I was just wondering on ebay for multi-effects (as I don't like to pay too much bucks for lone effects and have no six feet to switch at once all) when I found this Behringer with very impressive price/performance ratio. After having read the online manual I decided to get one. For a total of 70$ (incl. shipping) I got it.
I has a wide variety of sounds and effects (no need to list them - check the website). You can easily make yourself a desirable sound. Built in expression pedal is programable so you can add some extra to you effects onstage. That's all and that's enough!
Bad news it takes some minutes to switch from a preset to the other! I wonder it were the same on the pro version?
The factory presets are mainly useless but you can fine tune them to suit. The expression pedal doesn't really work in volume mode as a good volume pedal.
The plastic case won't last long for a guitar-crasher heavy band. Don't use it in dim condition because won't be able to read the second functions.
Handy good tool if you don't want to carry a bag full of effects but want to use many. Not professional but worthy for it price. Only for patient on stage users!
I'm thinking of upgrading for the pro (if it could switch at once) for more versatile preset reaching and external effect control.
You get everything you need in a compact footboard housing. Everything is very basic and plug and play. Guitar, X V-amp, phones/amp/hifi system and that's it.
Very easy to use if you read the manual. Editing sounds is not as easy and fast as with several dedicated stompboxes, but you can get a good result if you take the time. And unlike a pedalboard, you don't lose your settings unintentionally!
Good effects, considering the price. Especially the reverb, modulation and pitch effects. Of course, the simulations are not very faithful but they do sound similar... From clean to high gain over crunch, you get everything. There is a one second latency (no signal) when you recall another simulation. The problem can be easily solved by creating two presets using the same amp but different gain settings. And who changes the amp during a song?
I've been using it for one year. I'm very satisfied.
The things I like most:
+ Value for money More than unbeatable: incredible...
+ Endless possibilities Spend enough time with the device and you'll be able to do anything.
+ The gain/volume/expression pedal.
The things I like least:
- Construction quality. Don't get too wild with it!
- One-second signal drop-off when you change simulations (can be easily solved).
If it gets broken tomorrow, I would buy it again. You can certainly find better products (from Line6, for example) but they are much more expensive.
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lolo032's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I know, I know, (as said Jean Gabin!) Since it is cheap, has nothing worth ..... AND FALSE FALSE ARCHI .. Lots of amps and effects more or less imits! because it is the purpose of this xvamp. Mission SUCCESSFUL .. (more compact version of the v-RVISE amp2) again, behringer knows very well about it, and see the cream of guitarist before producing this small pedalboard .... and user-friendly manual is not afraid to mention all the brands imitate ... the only of its kind. (and POD). most say; "Has Manire of" .. but .. prciser while behringer stake Franco ... it's either: marshall, fender, mesa, roland, engl, etc., and as for the effects :: :::: boss, vox, electro harmonix, proco, TS808 ibz etc.
16 amp + speakers of legend, as many pedals, and 100 preset! Presets each has a sound totally diffrent! KIDIMIEUX ???? but it is quite complicated to use without notice .. some keys are more functions, and sometimes it is necessary to press 2 or 3 at the same time.But we made it .. the pedal fairly robust, enables also to vary the output level or saturated ... what's great, each amp is a modifiable wish, and each effect too. it's pretty boring to quantify and memorize, but the result can be great .. on the other hand, take his time, because the level of output of 1 lev very good headphones (or table) quickly becomes tiring for the leaves .dropoff window
It's really good ... except one amp or is less convincing .. (less to find the right output parameter, seems there are 9, I have not tried everything.) but precisely this xvamp LIEU amps! by against the headphone or studio, it beats all its competitors, except perhaps the tone vox with his little lamp. or 1 bit pod xt, + but expensive. and you also have a simple guitar with a true bass sound. (Preset 29 I think) very useful and rare! the delays and auto wah in modifiers are bluffing ..
Everything is just good master it ... he. his look is very nice. and price! but it requires a good knowledge of the booklet up among you as if this thing was rserv children. but it is not the cas..par against what is boring, it is often necessary to press 2 or 3 keys at the same time to change settings .. auto wah is not so rotten that has I think. ( you can change the sound) the whamy, I still looking. seems that there is one, really? ..aussi although the V-amp 2 and smaller ... the power supply plug is 10 times better than the big VAMP2. (a pin fragile) .but so big that the vamp pro .... short, I advises that thing pti! even in new, it is very accessible. I advise you to compare a certain autres.et remember that Behringer has a VERY extended range of gear of all kinds. they know the music. (to summarize)