Price paid: $ 100
Purchased from: Zzounds
Sound — 8
This product gives great sounds and is worth just as much as the other brands. The compression of the V-Amp is pretty good. The "ultrabass" effect actually tracks well down to a low A or G which is much better than anything else. The guitar amp simuation is OK but not great, the accoustic simulation is poor.
Overall Impression — 8
It has an arch on it's bottom so it can straddle the top handle on amps. For beginners it is the best thing that can be bought, although it can be used for recording with success. There are a lot of things you can do with it when it comes to recording and practicing. The V-Amp has a lot of sounds and is a good investment if you want to use different amp sounds with only one amplifier and some simple, but mostly good sounding effects. Overall, pretty cool piece to have.
Reliability & Durability — 8
The user interface is designed very well. 2-way footswitch is extremely small and has a very long cable. This device is ideal for small stages. But it is plastic case so for the gigs it would be better to purchase the Pro version. Behringer didn't get a good reputation, but their newer products appear to be pretty good.
Ease of Use — 8
Behringer Bass V-Amp is the ultimate tone toolbox for all types of musicians and applications. The Bass V-Amp combines authentic vintage amplifier and speaker sounds with unprecedented authenticity of tone. Not only does the modeler re-create the classic sound of 16 bass amps by using proprietary "Interactive Sector Modeling" technology; Behringer went a step further and expanded the concept to include items of interest to keyboardists and acoustic/electric guitar players as well. It offers 32 authentic amp models that include 16 classic bass amps, 8 of the most popular V-Amp amp models, 4 typical keyboard amps plus 4 acoustic models. With 23 renowned cabinet simulations from traditional to contemporary and 16 first-class effects, the Bass V-Amp provides a perfect solution for studio recording and live performances. All amps and effects can be mixed and matched freely?effects can be used without amp simulation. Its 4 distortion and overdrive stomp boxes feature adjustable drive, tone, boost and split functions, while extensive MIDI implementation provides control and automation of all MIDI functions. Additionally, the new modelers feature an integrated auto-chromatic tuner that can be calibrated. The V-Amp Bass is very easy to use. For bass, you can pretty much just whirl the many knobs and get good enough sounds out of it. I also tried out the presets for electric and accoustic guitar and they are nice too. There is a footswitch included and stepping on it feels very good and switches fine. But some of the features are hardly mentioned in the manual.