MB22-2T review by Harley Benton

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 7
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.8 Good
  • Users' score: 8.1 (26 votes)
Harley Benton: MB22-2T
5

Sound — 8
This bass sounds pretty good really. Someone told me it sounded just like a standard Fender Jazz and he's right it has a similar tone although this one's probbably quieter. Plugged in it sounds prettey good. This is very good for like slapping but might not be punchy enough for heavy stuff (I just use a compressor tho).

Overall Impression — 8
I play a lot of stuff, ranging from acoustics to really heavy shit and it works well for most stuff, really. Apart from that it's a pretty good bass and amazing if you consider the price (65). If it were stolen (although I'd probably use it to stop anything else being stolen) I'd probably reilise it was time for me to get a new bass and I think you would too.

Reliability & Durability — 9
This is very reliable and seems very tough. I've had it a long time now and nothing's gone rong. The finish has chipped a bit but that's to do with my own clumsyness really. Really I feel this bass will last a very long time indeed.

Action, Fit & Finish — 7
I can't really say how well it was set-up 'cause I can't compare it to anything but it felt good to play and the intonation seemed good so that's nice. The finish was good and the hardware was all pristine. The tone stuff never crackles or anything either. The only problem was a tiny amount of pickguard rattle so it gets a 7.

Features — 7
E-Bass, J-style, maple neck with rosewood finger board, 20 fretts, 2 vol. and 1 tone controls, 2 J-style Pickups, hardware in chrome, scale 82.5 cm, colour: 2 tone sunburst.

9 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Herbert1200
    thanks! before reading this i had kinda a negative feeling towards harley benton..
    andyt922
    this is a brilliant bass it sounds allmost exacctly the same as the fender. for me this thing doesnt know the meaning of out of tune its stayed in tune for about 6months . this is my first bass i play lead mostly but this is a brilliant guitar i definatley recomend it
    timcommenford
    yeh i have this bass but ill agree dat it keeps itself in tune 4 ages but it doesnt fufill my bass needs i need a bass for undeer 500 dats good for punk/metal/alt
    Jordanelpaco
    i had this bass as my 1st bass 2yrs ago when i used it i bearly knew wat a bass sounded like so i couldnt compare it to anything. im on my 4th bass now i have dis , squier p-bass , Epiphone EB-3(sg bass) and now my Fender p-bass .im a p-bass guy so this jus gathers dust in the corner unless i wanna play slap actully pritty good 4 slap but still doesnt sound great just a beginner bass for a great price
    vegagtrs
    My Father Bought it for himself i played it yesterday and i was like Holy Crap this is awesomereally reminded me of a Squier J Bass though the factory strings are shitty anything else is super fine
    brobro.herron
    I play guitar and wanna start bass i would like to know if this bass is a good value for money bass?