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  • bert'nortt'bert'nortt'

    remarkable!

    Harley Benton Vintage OverdrivePublished on 05/27/13 at 11:43
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    Analog pedal good quality Asian ...
    Vintage overdrive .. provide AC outlet or batteries not included
    a "true bypass"
    gain
    volume
    and tone
    Excellent.

    UTILIZATION

    It is clear that for this type of pedal there is nothing more simple ... so a manual ....
    Connected on all guitars available it is not that I prefer one or the other but the cool vintage Telecaster single microphones including deemed harder on overdrive 'and Crunch is a thorn less on the knobs it simplifies a lot and it fills this need, what flexibility!
    Now everything is in the title it is a "Pedal Vintage Overdrive" scheduled for this need and this is what I was looking for "vintage item bar.!". So to se…
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    Analog pedal good quality Asian ...
    Vintage overdrive .. provide AC outlet or batteries not included
    a "true bypass"
    gain
    volume
    and tone
    Excellent.

    UTILIZATION

    It is clear that for this type of pedal there is nothing more simple ... so a manual ....
    Connected on all guitars available it is not that I prefer one or the other but the cool vintage Telecaster single microphones including deemed harder on overdrive 'and Crunch is a thorn less on the knobs it simplifies a lot and it fills this need, what flexibility!
    Now everything is in the title it is a "Pedal Vintage Overdrive" scheduled for this need and this is what I was looking for "vintage item bar.!". So to see the rest of the sign is pretty full ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    Great sound quality ... very "quiet", a light ... "true bypass" CA IT IS USEFUL! Race of knobs with growth and remarkable sensitivity ... a rather hushed up overdrive the steep enough "(the three knobs can send) so we can vary very beautiful palette!
    Tried several amps and combos from 1 to 50 80/Watts see 'boom' a pressure foot on set and go .... "need to go and manually switcher potarder beasts" ... you should know that better than me. Be careful though when you have the extra hair distortion 'that can do a lot without interest ... stay reasonable for this choice ...
    Personally I love to Clean U.S.. At the old one never tires!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Used for a few months ... tried other course ... I was a little wary because I remembered pedal "low cost" I will not name (some quite good for that matter) to let poor quality and reliability ... there is the hulk.
    Already a box light up 'and were surprised by the overall quality that emerges four monkeys ... like an intervenor has already mentioned .... Maybe a little to cause the original edition IBANEZ?? It seems that he had aped the best is a bit frustrating for the sign so think 29 euros for the brand in Thoo / Thoo equally good differance ... you really pick her up. So I bought else whose "American" just as good and I will not stop there.
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  • xbassman_Kxbassman_K

    Well, there monkeys on it, but ...

    Harley Benton Vintage OverdrivePublished on 04/12/13 at 05:36
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    What is it? From a green overdrive Harley Benton (the house brand at Thomann!) And I bought it specifically to replace a famous green overdrive early 80s (a TS9 for those who follow it) is burnt out after years of good and loyal service (really rinsed in fact). So that's how I was expecting to turn this replacement! Even though for 29 €, I was not a big risk ... Unpacking, we are surprised by the quality feel of the thing which uses the same aluminum housing the pedals "boutique" but with a battery compartment accessible directly, a true bypass switch that inspires confidence and knobs certainly a bit soft for my taste, which have the correct air and equipped with quality buttons. Good scre…
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    What is it? From a green overdrive Harley Benton (the house brand at Thomann!) And I bought it specifically to replace a famous green overdrive early 80s (a TS9 for those who follow it) is burnt out after years of good and loyal service (really rinsed in fact). So that's how I was expecting to turn this replacement! Even though for 29 €, I was not a big risk ... Unpacking, we are surprised by the quality feel of the thing which uses the same aluminum housing the pedals "boutique" but with a battery compartment accessible directly, a true bypass switch that inspires confidence and knobs certainly a bit soft for my taste, which have the correct air and equipped with quality buttons. Good screen printing is also nickel, but they could happen monkeys, marked "Vintage Overdrive" would have been enough ... In the controls, it is not out of place since they are identical and in the same order as the TS9, namely Drive, Tone and Level.

