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    A tone-conquering modeling monster!

    Whether for practice, rehearsal, live music onstage, or in the studio, Behringer V-Tone GMX212 stereo amplifiers combine solid feel and sound with flexibility and durability. The V-Tone series is a line of powerful modeling guitar amp workstations with authentic analog modeling technology. All models feature 27 amp and speaker simulation combinations capable of a broad range of sounds. 2 independent analog modeling channels, patented DYNAMIZER circuitry, ultraflexible FXT function for independent effects settings on each channel, and a 24-bit stereo multi-effects processor provide breathtaking versatility and power for sounds vintage, smooth, modern, or raw. Throw chorus, flanging, phasing, rotary, auto-wah, echo, delay, compressor, and various effect combinations with 99 user presets and MIDI control into the mix and see what comes out. Additionally, external effects devices such as wah-wah pedals can be connected via the combo's serial FX loop. The dual footswitch FS112 for channel selection, effect bypass, and tuner activation is included.

    The GM212 amp is the flagship in the Behringer V-Tone guitar amp series with 2x60W, Two 12" speakers, and authentic analog modeling combined with integrated multi-effects and tuner.

    Features

    • Analog modeling
    • 2x60W power
    • Two 12" speakers
    • 2 channels
    • 27 modeled sounds
    • 24-bit effects processor with chorus, flanging, phasing, rotary, auto-wah, echo, delay, compressor, and combinations
    • FXT function
    • Dynamizer signal enhancement circuitry
    • Tuner
    • MIDI control

    Order today and discover the quality of the sounds available at this price level.

     

    V-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo Specifications:

    • 28"W x 19-1/2"H x 10"D
    • 53 lbs.
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    BehringerV-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo
     
    4.3

    (based on 347 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (228)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (61)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (17)

    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The most reliable and rugged amp

      The Behringer 2-12 V-Tone Stereo Combo amp is a champion which will forever have my respect and gratitude. It's engineers really paid attention to detail and focused on what serious musicians and tone-enthusiasts...Read complete review

      The Behringer 2-12 V-Tone Stereo Combo amp is a champion which will forever have my respect and gratitude. It's engineers really paid attention to detail and focused on what serious musicians and tone-enthusiasts want out of their gear.

      This combo is without question THE most reliable and rugged amp I have ever owned and has saved me on stage more times than I'd like to remember after someone would talk me into buying a new (simply not LOUD enough) tube amp. I knew better! Then I'd have to find the receipt, take the tube amp back to the music shop, explain why I'm laying it back at their door step, and hope they give me back my arm and leg.

      Those problems simply just don't happen to be Behringer because of the power plant inside and the beautifully driven 12" Jensons it pushes, I'd be lying if i did not admit that 95% of the time, it was THE only amp I did not have to Mic.

      I also CAN'T for the life of me, count how many times this amp has allowed me to put my signature sound on recordings in our studio.

      I've always been able to rely on it's stereo sound and ridiculous number of effects to create great unique rhythms and unforgettable leads, all while provided countless amounts of solid record-worthy tones. From bright brassy cleans to overdriven low-end crunch, those infamous rare days of being in a rut when nothing else seamed to sound right, the Behringer V-Tone kept me motivated, on track, and helped me work though that creative block by acted like a strong glue that held up way more than it's end of the deal.

      After almost a decade of road-worthy and studio-friendly dedication, it still sounds as good as it did the day I took the cardboard off of it.

      Simply put... a Great amp

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not Bad Not Good

      Overall if you want something bigger than a practice amp with alot of effects and for a pretty good price I say go for it Ive had this for around 4 years and am...Read complete review

      Overall if you want something bigger than a practice amp with alot of effects and for a pretty good price I say go for it Ive had this for around 4 years and am just now starting to want a new amp.
      The Effects in this are not to bad it does save cost on pedals for sure. It can get pretty loud but over all after 3 or 4 years of owning it the volume has gotten where if you change it there is static.
      Over all it is pretty good Quality other than the volume getting where if you move it up or down it has static to it other than that it has held up good but it has never left my house and has only been moved a few times it mostly stays in the same spot and it used alot.
      For the money it is a great buy it gives you alot of effects to mess with and it is a good size amp. Ive had it for 3 or 4 years and am thinking of going to the Roland cube80xl. But for the money this is a solid amp.

