• Wish list
  • Choose your store
    All countries
  • 0
Distortion Pedals finder
to
Remove filters
Customer Comments
  • on 08.04.2013

    Ross - New Zea­l­and: "I've done it! My first order with Thomann - from the other side of the world. Well done with the process on your web site."

  • on 25.07.2013

    bwedg­bxxxow@gmxxx.com: "The overall clarity of your ordering and delivery process is the best that I have ever seen from any website."

  • on 28.05.2015

    xxxxis­stace@xxxn­ter­net.com: "My bass arrived today and I'm delighted with it, it far exceeded my expectations - in short, it's wonderful!"

Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive

Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive
  • 360� Zoom Image
€29
£20.60
Price includes VAT, shipping costs extra
£ price - guideline price only
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Total rating
handling
features
sound
quality
item number 256800
sales unit 1 piece
available since March 2011
sales rank 1622
(more)
sales rank 1622 at thomann.de 13 in this category (Details)

Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive - FX pedal for electric guitar, distortion, true bypass, 1x drive control, 1x tone control, true bypass, powered by 9V battery (order code: 132579) or optional power supply (order code: 108096). Dimensions: 38 x 64 x 118mm (HxWxD).

  • Sound samples:
  • 3-year Thomann warranty
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Customers that were interested in Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive, have then bought these products

37% bought this exact product Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive Add to shopping cart €29.00
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
12% bought Harley Benton Ultimate Drive €29.00
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
7% bought Digitech Bad Monkey €30.00
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
5% bought Behringer VT911 Vintage Tube Overdrive €14.90
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
5% bought Harley Benton American TrueTone €29.00
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
 

413 customer ratings:

Total rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
handling
features
sound
quality

For a £20-something pedal, it's pretty damn impressive

Total rating
handling
features
sound
quality

I didn't plan on buying this pedal, truthfully, I was hoping to one day get some kind of overdrive pedal (maybe a Maxon OD808) as a booster for my amp to record hard rock/metal guitar tracks for my own music.

I was shopping for some stuff on thomann and I came across this pedal, looked like a clone of the Maxon OD808 (sounded pretty close to one too), it was nice & cheap, and after looking at some reviews and demos of this pedal on YouTube and so on, I liked what I heard, and decided to throw it into the shopping cart. It seemed like an absolute steal considering how it sounded and how much it costs, and even if it didn't sound all that great, it wouldn't have been much of a loss.

After unboxing it and sticking in a 9v battery I tested this thing out on my valve amp, on a high gain setting of course |m| and I must say, I was really impressed with the sound of this pedal, it gave my amp a more tight and articulated sound, much better than how my amp sounds with no overdrive pedal to assist the tone. It does give a good 'tube-like' sound to your amp whether you're using it on a clean or a distorted setting, and you can use it for a light crunch or a full on overdrive.

In terms of build quality it feels pretty solid, all contained in a little green metal box, the knobs feel nice and sturdy, don't feel like they're gonna just fall off or anything. Could probably take a good stomping before it starts wearing down. I don't know how it'll fair in a live scenario, I've only been using this pedal for recording purposes, if you do takes this pedal out to gigs, do so at your own risk.

It's easy to work the controls on this pedal too, nothing complicated about it at all. Pretty much has the controls you'd expect from your average overdrive pedal. Similar to the OD808 it has a drive, tone and volume function, doesn't take a genius to figure out what those do.

Now, there are other pedals that are 'technically' better than this one, and may be more favourable than this one, but that does not mean it's no good, this pedal does hold it's ground against it's more expensive competitors. And for the price you absolutely cannot go wrong with this, for a £/?20-something pedal, it's pretty damn impressive.

If you have a little money to spend on a cheap but great sounding overdrive pedal, take a serious look into one of these.

The overdrive pedal that does everything it should

Total rating
handling
features
sound
quality

Hello,

I've bought this overdrive pedal, because i didn't see the point in spending more than 100 pound in another well known vintage distortion pedal that doesnt even have a true bypass. I compared one of these "boutique" pedals with the Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive and i've come to the conclusion that the Harley Benton does everything you could possibly want. everything is really high quality and will last for a long time. the sound difference to the more expensive pedal is barely noticable at all. The pedal does a great job in boosting tube amps and sounds very natural.
If you plan on buying a expensive pedal then first try out one of these and then make your decision.

For the price...

Total rating
handling
features
sound
quality

its amazing. The sound quality is very good. The built quality in the other hand is not that good as the sound but still, this haven't yet broken under my feet.
I would definitely suggest this to everyone who looks for a warm vintage OD sound.
Also Harley Benton has done lots of other awesome things. Since this pedal, I've been looking more into Harley Benton pedals.

Further user opinions:

Total rating
handling
features
sound
quality
There are 374 other users who have rated this product but not written a product review in English rather in . Here's a summary of these 374 ratings:
** Note: This article was given an average rating of 4.45 out of 5 stars. In total, 39 text ratings were submitted. The customer ratings shown here exclusively reflect the personal opinion of the customer concerned. Every customer can change or remove his rating at anytime. All rights to the contents of the rating remain with the customer.
You have to be logged in to rate products.

Note: To prevent ratings from being based on hearsay, smattering or surreptitious advertising we only allow ratings from real users on our website, who have bought the equipment from us.

After logging in you will also find all items you can rate under rate products in the customer centre.

Rate product Dear customer,

to prevent ratings on our website from being based on hearsay, smattering or surreptitious advertising we only allow ratings of real users who have bought the equipment from us. In your customer center you will find all items you can rate under "rate products".

Customer reviews about Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive
Language
Rating filter

Downloads

Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive

Smart Navigator

 

Offers include 20% British VAT and are valid as long as stocks last.
Shipping costs to the U.K. are 10 EUR (approx. 7), free shipping on orders above 199 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates.
We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind.
*RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Share
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Pinterest
  • Google+
Sound samples
 
Your Contact Persons
Interactive Glossary
Interactive Glossary

Tip: Turn on the interactive glossary function to automatically display explanations of technical terms.

Your Feedback

How do you rate this page?