Join Strat-Talk Today

Harley Benton Pro Series Fusion

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by alainvey, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. alainvey

    alainvey Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,977
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Location:
    London, UK
    Coming in June-July:



    I would very much like one of these.

    Pro Series Specs (from YT comment):
    - for now superstrats only (think RG -ish)
    - ebony, maple and baked maple boards
    - stainless steel frets! (medium jumbo)
    - floyd rose 1000 series or wilkinson tremolo
    - locking tuners
    - spokewheel trc adjustment at the base of the neck
    - roswell pickups in HH or HSH configs
    - actual maple tops with flamed/quilted veneers
    - 5 way with separate coilsplit switch
    - new logo
    - possibly flame maple necks (at upcharge)
    - priced at around 400€
     
    Omar, s5tuart and Cerb like this.
  2. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    39
    Messages:
    6,606
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Location:
    Sweden
    Damn you! :)
     
    alainvey likes this.
  3. alainvey

    alainvey Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,977
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Location:
    London, UK
    Sorry for any future harm to your bank account balance I may have caused!
     
  4. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    78
    Messages:
    10,538
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Location:
    Peardale CA
    This guy is funny...
    Kind of a SNL Schwarzenegger caricature...
     
    alainvey and Cerb like this.
  5. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    39
    Messages:
    6,606
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Location:
    Sweden
    If this punches as much above its price tag as their other stuff it will be pretty exciting, considering it's almost twice as expensive as their current top of the line electric.
     
    alainvey likes this.
  6. alainvey

    alainvey Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,977
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Location:
    London, UK
    He is highly endearing, I actually subscribe to his channel.

    "Neck is nice, pickups are nice - really nice!"
     
  7. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    78
    Messages:
    10,538
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Location:
    Peardale CA
    0f63dce36ec5f4226cbaf3837fad907f--stock-photos-emojis.jpg
     
  8. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    26,538
    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Location:
    In a Yorkshire pub
    How big is the chap? The guitar looks like a 3/4 size. I'm seriously considering buying an HB this year.
     
    alainvey and Cerb like this.
  9. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    39
    Messages:
    6,606
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Location:
    Sweden
    That neck and fret board are things of beauty. I will do my best to forget this thread now.
     
    alainvey likes this.
  10. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    39
    Messages:
    6,606
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Location:
    Sweden
    I'm very happy with both my HB instruments although I initially had some minor issues with the guitar.
     
    Thrup'ny Bit likes this.
  11. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    26,538
    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Location:
    In a Yorkshire pub
    I liked the CST very much, but certain restrictions laid down by Mrs Bit mean that I need a solid body, so I'm thinking either a **** or a *** **** type of thing. :D I've got to get something inexpensive to play, while I sort out getting the #1 beastie refretted...
     
    alainvey and Cerb like this.
  12. alainvey

    alainvey Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,977
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Location:
    London, UK
    What does Mrs Bit have against semi-hollow guitars???
     
    Cerb likes this.
  13. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    39
    Messages:
    6,606
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Location:
    Sweden
    I've heard good things about both of those types. The TE-52 is supposed to be great and it's not even close to the top of their price range.

    I've been drewling over this: https://m.thomann.de/se/harley_benton_bz_4000_nt.htm?o=2&search=1521732764
     
    Thrup'ny Bit likes this.
  14. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    39
    Messages:
    6,606
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Location:
    Sweden
    Too noisy acoustically would be my guess?
     
    alainvey and Thrup'ny Bit like this.
  15. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    26,538
    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Location:
    In a Yorkshire pub
    She can hear them. I can only play my mandolin when she's not in, because walls and doors don't stop the little bugger, she says it melts paint at 20 yards... :p

    I was going to buy one in January, £120 delivered, but they were out of stock until the end of last month. By the middle of next month, once I know the level of the extortion levied by the local council for the year :mad:, I should be able to buy myself a late birthday present.
     
    alainvey and Cerb like this.
  16. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    39
    Messages:
    6,606
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Location:
    Sweden
    The CST-24 Semi hollow is marginally louder than my strat. The center block is pretty massive. You should factor in a new bridge should you buy one, as the stock one tends to tilt forward which creates a citar like sound.
     
    Thrup'ny Bit and alainvey like this.
  17. alainvey

    alainvey Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,977
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Location:
    London, UK
    The TE-52s are often very heavy, from what I have read. Other than that they are meant to be very good indeed.
     
    Thrup'ny Bit and Cerb like this.
  18. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    26,538
    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Location:
    In a Yorkshire pub
    I play sitting down, so provided I can lift it off the stand I'll be ok, I can just about manage to pick up the Strats in their cases.
     
    Cerb and alainvey like this.
  19. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    39
    Messages:
    6,606
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Location:
    Sweden
    Because of your arthritis?
     
  20. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    78
    Messages:
    10,538
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Location:
    Peardale CA
    Yes
    Yes
    They have a "T" style
    Semi hollow
    p90 pickups

    Oh jeez
    There has to be tutorial
    for spouses
    When yer
    Mate succumbs to GAS
     
    alainvey likes this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.