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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Arebours, Jul 27, 2009.
They're cheap, was just wondering if they were passable
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Passable, yeah. Some sound good, others sound "meh". They seem mighty flimsy to me, but OTOH I haven't actually broken one.
The three I have been brave enough to try (BDI21, CC300, BSY600) all surprised me positively with their sound quality. The construction feels very cheap, so I wouldn't go stomping on them too heavily. But generally speaking they are pretty faithful clones of the Boss/EHX/Line6 pedals they are based on.
The BDI 21 is excellent !!! Sounds great. Fragile built but sounds great. If it breaks, just buy another one, they are so cheap, but it sounds really good.
They are cheap, and the ones I've tested sound OK, some, like the Tuner Pedal, are worth it. But it'll be a waste of 30 quid or so. This is because, in my view, and others I've gathered from here, there are much better pedals for the effect you want. It's worth the wait and money to buy a better pedal, like the Ibanez Phat-Hed or ElectroHarmonix Bass Big Muff instead of the Overdrive from Behringer. If you buy a Behringer you will most likely end up bying a better pedal eventually.
So yeh they are passable, but not prefferable
Utter and complete GARBAGE! I have yet to hear ANY Behringer product that's any good or will last longer than maybe a year tops.
They had the audacity to try and reverse engineer BOSS pedals and even copy them exactly cosmetically, got them a well-deserved lawsuit.
I have the compressor/sustainer and the overdrive. They sound really good, you should try them. It's true that they're made on plastic, but if you treat them well, they will last. They're awesome for the sound and the price.
Interesting thread about the Behringer factory very recently posted in the Miscellaneous forum.
That's funny. There have been numerous blind comparisons between the BDI21 and the BDDI, and the Behringer fooled quite a few people. Most people around here have said that it sounds great. The BSY has been said by multiple people to perform BETTER than the Boss synth. And the CC300 (which I own) is a clone of a pedal that Boss no longer makes, so I have no other option if I want that sound (other than another clone by Fromel that costs $300)
Behringer is okay. Just don't divide by zero around them.
i really want behringer to come out with a boog maurus tedal,
I played their Bass Overdrive and thought it was awful. However, a friend of mine has a cheap Behringer mixer which does the job, and I know someone who uses a Behringer DI at home and that also sounds decent. I guess some Behringer products are quite useful and have their place, and others should probably be avoided.
I had a phaser that sounded great but died way too early because of poor built quality. I had a distortion that sounded awful and I sold. I still have my multi effect. It's fun and quirky but definitely not top notch sound quality. The effects can change even with the switch in the off position but sometimes sound better than when it's switched fully on. I get the biggest uses out of the pitch shifter, tremolo, delay and the chorus if I want some real dissonance.
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Do you like the Boss ODB-3? Because I believe that is what the Bass Overdrive is copying. It is more fruitful to ask whether the BOD sounds like the ODB. If so, then you can't exactly blame Behringer for copying a pedal you hate
Well, I've never tried a Boss ODB-3, but I do think you could have a valid point there. I'll see if I can try a Boss ODB-3 locally so I can compare the sounds.
I've got a friend who uses two Behringer pedals (one being the bass OD, not sure about the other) combined with an Ashdown OD & he gets some nice tones.
Personally I wouldn't put them in my board because I'm a pretty big guy, but I'm thinking about getting the Bass EQ & throwing it into my loop & putting it ontop of my amp
Would it be too terribly difficult to gut a Behringer pedal and throw it in a new metal casing?
From the sounds of it, build quality is the only big, consistent gripe with the Behringer products, so if you wanted to spend the extra $5 for a stamp box casing and 5 minutes fitting it and adjusting it, you'd probably be just fine.
I think the main problem with rehousing these (and Boss pedals for that matter) is that they are all surface mount components, with board-mounted jacks and electronic switches, so its a major pain in the butt to get them wired into a new enclosure with new jacks and a real stomp switch.
It's more than the casing. The pots are cheap plastic, the switch and jacks too, and all of the internal components are "good enough but not great".
No point in re-housing them IMO, because the cost of doing so (with new pots, switch, etc.) could get you up to the normal retail price of the Boss/etc. pedal that the Behringer was copied from.