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Behringer BX1200 Ultrabass 120W 1x12 Combo  

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If you want floor-shaking low-end power, kick in the Ultrabass. If you want chest-thumping punch, the Dynamizer circuitry guarantees it. This incredi...Read More

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If you want floor-shaking low-end power, kick in the Ultrabass. If you want chest-thumping punch, the Dynamizer circuitry guarantees it. This incredible BX1200 120W combo does it all. Wedge-shaped bass-reflex cabinet. Custom-made 12" speaker with aluminum cone. 2-channel operation with shape function on channel 2. Active, extremely musical 4-band EQ. Stereo tape I/O, power amp in, preamp out, speaker out, tuner out, and headphone out.

  • Ultrabass subharmonic processor provides floor-shaking lows
  • Dynamizer circuit adds chest-thumping punch at any volume
  • 120W of power
  • Wedge-shaped bass-reflex cab
  • Custom-made 12" speaker with aluminum cone
  • 2-channel operation with shape function on channel 2
  • Active, extremely musical 4-band EQ
  • Stereo tape I/O
  • Power amp in
  • Preamp out
  • Speaker out
  • Tuner out
  • Headphone out
  • 20-1/8"W x 16-1/8"H x 16"D

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Best Amp I've Encountered Great Sound Lightweight

I wish I'd have found this amp back in the mid 80's when I started playing Bass. I was a lead singer in the 70's, played some guitar, and went to...Read complete review

I wish I'd have found this amp back in the mid 80's when I started playing Bass. I was a lead singer in the 70's, played some guitar, and went to Bass due to lack of Bass players in the area, well after toting around the old "Refrigerator" Cabinets to get my sound, I've since had 3 major, and 3 minor back surgeries. I can't say enough about how Behringer has captured the tone and great "Big Bass Amp" sound into this little monster, AND being a guitar player as well, I've discovered that with my Vox Pathfinder and Digitech RP300 running through it, (using it as a slave) it also makes a great little Guitar amp!! I have NEVER thought that 12" speakers made good Bass guitar speakers UNTIL discovering this amp. I bought it over 2 years ago, it's seen many many shows, and it still keeps plugging along. I've even used it for outdoor gigs, just sent a feed to the PA via the XLR out to the board. I also love the Shape feature, and the Bassolator for lower volumes. When using it as a guitar amp, I prefer to use channel 1 and control the sound using the Vox or Digitech, but on Bass, I always use just channel 2. One other thing, the footswitch is built like a tank!! Man Marshall should take a lesson from Behringer on how to build a sturdy footswitch! I just can't say enough good about this amp, I think I'll buy another just in case something happens to this one, they will probally stop making them just cause they are so cool for such a reasonable price.


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Very Disappointed

After reading several reviews here I decided to give the BX1200 a shot. My SWR Workingman's 15 is pretty heavy and I hoped a smaller box would be able to give my back a...Read complete review

After reading several reviews here I decided to give the BX1200 a shot. My SWR Workingman's 15 is pretty heavy and I hoped a smaller box would be able to give my back a break for some of my gigs.Bottom line, this is a very attractive amp, with a logical control layout. The foot pedal is very robust. Upon arrival, I took it out of the ebox and gave it a test-run in my cellar. The sonics were OK, nothing special, but very serviceable at modest volume. The Ultrabass feature is of questionable value; it sounds more like distortion to my ear.I did note that at a purported 120 watts, it had nowhere near the power of my 150 watt SWR, but it appeared to have enough guts to get the job done. A few days later I brought the new amp to my gig. We set up and did our sound check. Within three minutes the Behringer started cutting out randomly, losing volume and generally sounding bad. When I turned the master volume up beyond 4, it cut out completely, making weird hissing sounds.The sound tech saved the gig, rigging me with a direct box and a monitor to hear myself play, but I was utterly disgusted by the Behringer amp.It looks good, it's small and compact, the kickback cab is great, but it lasted less than 15 minutes in actual use before it died on me.Our guitarist, who is also a amp repair guy, said he'd heard about quality control issues with this amp. The design and circuitry plan is German but they use a Chinese maker, so all bets are off.If you get lucky enough to find one that works, keep it. Otherwise, I'd be very wary of this product.

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Good amp...not enough power

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this amp about a year ago and it's been great. Unfortunately, if you are going to spend your money on this, you might as well save it towards something with more watts. I only bought this because it had a lot of watts for a cheap price. It's just barely not enough power, even with a 4x10 cab hooked up with it.

