exciting news about a new "pro" line for harley benton

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  1. Zhysick

    Zhysick Sick of all

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    I'm very very happy with my HB FanFret 7... really hoping to buy more HBs in the future... a strat, a LP and yesssss now a "Suhr" also LOL
     
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  2. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    It helps that Thomann still has a stellar reputation after growing BIG. I don't remember having anything bad to say about them, and I spent a bit of money there. So it helps in avoiding a "those youtuber are trying to fool me" feeling.
    The brand from the other big german shop, Fame, is also pretty good evn if they are blatant PRS ripoffs.
     
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    lewis SS.org Regular

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    im yet to have anything bad from the Harley Benton range, post 2010.

    Even the "Bstock" fan fret 6 thats in my profile pic Im currently modifying, had less blemishes when it arrived than it does now thanks to me learning how to do certain mods on it, and just wear and tear etc.
     
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    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    I received my fan fret tonight. Viet nam made , 250 euros. Just crazy for the money, really. I'm really stoked they can do this at this price. Clean build, fretjob is very good, finish is perfect, like the edge of the pickups is really smooth, same as the knob cavity. So those one at 400 from Korea ? that's gonna be huge...
     
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    One thing I found that was very interesting in the video was when the guy from Harley Benton mentioned that they had issues with the factories supplying them with fake/counterfeit Wilkinson pickups hahahahahaah .... Gotta love the Chinesee guitar market shenanigans
     
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  7. zarg

    zarg guitar nerd

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    theres just been a new video! looks like they will arrive this summer, june or july

     
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    Dang, that looks quite nice. I thought Harley Benton guitars looked like "an Agile copy of an Agile", as someone here said before, but this looks damn good.
     
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    Considering the Premium AZs have literally been the first sub-$2000 guitar that I can find in that style that's readily available in most markets (so not including the Schecter Japan offerings or used Rasmus), it's really not a bad thing that Harley Benton is hopping on this wave. What I just don't understand is why it's taken this long for a Suhr/Tom Anderson/fusion style production guitar to come out after the first failed Rasmus wave. It's such an in-demand and trendy style yet the market is completely void of mid-tier and low-tier offerings.
     
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    zarg guitar nerd

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    Another video showing prototypes.... if those make it to the store, damn. I see a singlecut 7 string with fanned frets and a 7 string tele style with fanned frets!!



    Time: 3m 50s
     
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    the fan fret prototypes look cool and all, but what's that headless travel-size looking bass in the background at 3:50 :eek:
     
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    Omzig SS.org Regular

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    That looks like a copy of a Wing Bass https://www.wingbass.com/

    Very cool if there going to start knocking them out cheap,though i hope they are paying subs to use the design.
     
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    zarg guitar nerd

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    New video on the fanfret 7 singlecut proto:

     
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    I can feel my eyes bleeding looking at that fan.
     
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    I have to admit that I really want to try a fan like that. Lately I am not feeling very happy with the 7th fret being the parallel fret as it makes the fan very dramatic for the lead work on the upper register and I don't have any problems with big stretches in the first frets for rhythm work so a parallel fret on the 12th fret or more could be good for me... ergonomics can depend on each one, no? Colour me interested in this particular model.
     
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    @21:18

    Seems like this guy had a horrible experience w/ his HB and Thomann, although he doesn't elaborate.
     
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    I have a hunch that Fusion Pro will sell like hot cakes, if it really is priced around 400€. I know I'll get one for sure. :agreed:
     
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    Is there any news on these ones?
     
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    Triple-J the Experimetalist

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    Just checked Thomann and both the fanned fret Tele & Singlecut 7 string are on the website priced at around £260 I'm hoping for better pictures but they look good so far.
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    Spicypickles 8 string Warrior

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    The bottom Tele looks ok with the FF. I feel like most Tele shapes do, but that top one looks like it has downs.
     

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