All user reviews for the Harley Benton G212 Vintage
|11 reviews||46 %|
|7 reviews||29 %|
|3 reviews||13 %|
|1 user review||4 %|
lumpy_51's review"Great 2x12!"
2 Celestion Vintage 30 speakers: It costs the same as both speakers alone!
I don't know how Thomann can sell this cab at this price but, honestly, go for it!!! (I have a 4x12 Marshall 1960A, so I know what I'm talking about!)
fender76's review"It's mind blowing!"
I've played orange, marshall, laboga, which are slightly superior in terms of quality.
I love its moderate weight, the sound it delivers with the 2 celestion v 30, considering that I just did a mod by disassembling it, throwing out the foam, adding some glue to the internal panel joints, varnishing the interior with 3 crossed layers, weatherproofed the handles and added some sanitary seal to the binding posts.
Very good value for money
If I had to, I'd buy it again. I play pop with a gretsch power and a caiman laboga. I play short solos with distortion and it's very good for that.
jamman90's review"Incomparable value for money"
After one month of use, I find it relatively light (it can be transported without breaking your back) and pretty solid.
I opened it as soon as it arrived. You can take out the speakers after removing the grille (which is fastened with Velcro; I used a screwdriver and a cloth to protect the Tolex). No ugly surprises here: 2 celestion Vintage 12" speakers. The connectors are tidy and protected with a plastic shell. Overall, the finish is good and, unlike what you may read in other reviews, it's not made of wooden crates.
Once you remove the foam (and use it to fit the gear in the car = it avoids vibrations), you can go so far as to use wood glue and mastic. I reinforced all the edges with wood glue and the handles and circuit board with mastic.
Then I sanded and applied some lacquer to the wood. (which takes about 3 days, if you respect the drying times).
Then you put it all back together and...what a surprise, it sounds great. It's a Celestion Vintage speaker inside the cab, so there's no way it can sound bad. From all the things I have been able to test by Harley Benton, this is without a doubt the best. But you obviously need to break it in.
The Tolex is quite all right if you don't abuse it, the handles are sturdy, etc...You can add some casters, which is easily done and comes in handy.
Would I buy it again for the same price???? I will definitely buy another one to put Jensen inside.
If you are not convinced, go buy a Mesa cab for a thousand bucks and see if it sounds four times as good. Otherwise, if you are scared of being judged by fellow hard rockers, you can save $30 from your next gig to get a custom grille and save your honor...Although, that will mean you care more about the grille than the cab itself and what's inside.
Pat Flam's review"Excellent, after a long run-in"
I have tested all sorts of cabinets, Especially Marshall and Orange. This one is truly excellent.
But be careful, I didn't use it for quite a long time, had no interest in it because new, it sounds stiff, sharp, ugly, pretty bad.
I then bought a Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 36 amp head and needed a cabinet, so I took it out again. It was the same as before, stiff...
But gradually the speakers and the sound became smoother and then I was able to recognize the quality of the V30s. It's well-defined, dynamic, they respond remarkably to attacks.
It's perfect for blues, jazz, country, and Stones-like rock, obviously. Big rock sounds great.
Clean sounds are sublime with this cab.
For a more creamy sound, in another cab, test a Celestion greenback and you'll get a wider scope.
What I love about this cab are its price and sound (after breaking it in).
froggy92370's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The PB is that HP celestion are OK, the finish is correct against the box is by melamine and is less solid than solid wood cabinet and resonates a little less.
I hope you have help.
6 of 16 people found this review helpful
tibstr's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" V30 2 small budget!"
most: celestion v30
minimum: the wooden box crate.
value for money: top for anyone who wants to make a cab since there are all pieces must tinker with it all!
4 of 14 people found this review helpful
mookie blaylock's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very correct"
Short for a first baffle is perfect!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
julio27's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good value!"
Fairly easy to move thanks to the wrists side ...
I did recommend small mods on the forum ...
Fired the foam, varnish inside one of these four I would change the input card and cable for beefier and I think jauraios did the trick!
For a cabinet with 2 v30 (Chinese) ... the price is very very correct!
I thought to make me a custom departure ... but if I count the hp ... carpentry ... we are already well above the price!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
nicolasmarty-omega's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good deal"
4 of 5 people found this review helpful