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About this Amp

By Money

from Florida

I took it out of the box set the proper sound. Later that night I took it to a small gig. It was load enough, but cut out on me durring the first set. After the show, I took it home and it worked great. The next day I took it to practice and the thing cut out again. If I hit the top of this POS, it would work for a half of a song. Don't buy this amp! I never put the volume past 5 (about half way)

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Great when used right

By Roddy in Amsterdam

from Amsterdam, Netherlands

First of all, I would not recommend this amp if you're planning to use it on it's own for live gigs. Unless you only play small venues. However, for practice purposes, this amp is phenomenal.It has a lot of great features. My favorite is the Preamp Out. You can use this to slave a second amp to this one. In this configuration I have this amp running through my previous amp which this replaced, and that amp carries all the lower frequencies, while the Behringer handles the mids and highs.If you play a medium sized venue, this is the only way you will ever get this to produce enough volume and have a nice tight sound. If you push this amp to far, it makes nasty fart sounds.The DI out is a nice option as well. Which is the proper way to use this amp. Use it as a monitor for yourself and the band, and DI it to the house PA.Another nice option is the separate connector for your tuner, which gets it our of your signal chain.For the price, it's great. This combo should have a 15" speaker to properly use all the power it has.

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Only if you have money to waste.

By Stray747

from Connecticut

I purchased the Behringer BX1200 about 9 months ago, I've been using it for band practice since then. When I first purchased the BX1200, it sounded great and cut through the drum and guitars as much as I wanted it to. After about 5 months, the quality dropped a great deal. No matter what I do to the EQ, I can't get rid of the terrible fuzz that seems to dominate the sound coming from the amp. When I went to an older friend's house, I plugged into his setup, an Ampeg head w/ Peavey cabs, the sound quality blew this amp out of the water. If you're thinking of buying this because of the size of it for such a low price, buy a Gallien-Krueger instead.

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Very good amp

By Mike-JPmqm

from Maryland

I bought this amp about a year ago, and I have been happy with it. It has great quality, great controlls and overall awesome features. But I ran into one problem, the 12" speaker is too weak to output all the power of this amp, it start to make "farting" noises. But on shows sometimes I would plug the speaker out, and put it through a pa or something.

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Please Heed my warning.

By AdaM-.8WyA

from Washington

Sure it looks professional, but don't let that fool you, this amp is a nightmare. 1 week after I buy it, the active jack breaks and falls out, of course my warrenty cleared that one up. However, 2 weeks later its sound quality plummets for some unknown reason and all my low end sounds muddy.Feature wise, all the Ultrabass effect does is make a muddy low end, muddier. The only decent sound you can get out of this combo is high end.I'm sure anyone who's interested in a cheap combo is interested, but remember the key word CHEAP.

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By rockstar-8bNIj

from eugene, OR

I bought the Behringer Ultrabass 1200 for 3 reasons. The cost, size, and ease of purchase. I have used this workstation both live and in my studio. It has performed exactly how I wanted, and is eveything I expected. I like the long patchcord on the footswitch. It makes it quick and easy to switch channels, or go to ultrabass. I love it when my friends see it for the 1st time, then hear it!! It's very impressive.

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for a beginner

By dr bones

from Chehalis, WA

I wasn't impressed with this amp. In a smaller venue it provided enough volume but no matter how I tweaked the amp I could never get a "full" tone out of it, my bass always sounded empty. I play a Fender P-Bass and have on several occasions played a passive Ibanez through it. The shape control just isn't responsive enough and the ultrabass just sounds like crap. However, the 1200 sounds just about 4 times better than the 300 so you get what you pay for.

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Great Amp For The Price

By CheshireCat

from Columbia TN

I have had this amp for about a month now and love it. It has so many options on sound and all the plugs and feature you will ever need. I have gigged with this amp twice and it has held up better that I expected it can pull through even with a punk rock drummer!

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Happily satisfied with the Behringer BX-1200!


from Batesville, Arkansas

I got the Behringer BX-12000 amp about 15 months ago when first learning the bass guitar. A friend gave my a Peavey 4-string I play on it. We play rock music. He has been playing music all his life, 40+ years, and he says the Behringer BX-1200 is way better than he thought it would be. He thought I would need 200 watts to keep up with his drums' and the 2 guitars' volume. Not so. I play this amp with all the knobs halfway up and sometimes they still complain I am louder, with my Peavey bass guitar turned a little past halfway up. The aluminum speaker captures the treble very well, but the midrange is also good. It handles my E string without difficulty no matter how hard I hit it. The pedal controls channel selection and the ultrabass feature. It is built to take alot of torture. The box is made like a tank. The weight is a good thing. This amp is a testament to good old-fashioned German craftsmanship. Everyone who hears or plays my Behringer BX-1200 really brags on it. I am very happy with my choice. I use the Monster Bass cables to it and from it into a mixing console. You will love the combination. I would recommend these products to anyone, regardless of experience. Thank you Behringer!!!

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