Harley Benton PB-20 SBK Standard Series 4-String Bass Guitar - Matte Black
Amount of Strings:4-String
An affordable classic
The Harley Benton PB-20 Satin Black is a four-string P-style bass finished in matt black that is especially interesting for bassists who prefer the look and sound of a classic, but don't want to spend a fortune on it. In terms of design and features, the PB-20 is based on models from the 60s and already offers amazing sound flexibility with a split coil and passive electronics. A simple bass with no battery and no limitations at a price that won't break the bank.
Reduced to the limit
A poplar body, a maple neck, and an amaranth fingerboard are the basis of the Harley Benton PB-20. Just like the original, it has a bolt-on neck design, which ensures a sound with plenty of attack. 20 frets offer enough space for basslines of all kinds and the neck itself, which is 42mm wide at the nut and features a C profile, promises an instantly familiar, comfortable playing feel. The signature split coil pickup and passive electronics with one volume and one tone control have always been part of the "PB" signature sound, and the PB-20 is no exception. An instrument needs more than just a good sound to make an impression, however: Looks also have their part to play. The PB-20's design, finish, vintage-style machine heads, and pickguard all contribute to its authentic appearance, and the matt black colour adds a modern touch and makes it particularly well-suited for heavier musical styles.
Great sound at an affordable price
The Harley Benton PB-20 is clearly aimed at musicians who are price-conscious but still want to get their hands on the look, feel, and sound of a classic. Stylistically, the PB-20 cannot be squeezed into just one category, despite having only one pickup. As music history shows, it's at home everywhere from Soul, Motown, Pop, Rock, and Funk to R&B and Jazz, although its appearance will appeal most especially to musicians of a more modern persuasion. Beginners looking to find out whether playing the bass is something they enjoy will be particularly pleased with the low price, as will musicians who would like to acquire a decent bass as a second instrument.
Well-equipped for all situations
As already mentioned, the PB-20 offers a wide range of sounds. The split coil pickup delivers a powerful sound with a lot of low end and the characteristic throaty, snarling touch of a "P-style" bass. As a result, it cuts through any mix with its rich and bold sound, be it live or in the studio. Thanks to its attractive price, the Harley Benton PB-20 is also perfectly suitable as a second bass. Harley Benton also offers matching bass amplifiers, which are a practical, cost-effective add-on, especially since the bass is also available as a bundle with all the necessary accessories.