I own a Harley Benton club

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  1. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    I did see a wrap similar to Black Pearl that's catching my eye - they call it Bio Hazard:

    I might give it a go as a pickguard wrap on one of my instruments...

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  2. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Australia
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  3. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    That one is supposed to looks like abalone, which would clash with the white pearl blocks on my neck. It's a great looking pattern, though!
     
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  4. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I keep coming back to this one as a contender:

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    It's not tort but it doesn't exactly look like a wood grain either. Too bad it's not a bit darker, I suppose.
     
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  5. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I think I may have found the black pearl

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  6. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I have both of these coming in tomorrow for possibly applying to this pickguard to make it black:

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    Which would be better - glossy or matte? The bass has a gloss finish, but it's gloss over white so it's not shiny exactly.

    I'm leaning toward the matte because there's some sheen to it. It's not totally flat.
     
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  7. pertyman

    pertyman

    Jun 10, 2006
    Joined the club!

     
  8. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    This is the color of the HB cream finish:

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  9. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    Hhhhmmm I've seen aa lot of matte finishes wear down to shiny if you rub it a lot. So I would go shiny if you touch your PG a lot while playing.
     
  10. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    No touchy, but it has been a long time since I've played a bass with a guard. I'm pretty sure I'd be only touching the pickup for an anchor spot.

    I'd have plenty of vinyl left too, if I needed to redo it.
     
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  11. nabilhuakbar

    nabilhuakbar

    Jan 13, 2020
    Utah
    Just a caveat -- the supplied wiring diagram is garbage. Look up a Seymour Duncan MM diagram and follow that instead.
     
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  12. I like the combination with the roasted maple spoon.:woot:
     
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  13. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    So, maybe one of the wood patterned pickguard wraps would work with the cream color and dark fretboard.

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  14. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Anyone here pulled the preamp and gone passive on your enhanced model?

    How did that turn out?
     
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  15. GH van Dijk

    GH van Dijk

    Feb 12, 2019
    Earth
    New bass tomorrow.....!!!! Just announced by HB on Facebook.

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  16. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Do you have any other pictures?
     
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  17. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    I just checked, that's the only pic they put up.

    Looks a little Ibanez-ish...?

    Ohhhh maybe they are expanding their short scale line with something to compete with Mikro!

    Yeah, I know its not likely, but for one day I can dream! :D
     
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  18. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    The headstock does look Ibanezish - at least the tuner arrangement.
     
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  19. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I just bought an Audere 4-band preamp to replace the one in my HB enhanced MM/P. I'll report how it changes the tone of the pickups, but it should make things sound better (at least to my ears).
     
  20. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    Glad I'm not nuts... well, about this... lol
     
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