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Harley Benton aims its new sub-$150 basses at hard-rock and metal players

Harley Benton MB-4 SBK
(Image credit: Harley Benton)

The designers over at Harley Benton appear to be working at warp speed these days. In a short space of time they've unveiled everything from all-new electric guitar models to budget-friendly acoustic guitars, and even a DIY ukulele kit.

And now, in a new offering for bassists, the company has announced two new sub-$150 four- and five-string bass guitar models – the MB-4 and MB-5 – that appear to be the low-end counterparts to the company's $91 TE-20HH SBK T-type guitar.

Both bass models feature the same set of specs – aside, of course, from string count – including a basswood body, a bolt-on, D-shaped maple neck, and a 21-fret roseacer fingerboard.

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Harley Benton MB-4 SBK

Harley Benton MB-4 SBK (Image credit: Harley Benton)
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Harley Benton MB-5 SBK

Harley Benton MB-5 SBK (Image credit: Harley Benton)

A single Harley Benton-designed humbucker promises powerful tones, while a neat split-coil design allows you to tailor the output via the bass's dual volume knobs.

Other features include a die-cast bridge, Satin Black finish – with color-matched headstock – and black hardware.

The MB-4 and MB-5 are available now for $131 and $141, respectively. For more information, head to Harley Benton.

Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.