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QSC and Behringer

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by qed, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. qed


    Oct 2, 2004
    Although I am a new member on Talk Bass, I have been reading the amp forum quite a bit while researching the purchase of a new amp. I came very close to buying the Behringer EP1500. Every review I read on the net ranted and raved about it. That is until I came across some of the posts by Bob Lee. I just bought the QSC RMX 1450. For me it was an ethical issue. Sure the QSC cost 33% more than the Behringer, but R&D is not free. If we don't support the real engineers, who will? Just my opinion.
  2. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    That's Behringer's business model in action. I won't buy anything they make, as they have habitually stolen other companies' ideas. Not just concepts, but actual schematics and layouts.

    In addition to the lack of ethics, they make cheaper versions of products that are already very inexpensive. How do they do it? If you look inside, you'll find cheap flimsy parts that just aren't suitable for long use, especially if the gear is transported.
  3. Th9nker


    Mar 18, 2002
    Yep, I'm the same way... won't buy behringer, won't shop at Wal-Mart....

    My damn ethics are gonna land me in the poor-house...
  4. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Look at the bright side...buying fewer, but higher quality things prevents you from being be burried in clutter!
  5. Th9nker


    Mar 18, 2002
    "Look at the bright side...buying fewer, but higher quality things prevents you from being be burried in clutter!"

    Yeah, sometimes I buy organic produce for exactly the same reason... It costs a lot more, hence, I never let it go bad... I can't tell you how many times I have bought a big bag of discount apples only to let half of them rot...

    oh yeah, what were we talkng about again?

    crap, here comes another Behriger squabble.... RUN!!!!
  6. qed


    Oct 2, 2004
    Didn't mean to start trouble on my first day. Just voicing my opinion. I won't even start on the Wal-Mart thing.
  7. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
  8. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU

    You've already had popcorn the day before yesterday's (was it? I dont remember...) Behringer thread

    Gee I miss Treena's smilies - always different and funny :cool:
  9. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I never flip-flop and I like corn.:p:D
    (I miss her smilies, too)
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Yes, but the QSC is 166% higher quality than the B amp.
  11. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX

  12. Wademeister63


    Aug 30, 2004
    Denton Tx
    I didn't know the B and Q had a thing going on like that.

    Funny, about two weeks ago I bought a Behringer BX3000T head from GC and returned it since I didn't like it when I cranked it up. Now I have a Bmax with a QSC RMX1450 and love it. Northern Sound and Light ROCKS MY SOCKS, saved me about $150.00 from GC prices considering lower sale price, free shipping and no sales tax.
  13. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
  14. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
  15. I hear ya. I just bought my first tree in the rain forrest so I can harvets my own rosewood for my next bass. Only problem is it takes forever to walk down there (bare foot). :rolleyes:
  16. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    I must have missed that thread about Behringer stealing from other companies. Off to the Search page...