Harley Benton Fanfret 5B DLX 5? - what happened to them?

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  1. lewis

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    i mean its awesome!!! look at it



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    anyone grab one? and also know why thomann dont seem to sell them or any other FF basses anymore?
     
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    GenghisCoyne im here to party

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    Not quite. OP is asking about a fanned fret bass, not straight scale......
     
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    GenghisCoyne im here to party

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    email kurt, its the same bass. maybe theyre coming out
     
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    OP is also a non US resident making Rondo a poor choice, hence the question specifically about the HB........
     
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    also not "the same bass", neck joint is substantially different. Found a YouTube review of it, here's a screen capture of the back.....


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    emailed thomann about these.

    Told "Discontinued sadly. Never coming back"

    EURGH :( shortest FF bass lineup ever?. The only small hope is they said the exact same thing regards to their 6,7 and 8 fanned fret guitar line but then brought them all back anyway.

    Hopefully they do the same with these. beautiful basses for amazing money. I want one so bad.
     
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    welsh_7stinger 7=best number

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    Sorry for the relatively off topic post. But there was news that harley benton/thomann will be releasing a fan version of their r-457/r-458 guitars either later this year or start of next year. No news on a new line of fanned basses though :(
     
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    ah nice. More affordable multiscales is fine by me.
    I loved the stealth look of those but I hate pickup rings so that was a downer. Also the neck heel seemed too blocky and uncomfy too but at those prices you cant really complain.

    I just want a damn multiscale bass though haha
     

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