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      5.0

      live stage sound amazing

      By Van

      from Orlando fl.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Bank Access
      • Plastic Knobs

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Behringer V-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo:

      Some pros dont care for this amp, but personally it is one of the BEST sounding amps I've Heard, once you learn to set it properly.I have many amps,some of which are Crate,Fender,Marshall....and Beringer and every one always ask about my equiptment at performances when im playing thru the gmx212. (Tip)preset #24, (with some tweeking of the knobs) will provide an aura as large as the stage itself,with in your face presence,and some amazing Delay.

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      not a good buy at any price!

      By fknstr

      from texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Behringer V-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo:

          There were negative reviews for this product that I did not heed. Take my advice and heed them.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wonderful sounds out of this amp!

          By Mike

          from Kentucky

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Behringer V-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo:

            I had one of these for around five or six years until it finally blew up the other night. Pretty much, here is my description of this amp in a nutshell: whatever sound you want, this amp will provide, and loudly.

            I used it for recording and occasional shows.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The most reliable and rugged amp

            By D

            from Memphis, TN

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Beyond Very Affordable
            • Dual Channel
            • Jensen Ceramic Specials
            • Loud
            • Plethora Of Effects
            • Powerful
            • Reliable
            • Unlimited Sound Combos
            • Well built

            Cons

            • heavy

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Behringer V-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo:

            The Behringer 2-12 V-Tone Stereo Combo amp is a champion which will forever have my respect and gratitude. It's engineers really paid attention to detail and focused on what serious musicians and tone-enthusiasts want out of their gear.

            This combo is without question THE most reliable and rugged amp I have ever owned and has saved me on stage more times than I'd like to remember after someone would talk me into buying a new (simply not LOUD enough) tube amp. I knew better! Then I'd have to find the receipt, take the tube amp back to the music shop, explain why I'm laying it back at their door step, and hope they give me back my arm and leg.

            Those problems simply just don't happen to be Behringer because of the power plant inside and the beautifully driven 12" Jensons it pushes, I'd be lying if i did not admit that 95% of the time, it was THE only amp I did not have to Mic.

            I also CAN'T for the life of me, count how many times this amp has allowed me to put my signature sound on recordings in our studio.

            I've always been able to rely on it's stereo sound and ridiculous number of effects to create great unique rhythms and unforgettable leads, all while provided countless amounts of solid record-worthy tones. From bright brassy cleans to overdriven low-end crunch, those infamous rare days of being in a rut when nothing else seamed to sound right, the Behringer V-Tone kept me motivated, on track, and helped me work though that creative block by acted like a strong glue that held up way more than it's end of the deal.

            After almost a decade of road-worthy and studio-friendly dedication, it still sounds as good as it did the day I took the cardboard off of it.

            Simply put... a Great amp

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Hard sell

            By Chris Boyd

            from Mexia Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lots of effects

            Cons

            • Just Not A Good Amp
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Behringer V-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo:

            This amp for me is a hard sell my father in law bought one of these amps about 5 or 6 years ago and he has had no issues with it. About a year after he got his I bought one because I liked his mine however not so good when I turn up the volume there is a crackle to the pot that drives me insane. The amp has been keep clean so I dont know what could have done this I have amps alot older than this one that have no issues.

            It does have a load of effects and they are all pretty good this thing can get loud and for my father in law has been great. I guess it is luck of the draw for the price I would say take the chance on it. Im actually looking for a half stack now so maybe this one will be on the market soon lol.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Was nice while it worked

            By keeppracticing

            from Cincinnati, OH

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Decent sound
            • Easy To Transport
            • Enough Sound For Most
            • Good Variety
            • Inexpensive

            Cons

            • Not The Best Effects Ever
            • Parts Hard To Get
            • Switching Not Instant

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Behringer V-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo:

