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Harley Benton HBO-850 electro-acoustic bass recorded live (DI)

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I posted at the time that I did the gig how pleased I was with the sound of this bass live. I finally got around to editing the video down so I can post a tune for people to hear. Here is the bass featured in a scaled down version of Charlie Parker's 'Yardbird Suite'. The band had never played together before AND it was the first gig most of us had done in six months so this is a bit raw but I think the bass sounds really interesting. Remember, this bass costs £115. 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Cato said:

Nice bass solo at 4:50.

I am impressed that you got that far 😀

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15 minutes ago, Bilbo said:

I am impressed that you got that far 😀

To be honest I fast forwarded through most of the sax stuff because it was drowning out the bass on my tablet speakers.

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It all sounds fantastic to me. I've been banging the Benton drum so loud folk must be sick of it, so it's nice when a real quality musician showcases how great their stuff is. 

Listening with decent cans and man it sounds good. 

What strings do you have on it? 

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Love, love, love that whole piece. Thank you for sharing. Really enjoyed listening to that. 

Oh yeah, the HB bass sounds alright too. 

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8 hours ago, Bilbo said:

The strings that were on it when it came. 😂

Another thing I've been telling folk, HB strings are just fine. 

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Fantastic playing and tone. The piezo works great and gives a nice acoustic / Swallow-ish vibe.  

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Was about to do some practice with ireal player on the old android tablet, when happened on this.  Shows its not what you play it on but how you play it.   Enjoyed Jamming along .. reckon my £5000 bass sounds slightly better..not a lot tho!

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It's going to sound better just not £4885 better. I agree with the Swallow comment. It was one of the reasons I wanted to try it on this gig

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