Harley Benton TB-70 SBK Deluxe Series 4-String Bass Guitar - Matte Black
Amount of Strings:4-String
A classic Rock bass on a budget
“TB”-style basses have always held a fascination all their own, and the Harley Benton TB-70 now gives players an affordable way to get their hands on one of these distinctive instruments. This bass combines an okoumé body with a mahogany neck and employs the same “reverse-style” body shape as the illustrious original, albeit with a set neck in place of the latter’s neck-through-body construction. Nevertheless, the TB-70 still provides the same gritty playing feel and rich, full-sounding tone that fans of the TB design have come to expect, and the bass’s sonic palette is expanded even further by its active electronics. Harley Benton’s commitment to ensuring reliability and ease of use is also clearly displayed by this bass’s deluxe hardware, which includes a floating die-cast bridge and a set of sealed machine heads.
Power meets versatility
In the years since the design’s inception, TB-style basses have been associated with bass luminaries like The Who’s John Entwistle and Mötley Crüe’s low-end maestro Nikki Sixx, and the Harley Benton TB-70 is the perfect choice for players on a budget who want to join this illustrious roster. It delivers a full and punchy sound that is ideal for Rock music and related styles and will sit perfectly in the mix when playing with a band, but the two Roswell GB4 mini-humbuckers and effective two-band EQ with dedicated controls for bass and treble as well as a master volume control with a push-pull function for switching between active and passive modes also provide more than enough different options for players to individually sculpt their tone, ensuring that this bass is by no means restricted to just one musical genre.
For those about to rock…
Today, many basses that are specifically designed for heavier styles of music are very expensive to buy, but that doesn’t have to mean that players without a fortune to spend cannot also enjoy the exciting sounds that these instruments offer. True to Harley Benton’s reputation for providing high-quality instruments at an affordable price point, the TB-70 gives Rock, Hard Rock, and Metal bassists on a budget just what they are looking for, and it is particularly ideal for beginners who are either just starting out on the instrument or already up on stage with a band.
A stalwart on stage and in the studio
TB-style basses indubitably belong on stage, and players performing their first gigs with a band can be sure that the Harley Benton TB-70 will be the perfect companion. However, this affordable bass also has a lot to offer musicians making home studio recordings, since its two Roswell GB4 mini-humbuckers eliminate unwanted interference and keep annoying noise from leaking into the recorded tracks. For this and many other reasons, the TB-70 is also a great choice for guitarists who pull four-string duty from time to time and are looking for a straightforward and budget-friendly Rock bass for occasional studio use.