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Behringer V-Tone Guitar Pack (Behringer - V-Tone Guitar Pack)

By MGR/Anonymous, 21/04/2006
Ive been playing for 2 years and i like slipknot music

I got it at a local shop for $200

I didn't like much of it because each one looks different.

Each one of these guitars look different. The cord was rubbish, it broke in 2 days so did the cheap straps.The picks were not very good.THe amp cannot give a good sound.The distortion sounded crap . The only good thing was the clean channel.

the quality wasn't very good especially with the electric guitar.

I think that this pack wasn't good at all.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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Fun Amp for Home and Beginners (Behringer - V-Tone GMX112)

By aswilliams, 25/11/2014
The GMX 112 is a 60 watt analog modelling amp with a Bugera speaker. It has all of the effects that a typical guitarist could hope to use along with 3 amp models and different gain types. Visually, it is a pleasant amp to look at. I has a "vintage" look to it and color coded led lights for reference in low lighting. The knobs and decal on the front look cheap but I never had a problem with them breaking.

On the front panel there are two sets of knob controls for drive, EQ (low, mid, high), and level for each of the 2 channels. To the right of these are controls for selecting and editing effects.

UTILIZATION

It is difficult to get what I would truly call a "good sound" out of this amp. The amp seems to be an all-in-one solution for a hobby guitarist on a budget wanting a variety of effects. I purchased it as a practice amp years ago when I was more inexperienced with guitar effects. It is very much fun to experiment with the different settings, though looking back I think options such as the Digitech RP series would have been better for its hands-on knob tweaking.

The GMX gets the job done however, and is so easy to operate that I never needed the manual for what I was using it for.

SOUNDS

I've used this amp most with a Paul Reed Smith solid body electric guitar.

I really feel that this amp is a compromise in sound, and effects. You get many options but none are particularly amazing. That said I do enjoy the Chorus and Rotary speaker effects, they offer a decent emulation and are fun to play with. Every effect sounds as it should, but most are lacking in one way or the other as far as depth goes.

This amp neither excels at distorted and heavy sounds or acoustic and twangy. I always find I'm wanting more out of it, especially the amp models. The distorted sounds are pretty bad at higher volumes, and at the lower volumes they sound distant and withheld. I think this is in part because the amp models have a greater affect on the EQ than they should. I often have had problems where the gain doesn't seem to increase consistently, it will jump from one level to the next at certain intervals on the knob.

I ended up pairing a Danelectro EQ fish and chips pedal with this amp because I didn't feel like it had enough control over the frequencies.

OVERALL OPINION

I like how much you get for the price. It really is a good amp for a young guitarist who wants to play with effects and different sounds, or maybe in a lessons studio where a student may want to try something they heard on the radio just once. But I would never point a professional guitarist to this amp for performance or recording.

If you can even find this amp anymore, you can probably find it cheap. It uses the V-Tone sounds so any of Behringer's V-AMP series will have similar features for a similar price. I wouldn't pay more than $100 USD for one today.

If you are a guitarist who just wants lots of sounds to play with, you should be aware that there are many software that offer nearly limitless sound design potential at a pro quality for much less than most multi-effects units today. Try Natvie Instrument's Guitar Rig or a similar program. There are likely even demos to find one you like.

Like I said the GMX is by no means a bad purchase, but there are better options out there for what it does, such as Line 6 spider series and Digitech's RP.
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piece of junk (Behringer - V-Tone GMX212)

By fabian.noggle, 22/12/2014
had this for some time and it wasn't until yesterday tht I learned I was suppose to get a footswitch with it and didn't, attempted to find a source to purchase one from behringer only to be told they don't come with the footswitch now, and the footswitch is discontinued so I asked for a schem to see if I could use a different vendors switch and was told no because I am not a certified repair partener. this would have been the end of it except the behringer employee got snotty when asking why I waited 2 years and as I had already told him I wasn't even aware it was suppose to have came with one till I looked at the manual yesterday. i have repaired this amp myself a total of 8 times since buying it new because right after the warranty expired it started failing, well last night i went ahead and cracked her open to do a complete and thorough inspection and find a whole slew of problems ranging from missing 100pf capacitors on the footswitch board to a blob of solder UNDER a couple of the electrolytic caps ( which i have never replaced).

in a nutshell the quality is substandard as is the apparent lack of QC at the factory, after removing the solder from under the caps ( and by under i mean on top of circuit board underneath the caps NOT the solder pads)it satrated to work better than it ever has, i also bought a footswitch today from a local pawn shop for 10.00 and the switch doesn't work on the amp but causes the channel selection and effects to go wonky and not work when plugged in. after spending all day looking i found the old randall footswitch is correctly wired, functioning and SHOULD work with the GMX212, however there are 2 x 100pf surface mount caps shown on the schematic which locates them on the tiny circuit board where the footswitch plugs in yet the actual tiny circuit board is MISSING these 2 caps, so i ordered them in hopes that it fixes the footswitch.

to be honest i would advise against this amp or any other behringer product based on poor customer service ( actually lack thereof) and look for something else.

while at it avoid anything from any sister companies or close partners of behringer to include Bugerra. there are far better amps with better quality than this one.
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If you want to buy the Sans Amp, try this and save money!!! (Behringer - V-Tone Bass BDI21)

By fredolee16, 02/02/2015
First of all keep in mind that this behringer unit of the SansAmp unit is not a overdrive pedal concept. It is a tube emulator so those guys that are trying to bash the pedal because "the drive knob doesn't work well", didn't read or understand the concept of a bass driver pedal (tech 21 or Behringer BDI21). I play bass three times per week. Play in a local church but play for a rock band too. I play bass since 2000 and have several basses and other stuff. From 2003, the Tech 21 SansAmp bass driver was my main trick to my sound. For whatever reason, I decided to sold it to try something different but every stuff I tried doesn't give me that warm like Geddy Lee sound that I loved. I see this Behringer in a local store and immediately noted that is a copy of my loved Sans Amp bass driver so, for $30 I decide to take the risk. What a surprise. It is almost identically. I my opinion sounds a little bit better because has a little more midrange so I find it that it add less color to my sound than the Sans Amp so it's a little bit easier to find a clean sound. Yes, it is plastic, but I take care of my stuff so this is not a problem. This unit or the Tech 21 are excellent for passive basses. I can't play my jazz bass without this thing. It simply add punch to my bass and that warm sound that I really love to play rock. The other difference that I find with this and the Sans Amp is that the Sans Amp has a little more output than this but I just add more volume and bingo. The bass driver pedals add a little color to your sound so even when it has a "clean sound setting" it's a little hard to find a super clean sound so If you love a super clean sound, maybe this or the sansamp are not the pedal for you. Remember that this is a tube emulator. If you love a little warm sound (especially to play rock) you will love this unit.
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