Behringer V-Tone GMX212
Behringer V-Tone GMX212

V-Tone GMX212, Modelling Combo Guitar Amp from Behringer in the V-Tone series.

themaddog 09/21/2011

Behringer V-Tone GMX212 : themaddog's user review

« Better suited for the studio than live »

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This is an "analog" modeler, although Behringer doesn't go into any great detail to describe how or what makes this analog as a pose to a digital modeling combo. This is a solid-state amplifier. It is a stereo combo that runs at 2x60 watts and features three unique amp choices, at three different gain settings, with three options for speaker response. These can all be selected (or doubled for that matter) between two selectable channels. There is also a 24-bit effects processor. The amplifier comes with a footswitch that changes between the two channels. Because the amp modeling is not digital, all tones are selectable through good ol' fashion knobs and are not stored digitally. So, if you set the gain at 6, and in moving the amp, the knob gets moved, it will stay moved until you put it back. There are standard 1/4" connections along with RCA outs. There are additional speaker outs and slave outs as well, as well as a connection for a Behringer floorboard.


It's pretty easy to dial up some decent tones through this amp. I don't think I ever had to crack open the manual. But, there is one major flaw to this amp: when switching between channels there is a long delay. Perhaps this is the "analog circuitry" taking its time, but whatever the reason it renders the amplifier unusable for switching between channels in the middle of the song. I'm pretty good with timing, but I could never get it down for punching in additional gain (from the other channel) for guitar solos. That being said, if someone didn't do a lot of channel changing, I guess this would be a decent amplifier, or it would have to be used and miked only in a studio environment where quick switching isn't necessary.


This amplifier is capable of producing some strong tones.


This is a decent sounding amp, even though it's a Behringer. I had one problem with the input connection falling apart, probably due to its cheap manufacture. For a high school kid, it might be a good first amp for playing with friends, considering the low cost. But, as mentioned about, the delay in switching channels really hinders the users ability to play with this amp.