Behringer a SOLID name?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jared92, Dec 15, 2007.

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  1. Jared92

    Jared92 Guest

    Nov 1, 2007
    Fairfax VA
    I saw a 4x10 Behringer (sp?) amp and guitar center USED $180... Sounded alright to. Ive noticed most Behringers go for cheap so....:confused:
  2. It really depends.

    You get alot of people who love them, alot of people who hate them, and alot of people (myself included) that think it depends on the specific unit your looking at.

    I might be wrong, but it seems quite expensive for one that is used?
  3. mward69

    mward69 Guest

    Jan 20, 2007
    Conyers, GA
    There are 1000's of post 'bout them here. There is a reason the sell cheap. I had the 410 Hartke clone, I sold it in a month.
    Guess it's personal prefs. Are you gigging out of weekends? Or want it for your home to jam on? If your gigging, save your cash and get an Ampeg HE, you can get one used pretty cheap {if looking to save $$}
  4. In the early stages of their existence, they had a very cheapy type of a reputation, this seems to have improved somewhat over the years; but would have to agree that it depends largely on the unit your purchasing. I would suggest researching any component thoroughly.
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Some people may like Behr, and some people may have had one good experience with a Behr product, and some people say "they're good for the price". But note that those are all qualified statements, that Behr is known as one of the cheapest beginner-grade gear brands, that IMO 80% of the posts I see about them are negative. Far from "solid".
  6. I used to use a Behringer ultrabass 100.

    Obviously this is a beginner combo amp and not the best they have to offer, but i can pretty much say that I have never played another practice amp that isn't better than the behringer I had.. I really have to strongly protest against behringer gear..

    Yes there IS a reason their stuff is really cheap. If it was that good you would see alot more people of a higher playing level using their stuff. I think the truth is just that it is very low quality gear, and anybody is better off saving their cash to get something better. ESPECIALLY if they are buying a 4x10 cab or something more expensive than combo.
  7. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    I was looking through the latest Pro Audio catalog from B&H and there is a Behr. mic that is an exact clone of a Shure SM58 for $20.00 compared to around $100.00 for the Shure. Which do you think will stand the test of time?
  8. ew....

    behringer attracts people with their low prices.. but lets use our brains here people..
  9. Jared92

    Jared92 Guest

    Nov 1, 2007
    Fairfax VA
    Alright. I have heard alot of bad so... Any way i need and amp bigger than my 15 Peavy or 70 watt (mostly broken 1986) gorilla amp. And i' dneed it for home practice and prase band gigging for a crowd of about 140 people. Also i cant spend alot So i was thinkin the 300$ Ampeg combo... r the Gallien- Krueger Brat Pack
  10. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's

    Speaking as an audio engineer that has developed many pro and M.I. products over 3 decades - The Behringer products were always designed to offer audio at a low price. Their first products were audio processors - they simply offered low-cost copies of the best processors, which they could do since they had no R&D costs. This is how Uli Behringer built his company - on the hard work of others, including myself.

    However, when you get into amplifiers and speakers - you are dealing with high power instead of liine level signal, and there is no way you can offer the same performance and quality at a lower cost. SOMETHING has to give.

    Except for the tweak products, everyone is using the same low-cost manufacturing, so if the Behringer 100W amp is 30% cheaper than an equivalent Peavey, Fender or Ampeg, you know that somehow the quality or durability is also reduced. There is no other way.

    If that is all you are looking for, fine - just be advised.
  11. ireidt


    Mar 6, 2005
    I got a Behringer Mixer for years and it never let me down.

    What I like about Behringer is that they do have a lot of stuff cheap. Not saying it is the best amps/pedals/gear, not even great, but its decent for musicians that have a tight budget ( teenagers mostly). And a lot of people Diss Behringer aside just because its a low price tag, and not because you tried the product.

