Harley Benton HB-40R

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A good beginner amp - but a bit too much for bedroom play?
Mr D, 11.05.2017
40 watts is, quite simply, a lot of power; I've never been able to set the volume to this thing above 6 without fear of deafening myself.
Build quality is 4/5 , as plugging anything in to the dedicated AUX IN port for backing track play results in horrible buzzing and insanely loud popping noises. This was tested across several different aux cables and portable devices.
Other than that, the amp itself is very solidly built, and can definitely take a few knocks. The overdrive channel feature is a bit rubbish, but the clean channel is great. EQ controls are good.

Another note : This is very useful to bring to parties as a speaker. Simply make sure you're set to the clean channel, set the volume low (1 or 2 out of 10), and use an adapter to connect the 3.5mm jack from your phone to the regular guitar input jack. Many friends have commented on how great the sound is playing back party playlists, and the best part is that you can go from listening to music to playing it, with just an electric guitar and an aux, with the same amp. Very versatile.
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More than i exprected
Kai555, 15.06.2014
The sound quality is really good and it is even loud enough to play in a band! Assuming the drum machine is not that machine like ;)
The equalizer is sensitive and can be adjusted precisely. The overdrive channel ranges from crunch to distortion.
The built in reverb is also a nice feature, witch thickens the sound. Good for surf music.
This amp is also very good for playing at home. It has an extra audio jacket for headphones. You can also plug in another box, good for monitoring or whatever you want to do. All in all i would strongly recommend this one for beginners.
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RafIL, 15.07.2019
I use this amp at home, and 40 watts are pretty enough for me.

Cons: It doesn't have FX loop. Sometimes it takes 2 minutes after turning on to recognize the input.
Pros: 40 watts is a big plus. It has reverb control, foot switch connector and output for external speaker.

Good amplifier for home.
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Not bad,nor lasting
16.02.2016
Only been used at home,except for 1-2 garage practice instances at friend's house and used only rarely in the past three years,as it is a bit bigger (wattage-wise) than I had expected.The sound was not too shabby,although,if dialed poorly,it can be pretty muddy.Even the reverb is decent,given the price of the amp.The thing is,some of the pots are now scratchy.The volume pot for the overdrive/distortion channel is pretty much broken,it is extremely scratchy and,somewhere between 0 and 1,it suddenly sounds like I turned it to 11.

A good starter amp if "loud" is your kind of music,although it is definitely not suitable for an appartment and it probably will be the first thing you will need to upgrade from your beginner gear.
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Cost Effective
Jilvir, 14.03.2019
This product is cheaper compared to any amp product. It served the purpose. Sound is nice and this product is for for smart people. This product is not only for practicing but can be used also in gigs.

If you have a nice amp and very expensive amp and you are using a sound fx, probably there is no use of your expensive amp. sound fx can make your cheap amp sounds good to, and sounds like very expensive product.

One thing that this product lack of, is there is no reverb. but I did not see also in the market or other brand that has the same as this price and has a builtin reverb feature...

Overall I'm very happy for this amp as with in the budget. I recommend this product to those having a low budget.
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not bad
11.02.2016
Clean channel + reverb sounds nice.
Distorted channel is ok for classic rock, but not very versatile.
Doesn't have many features but it's cheap & loud.

Impulsively bought it as a part of starter package with a primary application for a home practice and I should've read more on the subject before.

1) It's large and heavy.
2) From my perspective it's too powerful and difficult to set quiet enough for an apartment inside a block of flats, especially during night hours.
3) Should be OK for rehearsal somewhere where you can go loud.

For home practice I replaced it with a slightly more expensive tiny combo with 0.1W/1.5/5W output settings which is way more suitable for a home practice and contains features like drum machine/metronome, tuner, effects & amp emulation- especially first two important for practice.

Otherwise seems to be fine & inexpensive product.
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Missing one thing.
Kianou , 25.08.2018
The amp is great for a little thing, however, I wish there would have been a EU to USA wall socket adapter included.
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Harley Benton Practise amp
ToadilyInsane2, 02.05.2020
This was my first little Amp and is still working great sound etc . It is a perfect start up amp . Fairly priced and has a good output about 40watt. I used it to learn and practise on at home. It is fitted with base/mid and treble controls,foot switch connection if needed. reverb...this is spring type. Line in and out. There are at least another 5 or 6 features I haven't mentioned. Is it value for money.. Well yes it is and when the time comes as it does a bigger more high tec amp can be purchased.
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Decent amp, bargain at the price.
14.01.2016
I'm using this as a practice amp, mostly for jazz so not so much scream and twang and although I'm not playing it out, it certainly has enough poke if I want to. This is a light, reasonably compact and sturdy amp and despite it's weight it doesn't sound thin - it gives a clear tone even at low volumes.

