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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 8 reviews )
 2 reviews25 %
 6 reviews75 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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ericthegreat's review"not for me"

Harley Benton R7-450FR
This guitar has two high-output double-humbucking pickups, a pickup switch, a volume knob, and a tone knob. It has 24 frets, a bolt-on neck, and a standard bridge.

I originally had a Harley Benton I bought some years ago. It's a great guitar, but because of the Floyd Rose style tremolo, whenever I would go to mute the strings I get a lot of noise just before the strings finally silenced. Since this has a standard bridge, I thought it would be a better match. I don't know what the actual difference is in construction between this guitar and my XT, but it is much slower to play up and down the neck and the tone is not nearly as good as the XT.


It is easy to access the top notes, and the sound is decent, but I just wasn't as happy with the overall tone and build quality of this guitar compared with my XT. Maybe I would have liked this guitar more had I not previously owned the XT, but overall I was disappointed.


The shape of this guitar is great. It looks sharp and is well balanced, it's just too slow to play on the neck for my liking.
This guitar is not meant to play clean with these kinds of pickups. As I wrote above, I was disappointed by the overall tone of this guitar when compared with the XT.


Overall this guitar did not meet my needs and I sold it not long after purchasing it. I much prefer the Warrior XT, even if I have to deal with the Floyd Rose noise. I would not buy this guitar again, nor recommend it to anyone else. For my money, I'd stick with the XT or the WRMG, or even the WR1 if you have the money. So save up your money and upgrade!

youlhann's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great base to upgrade"

Harley Benton R7-450FR
Everything has pretty much said in the "information" associated with this product, if not the origin, probably Asia but I have no certainties.
Big, big, big, big downside for me, Floyd.
I found it very poor quality, both material level (Floyd trashing one screw by tightening it is extremely easy) than at 2 years in use because I have not managed to make it yours perfect agreement despite many efforts.
Detuning been light if set correctly, but this, which I boiled the crisis severely.
After you can invest in a Tremol-no, or other system of its kind, it should solve the problem.
The tuners are average but not completely discard.


No problem with the violin, honestly it's great.
The guitar is balanced and does not sting the nose more than another, the handle a little big guy is obviously due to the presence of the 7th string but nothing insurmountable.
It is not heavier than a Les Paul and access to treble is no problem.
The handle on mine not slide very well at first, over time it has greatly arranged however.
The same attention is not new set (handle, floyd, action, etc ...) must therefore provide the do it yourself at the reception.


Well then clearly the problem lies in his, as if the violin is very good, low price is explained well at one time or another.
But it's not as bad as you might think.
The pickups are obviously not very precise and give a rather muddy but with good set of distortion and amp you can get an acceptable sound for playing the task which hurts while maintaining clear sound rather honest also.
I had a period installed Seymour Duncan SH7-1 on the guitar and the clean sound was great along with the saturated very good.
A small detail, with the original pickups were really dégueus crunch tones, but it's not quite the target object is not it?


The guitar is really cheap and there are no complaints about the violin so if you be willing to invest € 150-200 more to upgrade pickups and Floyd I think you should be able to keep the comparison even outperform the 1st prize home Ibanez, Schecter or ESP.

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

Harley Benton R7-450FR
Made in China or Korea, 24 frets, 2 humbuckers, licensed Floyd bridge, 3 position selector, 1 volume knob, 1 tone, Ibanez RG7 type handle. Glossy black base. Attention at the finish, it's not the top, normal for the price (176 euros) for mine, I filed down the fret board because she hung up a little but nothing major, adjustments to factory must say rotten, the ropes were installed above an above pulling a little light on the grave If I had to add vibrato to a spring to mount a big pull. Besides all that, it was still a 7-string to the quality / price unbeatable.
Added 01/12/2007: I found something really space, early finish was minimal but acceptable against the "aging" of appearance, including defects in paint finishes appear at incredible speed, Never seen so far on any guitar, so I played my DIY of Smoby and I have stuck (like the good fan base) type finish petrucci 7, the graph picasso style that can be found at next) return false; "rel =" nofollow "target =" _blank "> http://www.universaljems.com/cart/graphic.htm (http://www.universaljems.com/cart/graphic.htm ,) applied by a luthier friend (I know not) who had the good idea to cover with an old gloss (not know he's the expert) that goes well. it cost me 150 euros, I would put photos available later, I have a scratch that looks very much like Petrucci Ibanez 7 a except that the finish is chrome / black not white / black and I swear it is sublime and it sounds the pox of death tears (as we say at home)
Note the luthier who made the finish: the quality of the elements being variable from what I have read on various forums, he said that Floyd's on mine is excellent, equivalent to the original after him.