    UTILIZATION

    The use is quite clear, no need for a manual (even if there is one provided). Drive is the growling, the tone changes the tone of the effect, and the Level handles output level. And switch, bah it is true bypass, which means that the input signal is routed directly to the output when the pedal is inactive, not as a boss for example. Extremely simple and effective.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Needless to beat around the bush, this pedal does exactly what is expected of her: Tube Screamer! At the Drive we are very, very close to the grain of the TS9 is to be mistaken, but it seems it does not go so far in a real TS9 distortion, but for my purpose it is enough because I do not use the overdrive in a range between 10 and 3am on the Drive, if I want more then I use distortion or even a fuzz. The tone control does his job properly, as a TS9 and sufficiently progressive so that RAS side. In contrast to the level setting out, I again felt like my TS9 came out a bit more, but it is more than enough anyway. And I would say that the most important lies mainly at the grain this pedal is capable of delivering and there is really no quality problem (like breath), with the icing on the cake, a true bypass with my TS9 was not equipped, but this chapter you should know that such a switch failure of its qualities, it can generate a small "poc" audible when switching the effect, so be careful when one engages in White better be synchronized on a note.
    I tested it on a Fender Deluxe (recent) with all kinds of guitars: Tele, Strat, SG, LP, and 335, no problem, it is equally at home on a simple shovel equipped with the humbuckers. I even tested with a bass! She is at home everywhere, I tell you! To complete the experience, I also did a test that is silly to try on with my Tele Bass 20W transistor son! Well it came out with flying colors, so much so that sounded like a small 5W tube ... Okay I'm exaggerating a bit, but it was still surprising. Well, not so surprising that it in fact, if we consider that for which were invented the Tube Screamers in the late 70's: just to give a grain lamp amps "full transistors" that had flooded the market in the time and in the next decade!

    OVERALL OPINION

    The conclusion is simple: why spend more? As for me and after trying a lot of different brands of overdrive and varied (some up to 10x more expensive!), I adopt a pragmatic stance: an overdrive 5x more expensive is it 5x better ? No! And we are far from elsewhere, because it is sometimes the opposite! So in these times of rigor and for the difficult months, I paid the luxury of buying without trying because it is available by mail order on the Thomann site! At this price, I was not a big risk, especially as the practice site "money back" so that I would have returned without any ulterior me if it had not rained, but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by what I got in terms of sound quality and workmanship. If it again, I would do without hesitation! I also started to seriously squint other pedals € 29 range HB in Thotho ...
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  • zebigflyzebigfly

    But it is very good! Put me in two!

    Harley Benton Vintage OverdrivePublished on 03/30/13 at 02:45
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    Apparently HARLEY BENTON is a registered Thomann house; eh ben hat guys this is a great job for very little money. And she is true bypass, and when the switch is off, it is completely forgotten.

    A solid metal housing, a footswitch is also solid, 3 knobs.

    Of course, underneath it says MADE IN CHINA. It is not that Teutonic cable pedals less than 30 €!

    UTILIZATION

    A user manual ... What is LinkedIn?

    Three big knobs DRIVE, TONE, VOLUME, too soft, which can not keep a preset. At least not for a guy like me too meticulous. As the settings are obvious, I do not really pose problems.

    I have to adjust the output volume of the pedal low enough if I want to keep a balance betwe…
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    Apparently HARLEY BENTON is a registered Thomann house; eh ben hat guys this is a great job for very little money. And she is true bypass, and when the switch is off, it is completely forgotten.

    A solid metal housing, a footswitch is also solid, 3 knobs.

    Of course, underneath it says MADE IN CHINA. It is not that Teutonic cable pedals less than 30 €!

    UTILIZATION

    A user manual ... What is LinkedIn?

    Three big knobs DRIVE, TONE, VOLUME, too soft, which can not keep a preset. At least not for a guy like me too meticulous. As the settings are obvious, I do not really pose problems.

