Behringer Pedals

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  1. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    exactly. i can think of way better ways to spend $100.
    money would be better spent tossing it on the ground.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    love that pedal through a old peavey bandit SS amp.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    yep joyo is surprising for the money as is the old guitar center line Delta.
    great bang for the buck too.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    a friend of mine has the Doner looper. i was shocked by what he could do with it.
     
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    It sounds good for a lead but not so much for chords. Just my opinion. I like the often maligned Metal Zone for my SS amp.
     
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    i have a metal zone but havent tried it through a SS amp yet.
    i think the HM2 and the zone were honestly made for SS amps.
    some pedals just sound way better with SS amps rather than
    tube amps. i still have 2 peavey bandit SS amps from the old days.
    both could use new speakers as ive let them set to long.
    ive often thought about selling them off or trade in at GC but i cant
    bring myself to do it.
     
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    I have an old SS Harmony amp from the 60s or 70s. I put in a Jenson and it sounds a lot better. I used it as a test amp for re-wiring guitars but I use it a lot now as it is so portable and takes pedals well.
     
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    I run my Metal Zone into the SS power amp of my VS65R.
    It sounds great but is quite dark.
    I have the treble at max and still have to back off the bass to about 4.
     
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    That's another one I got 2nd hand recently. Great pedal.
    I run it at the front of my pedalboard signal chain as a tone shaper for the other pedals.
    My RC-3 sits at the end.
     
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    Brian Wampler says those pedals are easy to mod.
     
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    Behringer pedals are fine but they host mediocre buffers IME. So, I wouldn't plug in a chain of Behringer's. One single pedal for a defined effect should do the job albeit it might require a hardware looper to avoid tone sucking (not worse than with my EHX pedals 40 years ago but more noticeable than with the Boss FX's cloned by Behringer IME; I've some measurements showing that somewhere in my lab archives).

    FWIW and YMMV. :)
     
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    I heard that their amps should come with a fire extinguisher.

    Maybe things have changed.

    I don't think their pedals are much better.
     
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    PaulHikeS2 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    For home use, Behringer pedals are fine. If you have a noisy rig, they will probably make things noisier - mine did until I got a better power supply. I've had a TO800 Tube screamer clone of the TS808 for a couple years. It's dead on and sounds great. I also have a Super Fuzz that I bought due to the hype. It's not on my board now because I haven't figured out how to use it in my sound, but it works well and isn't noisy.

    I don't necessarily recommend a bunch of them, but one or two to fill in gaps in your sound is fine.
     
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    I’ve had an EQ700 for a couple of years. I use it at home, with low wattage,5 - 20, tube amps with limited built in tone controls. It does what it should but I play at relatively low volumes so can’t speak really about noticeable added noise in other situations. I’m mostly a solo acoustic player/singer and have the Behringer acoustic box. I’ve only had it since the pandemic so have used it only at home. It does improve the sound of my Taylor a/e into a Yamaha mixer to JBL powered speakers. I’ve been asked to play a private event in June so will see how it does then.
     
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    I still have a yellow Behringer chorus, unused in many years. I got it because I needed an '80's chorus tone to play 'Echo Beach' at a gig. It sounded great but I couldn't trust it since it kept spitting out the jacks and couldn't hold onto them!

    In general with Behringer over the years, their design is usually good for what they are and QC or build is a C- grade.

    We needed active PA speakers, and we got some 15" 400W which sound really good. But it took 4 new ones to find two of them that worked properly.

    Ny sons Strat-ish Behringer guitar was utter garbage and could not be adjusted to play in tune.

    His first practice amp was a buzzy hummy mess, but showed a promising tone. The second one as a replacement was fine.

    I have a small Xenix mixer, bought 15 years ago. Its great and reliable and I use it every day.
     
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  18. Ken Ops

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    I wouldn’t ever buy those, and instead would go for lower-priced used pedals (ones that aren’t trending or whatever).

    Actually, I did just that a while back, and did pretty well out of it.

    But hey, if Behringer pedals work for you, great. Enjoy.
     

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