Handle very nice, must be the hand and arm at the start when switching on 7 string Ibanez RG inspiration, access to acute is impeccable. In weight and ergonomics, we discover that playing up July 1 is more physical than we think, it looks at taking control of a switch from foil to Conan the Barbarian sword style ( Printing may be due to the fact that my other guitars are a Washburn NX3 and Strat mexico 60). Basically, this weighs scratching his weight anyway. As for the sound to see the next point.


As for mics, that's what I've seen more dirty and unusable in my life as a musician, it is unclear, not fishing, I was unable to say whether the level of output was too high or not enough, and more, pick up any possible parasites. I said that I tested on a Mesa Studio preamp, power amp ADA Microtube 100 and a 2X12 cabinet with Celestion V30 Engl, so I should have something decent at least. Hebin no, scratch that sounds worse than the most rotten scratches on an amp like that, you can learn absolutely nothing in the clear as saturated as playing unplugged, there is about right. So, I turned the microphones home, I put a Di Marzio Evolution 7 in acute and Air Norton 7 in serious and there: a very pleasant surprise, well-defined large distortion, clear sound very good for microphones typed metal, I could just get the big fat powerful style Deathcore sounds great fit for John Petrucci. There's actually just change the pickups, put a game with a big rope pulling and re-handle settings / vibrato and you get a great 7-string, this opinion is binding cavity than me but I have a friend who RG7 has certainly more beautiful (it's not the guitar style Darth Vader to the dark side), but the sound of mine is much better especially saturated.
Added 01/12/2006: The Di Marzio Evolution 7 in acute is (notice that only my opinion of course, I have not tested all the microphones in 7) a bit too aggressive, I switched with my Air Norton I had put in serious and there my friends ... the sound is much more malleable and controllable with the volume knob and honestly Evolution in serious, it is simply monstrous, more creamy and controllable for the leads


I use it for about two months, I bought it for the price it was to see how a 7-string. Originally, it is unusable against changing the pickups, it was a good scratch. I tried quite a few 7-string models, it is on it's not a Music Man Petrucci 7 or 7 Exccalibur Vigier, we play in the yard instead of Ibanez with a price / quality ratio unbeatable, even with the cost of change of microphones. I would do this choice because 176 euros + 200 euros guitar pickups, is still interesting given the choice we have in this price range. Certainly it is less attractive than Ibanez at 800 euros but it sounds better.
Added 01/12/2006: after 6 months of intensive use, and I must admit it surprises me that the scratch (despite being rather low-end or low) does not move, dry, wet, temperature variations, bends crazy, abuse of floyd, not moving Absolutely not, I paid two times in all and for all and no problems, it is still just at the level of harmonics, even beyond the twentieth case ( I checked so it surprised me) I was lucky because the quality was variable according to the reviews I've read

arnaud777's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harley Benton R7-450FR
Grattouze made in China with Floyd (well, a licensed model ...), selector 3 positions, 2 mics (cheap) etc.. Stars (or opinions of others). Delivered set (a few commas closely, I swear), in a perfect condition (nothing to do with the coup that had other users who posted an opinion) ... the only manufacturing defects as a mini hole of just 1 mm in the handle (it will go faster after a few weeks of play .. the hole is clogged with dirt, lol) and the plate of the locking nuts that was super glued dégueulassement how big charlot drunk ... but for the rest: nickel! No dust, no shots, no irregularities, nor anything wrong.


