Purchased from: www.musicianswarehouse.com.au
Sound — 8
I am only using a cheap Samick and the Behringher amp makes it sound alot better than it ever could have on my old, small inferior amp. When the amp has been goping for a while on a loud setting it does make some fairly loud noise from the electronics inside but that never fusses anyone. The amp does have some fair variety and does sound good both when the volume is down and when it is also cranked. When you are in a room where there is not much to be rattled, for example, the 20th fret on the fat E string sounds as clean as you would ever want it - very minimal distortion. Rating of 4.5 instead of four! So far it has stood up very well to other players amps and a drum kit and I am yet to push it to its limits.
Overall Impression — 8
I thought that $450 bucks australian for a german designed 120watt amp was a very good deal. A friends brother has 100watt bass amp which looks about 25% taller so the Behringer has proven to be quite a pint-sized beast. Although it is not very tall (20 inches, 51cm) it does way a stack 22kg or 48.5 pounds. I do like the way the back is cut which allows the amp to lie back on an angle getting the sound up into the air. Does have a very short power chord though, only 3 feet long cary an extension cord.
Reliability & Durability — 8
It has proven to be very reliable except once I got scared but then realised that because the power chord plugs in instead of being moulded in, it had just droppped out.
Features — 10
The amp is versatile for the things I have played which is rock and funk. It has 2 channels and it is very easy to change between the 2 because the amp has a footswitch included. It has features such as shape treble and its own ultrabass feature which adds ultra-low bass signals. The back of the amp has plug-in space for a tuner, headphones, external speaker, drum machine, mixer, external effects and footswitch.