I own a Harley Benton club

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  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Nope, it looks similar to an SR headstock:

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  2. GH van Dijk

    GH van Dijk

    Feb 12, 2019
    Earth
    Tease....

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  3. pertyman

    pertyman

    Jun 10, 2006
    The demo:

     
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  4. heb9_28

    heb9_28

    Jul 1, 2009
    Ugh. I had been so excited for something new from HB :(

    Not a fan.
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  5. GH van Dijk

    GH van Dijk

    Feb 12, 2019
    Earth
    Are they in store yet??? I like them.
     
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  6. heb9_28

    heb9_28

    Jul 1, 2009
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  7. GH van Dijk

    GH van Dijk

    Feb 12, 2019
    Earth
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  9. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Wait, these are really the new ones?

    Letdown...
     
  10. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    HB Mikro... denied! /cry
     
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  11. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    V/V + 2 band preamp. That is... interesting?

    Also the 4 string is P/J and the 5 is HH...
     
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  12. oyobass

    oyobass

    Feb 20, 2008
    Spanaway, WA
  13. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    At least the 4 is a P/J, which makes replacing the pickups easy.
     
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  14. GH van Dijk

    GH van Dijk

    Feb 12, 2019
    Earth
    I see them more like some kind of extreme jazz / fusion monsters.. would like to slap the hell out of them..
     
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  15. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    I think a few people here would... but perhaps for different reasons ;)

    While the body is certainly different and the finishes look great, I am not sure it has anything that compels me to lust for it....
     
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  16. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    And that's where I'm at. I salute the attempt at something different, but it doesn't speak to me. It's going to speak to someone, though. Someone is going to be really attracted to that body shape - probably the B.C. Rich crowd.

    I'm kind of a funny one, though. My two main basses are a USA Peavey Millennium (modern looks and vintage sound) and an Ibanez SR P/J (modern looks and vintage sound). That third bass spot has been a revolving door of other stuff - Lakland, Ibanez, G&L. Now, I've got the HB Enhanced MM/P which I think is a keeper (especially since I'm dropping a new preamp into it). All to say my tastes are somewhere between too traditional and too modern.
     
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  17. They remind me of a horny Marleaux Consat.

    Quite nice looking basses for little money.
     
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  18. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    For sure that's what they're "modeling" this bass after!

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    I like the offset look of the Marleaux. The HB looks to straight for me - some offsetness would make it look better.
     
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  19. oyobass

    oyobass

    Feb 20, 2008
    Spanaway, WA
    The Marleaux has intentional style. The HB has intentional "let's make this different" design choices, at least to my eye.

    At least it would be much harder to knock over when leaning against an amp than a traditional bass would be.
     
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  20. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Yeah, and that's what I see when I look at it as well. It looks different than other basses, but there's something off about it visually. It might look better if that bite out of the back end was put back, rounding it off. It's vaguely B.C. Richish.

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