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Behringer BX3000T Vu meter? Do they work?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Magneto, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. I know there are probably a few owners here, so maybe you can help.
    Do you get any needle movement out of your vu meter? I don't squat out of mine, even plugged into the passive jack with my active bass.
    Playing an ESP-LTD F-204. I realize that I don't have the hottest pickups on this thing, but I've even tried an electric guitar plugged passive, and get no movement even with the gain turned up.

    Advice? Do I have a broken vu?

  2. mwm70


    Oct 27, 2004
    Sounds like a bad meter. My active bass in the passive jack with the gain at 11 o'clock gets the needle jumping.
  3. Kael


    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    I tried a BMAX-T through the effects return on one at a local music store the other day (nearest thing to a power amp they had handy) and the puppy was bouncing all over the place.
  4. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    The VU meter tends to be a bit of a weak link, both with the Behringer as well as the earlier Ashdown heads... Ashdown seems to have improved this component somewhat...

  5. Thanks for the replies. It sounds like I got one of the bad ones. I'll take it back and have it looked at. I have a 16 month in-store warranty on it, so I'm cool..

    Thanks again..

  6. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    A d'Arsonval movement on a road amp?

    What were they thinking?

    Yeah, looks like it! :D Less shock sensitivity, for sure!
  7. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    That amp (the actual amp part - not the enclosure) looks vaguely familiar...


    Edit: wow, I haven't played with it EQ'd like that in forever... ahhh memories.