Harley Benton G212 Vintage
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Harley Benton G212 Vintage

G212 Vintage, 2x12 Guitar Cabinet from Harley Benton.

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fender7608/15/2014

fender76's review"It's mind blowing!"

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
I've been using it since May 2012 when I bought it secondhand in very good condition. I've used it for party venues with a M57 mic connected to a small PA system, It has never disappointed me.
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.
Pat Flam12/22/2013

Pat Flam's review"Excellent, after a long run-in"

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
I've had it for 2 years.
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).
Colinou0307/21/2012

Colinou03's review"Nothing to say, except that it's not expensive and it sounds good!"

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
I'm entirely satisfied with this product. For 195 euros, which is almost the price of the two speakers alone (celestion v30, I love them), you get the whole cab. Good finish, sturdy enough (but be careful since the tolex isn't too thick), it sounds (almost) like a 4x12 and your back will be very grateful!!! I intend to buy another one later on. It's practical both for rehearsals and gigs. And, I repeat, in terms of sound, it has nothing to envy certain renown brands. A knowledgeable friend of mine even told me this Harley Benton sounds just as good or even better than a Soldano 4x12 he has... Personally, I also have a 4x12 tech 21 with the same speakers and, to be honest, the difference is not that big.
froggy9237011/24/2012

froggy92370's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
Very good value if you do not have to do the scene and repeated use at home or like me.

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.

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mookie blaylock07/19/2012

mookie blaylock's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very correct"

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
I used it for 2 -3 years in concert again. It is not too heavy and rather tough. I used it with a Laney head. The two V30 delivers a relatively precise and dynamic. I would not recommend it for someone looking for more velvety tones .....
Short for a first baffle is perfect!
nicolasmarty-omega07/06/2012

nicolasmarty-omega's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good deal"

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
for those who did not like me too much money this is the perfect subwoofer is not of very good quality but certe yaal inside 2 hp v30 celestion who dislocated ca ......! and that costs almost 100 euro each unit so you quickly calculate the small Chinese thank you "it's ugly life"
jecee08/26/2010

jecee's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super value!"

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
Initially, I wanted to sell my gear (100 + TSL 1960a), it was drooling too much in the bass (especially with the LP Std) and I wanted to sound more right, sharper ... and I thought of Engl ...

Then I told myself that instead of slamming EUR 2000, I was going to attempt a manipulation to 200 euros by changing the HP from my cab.

So last week, I made this manip: 198 euros for the HB in 2x12 V30 (received in 2 business days), 6 euros Cable (2.5) and 1 euro for the base jack, total 205 euros.

Dismantling of the 2 hp G12t75 marshall, dismantle all the wiring of origin (even finer than that of HB), installation of V30 Cross, and REWIRING complete with direct solder lugs on the HP and I replaced the plate printed circuit by a female Jack Mono. Silicone on all interior edges. Reassembling everything and hop check with the multimeter: baf 4 ohm! Damn, I had Uygur somewhere! Anyway, I just looked and finally I had forgotten to wire a connection between 2 HP .... So now I'm only 16 ohm mono and everything works perfectly!

Since then I've played 4 good hours on the cab with my head, TSL100, and frankly the change of HP is super gross!

FYI, before making the changes, I played a good 2 hours in the same room with the same guitar (LP) and at the same volume, all without effect ...

It's the same review as all those who made the change: much more precise, more PMUT rights, but especially over the drool, I do not know if it comes from HP or cables but I feel have grown in power distribution ... ok, is more "showy" as before but lowering the treble knob and then manages it, HP does not yet run-in. I have not the sound of Engl .... but I re-discovered my TSL100! I had to reduce the gain on the Lead channel has so much more than before ... y '

I will leave a notice after one rehearsal to get a real idea of rendering 1960a amended in the mix.

I placed the 2 remaining in the cab G12T75 HB and I will use for the home. I tested the sound of the cab with the V30 and HB with the G12:

V30: very loud (running), good sound in all for the price, lack of body and curves

G12: very round (too), good sound also lacks precision

End of the demonstration: V30 + G12 = Excellent Mix for 200 euros and 2 small hours (I had never welded before and frankly super simple).