Harley Benton gets sleek with its new MB-4 & MB-5 SBK Deluxe Series Basses from just £118

Harley Benton is on to a winning formula with its satin black finish / red tortoiseshell combo – its new TE-20HH (opens in new tab) guitar is sold out at time of writing (but you can win one (opens in new tab)). Now, following its satin black TB-70 SBK (opens in new tab) bass guitar (opens in new tab) model, there's four- and five-string MB-4 & MB-5 SBK Deluxe Series.

They're a sleek spin on HB's existing MB models, with a humbucker pickup (opens in new tab) in the bridge position with a coil-split mode activated via the two volume controls to to cover more tonal ground. 

And it's only £118/€132 for the MB-4 (opens in new tab) and £128/€142 for the MB-5 (opens in new tab).

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(Image credit: Harley Benton)

Basswood bodies help to keep the weight on the lower side and both models feature a bolt-on maple neck D-shape neck and rosecar fretboard with 21 frets. 

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(Image credit: Harley Benton)

The dark theme continues with hardware in black with a diecast black bridge. 

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(Image credit: Harley Benton)

For more info, head to thomann.de (opens in new tab).

Harley Benton

(Image credit: Harley Benton)
Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.