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Behringer BX1200

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by slapcracklepop, Dec 26, 2005.


  1. slapcracklepop

    slapcracklepop

    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Has anyone had experience with the Behringer BX1200 120 Watt Combo Amp? I'm getting one for christmas for practices and small-gigs. Any input is appreciated..

    Thanks :bassist:
     
  2. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    Posses the tonal characteristics of a tissue box.
     
  3. slapcracklepop

    slapcracklepop

    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Well I'm basically looking for more power.. My guitarists play at about 75W and the 15W combo isnt doing much. I'm sure its a step up
     
  4. Im A Sellout To

    Im A Sellout To

    Dec 26, 2005
    I would have sold you my old one.

    It's okay-- I bought mine for an upgrade at the time.
     
  5. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    I'm bad! Sorry for the snob remark.....As long as you're not trying to rock the house, should be fine: not bad for small gigs. The one I had was a solid piece of gear and well built, just not very good for hollow body and acoustic basses. Hope it meets your needs!

    S
     
  6. Im A Sellout To

    Im A Sellout To

    Dec 26, 2005
    I agree--

    I used to play my acoustic bass through it and I wasn't impressed.

    My fender was okay-- I wouldn't say yeah go out and buy one, theres much better stuff.

    But if you could find one cheap I think they can be okay

    and you can use it for a monitor for a PA when you're done.
     
  7. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    Look at some new or used Yorkville combos. Yorkville's 50 watt combo is louder than Behringer's "120 watt" combo.
     
  8. Im A Sellout To

    Im A Sellout To

    Dec 26, 2005
    I think the problem is we look at watts as volume

    the yorkville just uses less power to make the same sound as the behringer.

    So the yorkville 50 watt would even help on your electric bill :)
     
  9. slapcracklepop

    slapcracklepop

    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Thanks for the input.. any other comments??

    Hows the ultrabass or shape function?

    What about the equalizer?

    Can I attach a cab on it, and then upgrade to a head later?

    Thanks
     
  10. Im A Sellout To

    Im A Sellout To

    Dec 26, 2005
    Yeah.

    My screenname is Im A Sellout Too
    obviously I left off an O when I was making my username here.

    I rarely used the ultrabass feature. It was more of a gimmick.
    The two channels are nice, the shape was just blah.

    I never tried extending the cab or anything.
    However I have used it in PAs in a pinch. So can't go wrong. I have nothing against it, but its not amazing either. Need something much louder, real cheap. its worth it.
     
  11. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    Also, the Behringers use an aluminum speaker cone which not alot of people like the sound of, plus they crack very easily. They're not as durable as paper cones, believe it or not.