Reviews and Problems with Behringer ULTRABASS BX4500H
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9 February 2012
Summary: I prefer the slide controls versus knobs for equalization but at this price who cares? I added an equalization pedal with slides and all is well. As everyone else says the Ultrabass function is a gimmick and it didn't cost anymore and you don't have to use it. Before I purchased I checked with other bassists in area who were familiar and all said it's a good one. They were correct. I have had this head for over 5 years now, still going strong.
Pros: Power, price and sound.
Cons: Heavy and dials are tough to reset accurately to duplicate sounds.
Summary: I am a definate fan of this head, i just bpught it recently for the second time. I sold my previous one to a friend because i finally got the Ampeg svt that I had long wanted. I myself dont feel that the ultrabass function is the best synth or sub octo deal out there by far but being a bass player that does a lot with r&b and neo soul artists, I have found it to be useful.
Summary: I bought this along with the Behringer BA410 cabinet - the total price coming in just under $1000 after taxes. You can't build a bass stack at that price with any other brand. Low prices can often be an indication of poor design but considering I was working on a very limited budget and wanted to leave behind the world of combo amps I thought I would take the plunge-after all I needed to start somewhere. I have to say, I was actually really happy with the set up.
Pros: Great tone, straight forward controls, affordable
Cons: Not serviceable, ultrabass subharmonics are poor, cheap plastic parts
Summary: First off, this is a 450w bass head for less than £200. That makes it quite impressive already. Added to that the list of controls and functions and it becomes more impressive all the time. I run it through a Hartke 410TP at 8ohms giving 290w. It performs very well like this and seems to be a fairly transparent amp with the eq flat, just letting the sound of the guitar through and allowing the speakers to voice it.
Pros: Cheap, simple, good range of controls & functions.
Cons: Post EQ DI, touchy preamp, Ultrabass function.
Summary: Love the sound of this thing!!! I Run it with a Mesa 4x10 and a black widow 15". I love the shape feature, with the variable knob and on/off swich. Would recomend to everyone. Know several bassist in my area who use it. Just wish it had more power.
Summary: had mine for about 5 years now. don't gig with it but practice plenty, and has never let me down. has generous tone-shaping tools and deep, powerful bass with power to spare. only option i don't use much is the ultrabass feature, which adds an octave deeper than you're playing. it kinda farts off and on if you put any kind of volume on it, ok for something kind of low-volume and 'jazzy'. all in all, a very versatile, toneful, reliable, and powerful amp.
Summary: This has better tone than my 500 watt Hartke. The 2 button foot switch is hooked to useful effects. I like the Ultrabass set below about 2, and leave it off most of the time. The Shape sounds good on about 5. I skip the bright and deep, they add more noise than good tone. Set the gain on 6 for my Fender Jazz with S1 button. The guitars tone controls seem more versatile than with my old amp. I set output on 2 for practice with lots of punch.
Summary: Love this bass head. Very powerful with a wide range of customization. Very durable build and love the throwback needle on the display. Use it with a Peavey410 cab and only turn it up about 10-15% of volume for a pretty bad-A thump. Could probably handle another 410 cab or a 215 with no problem. Just don't need that much for our blues trio. But great buy!!