Behringer V-Amp 2
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Behringer V-Amp 2

V-Amp 2, Portable Guitar Amp Simulator from Behringer in the V-Amp series.

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Hatsubai 16/03/2011

Behringer V-Amp 2 : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Decent POD alternative"
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The V-Amp 2 was Behringer's version of the infamous Line 6 POD. It has very similar features to the original POD, but it's not quite as versatile. Going through all the features would take awhile, so I'll just hit some of the highlights -- It features your typical inputs/outputs, MIDI, headphone jack and comes in a little carry case.

UTILIZATION

They didn't do too bad for a POD clone. You can make a decent rig out of this with the right power amp and cabinet. The MIDI also allows you to easily switch between various presets you have set up. The effects are average and not too programmable. The knobs feel alright, and the way the lights light up is a decent gimmick. However, I can't help but feel that this product is inferior to the POD. The way it feels and acts... It just seems to be lacking in features.

SOUND QUALITY

The sounds on this aren't bad. Cleans are pretty decent, the mid gains are kinda pathetic, the rhythm tones aren't too bad and the lead tones are actually good. If you're looking for a smooth sounding lead tone, this can actually do a pretty good job. The first Scar Symmetry album had Behringer V-Amp Pro leads, and this little device gets quite close to those. I just wish it had more programmable features.

OVERALL OPINION

If you're looking for an alternative to the POD and don't feel like spending a lot of money, this device is worth looking into. The lead tones were surprisingly good, and the clean tones are pretty decent. Mid gain and rhythm tones are lacking, but the device is pretty cheap on the used market. Reliability is definitely a concern, however. Mine died for no reason, and I always take care of my gear. The device always felt cheap to begin with, but that's somewhat standard for most of Behringer's products.