Behringer Bass V-amp Pro Rack Pre

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ndjx, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    Can anyone comment on these? I'm looking to change to a pre-power setup and thinking of getting one of these.
  2. redwood


    Oct 3, 2002
    Buffalo, NY
    I think I may be one of the only non-german folks to own one of these yet so here goes...
    It's a good piece of equipment FOR THE MONEY.
    It can be a little noisy in some of the amp sims, the effects are OK but not spectacular. Compressor and denoiser are OK. I haven't gotten to use the midi or digital out yet (dead pc). One problem is the delay between preset changes. Not very good for live performance if you change settings during songs.
    The manual sucks (in 13 languages no less) so if your not a tweaker (not nipples damit!) think twice. There are alot of buttons to push. I do like the infinately variable knobs though(not breasts dammit!)(But boy do I like breasts!!)

    I've just gotten into the models for guitar and keyboard and those seem nice as well as "some" of the bass models. Some of them are pure crap. But then imo some of the amps they're trying to model are also complete crap.
    In a nutshell, If you're thinking about a bass pod go with the behringer (at 1/3 the list price). It has pretty much the same functionalilty. The quality may be a slightly lower but not really noticable unless your in a serious studio situation. And if you are you can probably afford the Bass Pod Pro anyway.
    Good luck.
  3. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    I have had the V-amp pro for about two weeks now. At first I used it in front of my bass head. I discovered that all of the models I tried didn't sound as good as my amp straight up. This may not be the case using it with a power amp. I use it just for effects and bypass the amp models. When I use the autowah I mix in a little of one of the amp models. I have not yet hooked it up to a power amp using it as a preamp. I borrowed a power amp from a friend so I can try it out tonight. I would think that it would work out pretty good. Redwood is right about the manual being lame. If you do get the V-amp, get a USB midi interface and download the free software from the Behringer website. It is so much easier to edit sounds this way. I wasn't able to get this thing to do what I wanted until I hooked it up to my laptop. I will give you a report after I hook it up in front of a power amp.
  4. Looking forward to your report. I just got one of these a few weeks ago and have enjoyed playing with it but only thorugh the headphone jack. My regular bass head is in the shop (Sunn 1200S) and after I get it back I am planning on plugging the line out of the V-amp straight into the power amp input of the head and seeing what it sounds like.
  5. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    Does this mean you were running it through your bass head's pre amp as well? Yeah I was running it pretty much like an effects pedal. Bass into the V-amp, out of the V-amp into the input of the bass amp. Must be pre amp overkill.