#1
Hey Guys,

Need some help,

im looking at upgrading my existing gear, basically, from nothing to something half decent.

im looking at getting a Behringer VT250FX



its relitavly cheap and the sound is very good considering its a non tube amp.

i want to combine this with a Boss ME-70 pedal



I have used a friends ME-50 and i am very fond of it, its easy enough to use without being overcomplicated like some digital pedals.

basically, what are peoples thoughts on this setup? im not in a band, although i do jam with friends regularly, i play alot of metal, and also do alot of acoustic covers.

any help would be greatly appreciated.
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#2
...you trollin? nothing Behringer sounds good.
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Behringer gear isn't all complete crap. I've played a few 2X12 combo's that weren't half bad. They just have a terrible reputation. Although, I don't know if that pedal is going to sound as good as your friend's setup through the Behringer amp. :/
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#4
tbh, i use a shitty old "woodstock" type amp i got a few years ago for free,
Similar to this, but older.




attached to my friends me-50, its nothing special, but better than some higher end amps ive played.

if your going to say that behringer is shit, can you at least justify your reasoning and not just sound like a specific brand fanboy douche.

i dont care much for brands, i want somehting that can produce useable quality without costing an arm and a leg.
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#5
If you want something loud enough to jam, I would look at say the Peavey Vypyr 75 or a Roland Cube 60 or 80 (especially the Vypyr is you like metal). They aren't too expensive and will be a bit more reliable and flexible then the Behringer.

EDIT: Something with a 12 Inch Speaker or 2 of them anyways.
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...you trollin? nothing Behringer sounds good.


Although I do agree, if it sounds good to him, thats all that matters.

Behringer has a terrible reputation, but I've come across a decent pedal or two by them. Never really bothered with their amps though, I played a few and was just never impressed. It shouldn't make a huge difference considering the Boss would dictate most of the sound, I think, but you might want to consider another amp in that price range. You could easily find a few decent used combo amps and heads in that price range if you look hard enough.

All in all, I don't think any set up like that should consist of an amp that is equal in value to the multi-fx pedal. In my opinion, you should put more money into the amp and get a more simple multi-fx pedal. Maybe even consider getting a combo amp with many effects and a compatible foot controller for it. If you're sold on the Boss ME-70 though, maybe just look into other amps with simple features, you wouldn't really need the onboard effects. I always recommend going used. Either way, its whatever sounds best to you!
#7
I am not a fanboy of any amp. But from what I see going regularly on the forums a lot of people are happy with the Vypyrs and Cubes. They sound pretty good and are versatile. They also take pedals generally pretty decently.

I don't even own one but I have tried them out and listened to a lot of demos and they sound pretty good. I am not going to bag the Behringer brand because plenty of people are good at doing that on these forums. I think each to their own.
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if your going to say that behringer is shit, can you at least justify your reasoning and not just sound like a specific brand fanboy douche.

i dont care much for brands, i want somehting that can produce useable quality without costing an arm and a leg.

I practically grew up in a music store. I've played some Behringers that came in used (the store didn't stock them), and one of my friends had a Behringer stack. Couldn't tell you model names, but even the best of those was less than stellar. There are much better amps out there for your money.

Speaking of which, what's your budget, and what genres do you play? A good starter would be the Peavey Vypyr if you play metal, or a Vox VT if you play pretty much anything else. The Vypyr has fairly good cleans, but the Vox tops it in that regard, but the Vox just can't do metal IMO, which is definitely the Vypyr's strong suit.

EDIT: And with a modeler like either of those, you shouldn't need a multi fx pedal, they've got effects built in. Spend your money on a Sanpera II or whatever they make for the VT.
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#9
According to Google, the total price of the amp and pedal comes to around $450. for that price, there are much, MUCH better options available to you.


For $350 you could get a Jet City 20W valve head and a 1x12 cab. This would be a good, portable rock/metal rig with enough volume for almost all gigs:

http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-JET-JCA2012HS-LIST?SRC=D0407FG0HAMS0000




For around $250 (the price of the Behringer) you could get a Line6 Flextone, which is a versatile modelling combo with a decent range of tones and plenty of power.

http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ie=UTF-8&ion=1&nord=1#hl=en&nord=1&q=line6+flextone&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&ion=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbo=u&tbm=shop&source=og&sa=N&tab=wf&fp=1&ion=1&biw=1920&bih=979&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&cad=b



There are tons of other, much better amps in your price range (especially if you look at the secondhand market) but thses are two that sprung to mind as particularly good value.
#10
HepIL i own the vt250 fx i bought it cuz it had 2 12s and it sounds really good and considering i own a 70s roland jc120 i know what sound good means the behringer vt250 i have has enough power to keep up to a drum set and connecvted with a boss gt6 sounds great and im fussy on sound i saw a comment on here about tube amps i hate tube amps there dirty the only bennifate to the tube was when over driven for distortion it didnt feed back as bad modern day pedals eliminate that and sound far better especial on a clean mode have an old tube marshall great amp if ya dont use plug in effects and just want use amp with foot switch vt250 is great bang for your buck works well with a metalzone boss pedal to not a big fan of its onboard distortion im sold on all the boss effects
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You might want to start your own thread rather than bumping a 5 year old thread.

And learn how to use sentences, reading that post isn't easy.
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