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Gx-210 ultra twin mod ideas?
« on: May 17, 2020, 04:57:12 AM »
I apologize for my noob-ish understanding of how amps work but here goes...
 
So I have a Gx-210 ultratwin with two Jensen JCH 10/35s in it. It's solid state. it has a nice clean sound that I like, and I run my amps clean anyway so no problem. However, it sounds kinda stale and plastic-y being solid state and all; so my question is this:
 
If this was your only amp, and you had to make is sound as good as possible with only 50 bucks, what would you change?
 
PS. I run a nice modeler floor unit, so if it comes down to it, I'd like to be able to bypass the amp entirely and use it as a cab. based on what you can see in these pictures, would I need to add a jack to do that, or can I do it as is? Again sorry for the amateur hour happening up in here ;) Thanks!!!!
 
Here's some pics of it from a reverb listing since I don't have it with me right now:

 
https://reverb.com/item/20917333-behringer-gx210
 

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Re: Gx-210 ultra twin mod ideas?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 07:32:01 AM »
If the unit has an FX loop on the back then try running the floor unit direct into the Effects return.
That Should bypass the whole front panel except for maybe the volume master.
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Re: Gx-210 ultra twin mod ideas?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 02:12:52 PM »
I apologize for my noob-ish understanding of how amps work but here goes...
 
So I have a Gx-210 ultratwin with two Jensen JCH 10/35s in it. It's solid state. it has a nice clean sound that I like, and I run my amps clean anyway so no problem. However, it sounds kinda stale and plastic-y being solid state and all; so my question is this:
 
If this was your only amp, and you had to make is sound as good as possible with only 50 bucks, what would you change?
 
PS. I run a nice modeler floor unit, so if it comes down to it, I'd like to be able to bypass the amp entirely and use it as a cab. based on what you can see in these pictures, would I need to add a jack to do that, or can I do it as is? Again sorry for the amateur hour happening up in here ;) Thanks!!!!
 
Here's some pics of it from a reverb listing since I don't have it with me right now:

 
https://reverb.com/item/20917333-behringer-gx210
I don't know if you could get a BBE Sonic Stomp for that amount of money but that would help in the effects loop if the amp. WGS Speakers are reasonably priced but if you could save up some money you could get some new speakers. You'd have to check their website https://wgsusa.com/ to get an idea about what flavor you want.

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Re: Gx-210 ultra twin mod ideas?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 02:15:00 PM »
I apologize for my noob-ish understanding of how amps work but here goes...
 
So I have a Gx-210 ultratwin with two Jensen JCH 10/35s in it. It's solid state. it has a nice clean sound that I like, and I run my amps clean anyway so no problem. However, it sounds kinda stale and plastic-y being solid state and all; so my question is this:
 
If this was your only amp, and you had to make is sound as good as possible with only 50 bucks, what would you change?
 
PS. I run a nice modeler floor unit, so if it comes down to it, I'd like to be able to bypass the amp entirely and use it as a cab. based on what you can see in these pictures, would I need to add a jack to do that, or can I do it as is? Again sorry for the amateur hour happening up in here ;) Thanks!!!!
 
Here's some pics of it from a reverb listing since I don't have it with me right now:

 
https://reverb.com/item/20917333-behringer-gx210
I don't know if you could get a BBE Sonic Stomp for that amount of money but that would help in the effects loop if the amp. WGS Speakers are reasonably priced but if you could save up some money you could get some new speakers. You'd have to check their website https://wgsusa.com/ to get an idea about what flavor you want.

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Also an EQ pedal in the effects loop would help. Maybe look into Joyo pedals or Behringer pedals for the best bang for the buck?

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Re: Gx-210 ultra twin mod ideas?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020, 02:16:36 PM »
I apologize for my noob-ish understanding of how amps work but here goes...
 
So I have a Gx-210 ultratwin with two Jensen JCH 10/35s in it. It's solid state. it has a nice clean sound that I like, and I run my amps clean anyway so no problem. However, it sounds kinda stale and plastic-y being solid state and all; so my question is this:
 
If this was your only amp, and you had to make is sound as good as possible with only 50 bucks, what would you change?
 
PS. I run a nice modeler floor unit, so if it comes down to it, I'd like to be able to bypass the amp entirely and use it as a cab. based on what you can see in these pictures, would I need to add a jack to do that, or can I do it as is? Again sorry for the amateur hour happening up in here ;) Thanks!!!!
 
Here's some pics of it from a reverb listing since I don't have it with me right now:

 
https://reverb.com/item/20917333-behringer-gx210
I don't know if you could get a BBE Sonic Stomp for that amount of money but that would help in the effects loop if the amp. WGS Speakers are reasonably priced but if you could save up some money you could get some new speakers. You'd have to check their website https://wgsusa.com/ to get an idea about what flavor you want.

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Also an EQ pedal in the effects loop would help. Maybe look into Joyo pedals or Behringer pedals for the best bang for the buck?

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Also, you could run your effects board in the effects loop and just use your amp as a power amp.

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Re: Gx-210 ultra twin mod ideas?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2020, 09:30:07 AM »
Also, you could run your effects board in the effects loop and just use your amp as a power amp.

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This is probably your best bet.  Typically poor amp sound, whether solid state or tube, comes from poor tone shaping in the preamp section.  Bypass this and you should be much better off.
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