Harley Benton Z-2005

Harley Benton Z-2005

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Z-2005, 5+ string bass guitar from Harley Benton in the Deluxe series.

3 user reviews

Harley Benton Z-2005 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Harley Benton
  • Model: Z-2005
  • Series: Deluxe
  • Category: 5+ string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/24/2013

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Harley Benton Z-2005 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
Value For Money :

cajunthierry's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Galley!!"

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correct playability even with my small hands. no worries.


The pick-ups: arffff, don't forget that this is a low, low price.
Now if I compare two more active basses than I have (and curbow Cort Cort Artisan) the preamp, the pots and connectors .... it is "cheap" ....
The first one I got from my friend Thomann: sound interruptions when I get to the end of the bass knob, + same with cracking nuts on the chassis jack.
Thomann guaranteed, as usual, and shipped quickly for a second. More crunches, but still cuts its balance during a concert. Long live the low relief that I had taken.
The knob of bend between the two microphones: not as obvious difference .... it seemed to me symbolic.
then returned to its original box and return to sender!


So end of the adventure.
a beautiful object (if one does not look very close finishes, but again, at this price ....)
Ultimately, low exercise at home or in the garage again with friends from high school ..?

For one who has no problem on his own, look good on stage.
I had a lot of bass in their hands, and this is the first product that problem size!

I will not repeat this choice: I'm going to put 150 or 200 euros at the end, and see entries ranges Yam, Ibanez or another. Or give the money to a luthier to revise my Curbow is a gem of a sound and comfort.

Ormagoden's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Surprise!"

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Everything has already been said in the first review, I will not plagiarize.

Nothing more to say impressive for the price.

However I ordered a first low, the left wing was in 2 parts (very ugly) and there was a pet on the handle, the jack farted after a disconnection branches. The second, the wood is beautiful, it looks like a far lower luthier! In contrast, the second jack that is also low farted, I contacted Thomann who offered me a return, but finding them very long I decided to do it myself, they sent me the parts for free. But now, after another month of use, the volume knob crack ... This blow it thomann did not want a refund, then after a few emails and forcing complaints, they agreed to resume my bass to fix it, I insisted to get the free shipping (they n were not very hot).

Large setbacks but now apart from the problem of mass lower than quoted I quickly corrected, no problem!


Handle very nice, although thinner than my Cort Action bass (which is a very good bass, I found a really cool compared to others I've tried since) maius still less pleasant than my old cort artisan c5 which has a very fine handle. In short we can say more than a handle correct.

The weight is reasonable, always compared to my other 2 basses. (The c5 is much heavier), fasteners straps are well positioned and offers a good performance standing as sitting.

I do not ride very often in very treble registers but they seem very accessible. The handle is very comfortable through the back of the bass.

Personal for her I put everything in the middle and I rule my amp. Actual mass of my bass seems average, not bad when it sizzles I no longer touch the strings, I must correct it.


I play mostly jazz and metal top. The settings of the bass, I use very little can still with a bit of bass and a choice of micro switch from one register to another.

Adept at tapping, I set no problem offering me sound cool and pleasant comfort.

# DGCFA granted, I do not play in effects but only with my Peavy amp fire ball. The bass output level very correct, not exaggerated like my Pedulla spitting too much ...

The harley benton sounds quite acute and medium, I do not hesitate to boosted bass lacking a bit of roundness.


A year ago I use.

I tried a lot of bass, and it is the only one with a handle across, very nice and fun to play. I do not regret at all.

The value for money is excellent, one wonders why other brands do not make cheap products that qulité ... This bass is very low 3 times more expensive? Once again, I am fully satisfied with the high quality harley benton.

Without considering my problems after the reception, I consider this purchase as excellent.

jcm900's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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5-string bass Chinese manufacturing (and yes another ...) found in Thoma ..... in € 240 see less (mine even cheaper because it is a stock B defined as having some signs of wear, model expo ....)
-Mahogany Body
Crossing the Channel 7 piece maple / nato
-24 Frets
Active tone circuit-
-5 Jumpers


We can not say that "But how do they do these Chinese???"
The quality is really RDV, in any case it really has its price.
The neck is thin enough for 5 strings and very pleasant. The access to acute is good and the handle gives transversant sustain excellent.
Only gripe, no information on the bass pots (together we quickly).


For my first bass, I'm really happy with the sound. I have more bass in your hands, in the same config, and I can say that it sounds really good. The active circuit does its job, does very well.
Also noted that the tuning does not move (default sousvent met on low-end instruments).


What we like:
The price, this bass is made for those who do not have money to buy a Warwick.

What we like:
A true not say much, just it is disturbing to see the instruments at this price. I think ultimately what we like least after this are the prices of other brands ....

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