V-Tone GMX210 review by Behringer

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  • Sound: 7
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.5 Good
  • Users' score: 6.7 (55 votes)
Behringer: V-Tone GMX210
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Price paid: $ 229.99

Purchased from: Zzounds.com

Sound — 7
This amp is definitely for metal and hard rock players. The high gain channel ooffers almost excessive amounts of crunch and distortion. But for clear overdrive, it is lacking. It also fails the make the grade for other musical styles. The tweed model on high gain is the smoothest setting and is the only setting that isnt overly distorted. But none-the-less, its very fuzzy and distorted at high volumes.

Overall Impression — 7
A very disapointing amplifier since it offers very little musical style variety. This is soely for high distortion playing.

Reliability & Durability — 9
The back is open like most other amps and the wiring can come loose and requires soldering if it is abused. Otherwise it's a rather sturdy amplifier. It would definitely hold itself at a gig.

Features — 7
This is a dual channel amp with Jensen speakers. It include 3 modes and 3 models (British, US, Tweed, High Gain and Hot). It also includes a tuner and built-in effects processing, which wasn't too impressive and offers little variety. It does come with a channel switching and effects on/off footswitch. It lacked solid amp modeling options and the effects processors was a waste to be put into this amp. The amp could easily handle a small scale gig like at an auditorium.

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    mjmurphy1955
    I've owned my GMX210 for about 6 months and my son has the GMX212 he plays some variation of Death Metal while I play Country and Folk. I've used it with a Squire Fender Telecaster and have plugged my Accoustiv 12string Yamaha in as well. This amp is just as clear as any Fender amp out there. Yes it lacks in what is available in it's modeling only relative to your ability to access it via Midi. With that said just grab a Digitech Foot Pedal like the RP series and you have instant access to patching your own variations without spending the big bucks on a Midi Foot Pad. And if your still curious of what the Amps variation Modeling is like if you have a PC with a Sound card that accepts Midi you could patch in with a Midi Cable and make changes that way as well. If I were to rate this amp I'd give it a 9 -Mike