Behringer Ultrabass BX3000T: any comments?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by soularis, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. soularis


    Jul 3, 2003
    Illinois, USA
    Hey, guys.

    Has anybody played this head? What are your thoughts on the performance and quality of sound? Just curious, it sells for 200$ that I can come up with. I also read a thread about it being a rip-off from Ashdown, but all this put aside, is there anything to it that can be considered as playable?

    Also if it outputs 300W RMS (what is RMS?! :))@ 4 Ohms, what would an appropriate impedance/wattage be for a cabinet? I'm new to this, so excuse my repetitiveness of the topics... Thanks.
  2. I had never seen one before, but whoa! That really looks like an ashdown. Can't say I've ever heard/played one though
  3. Aristotle


    May 12, 2002
    Easton, MD
    Well, I've played a few of their UltraBass series combo amps and they have sounded great, especially for the price. A few of my friends own behringer mixers and they are pretty decent as well. So if that head has the same sort of pre amp as those combos, plus 300 watts, and some nice retro styling on top of it, and a great price point, i couldnt see not picking one up.
  4. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    i don't know much about their bass amps, but their keyboard amps i do. (probably the same circutry) these amps have like the worst DI i've ever seen. they have no pads or anything. on the board, i turned the gain all the way off, and it still clipped like hell, i told the keyboarders to turn down on their keyboards, and they did, and it still clipped. but thats just the D.I.
  5. EEbass04


    Dec 28, 2001
    Lee's Summit:MO
    I see a lot of the Behringer combos at MF when I head up there on the occasion. Supposedly Behringer puts cheap wiring/electronics in their gear and that is why it's so cheap, at least that's what one of MF smart workers said.(
  6. First off, Howdy to the fine town of Monmouth! My band played out at Lenorah's Ghost a few months back. Our background vocalist is an alumni of WOU. Got some good friends out at that place!!!

    As far as Behringer bass amps go, I'm guessing they're cheaply made. I haven't heard anything particularly nice said about their combo's if that helps any. I have owned (and currently have one in the PA) a few of their mixers and have never found any faults with them.

    My suggestion would be that if you're starting out and this is what you can afford then go for it. Starting off with a cab/head set-up puts you on the road to up-grades. There is also another route; In that price range you could probably score some decent used equipment. Just my $0.02.

    If you want the lowdown on some places around P-Town to score used gear shoot me an e-mail- guyplay[email protected]
  7. baggpuss


    May 28, 2003
    Hull, UK
    hey there....
    first thing first, have never played this head but for the price it has to be all good especially for 300w output...
    RMS is just the actual power output into 4ohms. so an apropriate cab would be a 4 ohm cab that will handle 300 watts or more... if you need budget a second hand peavey 4x10 will be cheap and do the job very well..
  8. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    These amps might fall into the "okay for the price" category, but are certainly not top-notch gear. I tried the 1200 combo and returned it. Main concerns were that the compressor squished everything, so that there wasn't much in the way of dynamics...with an acoustic instrument like a Godin A4, feedback was a problem because of pumping.

    What really led me to return it, though, was the fan. Not only was it noisy when it came on, but when I hit a note of the same pitch, it got thrown off balance or something, so that it slowed down and pulsed its noise.

    Loud combo, might be okay for a first amp, but not close to pro level quality.
  9. soularis


    Jul 3, 2003
    Illinois, USA
    Thanks guys for the responses, I'll probably go for a used amp.. I heard GK400RB is pretty good.

    Hey, guyplaysbass, I saw some used amps in Eugene, probably will check them out. I played at Leonora's too, nice pub, eh? :)
  10. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    I'd highly recommend the GK 400RB over the Behringer amps. You should be able to find a good used one for between $200 and $250.