Harley Benton PB-20 BK Standard Series 4-String Bass Guitar - Black
Amount of Strings:4-String
An affordable classic
The Harley Benton PB-20 is a four-string P-style bass guitar that should be particularly interesting for bassists who want the look and sound of the classic original without having to spend a fortune. In terms of design and features, this bass takes its cues from the 1960s-style P-basses and combines a "split" single coil pickup with passive electronics, thus delivering a surprisingly wide range of tones right out of the box. Players thus get a straight-to-the-point bass that doesn't need batteries and that poses no stylistic restrictions - and comes at a highly affordable price.
Back to basics
The key ingredients of the Harley Benton PB-20 are a poplar body, a bolt-on maple neck, and an amaranth fingerboard. The bass's construction promises plenty of attack, while the 20-fret register and 864mm (34") scale length will provide enough space for basslines of every style. At the same time, the PB-20's 42mm (1.65") nut width and C-shape neck profile will ensure a comfortable playing feel that will also be instantly familiar to more experienced players, and that instantly recognisable P-bass sound comes courtesy of the classic split single coil pickup, which is governed by a passive volume and passive tone control. To ensure that this bass has an authentic look to match its authentic sound, Harley Benton has given it a timeless high-gloss black finish, a contrasting white pickguard, and a set of vintage-style machine heads - a combination that will be at home in virtually any setting.
A wealth of sounds at a budget-friendly price
As mentioned above, the Harley Benton PB-20 is primarily aimed at musicians who are on a budget but still want to get their hands on an instrument with the sound, look, and feel of the classic original. Despite packing just one pickup, the PB-20 is by no means confined to a single musical style, and as the P-bass's history clearly shows, it will capably handle everything from Soul, Motown, Pop, and Rock through to Funk, R&B, and Jazz. Aside from beginners who may not yet be sure that they are going to stick with the instrument, this bass will also appeal to more experienced bass players looking for a reliable and versatile second instrument.
A bass that covers all bases
The Harley Benton PB-20 owes its tonal flexibility to its split single coil pickup, which gives it a powerful sound with plenty of low end, as well as to its bolt-on construction, which adds a throaty "snarl" that is typical of P-style basses. This combination means that the PB-20 will stand out prominently in any mix, whether live or in the studio. As mentioned above, the bass's attractive price makes it a good choice for those looking for a second bass, and Harley Benton of course also offers a range of affordable bass amplifiers as well as various bundles that include the bass, amplifier, and all the essential accessories in one.