No longer played on a 7-string for about three centuries, I was afraid to be highly confused. Yet ... upon receipt, I took out the swarthy its boîboîte and I immediately started on that nasty itches as if I had owned for a millennium (how are you exaggerating? ;-) ). No problem of access to acute, except with a ham sandwich, mayo on hand.
Form: a copy of an Ibanez 7-string.
Weight: ordinary to me
Sound: ok with the big disto of my POD PRO, but a little dirty when we pass in his clear, mainly because of the microphones that are quite cheap. It also frizz here and there, but with a new set of strings, the problem is solved 99%. Then we can always adjust the action or leave the file, but nothing inarrangeable ...


I put an 8, because even with the microphones provided the original con, it already sounds better than any cheap guitar with which I happened to play in the past (such Stagg entry). This means that by changing the pickups, we can certainly make a very good sound, even a great sound of the scratching.


I have a few days, so we have to see how it will age, but in my opinion, that's fine.
I like the gameplay and more generally, its ergonomics and its classic design.
I own several guitars and I've tried dozens in recent years and ... it is far from being part of the bad!
Quality / price ratio at unbeatable unbeatable.
I would do without hesitation that choice, unless I win the lottery, then I would look more towards the Mayones (this is just one example, because I think they look pretty terrible).

EDIT: after listening to speakers on the guitar, I take a point, because that's where the microphones prove their side could ... The headphone, it does not get along ...
I'll change as soon as possible!

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

Harley Benton R7-450FR
Harley Benton is, according to what is said often, a name in Germany on al scratch "no name" original Coren, hyper-industrial production. If so, a first BMOL, nothing says that my guitar and VTRE come from the same factory, or their equivalents are CHARACTERISTICS: tight deadlines to change wood or supply to any component or why not to change the shop down in Korea, without changing the product REFERENCE ...

This much, we are in a prsence blatant copy of Ibanez RG 7 string, then, is the intrt everything. It comes in a box anonymously block a few pieces of polystyrene ad hoc, with his bag of parts: the stem of the bridge, and cls allen. The bridge just is licensed Floyd Rose, it says it. Systm is the pure Floyd, one turns o the ring of stopping the rope to fix the bridge extrmit in a clamp.

Ct nut, locking the strings, copy the Ibanez is empty too. The mcaniques are ... mcaniques of all bx, without any mention ... they look to complete their job.

The handle is wide and fairly flat, 24 frets, light wood, painted (with a Czech mchante jauntre Douzima at the box on my copy ...). You can clearly see the two pices of wood, one for the handle itself and one for the head, the junction between the two spices is parallle the head, one feels the optimization in the DBiT wood. In addition to the solidity wins. The key is dark wood, clear complexion since the frets are a few traces of this color. The radius is slight. The strings are montes style 09-42 over a rope so serious, the second problem on my guitar, it's clearly a low E string deuxime that t rises, I d m'approvisionner Diameter extreme to continue in the grip of bte ...

The body of the BTE is the typical form RG, with pointed horns. The heel is the former, although square and Bolt using a rectangular plate, super-classic. The adjustments are correct. Two humbuckers, "no name" Obviously. Two pots for volume and tonality no push-pull. The slecteur, three positions, is no surprise. Black varnish, fairly well done, even if in a Lumire grazing is not perfect, we see some waves. Prs also of little nooks for small, style shows bare wood in the recess of slecteur.


And hop on a strap rjouissances attacks. The guitar is quite heavy and quite plutt balance, we feel that the PSE handle the weight but it does not plunge the ds that lche. Coming out of the box, the guitar is not too much RULES ... without returning to the mchante string bass, the action is too high, which is caused by a poorly positioned easel spring tension again. Gaming experience without connecting, it sounds pretty acoustic ... sensations ct round or suggest Ibanez bridge, I had a RG570 and I find myself in familiar territory. The width of the handle is not pnalisante. We seek to blame: a frieze does not (it's true that my action is too high ...) until the box 22 coins, except if the serious abuts the neck pickup! There's a bug in the height of the micro rglage again. We take things in hand: rglage simultaneously with tuning screws spring tension on the back, positioning the bridge Fawn parallle well to the body.