    I have to adjust the output volume of the pedal low enough if I want to keep a balance between the clean and saturated. So, if it is to type solos, there is a good margin boost to bring out the overdrive sound.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Connected between a Les Paul and a Fender HotRod Deluxe All Tube, it allows me to avoid using the HotRod saturated channel, which is too vague and "unbalanced" for my taste.

    It offers a good range, bluesy crunch to overdriven classic rock solos.

    No breath when she switchée off.

    At first she gives her best in front of an amp all-tube, but in front of a Roland CUBE, it offers very good results too.

    Come on, I'm good to find a default minimum DRIVE even I can not have a crunch lightweight (like Piers Faccini, who do not intend on arpeggios but is triggered when you attack a little ). But there is probably a good pedal for that ;-)

    OVERALL OPINION

    Purchased at Thomann 6 months ago, and suddenly I'm in a lot of other test that ridiculous price. In addition she is pretty (well, at least with stylish colors and monkeys firecracker).

    Go ahead, 2 times this price you will not find better!
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  • major63000major63000

    Perfect copy

    Harley Benton Vintage OverdrivePublished on 01/15/13 at 06:50
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    It's all analog and true bypass.

    UTILIZATION

    It is tough, ugly knobs wish ... a little soft, which easily disrupt ... provide a marking on the case.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Used on Fender Silver sister mexico, microphones Stew McDonald and Epiphone Les Paul Standard Gibson SG pickups, all on Laney Chrome O area all lamps.
    I tested it with a friend on his luthier Mesa Boogie, with its original side, namely the original TS9 (old, not new). Result? is still looking for the difference. Equalization between the two slightly different but not refined for two hours either. If the difference is the price! The same crunch and terribly harsh rock for 100 euros less, do the math!

    OV…
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    It's all analog and true bypass.

    UTILIZATION

    It is tough, ugly knobs wish ... a little soft, which easily disrupt ... provide a marking on the case.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Used on Fender Silver sister mexico, microphones Stew McDonald and Epiphone Les Paul Standard Gibson SG pickups, all on Laney Chrome O area all lamps.
    I tested it with a friend on his luthier Mesa Boogie, with its original side, namely the original TS9 (old, not new). Result? is still looking for the difference. Equalization between the two slightly different but not refined for two hours either. If the difference is the price! The same crunch and terribly harsh rock for 100 euros less, do the math!

    OVERALL OPINION

    used for 6 months with pleasure, it remains in my set. I tried the Vox Bulldog in my set too, but not at all the same grain. Also tested the Jekyll and Hyde who also has a nice crunch distortion but not terrible.
    The price / quality ratio? well it's unbeatable!
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  • SlapKidSlapKid

    Glitter and bubbles!

    Harley Benton Vintage OverdrivePublished on 10/12/12 at 11:38
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    No MIDI, no usb, no lamp or coffee machine ...

    on the other hand true bypass and three buttons efficient you can even happen is the battery size 9v plug boss.

    UTILIZATION

    To be simple is simple huh, volume gain tone ...
    The volume is therefore to have a bit more than one bypass is nine hours ...
    The tone is like the ts7 od10 or fame, namely that everything is on the last stages of the race, blah.
    The gain is very gradual, a treat.
    The grain is overdrive, distortion or not entredeux (like digitech screamin blues), so it remains in the first amplification stage is fairly round.

    SOUND QUALITY

    This is the best overdrive I, period.
    Harley has managed the feat o…
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    No MIDI, no usb, no lamp or coffee machine ...

    on the other hand true bypass and three buttons efficient you can even happen is the battery size 9v plug boss.

    UTILIZATION

    To be simple is simple huh, volume gain tone ...
    The volume is therefore to have a bit more than one bypass is nine hours ...
    The tone is like the ts7 od10 or fame, namely that everything is on the last stages of the race, blah.
    The gain is very gradual, a treat.
    The grain is overdrive, distortion or not entredeux (like digitech screamin blues), so it remains in the first amplification stage is fairly round.

