BA-T1 review by Harley Benton

logo Ultimate Guitar
  • Sound: 3
  • Overall Impression: 5
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Features: 5
  • Reviewer's score: 5 Decent
  • Users' score: 1.5 (11 votes)
Harley Benton: BA-T1
0

Price paid: € 19.6

Purchased from: Thomann.de

Sound — 3
Clean tone is ok but the speaker clips at low volumes and more at high volumes. Distortion is the definition of crap. Tone knob does very little change in tone.

Overall Impression — 5
Nice practice amp with chromatic tuner, good deal for the price (20 euro approx.). Bad tones unfortunately, and speaker clips alot.

Reliability & Durability — 7
Strong amp. It survives: - falling down 3 meters. - falling down stairs. - taking a few hits - 10-15kg metal falling on it from half meter height Also, it seems to be water resistant. 7 because the speaker isn't reliable and I will never go to a gig with it.

Features — 5
Facts: - made in China - 2 channels(grey button to go in/out of the overdrive channel). - headphone jack: 1/4" - input: 1/4" - 2 Knobs: Tone and volume - 3 watt RMS with 4" speaker - battery or pedal 9v power adapter to power it - built in chromatic tuner - solid state My opinion on the amp (can be considered facts): - not loud enough - bad distortion - speaker clips a lot in clean - small.

10 comments sorted by best / new / date

    danye42
    this would be so cool if it was harley-quinn BA-T1 they should change there make name haha
    ProgFolk12
    rv_phoenix wrote: Harley Benton is arguably one of the worst brands on Earth. I don't think it worths being reviewed anymore. Unless a cosmic revolution occurs, Harley Benton will keep on producing objects that only look like musical equipment, without actually being such thing.
    Harley Benton make some excellent value Vintage 30 loaded cabs as well as some pretty nice copies of popular small amps (eg: the GA5 champ clone). They're business is aimed purely at the budget end of the market and as such they're QC is no worse than that of say behringer or the other no name stuff you get at this price. I hardly think they're "one of the worst brands on earth".
    ProgFolk12
    And I apologise for the appalling use of "there, their and they're" in my previous comment.
    wwwnoobcom
    Well, i agree actually. I think I did give it a bit too much here, maybe a 3 or 4 would have been better suited as the rating for the BA-T1. But anyway there we go.
    wwwnoobcom
    Ye i have a harley benton pedal(digital delay) and a behringer digital multi effects pedal(Behringer FX600). if i was to compare, the behringer would lose by alot so yes behringer is a fail brand. about the amp: i recommend never buying it, you will be disappointed as much as i was, the volume is very low, and the guitar with no amp is louder and sounds nicer, if you crank the vol. all the way up it gets louder than the guitar but clips like hell. If any1 is looking at a small practice amp around this range, buy one of the peavey's fender's or vox's. But to be honest, skipping all this is better , just buy a nice small tube amp: VHT/Laney/Vox/many more... even a reasonable harley benton. ofc the best idea is to save up for a class A/B tube amp, or buy the amp your favorite artist uses. Sorry about the long comment, can't shrink it down.
    rv_phoenix
    [quote]ProgFolk12 wrote: Harley Benton make some excellent value Vintage 30 loaded cabs as well as some pretty nice copies of popular small amps (eg: the GA5 champ clone). They're business is aimed purely at the budget end of the market and as such they're QC is no worse than that of say behringer or the other no name stuff you get at this price. I hardly think they're "one of the worst brands on earth". There is no such thing as a "business purely aimed at the budget end of the market", because music is not industry, and musical instruments are nor washing powders od tyres. If they don't sound good, they are not musical instruments, but strange objects that only look like, without any relationship whatsoever with music. And the refference to Behringer is more than clear: if there's a brand to compete against Harley Benton for the title of The Worst Brand on Earth , that's Behringer! If you are a player, even a poor amateur one, you save some more money (not too much: only 100 separate this crap from a great practice amp, like a Vox Pathfinder 15) and get a real thing. That's why there is no such thing as a "budget end" in music. Instead of buying HB, you save just a little more and play on a good instrument: it's equally valid for HB's "guitars" and other "equipment".
    I got the boot
    Of course musical instruments is an industry! It's really no different to selling paintbrushes or canvasses because the instrument is what you use to create the art. What, you think that when an artist is endorsed by a guitar company they're doing it out of the goodness of their heart? NO! They're being endorsed because it's a form of advertising and fans are going to look at the guitar website and maybe buy something. Harley Benton can be "purely aimed at the budget end of the market" because there's demand for very cheap guitars and they're filling that hole in the market, it's how they stay profitable. *Rant over*
    rv_phoenix
    Harley Benton is arguably one of the worst brands on Earth. I don't think it worths being reviewed anymore. Unless a cosmic revolution occurs, Harley Benton will keep on producing objects that only look like musical equipment, without actually being such thing.