Harley Benton TUBE15 Celestion

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Class AB Combo for Electric Guitar

  • 1 Channel
  • Power: Switchable 15 W / 1 W
  • Preamp tubes: 3x ECC83 / 12AX7
  • Power amp tubes: 2x EL84
  • Equipped with: 12" Celestion Seventy speakers
  • Controls: Gain, Volume, Tone, Bass, Middle, Treble, Reverb
  • Switch: Power attenuator 15 W / 1 W
  • Effects: Reverb
  • Instrument input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Send / Return effect: 6.3 mm jack
  • Foot switch connector: 6.3 mm jack
  • 6.3 mm jack speaker output: 8 - 16 Ohms (if an external speaker is connected, the internal one is deactivated)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 427 x 435 x 235 mm
  • Weight: 11.5 kg
Power 15 W
Speaker size 1x 12"
Power Amp Tubes EL84
Channels 1
Reverb Yes
External FX Loop Yes
Recording Output No
MIDI Interface No
Connection for External Speaker Yes
Headphone connection No
Footswitch connection Yes
Incl. Footswitch No
Weight 11,5 kg
available since January 2020
Item number 469683
sales unit 1 piece(s)
£205
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Believe the hype
Irish Keith 12.01.2022
I’m a long time fender blues junior player, playing a US standard tele, vintage Mex strat, epiphone riviera and lots of pedals. My fender blues junior was in for repairs and I wanted something I could use while it was being fixed and I’d had my eye on this Harley Benton amp on Thomann for a while. The reviews looked good but I hadn’t seen anything on YouTube that convinced me. I decided to take the plunge. As usual, the Thomann service was second to none and it arrived promptly in Ireland exactly one week after I ordered it. Thanks Thomann, it arrived in perfect working order and really nicely boxed.

First impressions were good- it’s a handsome amp, not at all too small or cheap looking, knobs weren’t too weak or fragile looking, and the white tolex cover is class. My girlfriend said it looked cool too! Sound wise, out of the box it has a warm, clean tone with very minimal hum, even up at higher levels. Cranking the gain gives a really nice tube break up with a hint of fuzz. EQ range is very responsive and the reverb tank is very impressive for its size. It handles pedals extremely well and it goes all the way up to 11! It’s nicely loud enough to go up against a drum kit and hold its own, and it’s secret weapon is the 1 watt switch. For home practice, having a full tube amp that retains the high gain break up, even at very low volume, is very impressive, and brilliant fun.

The true mark of any equipment is how much you want to play with it, and this amp is impossible not to love. The factory tubes are still going strong so far, and I have zero complaints with them, and it’s enormous fun to play. It’s also light!

I haven’t bothered trying to match it sound for sound with my fender blues, mainly because it’s an unfair comparison between a entry level tube amp and the world’s most popular small tube amp by arguably the world’s best instrument maker. But saying all that, it gives the blues junior a good run for its money, and it stands on its own admirably. The Harley Benton Tube 15 is a quality amp in its own right. If you like tube amp sound and you want the vintage clean tube sound, or dirty gritty fuzzy tone, this amp is the perfect solution for home, practice room, studio or even gigging. Go out and get yourself one, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks Thomann/Harley Benton, this really is a great value piece of kit, and an amp that will probably go on to create it’s own bit of history.
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QC issues.
Paul7701 15.12.2021
So, I've waited to review this amp for several reasons; firstly, the amp Thomann initially sent me was faulty, there was an awful electrical crackle and hum coming from the amp, essentially, it wasn't safe.
Contacted Thomann who then agreed to replace the faulty item.
*Several* weeks later, I received a replacement, no electrical issues this time, however there are two huge cracks running all the way from the top and bottom of the speaker baffle to where the speakers are mounted on the baffle board.
After experiencing the hassle of returning the last one, I decided to hot glue the cracks myself, which should hold it, (hopefully).
Quite disappointed all in all, the amp has a good sound and having an effects loop is great, but I have no confidence or trust in this amp whatsoever. I will never gig with it for sure, which kind of defeats the purpose of owning one in my opinion.
Make sure you check the QC yourself, because the guy being paid to do it, clearly isn't. 😕
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Excellent Performer
Mountainhop 09.09.2020
First I ordered a B-stock TUBE15, but alas on the way here it was heavily damaged during transport. Thomann however attended and fixed this problem correctly, so a few days later I received a beautiful new amp, nicely packed two times, and the bounced one was picked up direcly. Nice work Thomann Freunde!!

