the only experience i have with harley benton is a cab that i have. It has a good sound although the craftmanship leaves a little to be desired (the grill on the front is already coming off and ive only had it since crimbo). And the bentons do have some cheap interesting designs, really i think its a case of having to try them...
I'd go with the squier. i had a Harley Benton bass and it was the worsed piece of shit I've ever had
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