Thoughts on Harley Benton G212 Celestion V30

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Anyone using this? I was looking for a decent 2x12 that wouldn’t break the bank.
 

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The thing about the G212 cab from Harley Benton is that the V30 speakers in it only cost £7 less to buy at Thomann (£119 each) than the cab does (£245).
That is insane value for money.
You basically get the enclosure for free!
 

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I've had the cab and sold it recently.
At first it sounded loud and wide.
But some time passed and I realized that V30 MIC are just piercing and bassy.
So, I sold V30s and got g12h-30 anni which sounded great.
And when I sold 50w and got 100w amp head, I changed speakers again and got g12m-65 which sounded good.
BUT, eventhough cab is well built and light weight, the only thing is price that puts it in front of 1936.
If you make compromises, go ahead.
If you don't, just get Marshall 4x12
 

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I have both the horizontal and vertical versions.

I wouldn't use them for hard-core touring, but short of that they are fairly well built and perfectly serviceable cabs.

Just a note: within the past few days, thomann has added greenback and cream back loaded Harley Benton cabs as well.
 

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Just a note: within the past few days, thomann has added greenback and cream back loaded Harley Benton cabs as well.
They seem to be only in the G212Plus configuration. £100+ extra.
The V30 loaded ones aren't available in a 'Plus' cab.

 

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They seem to be only in the G212Plus configuration. £100+ extra.
The V30 loaded ones aren't available in a 'Plus' cab.


It's funny. I have an empty HB G212 cab and was considering shoving a set of greenbacks in it. Even with the €100 premium, it's still almost worth it just to buy a new HB greenback cab.
 


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