The action is correct now. SETTING THE height of the microphone, okay.


Zou, one branch (pramp H & K Access, ampulator, voodu valve). This is the cata! In between I note that the microphones choppent all radiation passing, a snoring, impressive. Verify with my usual scrapes: no so good, it's the mug of HB7 that noise ... deuce! distorted sounds at first: it is poo! porridge, nothing DGIG of this stuff, not no DEFINITIONS personals, short mdiocre mdiocre home. I prcise I'm not soft because the comparison is made with microphones Dimarzio Steve Special .... I try all three positions slecteur but nothing, it sucks! Then tries on a MP-1 in the effects return of a Fender combo, like, it's shuffled the slurry.

Sounds clear now: Yeah, it's better, especially the position intermdiaire which is playable on the ropes Aiges. Nothing transcendent but usable. Not great on the Mi and if severe, cons. Submitted hum remains.

Is therefore the replacement of "micro" by ... microphones, real!

Illico replacement of bridge pickup with a Dimarzio Blaze, and re-test: net amlioration, hum disparate prcis and the sound is sharp, so severe rope goes well, we won in d finish (not volume). The guitar is - quite usable now.

Final score of 8 micro APRS change.


A seven-string that price is not equivalent .... even if the change of pickups is impractical. The overall quality is good, it's not a toy but a guitar that can be of great service. The quality-price ratio is excellent. This choice is justified for any budget or as a cheap base to rub amateur violin making and get a custom scratch (this is the fate reserved my copy! EDIT: c ' is made, see https://www.guitariste.com/forums/accessoires-et-lutherie% 2Cbzh-one to seven-string 2C121860.html%!)

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

Harley Benton R7-450FR






I bought my 7-string on the site of HB Thomann (http://www.thomann.de). This brand is found in France, having been created by Thomann, and is distributed by them in Germany.

Basically, I bought cheap (100 euros) because I just wanted to try a 7 string and see if I could get used to it. The model I own has the distinction of having a fixed bridge with strings that pass through the body (and thus sustain exceptionally, well above all my other guitars for that matter). For cons, the model with fixed bridge no longer exists to my knowledge, as proposed by Thomann more on their site.

To be clear, apart from its sustain, this guitar delivered in the state was pretty bad. I have set it entirely (neck, harmonics, height of bridges) at its reception, magnetically shielded electronics (aluminum foil in the cavity of the electron), and changing the microphone that had a good sharp potato, but not top either ... on the other hand, once the Seymour Duncan SH7 posed above, there is a scratch really nice (I've bought more music pigalle negotiating the price to 100 euros by telling the guy I would have at that price on the Thomann). Since its transformation, almost everything I record with, and I do most of my shows on it.

Good, but here's a summary of what I like or not:

I like:
- Finishing (except the writing on the head that goes away when you rub it, and I also completely removed, so that you no longer know what brand it is).
- The handle, but not too late, and is perfectly playable, even in the extreme treble.
- The balance and weight, it is perfectly balanced and not too heavy (a little less than a ibanez RG), not tired repeating with the strap
- The microphone HB in the severe HS-7 in acute (as against the two together, it's weird, so I decided to plug them in line, and suddenly the 2-position pickup selector on the j ' have a sound that somewhat resembles that of a citarre)
It fixed bridge and string through body
-The price (100 euros + 100th micro scratches)

I do not like:
- The state of the scratches on delivery (I had to redo all the settings)
- Logo Harley Benton (but as it goes since it's just ink on top of the varnish, it does not matter: p)
- Electronics not isolated electromagnetic (but hey, a stroke of aluminum foil in the cavities and hop is set)