Behringer Bass V-amp Pro


Made by Behringer

Description Electric Guitar, Bass, Keyboard multi-effect unit bundled up into a great sounding easy to use table top effects unit at a great price. What else can be said?
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Directory Equipment: Effects
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On 12/11/2003, Inactive Member posted:
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I own a Yamaha DG-Stomp (used live for gigging), a Zoom GM-200 (paper weight), Korg Pandora PX4 (practice) and a host of others. What I needed was something that would give me the compression that bass guitars need when recording. I also wanted a bass multi effect.

There is nothing else on the market that has bass and guitar effects in a single easy to use unit that sounds good.

If this were lost, broken or stolen, I would replace it with the Bass V-amp Pro.

Try it, you'll like it.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $229.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Baily Brothers Music
This has the normal controls: Master, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Gain - Amp Selector, Effects Selector, Effects Level, Bank Select, Tap Tempo and a few others. It also comes with a foot switch that will let you change patches in a bank, but not banks. This is only AC powered. I can't think of anything that I would add to this, except maybe the ability to change banks from the foot controller and MAYBE a tap tempo.
Sound Quality:
I use this primarily in my home recording studio. I use no amps, but I do use professional grade studio reference monitors. I use multiple guitars and bass guitars with this unit. Some are single coiled, some are humbuckers - sounds great with all. I play jazz, rock and recently a little death metal just for fun. I have been able to get most every tone that I need from this piece. Previously, I have had to swap out multiple floor based multi-effects, rack mount effects and other table top effects in order to get "my sound" to come across on my recordings. Using the Bass-Vamp, I can virtually do all that without having to swap out cables. I haven't encountered any noise... I am content.
Ease of Use:
This Bass V-amp is programmable, but there are some knobs that offer "deep editing." I would much rather just connect the software via MIDI in order to make modifications to any patches that I may need to altar. Very easy to get a great sound.
The Bass V-amp could be used for stage playing... if you rack mounted it into a drawer. I don't think table top units should ever be used in a live situation unless there is no other way around it. For gigging purposes... Behringer does offer the Bass V-Amp Pro - for $200. This rack mount unit offers balanced and unbalanced outs as well. Very cool.