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I am working on getting a bass and a beginner bass amp; any comments on either of these two behringer models (BX300 and BX450)? This would be just to practice at home.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Behringer-Ultrabass-BX300-Bass-Combo?sku=480679
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Behringer-Ultrabass-BXL450-45W-1x10-Bass-Combo?sku=481100

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yeh behringers are alright
if its only for practice go a behringer
they deliver decent tone and are really cheap
go for it man


   
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I just got a Behringer Bx600 about a week and a half ago. It is similar to the BX300 only it is 60w with a 12" speaker. I paid $120 online. I considered both the models you are looking at but went with the 600 because it had a little more power and it also had a line out (I could connect to a PA system if I needed to). I think that line (the 300 and 600) is discontinued - which is why they are marked down. The 600 may be sold out.

So far, I have been happy with mine (keep in mind, I'm also a beginner). Good tone, even at fairly low volume, plenty of features. My wife could hear me outside the house in the street today - and I wasn't even cranked past half. No built in effects- which is fine for me. If/when I want these I'll add some pedals.

I think they are decent amps for the $.

Tom


   
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Thanks for the comments.

Looks like the BX600's are all gone. A 12" speaker would be nice, but now I have to go up to almost $200 to get there. In that case, there are probably a bunch more models as well..

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The main difference between the BX300 and the BXL450 is the distortion channel, since the 15W difference is probably not that significant. For classic rock and blues, is the distortion that useful for a bass amp? Opinions, please...

Once I get into the 12" speakers, I start getting upto $200, and pretty soon, I am starting to look at these guys:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Behringer-Ultrabass-BX1800-180W-1x12-Bass-Combo?sku=481102
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/GallienKrueger-Backline-112-Bass-Combo?sku=482537
And I realize I am starting to go well beyond a simple starter practice amp.

So, I am going back to just the BX300 and BXL450 .. too bad I missed the BX600.

Thanks in advance for your opinion! I will probably place the order tomorrow ..

[EDIT: just went ahead and ordered the BX300 .. hopefully, it is good enough for a while, and my expectations are not high]

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