I was just checking out this site when i come across a thread on the behringer 4500 the thread was closed so i couldnt post so i thought id start off this one
I have been playing bass for almost 30yrs and the gear i have gone through is emmence. I have used everything from HH through to mesa boogie and everything inbetween
i have to say that the behringer i use now (and may i say i only got one becase thats what they use in the rehersal studio )is one of the most versitile amps ive had, for the price it is pound for pound far better than most amps on the market i hear some people cringe about beringher some say that cheap isnt good quality but let me tell you in this case it is i think what behringer have put together shouldnt be knocked by bass players it should be embraced let me tell you why.
behringer and companies like this help keep the prices down on the big boys amps such as ampeg
young kids starting out cant afford the prices even on the cheaper range from the big boys such as messa and eden
and having made the comparison between all the amps ive used the difference in the sound aint worth the difference in cost
all i can say is bass players who state catagorically that the more costly the amp the better the sound should have their hearing checked or go back for lessons in how to set up their equipement and for those of us who are lucky enough to play larger venues it dont matter cos the mixer man on the desk gets the sound he wants anyway so only you benifit from the amp you use no one else.
so the big boys with the big toys please dont diss the guy who uses a cheaper amp nine times out of ten he,ll more likely be a better player than you anyway