Harley Benton BZ-4000 NT

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  1. Heiko Jakob

    Heiko Jakob Active Member

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    My daughter meant she'd like to play bass, so i got her a bass for Christmas.
    Because availability of gear is a gamble i decided to buy early. I ordered a Harley Benton HBZ-2004, but the delivery date slipped further and further, so i called Thomann and changed the HBZ-2004 for the next higher model of their Harley Benton bass lineup and got her a Harley Benton BZ-4000NT.
    I was curious how the bass would be, having mixed experience with various Harley Bentons in the past ( from great guitar to refund ). And today it arrived: 18 Volts active pickups, Neck thru, sounds great, looks boutique. Fretwork and finish is unbelievable good at the price point. Tuners feel a bit flimsy, but seem to stay in tune (can't really judge it yet after playing for half an hour). Setup is okay ( Neck relief is fine, action a bit to high for my taste ). Now I'm really thinking about buying the larger 6-String (BZ-6000NT) variant for my self. Especially the 18V pickups sound great when pushing the preamp tubes in the Plexi from gainy tones, over harder distortion into a fuzzy tone when all pots on the bass are on 11.

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  2. StrummerJoe

    StrummerJoe Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Lucky girl.

    Crazy what HB offers at their price point.

    *and you are smart to get it now.
     
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    Adieu Well-Known Member

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    Gdam that ain't no plywood POS with tooling marks square neck and flat fretboard
     
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    lespaul339 Well-Known Member

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    Looks nice!
     
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  5. JJ119

    JJ119 Well-Known Member

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    Very, Very Nice Bass!!

    You're a Cool :fever: Daddyo!
     
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    tce63 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Some HB is great guitars :applause:
     
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