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.

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.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created 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.