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Thomann selling Harley Benton basses as 'Decoration only'

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[quote name='Andytre' timestamp='1456401849' post='2988570']
And there gone!

Finally got around to finishing a PJ deko project last night, £28 deko + a £39 Chinese eBay neck + a £5 Chinese active preamp and it's a beast of a bass!

The neck is especially nice really good glossy finish and I really like the dark tint, the preamp is also surprisingly good for the price clean sounding and keeping the P-bass tone but with a bit more control with boost/cut bass and treble.

Apologies about the awful picture I only have my phone and crappy lighting in my music room
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Do you have a link to the Chinese preamp?

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http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=311448102399&globalID=EBAY-GB


This is the 4 pot version can't seem to find the 3 pot one I bought

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[quote name='Andytre' timestamp='1456770039' post='2992099']
[url="http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=311448102399&globalID=EBAY-GB"]http://pages.ebay.co...lobalID=EBAY-GB[/url]


This is the 4 pot version can't seem to find the 3 pot one I bought
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Thanks. I had a look through the sellers 700 odd items including 126 that mentioned bass and couldn't find the item you bought. I found a maple neck: is that the one you bought?

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121742782396?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=420738950681&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

thats the neck i ended up ordering

and that is the preamp i bought just checked my buying history. i added a 3 way toggle instead of a balance control so got confused!

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PB-20 currently in stock:

http://m.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_pb_20_bk_standard_seri_deko.htm?o=2&ref=mal_a_2&search=1458161647

There as a 5 string progressive but gone already

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All quiet on the Deko pages. Is this a sign of China's falling economy, or have they fired the guy who put dots on the 13th fret?

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It's near impossible to get any Dekos these days. They seem to update the website with them already sold out.

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I've only seen our old friends the resonator and Warwick mini bass for weeks now. Perhaps Thomann are just awaiting a new container load of Harley Bentons?

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[quote name='elephantgrey' timestamp='1461772563' post='3037533']
I just noticed that thomann are selling Harley Benton b-stock. They might have moved all the decos there?
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They've always sold B-stock which are customer returns or ex-display and sold as perfect with a warranty. May be the odd scratch but tested and passed. No warranty or returns on Deko as they are sold as faulty. So can't see them being able to palm Dekos off as B-Stock.

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[quote name='bartelby' timestamp='1461778074' post='3037606']
It's near impossible to get any Dekos these days. They seem to update the website with them already sold out.
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I haven't had a problem buying them, in fact I had two PJ shortys last week. Interestingly one wasn't stamped so I'm not 100% sure it was even a deco. It did say Deco on the box though.

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[quote name='Coldflows' timestamp='1461792210' post='3037774']
I haven't had a problem buying them, in fact I had two PJ shortys last week. Interestingly one wasn't stamped so I'm not 100% sure it was even a deco. It did say Deco on the box though.
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Ok...

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]It's near impossible to get any Dekos these days. They seem to update the website after Coldflows has bought them all... :P[/font][/color]

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[quote name='bartelby' timestamp='1461866234' post='3038368']
Ok...

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]It's near impossible to get any Dekos these days. They seem to update the website after Coldflows has bought them all... :P[/font][/color]
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I wish haha! Frankly its mad they do it at all!

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[url="http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_kahuna_clu_bass_ukulel_deko_2.htm"]http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_kahuna_clu_bass_ukulel_deko_2.htm[/url]

Deco Uke's, fretless and fretted £36 plus p&p

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[quote name='yorks5stringer' timestamp='1463674089' post='3053301']
[url="http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_kahuna_clu_bass_ukulel_deko_2.htm"]http://www.thomann.d...ulel_deko_2.htm[/url]

Deco Uke's, fretless and fretted £36 plus p&p
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Not any more. Thanks :)

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Ordered a fretted and fretless and I'll move on whichever one I don't want.
Was just going to get a fretless but intonation on such a small scale is a pain higher up the neck so I thought screw it I'll try a fretted as well, although the intonation might be awful on that anyway.

Just got to wait for that all important confirmation email.

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My fretted Deco Uke has one slight issue, the bottom D ( and only that note) buzzes. I've wound the truss rod both ways and it appears the A string nut slot is just a tad low.
I could make a new nut with some dog bone, do the superglue and baking powder fill of the slot and then recut it, or wedge some curved plastic under the string in the nut.........

Guess which?!

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[quote name='yorks5stringer' timestamp='1463785154' post='3054142']
My fretted Deco Uke has one slight issue, the bottom D ( and only that note) buzzes. I've wound the truss rod both ways and it appears the A string nut slot is just a tad low.
I could make a new nut with some dog bone, do the superglue and baking powder fill of the slot and then recut it, or wedge some curved plastic under the string in the nut.........

Guess which?!
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😂😂

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Had the confirmation, they're both on their way.
I'm pretty much exclusively doublebass now so will probably just keep the fretless but was wondering what the intonation is like on the fretted higher up the board.
I know what cheap acoustics can be like with no adjustment, especially with such a short scale.

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Just done the baking powder and superglue fix twice, as the first time I took too much off with the file. Beauty of these is you can just pull the string to the side behind the E post, then unhook it and no longwinded string winding.

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For whoever buys a Uke bass next time, remember to buy a case for it as well

Cheap and cheerful - http://www.thomann.de/gb/thomann_gigbag2_classic_12_bk.htm?ref=search_prv_1_1

Or nicer - http://www.thomann.de/gb/thomann_gigbag1_classic_1_2_bk_2.htm?ref=search_prv_3_1

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