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Harley Benton MB-4 Satin Black (REVIEW and SOUND TEST)

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5 minutes ago, Bassfinger said:

Ha! I must have ordered the last one!

 

I think 4 string ones are still available, it's the 5 string ones that they don't have in stock... Lucky me!

 

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14 minutes ago, Bassfinger said:

Ha! I must have ordered the last one!

 

Wow, the 4 string one states 12-15 weeks now!

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Have just seen these on YouTube. £118? Really? Wow. They look fab and seem to sound great too. What’s the weight like?

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Mine is 8lbs dead (4 string), so not a featherwieght but still south of middling.

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20 hours ago, DarkHeart said:

Well after 20 minutes with a Stanley blade and some good old sticky back plastic (get down Shep!) for anyone who wanted to know how it looks in stealth mode, here it is and isn't it sexy!

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Gorgeous. This is exactly what I want to do to my sub ray4

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Did another little mod yesterday and found out the bass's weakness, installed the Warman pickup and expected it to instantly have more output and grunt.....but no! Wired it in just as a humbucker and it was a little better than standard but still disappointing compared to other basses I have with the same pup. I noticed a bit of fluffyness to the sound, put a set of strings on that I had lying around and voila it's the monster it was meant to be,  the standard strings are rubbish! Just need now to give it a couple of weeks till I get the Kiogon loom and switch and my mods are done! 

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Ive been eyeing those pickups myself, and youve made up my mind for me. I've  already got a set of D'Addario chromes on the way.

Do you have a pic of the rear of the original pickup?

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7 minutes ago, Bassfinger said:

Ive been eyeing those pickups myself, and youve made up my mind for me. I've  already got a set of D'Addario chromes on the way.

Do you have a pic of the rear of the original pickup?

There you go. The Warman has a slightly bigger casing and needs a little filing to make it fit but it`s worth it.

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2 hours ago, DarkHeart said:

the standard strings are rubbish!

I guess it's a matter of what you're after - I actually like them so much I buy sets of the Harley benton rounds to replace other strings with!

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5 hours ago, Bassfinger said:

Mine is 8lbs dead (4 string), so not a featherwieght but still south of middling.

I think 8lb for a 4 string is quite decent. It's definitely on the lighter side of things. Basses like Ibanez SR300 and Sire M2 are about 7.8/7.9lbs and they're some of the lightest. Plenty of 4 strings that are over 10lbs. Perhaps they put dumbbells in them, otherwise I don't know how they manage to weigh so much.

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42 minutes ago, stewblack said:

I guess it's a matter of what you're after - I actually like them so much I buy sets of the Harley benton rounds to replace other strings with!

I think I've got a set of dodgy strings, I've only seen this once before when Chris from Alpher posted a video on facebook about a bass that had very low output, turned out the strings weren't magnetic and I've just tried mine and they're the same. First string is just a random string and it sticks to the pickup, second is the one off the HB all 4 are the same and it doesn't!

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11 hours ago, Woodinblack said:

I have the warman pickups in my own build guitar and they are so hot I have to wind them in a bit

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Received my p20 sbk today

It does exactly what it should and more

Love the neck,chunky but not too chunky.

Only thing is the tuners are what you would expect for this money .

Wow love it unbelievable for this budget abd more

Might do a video review later in week 

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7 minutes ago, jassbass said:

Only thing is the tuners are what you would expect for this money...

Try a smear of vaseline on the worm gears... applied with a cotton bud for ease.

Might smooth things out and give a better feel.

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1 hour ago, PaulThePlug said:

Try a smear of vaseline on the worm gears... applied with a cotton bud for ease.

Might smooth things out and give a better feel.

Cheers

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31 minutes ago, jassbass said:

Nice one

Are the strings the stock ones that came on it?

Thanks 

Yes are stock strings

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Big shout out for Thomann. The bass I ordered (B stock) wasn’t in stock. So not only did they offer me a brand new bass at the same price, the guy offered to know off a few more quid “for my inconvenience”.

Quite amazing service.

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5 hours ago, Bassfinger said:

D'Addario Chromes arrived, I'll  get them fitted today.

The string of kings! (And queens and other minor royals)

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I had the single and the double pickup versions, great basses but heavy old hectors..

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Mines a fraction over 8lbs - the lightest full size bass I own!  Im worried about how little muscle tone some of you lot must have if you think these are anvils.

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