            I use a tube amp on stage and needed a backup. This amp is decent, but after light use over a couple years the power tranformer failed. Finding one costs almost as much a replacing the amp. I use a fer Behringer products because of there price and outside of this and a compressor have had good luck. But this amp rarely got used and maybe once or twice a performance, so its a bit disappointing to see it fail.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            V Tone

            By pk

            from South Florida

            Comments about Behringer V-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo:

            good, sturdy amp, with good fx for the cost. one big prob- the speakers are not so good. at high volume way too much break up. ran my 12' ev's from the ext spkr port and wow! what a difference, sounded great.
            its almost worth the price to buy the amp as a head and power a ext cabinet. too bad, if it has some celstions it would be a great amp for the money
            very good features for the cost
            excellent quality
            very good value

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Musician

            By Jack Hargraves

            from Charleston, Mo.

            Comments about Behringer V-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo:

            I bought this amp in February 2012. It has almost no volume unless you turn up the drive, in which case you get nothing but distortion. I went on line to a Behringer web site to ask how to correct it. They wanted to charge me $30.00 to tell me! I will have to trade it for a different amp, because I don't use distortion.(I play pedal steel guitar) I'm very unhappy with it.
            It is built well.
            The price is right if it was a good amp.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            V-Tone GMX212 2X60

            By Trey Knighten

            from West Monroe, La

            Comments about Behringer V-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo:

            in my sole opinion.... this is a great amp! i bout it about 3 years ago because i just wanted to go bigger. mine has the 2 12' jensen speakers and i will say that this amp sounds great and plays great! it gives me the exact tone im looking for. a really thick heavy tone with a decent bass. my palm mutes are epic and my pinch harmonics scream! i did some adjusting to the amp to enable me to turn it up pretty loud. it seems that i get my best tone and the sound im looking for between volume level 7-8. and to add the effects.... my effects preset usually stays at 20 which is a digital delay effect (the echo). also... the clean sound is surprisingly decent.... ive played on some higher dollar amps that didnt provide what i was looking for like this one did. it sounds crazy but id stack this amp against my buddys Mesa Boogie anyday and they mesh like PB&J. Epic Amp!

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Don't waste your money

            By Zachary Burditt

            from Lubbock, TX

            Comments about Behringer V-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo:

            Don't buy this amp. All the extra effects and modeling tones sound good on paper but the fact is that they aren't. They don't sound good, and who wants to take your hand off the guitar to dial in all the effects. That's what pedals are for. Base sound is the key and honestly I'd take a 1 channel amp with no effects over this if its base sound is better. Behringer gets a bad rap for making terrible products, some of them are, like this amp. Some are good. This amp served its purpose for being loud for the last 6 years but you can get so much more out of other amps for cheaper.
            I'll be honest, it has two channels, tons of effects, different modeling settings, and etc. This amp has a lot of features. It even comes with a good solid pedal. The effects leave a lot to be desired in my opinion. I had this amp for almost 6 years and I never once used the effects. The amp modeling sounds fake and flat. Also the volume isn't consistant throughout the types of models.
            After years of abuse and gigging I noticed a few things. 1) The cabinet itself is actually well built; it got rained on a little at one point and no considerable damage. It's been loaded into trucks and vans with few battle scars and came out working fine. 2) The knobs feel cheap and are plastic. They're wobbly. Also the tuner is pretty terrible although convienient. It's not a bypass so sound still comes out which is annoying. It also cannot tune my high 'e' string. It's like the tuner panics and displays every note sporadically. Now for the sound. The cleans are terrible, also they are quiet. I cannot get the cleans loud enough to play in a medium sized room. They also sound hollow and flat. Very synthetic. The distortion isn't quite as bad. It's very very loud. Sounds decent but overall lacks umph. When I started playing guitar I always wanted to do pinch harmonics. I tried and tried but nothing happened. Then one day I played on my friends Marshal MG100HDFX and I nailed them everytime. It was the amp. It can't pick up pinch harmonics.
            For this price, I would invest in another amp. What kind? Almost any other kind. IMO they all sound better. You can get a Jet City tube amp for this much, or an ibanez toneblaster which sounds about 5x better for a solid state. I paid $50 for mine, that's worth it. Maybe $100 would also be. But no more than that.

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