    \Try it out, if its not for you, don't get it. Same with any product. You don't buy a pair of jeans that dont fit(except if you want them reaallly tight or really loose). Don't buy gear unless you try it out, and dont dis other peoples ( or companies) gear unless you tried it out.

    Anyway, be advised that yes, there is a reason why they are cheap, but dont take them out of the picture if you have a tight budget.
  12. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Is Behringer a solid name? No, I don't think so. Though they have ridden on the backs of others who are (see Gio S's post #10 above), and eventually might become one. But I tend to buy gear I think will perform well for a long time - whether used or new. I don't have much rig changover.
  13. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Inactive

    Nov 8, 2007
    I have the the Behringer 1x12 120 watt amp (I forget what it's called,Ultrabass 1200, maybe?) I think I paid something like $200 for it? I've definitely gotten my money's worth out of it. Back then, when I was making very little money (well, some things never change, I guess) it was a really great deal. It died on me once, but after some emailing they hooked me up with a free repair. I've had no problems since then, although it is no longer my main amp.

    Remember, when you close your eyes, you don't see BEHRINGER. If it sounds good to you, then by all means pick it up! Let the other guys worry about the gear you're using.
  14. RE some of the higher powered things.

    The EP series behringer power amps (copies of QSC RMX amps if i recall) are pretty solid power amps. They are widely used and you wont find much in the way of negative reviews on them.

    While i agree it isnt right that they piggy back off other companies, they do offer many pieces of gear that i'd be unable to afford otherwise! (plus i quite like the dynamic and condensor mics i have from them).
  15. bassman639

    bassman639 Guest

    Dec 23, 2006
    northeast ,pa
    Not sure about the cabs,but, i had the bx1200 combo, i used it for band practise and jams, i loved it,i bought mine new,works fine,but i didn't use it out, i did sell it to a friend whos learning, they love it too, i might buy the 1800 yet,maybe in the summer,for the price even new,they a great kick around amp, i like the heads too,now they're not great,but to get you by and a back up ,you can't go wrong, speaker cabs ????
  16. Played an ULTRABASS BX4500H (yeah I'm lazy and pasted it :p) the other night which the local music shop very kindly lent me cos I know one of the guys who's family owned it and was very pleasantly surprised. Not my kind of thing exactly but it was clear as day and if you use the ultrabass effect subtley you can get some very good depth out of it, mind you I was using a trace 15" and 10" cab. Wouldn't recommend it for rock music myself though.
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Despite people's varying levels of success with Behringer products, I don't think I could buy anything from a company that simply makes cheap clones of everyone else's stuff. They even go out of their way to make their products look similar to the ones they're cloning, and to me that's the ultimate in cheese.
  18. Daytona955i


    Feb 17, 2005
    Albany, NY
    It's a pretty solid name, I think it instills an image of strength and integrity.

    As for the products...

    I have owned one, the first Behringer BX3000t bass amp, probably 3 months after it came out, before I heard about all the problems they had. I sold it and upgraded fast, but it got the job done in a 5 piece band for awhile. It's still running strong out there 'til this day. Being pounded on by high school kids who I see keep passing it around to each other for $100.
  19. Yeah, the bx4500h looked exactly like an Ashdown, managed to get it to sound better then any Ashdown I've played through though somehow... They are pretty awful in general though.
  20. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters

    Apr 20, 2006
    Western NY
    Some Behringer stuff is considered great: BDI21 for example.
    Some of it is considered decent: Mixers.
    Some of it is considered awful: Aluminum speakers.

    I've owned a few Behringer products.

    BX4210A - Cracked the aluminum cone
    BDI21 - Amazing Sansamp copy
    UB1204 - Decent small board, can feel cheap, but has performed flawlessly.
    UT100 - Decent sounding tremolo.
    BEQ-700 - Couldn't tell a difference between it and a GEB-7. The only issue is the sliders move too easily.
    BTR2000 - Very nice tuner, works better on low notes if used with an amp's tuner out.
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