Harley Benton’s new 15-watt tube guitar amplifier packs the power of two preamp and two power tubes into a lunchbox-style head. But true to form, Thomann’s inhouse Harley Benton brand has kept the price way down. The new Mighty-15TH looks like it could be a neat solution for players needing a compact valve amp head who don’t want to break the bank.
Harley Benton Mighty-15TH
This new single-channel lunchbox Class A amp head is powered by two pre-amp 12AX7s and a pair of EL84s in the power section. The switchable output selects 7W or 15W, making it suitable for many applications. If you want to get overdrive without blowing your head off, then knocking it down to half the output will get you valve overdrive easily. Plus it comes with a built-in boost switch to help you along the way.
With speaker outputs at 8 and 16 Ohms, it can handle the most commonly used cabinets as well. The amp controls consist of Gain, Volume, Bass, Middle and Treble, plus the boost and power selection switches. It comes in a nice study metal chassis which looks really smart with the chromed front grill. The control markings look easy to read, too.
Lunchbox style amps are great for keeping your rig small and lightweight, especially as amp that’s useful for playing at home, as they use up very little space. At this price point the new Mighty-15TH could be great choice for many players who feel they can’t do without real tube tone but don’t want to spend a packet on a new amp. Should you need to gig, the Mighty-15TH should also work well in studio and live scenarios. You can put it in 7-watt mode and use the gain, volume and boost to get drive sounds at lower volumes. Then if you need more power and headroom for live, just set it to 15 Watts and let rip.
If you need to go even lower, Harley Benton also have a smaller sibling, the Mighty-5TH. The Mighty-5TH runs at 5 Watts, but can also go down to 1 W or even 01.W. It uses one 12AX7 and one EL84 valve.
RRP – GBP 212
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- Harley Benton Mighty-15TH front panel: Thomann
- Harley Benton Mighty-15TH rear panel: Thomann