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Harley Benton Custom Line Acoustic Preamp

Professional preamp / DI box for acoustic guitar

  • With reverb and chorus
  • Volume, Bass, Treble, Gain, Shape, Phase controls
  • Ground / lift
  • Separate controls for reverb and chorus
  • Status LEDs
  • Instrument input
  • Line input
  • Outputs: jack / headphone / balanced DI XLR
  • Power supply via 9V battery or 9V DC power supply (not included, suitable power supply available under Art. 409939)
  • Power consumption: 110 mA
  • Dimensions: 128 x 93 x 58 mm
  • Weight: 435 g

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Chorus Yes
Flanger No
Phaser No
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My review on the HB Acoustic Pre.
Matias M., 05.03.2019
I needed something to raise the volume on my newly installed passive inexpensive shadow double piezo pickups on all my Gypsy Jazz guitars for a seamless non-intrusive no mod amplification solution for these instruments. Also I wanted it in pedal form for my portable pedalboard.

Piezos are generally very quiet, my Headrush pedalboard has some amplification at the input but it was not enough.

I decided to go for the HB Pre since it packs all the features I would need such as Gain, Tone, Volume plus DI balanced out and it has chorus and verb, which I won't be using much but is nice to have.

The quality of the pedal is good, the knobs feel very good, they have a bit of resistance when you move them. The box itself is metal, very sturdy pedal, as any other from Boss etc...

The sound quality is very good. Only if you raise the High tone all the way up you hear some noticeable hiss, but at 3/4 or less is silent (I have it at 3 o clock)

The unit's signal (tested with studio headphones) is very clean, is certainly usable. Every Pre amp in general will introduce a tad of hiss and I would say this unit is certainly clean enough to use Live and even in the studio.

The verb sound is not "the best" but it can be a fun FX if you're creative. Would work wonders in reggae since is kinda grainy.

The Chorus is VERY usable. Quite cool to use with an acoustic when set slow and almost not there.

The phase switch works, is just a phase switch.

I like you can switch everything in and out of the signal, in that way you can be sure the sound is clean and unprocessed if you need.

So, there you go. Give it a try if you are wondering. I will keep mine.
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I wasn't impressed
Gurteen, 24.08.2018
Didn't like it. I'm sending it back!
I don't like the quality of the knobs. They feel cheap and move too freely.
I'm getting a very high pitched hum, which is irritating. it's soft but gets to you after a while.
I bought it because it has lots of features like Reverb, Chorus, EQ , Line in, D.I. out, headphone out. Too good to be true? It was! Reverb and Chorus are unusable, bad sound! I guess you 'gets what you pays for'. I'm gonna save up for a better D.I. I shop a lot with Thomann and have no complaints about their shop. I just don't like this product,
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Great value pedal.
Scottiedog , 21.08.2018
The range of features are adequately listed on theses pages. I have recently switched back to soundhole pickups. This pedal works very well with the sound of an LR Baggs M1 on a Martin HJ28. Reverb & Chorus are available simultaneously, EQ is very effective. There is an audible reduction on feedback threat on shifting phase switch, when tested on my equipment. The pedal can hardly be faulted let alone at such a bargain price. It has a handy earphones port to check sounds off stage. The ONLY thing I might mention is that battery changing involves screwing off the base plate. The pedal looks professional and new 'HB' logo is cool! Well done Thomman.
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Good product
Renat R., 06.12.2019
It's a good preamp. Sounds great and does everything I expected of it. Nice and strong case.
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