V-AMP 2 Virtual Amplification review by Behringer

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  • Sound: 4
  • Overall Impression: 5
  • Reliability & Durability: 4
  • Ease of Use: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 4.8 Poor
  • Users' score: 7.2 (92 votes)
Behringer: V-AMP 2 Virtual Amplification

Sound — 4
I use an Epiphone Dot and an Epiphone Les Paul, through a DigiTech Screamin' Blues, sometimes a Crybaby Wah, into an old amp called a Garnet. It's actually an under-company of Garnet. Swanky, I know. I have been playing for about 4 years now. I play old-school rock, blues, jazz, surf, 60's pop. Really anything from 1950-1980. Anyways, this pedal has it's pros and cons. The pros are that on the bypass setting (just using your amp, no simulation) the effects become somewhat usable. The delay is alright so far as digital delays go, and the chorus is pretty decent. I only use the thing for the reverb, as you can get some decent reverb sounds, with plenty of variety. The cons: the rest of it sucks. A lot. Presets are noisy, no really good Overdrive settings. It takes too long to get anything good by way of amp/speaker simulation. Points for bypass setting, dinged for being otherwise kinda crappy.

Overall Impression — 5
This covers a lot of bases, so it could theoretically match any style of music, so long as you don't need it to be particularly good. This is not bad if you just want a cheap multi-effects processor. It certainly has options, it just doesn't have the quality to back them up. Better luck next time Behringer.

Reliability & Durability — 4
Well, it's made of cheapish plastic, so don't forget that this is NOT a stomp box (though sometimes you may feel like making it one). Sometimes after starting it up, it will forget all your presets, meaning you may need to reset everything right before a gig. I've been there and it kind of sucked. Not so great in this department either...

Ease of Use — 6
The V-Amp 2 is not too hard to manipulate, if you have a general idea of how to read and turn knobs. There are some finer points on editing that takes a bit longer to learn. There is plenty of room for patches, but I couldn't possibly use more than 5. There just aren't enough decent sounds for that. Ease of use, not bad, not good eaither.

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