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Todd Simpson
post Feb 8 2013, 04:33 PM
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I picked up a BEHRINGER V-AMP Version 2 for U.S. $30 just to check it out and see what they are like. Anybody else have one? In short,

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1.)Good Delays, Reverbs, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser. LIke having a bunch of decent stomp boxes in one Midi foot controlled package.

2.)Very Inexpensive.

3.)Built in Tuner.

4.)Functions as USB audio interfaces to computer.

CONS

1.)Distortions are (IMHO) WEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAKKKKKK

2.)Gain saturation turns to mush past 6 o'clock.

3.)Minimal Pick articulation on lead settings.

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post Feb 8 2013, 04:36 PM
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That's nice one wink.gif . Can you use the FX without the amp emulation?
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post Feb 8 2013, 05:00 PM
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I had the V-Amp 1 and now have the V-Amp 3 which I only use for the video chats.
Gotta agree with the pros and cons you listed.
The V-Amp 1 had two bigger switches so I could use it live with my band, and it worked really great since I really just needed 5 presets.


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post Feb 8 2013, 05:19 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 8 2013, 03:33 PM) *
2.)Very Inexpensive


That pretty much sums up the VAmp smile.gif.

If you're in the mood to experiment with older amp simulators, do yourself a favor and pick up a Johnson J-Station on ebay for about $50. The J-Station was years ahead of its time and has some awesome modeling, especially the dual rectifier.


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post Feb 8 2013, 05:44 PM
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Yes smile.gif You can bypass the preamp section and just use the FX. Which is handy. You can then save that as a preset. Any midi footswitch can control it. For the price, the delay and modulation fx are hard to beat.

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That's nice one wink.gif . Can you use the FX without the amp emulation?



Tough to beat for the price!! The only place it falls down it high gain palm muting/djenty stuff. For regular rock guitar it sounds pretty darn spiff. smile.gif

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I had the V-Amp 1 and now have the V-Amp 3 which I only use for the video chats.
Gotta agree with the pros and cons you listed.
The V-Amp 1 had two bigger switches so I could use it live with my band, and it worked really great since I really just needed 5 presets.



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post Feb 8 2013, 06:30 PM
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Only one I saw was $150 but I"ll keep an eye out! Always up for trying out cheap gear smile.gif

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QUOTE (Rammikin @ Feb 8 2013, 11:19 AM) *
That pretty much sums up the VAmp smile.gif.

If you're in the mood to experiment with older amp simulators, do yourself a favor and pick up a Johnson J-Station on ebay for about $50. The J-Station was years ahead of its time and has some awesome modeling, especially the dual rectifier.



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post Feb 8 2013, 07:40 PM
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post Feb 8 2013, 09:46 PM
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I have one. It was my first venture into Amp Modelling etc. I really liked some of the clean sounds, especially the 'American Blues' and 'Tweed Combo'!
I agree with you that the FX side is very good, especially live! I used to use mine with a FCB controller.
The Amp modelling sounds from one of these I found to be much better:-

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post Feb 8 2013, 10:59 PM
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I almost forgot i have a Vamp2 too...it was very cheap then! I was pretty amazed with it when i hooked it up to a speaker..for the small price ofcours
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post Feb 9 2013, 03:23 AM
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Funny i was just looking at the rack version of this for like 100 bucks.


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post Feb 11 2013, 05:08 PM
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QUOTE (MHD Pickups @ Feb 9 2013, 02:23 AM) *
Funny i was just looking at the rack version of this for like 100 bucks.

That sounds pretty reasonable. It has very usable clean tones which can be dirtied up with Pedals quite nicely!
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post Feb 13 2013, 02:03 AM
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Not a bad price!! But BEWARE THE DISTORTIONS they were pretty underwhelming compared to the VST stuff I"m used to. They would work for power chords and such though. The real strength of the VAMP seems to be the FX on clean channel. So if you get one, I'd think about adding something else for the distortion. A distortion pedal, or some rack unit perhaps. The options are limitless until the budget comes in to play, and at that point things slim down quick.

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Funny i was just looking at the rack version of this for like 100 bucks.



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post Feb 13 2013, 02:54 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 8 2013, 05:30 PM) *
Only one I saw was $150 but I"ll keep an eye out! Always up for trying out cheap gear
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If you're in the mood to experiment with older amp simulators, do yourself a favor and pick up a Johnson J-Station on ebay for about $50. The J-Station was years ahead of its time and has some awesome modeling, especially the dual rectifier.



fyi, it looks like there's a few J-Stations available this week on ebay.


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post Feb 21 2013, 02:33 AM
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Theres a Johnson pedal board too smile.gif May have to wait a bit, but it's on my list.

QUOTE (Rammikin @ Feb 12 2013, 08:54 PM) *
fyi, it looks like there's a few J-Stations available this week on ebay.



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post Feb 21 2013, 01:26 PM
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Talking abot cheap gear... have anybody tried these ones?




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post Feb 21 2013, 06:23 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 21 2013, 12:26 PM) *
Talking abot cheap gear... have anybody tried these ones?


I've tried all of them Gab, except the Acoustic one.
I can highly recommend the Joe Satriani signature one!!


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post Feb 21 2013, 09:28 PM
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I have the rackmount version as well.
Its a fun unit and I was able to get a slightly overdriven tone out of it that worked quite well on a song or two.
Its so amazing how the prices drop so much when gear like this is around for a few years.
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post Feb 22 2013, 07:55 PM
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I actually did a youtube vid/gmc post featuring the plug and the micro cabinet you can get for it smile.gif I did have to use a metal muff in front of it though for boost. But even by itself it's not bad smile.gif The Joe satrianni model has a bit of delay/echo built in as a bonues.





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