Harley Benton PB-50 FR Vintage Series 4-String Bass Guitar - Fiesta Red
Amount of Strings:4-String
An affordable classic
The Harley Benton PB-50 Vintage is a four-string bass that is especially interesting for bassists who want the look and sound of a classic without having to spend a fortune. The design and features of this bass are based on the classic instruments of the 1950s, and it delivers exactly the sound that players want and expect from such instruments thanks to its single, high-quality Roswell pickup and passive electronics. To sum it up, the PB-50 Vintage is a straighforward bass that neither requires a battery nor has any stylistic restrictions and comes at a price that won't break the bank.
Reduced to the limit
A basswood body and a maple neck and fingerboard are the basis of the Harley Benton PB-50. 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 single coil pickup and passive electronics with one volume and one tone control make this bass easy to use and give it a very direct tonal character. An instrument needs more than just a good sound to make an impression, however: Looks also have their part to play. The PB-50's design, Fiesta Red finish, vintage-style machine heads, and pickguard all contribute to its authentic and timeless appearance.
Great sound at an affordable price
The Harley Benton PB-50 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-50 cannot be squeezed into just one category, despite having only one pickup. As music history shows, it's at home everywhere from Soul, Motown, and Pop through to Blues and Rock. Bass students on the lookout for a high-quality instrument that will serve them well for a long time will particularly appreciate the PB-50's affordable price, as will other musicians looking to acquire a good bass as a backup instrument.
Well-equipped for all situations
As already mentioned, the PB-50 offers a wide range of sounds. The single coil pickup delivers a powerful sound with plenty 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-50 is also perfectly suitable as a second bass. Harley Benton additionally offers matching bass amplifiers, which are a practical, cost-effective add-on.
Bolt-on neck: Canadian maple
Neck profile: C
Fretboard inlays: Dots
Scale: 864 mm
Nut width: 42 mm
Double-Action truss rod
Pickup: Roswell VTN4 Vista Alnico-5 vintage PB-style single coil