Harley Benton HB-40B

This item runs exclusively on an operating voltage of 230V and therefore requires a voltage transformer to run in your country of United States of America.

Combo Amplifier for Electric Bass

  • Power: 40W
  • Equipped with: 10" Custom Voiced Speaker
  • TEC Circuit (Tube Emulating Circuit)
  • Gain control
  • Integrated compressor with LED display
  • 3-Band EQ with parametric mids
  • Volume control
  • Headphone outputs
  • Aux input to play CD or MP3 playback tracks
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 425 x 445 x 300 mm
  • Weight: 12 kg
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Further Information

Power in W 40 W
Speaker component 1x 10"
HF-Horn No
Equalizer 3-Band
Compressor Yes
Limiter No
Effects Unit No
Headphone Output Yes
DI Output Yes
Speaker Connector No
CD/MP3 Input Yes

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Beyond what i was expecting, by far!
DestoCorvus, 14.08.2019
It might sound weird to some but yes i think this is an HB product that might not make money back for HB(Thomann). I was a bit hesitant buying this amp because most people in forums and my friends where saying that HB are not so good, guitars, basses, amps are cheap but they feel cheap also. This was my first HB product and i can say from my heart that this doesn't feel cheap at all.

I was looking for a practice amp mostly and probably play a bit with friends so i thought id give this amp a try and because its cheap if it was not up to it i'd probably get away with just playing alone at home and probably would buy a better amp in the future. Well it seems that this liitle beast will serve me for more than that.

Size and weight are ok and what it gives you for the price is really unexpected.
The 10" speaker gives deep enough lows that you could imagine its a 12" instead but its is not(I'm not sure if this ocurrs because of the wooden floor in my room). Equaliser gives you the normal Bass and Treble cut/boost knobs but you get an extra one for the mids. You get one mid frequency knob and one mid cut/boost knob so you can play a bit with it and have some very different results out of it. Volume wise, its LOUD, haven't used it above mid level because i think the wooden floor in my room will collapse. Gain knob starts distorting far after the midlle position more like at 7 so you get some extra clean volume out of it too.
The compressor engadges and cuts things out just fine and when it does a small blue led lights up, but i didn't see it boosting volume when i play low, but probably because i play with the volume a about 2 in the room.
Aux in and headphones jacks work just fine. I didn't use the DI yet, its the one thing i missed. Oh, also the top handle looks good too, its sturdy and retracts when you put the amp down.
The build quality is far above average. Nice cover surface, metal matte black corners, but no metal grill in the front to protect the speaker from kicks. Well its been a long time since i stopped kicking my amps!!!! so not a problem there.

Pros : Price, Sound, Volume, Features, Build quallity, It made me REALLY HAPPY!!!(this might not be a pro for those who haven't bought it yet, you have to buy it and then you'll be happy too)

Cons : My room is small and i have many neighbours that might be upset when i try to turn up the volume.

Overall a very good amp for the price and i trully believe that HB is not making much out of this amp. The sound is good, the build quality looks good, nothing bad to say for a 10" speaker amp with a big and wide sound.
Thanks a lot to the employes in Thomann and special thanks to Kyriaki who helped me with the mistake i made when ordering as it was my first order from you guys.
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Great base for Bass
Etrix, 01.03.2021
Great starting base for the bass tone. Nothing fancy nothing super extra, it just sounds good for very little money.
Bought it as my first bass amp after playing guitar for many years and it does the job, and a good base for sound sculpting pedals later on.
I use it with a P-Bass and it gives a nice hefty punchy tone, especially with the mid-sweep control.
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Good value
Welsh Bass Man, 14.02.2019
I was looking for something between my Carlsbro 20 watt 8" practice amp and my main G&K 115 combo for use playing bass with a ukulele group. This fits the bill nicely. Better tone than the small Carlbro, not as bulky as the G&K (Although that is quite light and compact for a 200 watt 15" amplifier). Like the DI out, at bigger gigs I can connect to PA for more volume. Rather surprised that Thomann provided a UK plug to IEC lead, this unit has a fixed mains lead. A UK plug to euro socket adaptor would have been more useful. As it was I used an adaptor I already had to test it on delivery, before cutting the euro plug of and fitting a free IEC inlet to the end of the cable.
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Holy Crap this is good
MaliceFox, 24.01.2020
This amp exceeded my expectations. The sound on it is more than loud enough for home use, which is where i use mine. The tones are rich and clean, and there is no hissing or other interference sounds. My only complaint, is because i'm in the US, i had to buy a power upscaler to convert my 120v house current to 230v. It also comes with a european style plug so adapters may be needed. I think they should put this information on the site since they ship internationally and some users may run into similar issues. The power upscaler i had to buy to use the amp was almost the same cost as the amp sadly. Still though, the sound and build quality are worth the additional investment to me.
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