The reverb is clean and responsive and the overdrive channel gives a wide range. The equalisation is fine. The line out and phones socket is a 3.5mm rather than the 6.35mm (1/4") so you might need an adapter.

Playing through effects boxes comes out well too. It's not a massive speaker but there's a socket for you to plug one in if you want to. It's hard to beat it at the price. Very pleased with it.
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THIS AMP IS SUPERB
rich47, 29.01.2018
when i was looking for a combo amp i wanted a 30watt but then i came across the harley benton hb-40r and i decided to order one and im glad i did as this amp is brilliant powerfull enough for the living room and it will stand up to gigging as well and i cant beleave the quality of thismp i am going to continue to use thomann as thier dispatch times are 100% and the delivery is quick in only a few days of placing the order on thier website they keep me informed throughout the process and when i want anything else thomann i will choose thomann,well dome thomann you did it again for me
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Wow
JackDowningMusic, 17.03.2020
Bouught this amp as an upgrade and hands down would recomeneded it to anyone.I do indie rock and it has easy handled what i need and could do more then i'll need
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Okay for starters
Kriksis, 20.08.2020
The amp doesn't offer much and the overdrive channel often sounded way too dirty, but it works well for entry level guitarists. The only con is its weight - for what it offers, I feel like it's a bit too heavy when carrying around.
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HB-40R
Tuomas V., 18.09.2013
I wasn't quite satisfied with this, the sound is quite muddy and didnt like the sound. However its very cheap and therefore quite ok as a first amp, which was the case when i bought this. I cant recommend this amp, but it is cheap for an 40w amp. As a beginner player you should really consider spending more money on amp than getting this sucky amp. The bad sound of this thing can turn you down and so you may quit playing quitar because of that. Maybe if you would get few pedals to go with this one, you could maybe make the sound a little better. But yea as a conclusion, buy a bit better one, if you want to have a nice sound when you play :)
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Perfect for beginners
Kon303, 06.05.2021
A very good amp with sensitive equalizer, helps me play with clear low volume when i need.
Reverb is good enough for my surf riffs.
Also auto off after some minutes without use is great.
Low price for high quality.
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Big sound
Billy guitarguy, 16.06.2020
I was shocked at the max sound out of this, straight out of the box, boom, nice just rolled back a touch, nice having a reverb onboard, good solid amp for practice and small venues, love it.
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teo frana, 25.09.2020
For this price,very good..
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Good quality
Hop.Li., 31.05.2020
It has a very nice sound, it looks good i like all the features that it has and for the price it gives it's one of the best.
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Need to figure out how to require this or move to EU
Orlando.zimmerman1@gmail.com, 16.04.2018
Amp has good weight will probably sound good but I should have known better than to buy a european amp cause in U.S. We are wired different. Ha ha the jokes on me. I can't hook it up?? this is totally my fault. I should have known better
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This is good!
Ayyoub Lmeghribi, 24.04.2018
Well, this amp is quite good for begginers like me :) It is a good one and very well packed and finishing. The sound is great even i still don't master how to adjust the sounds.
The only thing is i didn't like is, when you switch it on it didn't work immediately, you have to keep strumming until you hear a strong annoying voice, i mean it takes some time for the amplifier to detect the guitar. another thing is when i plug the AUX cable on it, it gives really a very strong, annoying and noisy sound, it keeps in a horriby buzzing untill you plug the phone or whatever then the horrible sound stops, after that there is no problem at all and you can play comfortably as much as your heart desires :)
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Nice amp to study at home or even to jam with friends.
glyrio, 31.07.2020
pros:
Sounds good clean and with overdrive (dedicated channel) The reverb button is plus. Support headphones and aux in.

cons:
Some buttons are a little hard to spin. Not a big issue.
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Great amp for pratice and small band rehearsals
Omenchs, 10.10.2019
I mostly use this for practicing at home but it is OK for louder situations and can compete with a live drumset. It sounds great and work well with pedals and digital multiprocessor pedals. It is very easy to use and straighforward. It just works, sound good and is loud enough for most situations. For the price you can?t beat that!
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If you ever want to go deaf
Retribution, 27.12.2019
If you ever want to go deaf, just plug in something into the "Line In" input of this amp. I don't know what they did, but it's unusable and the noise that has resulted made me just sell the amp the next weekend.
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OK for bedroom practice, nothing else
Civitar, 09.05.2019
The amp has a decent clean sound but a horrible crunch channel. It's not so bad on the speaker but through headphones it's really nasty. On the plus side the amp is pretty light yet solidly built. I mainly use it with another small amp so my sister and I can practice together.
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GOOD AMP!
JOHN KAMIZ, 26.02.2021
IT'S WORK FOR RECORDING AMPS!
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HB-40R
11.04.2016
I bought this as a practice amp, I am stunned by the sound of this little beauty, for the money its fantastic, i'd recommend it to anyone.
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