    SOUND QUALITY

    This is the best overdrive I, period.
    Harley has managed the feat of having both the brightness and sharpness being warm and relaxed air in response to attacks.
    There is this side beaded unique champagne kind that I have found nowhere else.
    For the price it's amazing, given that 808 is unable to provide such a finesse / heat, for example (though more elaborate label 8x).

    I use a vox amp types, the amp is a Kustom Defender 5 class A is the boxes are under 2x10 3x10, the sound is great.
    Digitech RP70 on headphones via the overdrive equally convincing.

    This is the only that gives me such good results with a les paul and strat in a double derivative simple, I had it up to deal with the fame and od10 three options.
    Why complicate life eh, especially the Harley sounds much better.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it in tandem with its sister crunch distortion (one for the other for crunch tough) and it is really great with a guitar not too greasy.
    For les paul and other heavy I need to replace the crunch distortion by the shockwave jet city to stay clean, but the vintage overdrive comes out masterfully in all cases.

    One minute attention, you mentioned two harleys cost a 60 euros and are very well sound quality, while a horror boss dynadrive tax you 30 more ...

    In short do not throw more, I also think seriously take a second.
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  • Life_Is_A_PigstyLife_Is_A_Pigsty

    An almost exact copy

    Harley Benton Vintage OverdrivePublished on 08/21/12 at 07:40
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Overdrive Harley Benton rebadge.
    We can find this pedal with the same name, at the manufacturer Joyo.

    Jack Connectors basic by 6.5 mm, an inlet and an outlet.
    True Bypass footswitch.

    Lowlight: his look!
    As the green is much less fluorescent than the pictures circulating on the internet (it is similar to that of Maxon), which is a good point, as yellow knobs and patterns monkeys is ... weird!

    Otherwise the paint is perfectly executed, without drips or orange peel.

    I gives it a style as soon as possible!

    UTILIZATION

    Can not be easier!

    Simply turn the knobs to modify the sound according to the percentage change that we want Volume, Drive or the importance of the…
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    Overdrive Harley Benton rebadge.
    We can find this pedal with the same name, at the manufacturer Joyo.

    Jack Connectors basic by 6.5 mm, an inlet and an outlet.
    True Bypass footswitch.

    Lowlight: his look!
    As the green is much less fluorescent than the pictures circulating on the internet (it is similar to that of Maxon), which is a good point, as yellow knobs and patterns monkeys is ... weird!

    Otherwise the paint is perfectly executed, without drips or orange peel.

    I gives it a style as soon as possible!

    UTILIZATION

    Can not be easier!

    Simply turn the knobs to modify the sound according to the percentage change that we want Volume, Drive or the importance of the orientation of the Tone.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Firstly, this pedal is very transparent, which is a real good point.
    However, it is not simply a clone of the Ibanez Tubescreamer from home.

    Indeed, although it is recognized affiliation, this pedal has its own character, its sound leg.
    Thus, it is much less "fat" than the Tubescreamer, it keeps the lens clean side and very pleasant.

    However, do not expect a big distortion with this pedal: it clearly colors. You can reach her for the dirty sound "overdrive" without actually having to get distortion. It is perfect for rock "calm" or the blues, see use as a boost.



    I now turn to the analysis of the two master faders:

    Drive:
    First point, the race is progressive: we start from almost nothing to reach a grain present.
    In the first third of the race, you get to have a clean boost. In the second third, a slight overdrive to smear arpeggios. Finally, by pushing the knob fully, it can happen to sing beautifully power chords and other agreements for rhythm.

    Tone:
    Very useful tone control to act on a range of frequency or another, we can promote the bass or treble. Feels weird on my model: push down the Tone feedback causes uncontrollable and unexplained ... Funny but not annoying since only stop knob. The lower one millimeter does not affect the sound and eliminates noise.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I tried a few models Overdrive (MXR, ONERR etc. ..) before attempting this one. It stands up very well by its character and unique transparency.
    The only flaw we could impute is this lack of gain, but hey, surprisingly ordering a "vintage overdrive" (although it does not want to say anything to the final).

    Good pedal that I recommend to those who cross for cheap.
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