Harley Benton G212 Vintage
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Harley Benton G212 Vintage

G212 Vintage, 2x12 Guitar Cabinet from Harley Benton.

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lumpy_5111/22/2014

lumpy_51's review"Great 2x12!"

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
Having had a 2x12 before (a Blackstar HTV-212; which I don't recommend because it has a damped and shrill sound!) I must say that its value for money is stunning!
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!)
jamman9005/07/2014

jamman90's review"Incomparable value for money"

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
I received the 2x12 cab one month ago. I use it with a 1988 Carvin x100b amp head. I have tested other cabs by Palmer, Peavey, Marshall (2x12 and 4x12 ).

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.
fed6207/25/2011

fed62's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" trs good compromise"

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
I must have a hundred hours of use, I have tried many DIFFERENT kind mesa cab ....... and trs is doing well!! qd careful it does not even sound of a mesa but it comes close to trs prs if we take the time to honing hp! the price of the mesa is not any justification for such a small noise diffrence.
Personal, I made no changes as the mine is fully waterproof, whether it is good for tench, gently press the 2nd hp and is expected to raise, if so, forget aretes.pour part sealant on the foam I do not know, I'll essayer.le Tolex is a bit thin but you be careful in the choice manipulant.je would do this without hsiter
coolfix06/22/2011

coolfix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent but to change"

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
I use this cabinet for almost a year, its value for money is unbeatable!
It is essential to honing HP before getting an opinion, the break will be under acute remove the excess.

This cabinet just waiting to be the best if we want to take time for them to undergo some changes
I removed the foam which is inside the cabinet and matifies great sound (but why they put it ???).
To obtain a brighter sound and more vintage, I varnish the inside of the baffle (5 good layers thick, more mastic at all angles) and then I cut openings in the rear.

I am totally satisfied with this speaker and I even think I'm going to take a second.
MikePetrucci01/06/2011

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

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
Purchased in August, it is plugged into a Mesa Boogie 20/20, itself connected to a Rectifier Recording Preamp.

Like many, I wanted to base a Mesa cabinet, but much too expensive for me. I wanted to make me even then, still installing the Celestion Vintage 30, my sine qua non.

And then BAM! separately on the two HP Thomann cost more than the baffle! Better not try to understand ...

So I bought this cabinet and refignolé tightness and wiring (really very small capacity) (see forum). The result: a sound GREAT!

Deep bass, warm, well-defined treble (to the Dream Theater, it's required), I do not regret that choice, it's a great alternative to expensive speakers Mesa (I'm not saying that c is the same quality, but in any case, the ratio Q / P is far better)





&%&%& % &% Super value for money!
Marty6210003/10/2009

Marty62100's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
It'll be a year or two I have.

I love the V30, the very first time branch is seen immediately that here must more than any other HP I had tried before.

The finish is average, the Tolex is fragile even if I never had a problem but I do not carry that.

The inside I do not know I did not disassemble. I'll have to isolate the tinker a little better I think.

In any case the whole dynamic is trs I play with a JCM900 head and it sends wood! I was able to compare brands like Framus, of course the finish is less beautiful but the sound APRS ... pff be made from a pro or be in concert trs ca often not worth to double the price.
Philou13bis12/28/2008

Philou13bis's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
Cabinet has received 48 hours notice ... so hot
J'aime bcp diffusion of sound in the speaker, good sound projection, and present serious
I tried the marshall 1912 and 1960
Unbeatable value for money
We will see the strength in time but I am delighted with my purchase
dexter23607/04/2008

dexter236's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
I bought this speaker because it has good reviews.

Playing on a Randall RG50TC hp that has a not too bad, I wanted a more dynamic, beefier and more diffuse. I am 150% satisfied.

The sound is clear, clean, dynamic, versatile ... who could ask for better.

Question quality is not "hand made" but for that price it's huge. I do not regret my purchase.
Abrunhosa09/26/2007

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

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
How long have you use it?

several months now

What is so special that you like most and least?

it is not too bulky, it has two V30 16ohms and it sounds wicked!

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

Marshall essentially, it's great but 2.5 times more ... that which corresponds g212v HB 1936v is the marshall of the dimension change (larger than 10 cm for the marshall) it changes the projection but it's 530th ... against HB for 200th ...
- How would you rate the quality / price?

Very good!, The firm's quality is very good for its price, of course the guard of HP is softer than that of a marshall, but it is not necessarily a bad hardware so no stress!

Side against the wood veneer is 1.6mm, solid and dense enough to support 2 that are mounted V30.
Aesthetic he's fine with my amps: simple plain works!

For € 200 there's nothing to complain about.

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...

As soon as I had bought, I asked myself the question already bought her a little brother ... other question?
juanito00707/30/2007

juanito007's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harley Benton G212 Vintage
HB 30 G212 vintage is far from the wood crate, against plate / plywood 16mm Tolex is in the sky to look smooth and good quality well located no trace of glue impeccable, the handles are metal plate and the back is that females incopore jacks, you can switch it in those 8/16ohm mono / stereo, the feet are four large rubber pads.
the front grille is the style of cabinet marshall 1936
the box is 25kg, which is a standard weight for this type of firm
the few tests I've done Rapidos with a Marshall JCM800 head, are asser successful the firm has not be ashamed face with the competition (Marshall 1936 Vintage Framus 212/v30 ect
the price is 198 euros Thomann and any amount 2x Celestion Vintage 30, both say it's busy the century since only sold these same 128 hp cost a euro in the same parts thomann