Harley Benton Headless Prototypes

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  1. lewis

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    8 string with a trem and im in. lol at me, i know
     
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    Praising the fret dressing on a prototype is a little bit pointless, but the split coil modes sounded nice, to my ear, through my shitty dell laptop speakers.
     
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    + Its good to see more options in the lower price bracket
    - That body shape isn't hideous but pretty... safe?
    ~ Omg fan fret 6er pls HB

    Looks like the same bridge pieces on my NK
     
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    The body is like the usual strat you see around. They could've gone a little rad with the shape.
     
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    They made a deal to start selling legators at thomann and this body shape looks very close to a model they sell im sure?
     
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    If it is weight relieved I will definitely get one to test.. I am looking for a comfy lightweight headless!
     
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    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars

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    I like the guitar and it looks fun to play. I also like the colour of the guitar.:)


    ;>)/
     
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    Pretty cool! Thicks all the boxes for me, if I don't get a viper or smth :D
     
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    That type of bridge cutout would go better with a singe cut, which I'd like to see more of anyway.
     
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    Welp, there goes Kiesel's entire market.
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Considering the prices they make money by selling a lot of them, so I suppose they have to stay reasonably "vanilla" in terms of shapes. Those are mass market items, not niche, considering headless is already niche enough.
     
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    wonder how this will stack up against those NK headless guitars.
     
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    That's really cool. I used to have a Steinberger spirit and a USA Steinberger. Both really good guitars. I wish I never sold them. Back when I got those guitars in the mid 90s it was nearly impossible to find headless guitars anywhere.
     
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    I particularly thought the HX Stomp sounded good.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I'm actually happy about the "safe" shape. Been wanting a normal-looking headless like the old Steinberger M series for the longest time.
     
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    Valid, but a more single cut or Tele-oid shape would have had me more acutely interested
     
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    *scratches head* In what way? Because it's a (likely) cheap headless?
    In theory, it should have the exact same tone as the big brother, it just doesn't have the same robust I/O, expression pedal, fewer buttons, but most importantly: it only has 1/2 of the processing bandwidth to spend on amps/cabs/effects. If you have a PowerCab+, you can offload the cab IR to the PC+. Meaning: what it can do, will sound the same as the Helix. But it can only do less at one time.
     
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    So... when is it coming out?
     
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    I know; I had one. ;) I sold it once I got on the Fractal FM3 list. Kinda regret it.
     

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