For this kind of money, building a 12 inch A-quality Seventy 80 Britpop speaker in an almost perfectly refined multiple tube combo, including a spring reverb?

Someone either made a calculation mistake or certainly knows his way around the world how to make a good deal come to us, being the happy customer.

The knobs do their good work, especially the extra Tone possibily is a brilliant feature to get your setting right plugging in various guitars with various pickups, from a Danelectro 59 NOS, a Jimi 69 strat, a Micawber Tele, a Fender FMT, and a very fat Gibson SG, they all sound great on this convincing whitish tube amp with the black front panel and his red eye.

Also my pedalboard works fabulous on the send and return connections in the back of this rather light combo contraption, our beneficiary must have been saving a few coins there, for a 12 inch combo with a very loud mouth in the lowest price range that is.
For loud she certainly is, and also sharp like a razor.
I read on the internet in a Sweetwater review on the Seventy 80 speaker that he considered way too sharp, but in my humble opinion that is the whole purpose of a good amp. If you buy a Mesa Boogie combo e.g., which b.t.w.costs tenfold this one here, you will find that the Mesa Boys are putting all their knowlegde & effort in their products to especially pump the clearest and sharpest tone thinkable out of their amps, as compact and as loud as they can achieve.

And then, there was...... this TUBE15....from Harley Benton....

Get one while you can!
Great work you Harley Benton & Thomann guys!

Don’t miss the beautiful review on YouTube that Dave Simpson made for us all on this amp.....AMAZING!

Thanks for reading, I’m off to my Tuby Tuesday to play...
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Amazing
Motherspot 07.02.2020
This amplifier is truly a wonderful thing. I used to have a Fender Blues junior...used it for 10 years but never was really content with it...it needed tot be too loud (in my setup) to get an acceptable sound out of it....so last year i decided to sell it...i than bought an Orange Crunch 35 RT.. a solid state..it worked OK for a few gigs but...never really caught me..the smaller 10" speaker didn't deliver so good..sounded boxy from time to time. I could use it on lower volumes but ...it just was'nt it. Started longing for an affordable tube amp...last week i googled and came upon a Monoprice 15 watt tube amp with a celestion speaker..for around 200.- US...read & saw the reviews..most were raving....but only available overseas....i went to Thomann and suddenly i spotted the HB 15 Watt Tube Celestion...an exact copy of the Monoprice , judging the photo's..., i just guess they come from the same factory . Immediately ordered the amp. Within two days i was playing through it. What a great sounding thing it is! Beautiful, full sounding cleans and and cranking up the gain give smooth breakup....it's very loud!..loud enough for gigging without mics in smaller venues. The sound can be warm and trebbly as you wish..there's enough tone control bass, mids, treble and tone...another feature is the possibility to go to 1 watt..for home use..this works very well and it keeps ( a little less) the same warm tube characteristics. There is also a quite nice sounding reverb on board.In my ears this amp sounds (much) better then my previous Fender Blues Junior...it takes compressor and ( Fulltone) OCD pedals very well in front (lower the gain-use volume) and atmospheric pedals (delay-reverb) in the sent-return (not available on the FBJ ) give beautiful sounds. Clean and overdrive. Love it! (already considering buying a second one, for when this one dies, but no worries it looks very well made, knobs and cabinet feel solid, great color with the cream tolex, an excellent handlebar of pu leather and i think it's gonna last. Love it! Love it! & Love it! ( If Harley Benton should bring out a head of this one or same quality, i would buy it for my Celestion vintage 30 cabinet.)
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