Behringer Ultrabass BX1200
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Behringer Ultrabass BX1200

Ultrabass BX1200, Bass Guitar Combo Amp from Behringer in the Ultrabass series.

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MGR/Anonymous 05/19/2004

Behringer Ultrabass BX1200 : MGR/Anonymous's user review

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I bought it from a local music store (Tampere, Finland), the original price was 329 euros, but I gave them my Laney Kc100 keyboard amplifier, which I had used as my bass amp, and so I managed to drop the price to 179 €. The main reason to change my amp was actually that the Laney didn't like much my Warwick's B-string played hard and it was quite lousy for bass anyway (no proper eq or anything...)

I really like the whole unit, the sound is great and with the shape function you can get a lot of different sounds out.

For example, if you set the channel one for a jaco-style sound, it's only one step on the footswitch and you can get a nice, round slap sound ( well maybe you have to pan your pickups a bit more to the neck side then ). The shape-function really does a lot to your sound, but it takes a while to learn how to use it with the 2-channel system. The BX 1200 also contains an octaver (behringer calls it ultrabass) and it is a nice extra function, but it's not very revolutionary, nice to play with sometimes. As the 2-channel system, the ultrabass is also controllable from the footswitch. The eq is also good enough, but it's shared for both channels.

This combo is also surprisingly powerful. Last day I was jamming with my drummer friend and we did everything from slap-funk to power-metal, and the Behringer definitely had enough power for those situations. It isn't very big but the sound is.


Well, because of the bass reflex cabinet, this one is quite hard to carry aroung and it also weights quite much (compared to its size) but that's it, nothing else to complain about.

It's well constructed and in my opinion the quality of this unit is surprisingly good compared to its price. But it should have some carrying handles on the sides too to make the carrying easier (it has only one handle on the top).

The BX 1200 also has almost every in- and output on the back you could wish for and by the way, the amp is cooled by a fan.

I think that this is the best bass combo I've played. It's well constucted, has a great sound for every situation, definitely enough power (120W, 12" aluminum cone speaker), lots of features, and an outstanding value.

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