combo amps, which one????

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by elavate7, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. elavate7


    Jul 8, 2009
    its all about "THE POCKET"
    i need a decent combo amp, nothing fancy and pricey. which is better, acoustic B200 or the behringer ultrabass BXL3000???
  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I have no problem with Behringer - I use their gear and it works great for me - but the Acoustic has a great rep. If you compare them side by side, I suspect you will like the Acoustic a lot.
  3. ghostjs


    Aug 14, 2008
    Unofficially Endorsing: D'Addario, Lakland
  4. both work great. i suggest playing both to see which suits your needs better
  5. elavate7


    Jul 8, 2009
    its all about "THE POCKET"
    i play in church!!!!!!! its a small church and we do alot of moving, thats why im getting a combo. i have heard that that behringer speaker can blow out if the gain and volume is turned full, is this true?????
  6. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    When you first get the amp - turn it up full and try to blow the speakers.
    Then take it back and tell them it's not "fool proof" and you want an amp that doesn't blow when you crank it all the way up.

    Behringer has a 1 year replacement warranty. Take it back and they give you another.

    Acoustic, GC is currently exchanging them, but there's nothing in their warranty that says they will exchange it, or will continue to. It has a 3 year warranty - whatever it covers.
  7. You can destroy almost any amp/cab or combo speaker by turning up to 100% and playing hard, unless you engage a limiter to protect it. Contrary to seamonkey's 'tongue in cheek' (I hope) advice, before you buy ask the store if they have ANY combo or amp/cab that you can wack up to full output and blast away without blowing the speaker(s). They'll most likely think your having a laugh or show you the door!
  8. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Any amp will blow speakers if used improperly. Cranking an amps gain and volume full on is improper use. The Acoustic amp would be my choice between the two you listed, but a Peavey combo would be a better choice than either.
  9. ibnzneksrul


    Feb 2, 2007
    So Cal
    I'd choose the Acoustic over the Behringer. I also play in church, my B200 can handle a very big room with no PA support.

    I hope you're being sarcastic, if not that's really bad advice.
  10. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    I'm seeing the Ampeg B200R being sold at several places for $349. That's what I'd get.
  11. isisiscool


    Jul 20, 2009
    Acoustic hands down. Though also look into a ampeg ba112/115.
  12. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    BA 115T $299 at Sam Ash.