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digmudvayne

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I'm trying to decide between the Behringer V-Tone GMX 1200H and the Behringer LX1200H guitar heads. Any help would be great.

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I'm trying to decide between the Behringer V-Tone GMX 1200H and the Behringer LX1200H guitar heads. Any help would be great.

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I too was trying to decide between those two. I think I decided on the V-tone GMX 1200H because it's all analog, not digital... and I really just wanted it for running my effects into, not to use the on board effects. I liked the independent knobs for each channel and the fact that they were footswtichable. I guess it's just up to you, do you want a digital amp that's got 125 user memory patches, or one that you can footswitch (though probably harder to program effects on the fly) digital or analog modeling? I don't have either of these amps though, so I couldn't tell you about quality, I'll let someone else answer that.
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I too was trying to decide between those two. I think I decided on the V-tone GMX 1200H because it's all analog, not digital... and I really just wanted it for running my effects into, not to use the on board effects. I liked the independent knobs for each channel and the fact that they were footswtichable. I guess it's just up to you, do you want a digital amp that's got 125 user memory patches, or one that you can footswitch (though probably harder to program effects on the fly) digital or analog modeling? I don't have either of these amps though, so I couldn't tell you about quality, I'll let someone else answer that.
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digmudvayne

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That's what I was thinkin' also. But can that V-tone GMX 1200H give 120w mono like the other one or not? I couldn't find that anywhere.

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That's what I was thinkin' also. But can that V-tone GMX 1200H give 120w mono like the other one or not? I couldn't find that anywhere.

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Originally Posted by: digmudvayne
That's what I was thinkin' also. But can that V-tone GMX 1200H give 120w mono like the other one or not? I couldn't find that anywhere.

musicians friend says that they are both 2x60w which I assume to mean 120w stereo... except that the v-tone has a stereo output... ok here, maybe if I just copy and paste

LX1200H:
Inputs: 1/4" guitar, 1/4" aux stereo, and pre-DSP return line
Outputs: 1/4" line, Pre-DSP send, balanced line, headphone, MIDI in, out, and thru
GMX1200H:
Inputs: 1/4" guitar, insert, slave, stereo line, and aux, plus RCA tape
Outputs: 1/4" insert send, mono, headphone, and slave outputs, with RCA tape out

so, I think that the either can be 2x60w stereo or 120w mono
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Originally Posted by: digmudvayne
That's what I was thinkin' also. But can that V-tone GMX 1200H give 120w mono like the other one or not? I couldn't find that anywhere.

musicians friend says that they are both 2x60w which I assume to mean 120w stereo... except that the v-tone has a stereo output... ok here, maybe if I just copy and paste

LX1200H:
Inputs: 1/4" guitar, 1/4" aux stereo, and pre-DSP return line
Outputs: 1/4" line, Pre-DSP send, balanced line, headphone, MIDI in, out, and thru
GMX1200H:
Inputs: 1/4" guitar, insert, slave, stereo line, and aux, plus RCA tape
Outputs: 1/4" insert send, mono, headphone, and slave outputs, with RCA tape out

so, I think that the either can be 2x60w stereo or 120w mono
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Hm... I believe those heads are designed to work with 2x12 cabinets... that's where they got the 2x60w. Also, the price tag may seem enticing... but you get what you pay for in most aspects. Very rarily will you pay less than what something is worth... When it comes to amp heads... you will NEVER pay less than something is worth. Most guitar players take their tone pretty seriously. So if you're deadset on the berhinger heads... go for it. I would save up two or three hundred dollars more and get a better head though... or just get a nice combo.

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Hm... I believe those heads are designed to work with 2x12 cabinets... that's where they got the 2x60w. Also, the price tag may seem enticing... but you get what you pay for in most aspects. Very rarily will you pay less than what something is worth... When it comes to amp heads... you will NEVER pay less than something is worth. Most guitar players take their tone pretty seriously. So if you're deadset on the berhinger heads... go for it. I would save up two or three hundred dollars more and get a better head though... or just get a nice combo.

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Behringer seem to make a lot of good stuff for cheap, such as mixers. But I don't know whether it's the same for their heads. Have you searched for reviews on harmony-central.com?
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Behringer seem to make a lot of good stuff for cheap, such as mixers. But I don't know whether it's the same for their heads. Have you searched for reviews on harmony-central.com?
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Originally Posted by: Akira
Behringer seem to make a lot of good stuff for cheap, such as mixers. But I don't know whether it's the same for their heads. Have you searched for reviews on harmony-central.com?

I know that I haven't, but I probably would before I would buy it... I just have it on my wishlist... when I can actually afford it, then I'll start looking into it a bit more.
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Originally Posted by: Akira
Behringer seem to make a lot of good stuff for cheap, such as mixers. But I don't know whether it's the same for their heads. Have you searched for reviews on harmony-central.com?

I know that I haven't, but I probably would before I would buy it... I just have it on my wishlist... when I can actually afford it, then I'll start looking into it a bit more.
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Very rarily will you pay less than what something is worth... When it comes to amp heads... you will NEVER pay less than something is worth. Most guitar players take their tone pretty seriously. Mobdro

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Very rarily will you pay less than what something is worth... When it comes to amp heads... you will NEVER pay less than something is worth. Most guitar players take their tone pretty seriously. Mobdro