Harley Benton unveils the Mighty-15th amp head

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Harley Benton has expanded its range of lunchbox-sized, all-tube guitar amps with the Mighty-15th – a single-channel, 15-watt Class A head that looks more than equipped to fill the Tiny Terror-sized hole in our hearts.

The Mighty-15th is not the first amp we've seen this year that calls to mind Orange's much-loved head, offering switchable power, portability and that Brit-voiced tube crunch on-tap – our Juketone Trailblazer's EL84s had barely the chance to cool down before this rival has been announced.

Priced £212, however, Mighty-15th looks unstoppable when it comes to value, and with a three-band EQ as opposed to a single tone control, it has the potential to offer even more control over your tone.

The Mighty-15th's power is switchable down to 7-watts. Under its industrial-looking hood there is a pair of 12AX7s in the preamp and a pair of EL84 power tubes, while the rear of the unit has outputs for 8 and 16ohm speakers.

The front panel houses chickenhead knobs to control Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble and Volume. There is also a boost switch on the front for giving it a little more juice. Sadly, the boost isn't footswitchable, but at this price you might want to let that slide.

At 15-watts, the Mighty-15th should have enough power for small gigs, especially when mic'd, but if you feel its seven-watt low power mode is still too much for the home, the Mighty-5th might be more your speed. 

The Mighty-5th is a five-watter, that's switchable down to a single-watt or 0.1-watts for very manageable domestic practice volumes.

The Mighty-15th is available now via Thomann.

Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.