Harley Benton unveils all-black version of Thunderbird-like TB-70 bass

Harley Benton has unveiled its TB-70 bass in Satin Black
(Image credit: Harley Benton)

Harley Benton recently introduced its SolidBass range of affordable bass amps and cabinets, and now the company has a four-string to go with it – an updated version of its TB-70 bass guitar.

The new model swaps the original’s three-tone Sunburst finish for Satin Black with matching black hardware.

(Image credit: Harley Benton)

Other features include a mahogany body and D-shaped set neck and a 20-fret roseacer fingerboard.

There are also twin Roswell active mini humbuckers, two tone controls and a volume control with push/pull.

The bass is available for just $195 (this is Harley Benton, after all). To pick one up, head to Thomann Music (opens in new tab).

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.