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Anyone have a Behringer Bass V-amp?


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I was reading the specs on this thing...looks comparable to the Korg Ampworks Bass, maybe the Line6 BassPod? (I gather the BassPod is near the top of the line, while I'm sure these cheaper units are not.) The thing I kind of like about this box is it's not just bass...it has patches for guitar, keys, and vocals. I doubt I'd use this live, but I could see it being fairly useful for recording, especially with all the variety built-in.

 

Does anyone have one and what do you think of it? The only amp modeler that I've actually tried is the Korg Ampworks for Bass thingamabob...(the counter-top one, not the pedal). How's the sound out of this guy? Quiet enough for recording or no? Any particularly good or bad things about this one? The price is certainly right...

 

Thx!

Dave

Old bass players never die, they just buy lighter rigs.

- Tom Capasso, 11/9/2006

 

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My friend got the one for guitar, and it sounds pretty good. He went through that, to my mixing board, and then through my bass amp set relatively flat.
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It's pretty good for the price. I bought mine mostly to facilitate playing through headphones, since I can't use an amp whenever I want to play. I've only recorded with it on my old 4 track, it wasn't bad. For a pro application I would suggest a Sansamp or Pod. I tended to favor the more pure sounds, the more extreme you sound you dial in, the higher the cheese factor.

One thing I did like is that it came with everything, and in it's own little gig bag. What I don't like however is in order to go from "bank to bank" you have to touch the unit. The foot switch only lets you have access to 6 patches. I think it probably wouldn't have been such a big deal to incorporate that, and a bypass function at your feet. Another thing to consider with units like this is to be very delicate with the connections, that always seems to be where they fail.

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I've had my eye on this guy too, as I'm also a guitarist and am looking for an all-in-one modeler to cover both guitar and bass (and maybe acoustic guitar even), rather than spend big bucks on seperate guitar and bass modelers (most of which's models I won't even use).

 

The other thing I've been thinking of is getting the two (one guitar, one bass) little Korg Ampworks things, since they're pretty inexpensive.

 

Dave Sisk, how did you like the Ampworks thing?

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I tried only the bass version of the Korg Ampworks box, I thought it sounded really good, and I found a few tones that I liked and could see myself using. I thought the MXR M80 actually sounded better for the two tones I was after (finger-pick and slap), and also fit the bill better for what I was going to use it for (church gig going straight into the PA). I *think* I'd be more likely to use something like this for some home recording (you know, when a song really calls for some particular sound) moreso than any live use. The Korg desktop box model has two user presets plus a manual mode (the pedal version has many user presets if I remember correctly). So, I could certainly see using the Korg in the way I've described, but the Behringer certainly sounds a little more appealing because of the other stuff built in...bass, guitar, vocals, etc. The question of course is how good are they all? I'd imagine the answer is "not bad"...that seems to be the answer for most of these amp modeler type deals.

 

That said, I just bought one of the Zoom MRS-1608 (digital recorder) that has some modeling stuff built-in (time to upgrade from my old Yamaha MD8 and Roland VS-840EX, neither of which I've ever been truly happy with...if anyone's interested in buying either of these plus some outboard gear, shoot me an email at davesisk@ipass.net).

 

Just as a side-note, Tech-21 Sansamp has two guitar modeler pedals that are analog rather than digital...hmmm....(and one or both seem to have some bass patches). If they're anywhere near as good as the Sansamp Bass Driver/DI I tried out, it might definitely be worth a look.

 

L8r,

Dave

Old bass players never die, they just buy lighter rigs.

- Tom Capasso, 11/9/2006

 

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Originally posted by The Rickler:

I play a Behrenger at rehearsal and it sounds great. I think its a 300 watt amp it goes through a 1x15 ampeg not sure what the model is, but its at a studio I pound the hell out of it, so do other bands so I guess its a good amp.

Actually, I was refering to one of the bass amp/cab modeling deals, like the Line6 BassPod, Behringer V-amp, Korg Ampworx, etc. Do you use that in the studio?

Old bass players never die, they just buy lighter rigs.

- Tom Capasso, 11/9/2006

 

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