see my dilemma. And I can really use that six string, considering I write original stuff. Damn.
     
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  16. Feel free, its a waterslide decal I found on ebay.
     
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  17. bpc

    bpc

    Mar 29, 2016
    Central Scotland
    @Gothic Buy the six string. The Ps will always be there for another month / year. You might never see another B650 for the price.
     
  18. Gothic

    Gothic

    Apr 13, 2008
    Greece
    I actually went the other way! I've wanted a P for far too long, not so much with a sixer. So, I added the flat black pb20 and a set of fender flats to my cart... :D
     
  19. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Supporting Member

    Serendipity in action. I was thinking about using GHS Boomers for BEAD, but then these showed up in the want ads today for €20.
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    They're paid for, and on the way.
     
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  20. Erik Asma

    Erik Asma

    Jul 20, 2019
    Netherlands
    Yes. You want to wipe it a lot to keep that nice even silky sheen.
     
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