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Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by jaybones, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. jaybones

    jaybones Friend of Leo's

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    Didn't find one so I thought I'd start one.

    I have 3.

    Ultra Chorus (1st Behringer), 7 band EQ, and the Ultra Octaver (just ordered from the 'Bay for $22 NIB shipped).

    I know a lot of people are down on these- all plastic construction, cheap battery box. But unless you drop it off a sky scraper and use an adapter those don't matter.
     
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  2. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

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    I had a Behringer reverb pedal that sounded fantastic. Its plastic construction was not a problem. I don't stomp on things like an elephant.
     
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  3. Telecastoff1

    Telecastoff1 Tele-Afflicted

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    I own four Behringer pedals. I started out buying the UT300 Ultra Tremolo for use at home with several amps that don't have it built in. I don't use any pedals on my gigs. I run straight to the amp. I was so impressed with the quality and sound of this pedal that I bought three other Behringer pedals. I really like the feel and finish of these pedals. They feel solid, are lighter than other's metal pedals and won't chip, rust or corrode in the future. Cars built for the last 40 years are half plastic, deemed safer and better. I have no gripe about Behringer's pedals. I can afford to buy more expensive pedals, but why would I? These sound nice and look nice, and definitely do the trick for me.
     
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  4. CigBurn

    CigBurn TDPRI Member

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    When I first started playing again about 5 years ago now (dang time flies), I picked up a Tu300 tuner and the DR400 reverb delay. I figured they'd be ok to get me going and not spend much. In the years that followed I bought others as well, with the idea I would upgrade if a pedal turned out to be something I used a lot. So I have a box with well over a dozen Behringer pedals in it that over time I ended up upgrading or finding I didn't have much use for. I have a couple of shelves of other pedals of various makes, Boss, MXR, EHX the usual suspects that are also in semi retirement.

    Long story short, the tuner and reverb/delay are still on my pedal board. The tuner works as well as any I've tried I suppose so it will live out its life holding its prime position on the board. The delay reverb is another thing. I see demos all the time for these awesome units that can create these gorgeous soundscapes in the demos and man its sometimes really tempting. But then I look at how I actually use delay and reverb and I figure it's overkill for my purposes. So that too will likely live out its existence at the end of my pedal chain.

    Are there better options out there? sure. But if a guy is looking to see how certain effects work for his individual needs they are a decent way to get in the ballpark for easy money.
     
  5. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have 3 the tuner pedal, the Vintage Tube Monster and the Vintage Time Machine.

    I don't use the tuner pedal that much, preferring to use a Korg instead.

    The Tube Monster is OK but I have other overdrives I like better.

    I've tried to like the Time Machine but I just can't get along with it on most occasions.
     
  6. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I've got a few.
    The VT999 is quite a good unit, albeit not quite as advertised. Many op-amps and a valve for flavour. I don't know how much the valve features, but changing valves alters the sounds. Odd how the valve never seems to glow, or get more than warm to the touch. Very useful 3 band EQ and despite my reservations as to the role of the valve, some satisfying sounds to be had.
    VT911. Someone goofed with the specs on this. As an overdrive, it sucks. As a device for wreaking sonic havoc when covering Stooges, it is rather good. Loud, brash and buzzy. Used for one sound and one sound only. Spatty, spitty, nasty, which if that's what you're after, all is well. More distortofuzz than overdrive.
    UT300 Tremolo. I didn't get on with it at first, until I played around with its position in the chain. When used subtly, it has some charm. Great for 'Rumble' moments.
    CL9 Compressor/Limiter. Always on. Set subtle and it sparkles. Very easy to get it wrong though.
    VD400 Vintage Delay. A delay, and not a bad one.
    Vintage Phaser. Not bad, when it worked, then it started acting like a tone-suck. Never did figure out why.
    Hellbabe Wah. An optical wah with many good points. Used mainly as an on demand treble boost, but some good wakka-wakka and chikka-chikka can be had too.

    TU300 Tuner. No longer on my board. I found it flicked about too much, as if it was too sensitive. I ended up using it as a mute, then tuning to a headstock clip on.
    Ultra Octaver. Useless. Very poor tracking with an underlying sound of Daleks copulating.
    Ultra Harmonist. As a harmoniser, it has issues. Mainly issues of suckage. A better octaver than the Ultra Octaver. It does have a couple of interesting settings for whammy, which it does quite well, but that's it. Like the octaver, it fails its core competence.

    I used to own a Behringer Vintager GM110 amplifier. The first model with the 8 Ohm Jensen speaker. I later came to realise it was a ripoff of a Tech 21 product. It had D.I out, an effects loop, gain, TMB and master volume. What it also had was amp and speaker emulations. The speaker emulations made three fifths of smeg all difference through the built in speaker, but really came to the fore through the D.I. Overall, a great sounding amp. Not powerful enough to cut it live on its own, but D.I to the front of house and use it as a personal monitor and it was quite a capable amp. Behringer claimed 30 Watts for it. Mwahaha!. That'd be 30 Watts transient. More like 15~20 Watts RMS. Just enough to hang with a drummer in the practice room, not enough without P.A support live. Could sound really good. Not waterproof though, which was its demise.

    Ultra-G D.I. ( The red one ) This is a basic D.I with switchable cab emulation. The emulation is pretty good too. It can sit at the end of an effects chain, or in the speaker connection. It has various pad options to suit its positioning. Phantom power or 9V battery. Rather good really.

    Ultra-D.I ( the silver one ) This is a basic D.I without cab emulation. I use it for the Trio+ bass and drums and it does the job without fuss. I've also used it with bass guitar and an overdrive with some success.
     
  7. jaybones

    jaybones Friend of Leo's

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    The Ultra Octaver arrived today. Unboxed, put in new battery, plugged, turned up and channeled some Jimi.

    Had a brief hiccup when I couldn't get the pedal to work. Turned out the battery cover/foot switch wasn't quite centered (little spring loaded hinge hadn't popped out fully on the switch side- would lift up instead of depressing the plunger fully. Got it sorted out and working fine).

    The note(s) seemed to track fine. No unwanted distortion, the level knob(s) on the octave(s) was pretty slick as was the signal mix knob.
     
  8. JeffBlue

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    I have 2 Behringer VT999 pedals, robust and great sounding. I always change the tube to NOS and a 12AU7 variant.
     
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    i have an ultra curve II and a mixer :D
     
  10. StratmanSteve

    StratmanSteve TDPRI Member

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    I have just one, the now discontinued TP300 Ultra Tremolo/Pan. What I wanted was a Boss PN-2, but the prices of vintage units were sky high so I settled for Behringer's PN-2 clone. It was on my board for a few years before I replaced it with a Hardwire TR-7. Maybe Boss will come out with a PN-2 Waza someday.
     
  11. ClashCityTele

    ClashCityTele Tele-Afflicted

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    I have the UC200 Ultra Chorus. The stereo output comes in very handy. And...a TU300 Tuner, which until recently wouldn't recognize the bottom E.
    Now it won't tune at all unless I give it a good kick with my size 10 Doc Marten. Time for a new Boss size tuner.
     
  12. middy

    middy Friend of Leo's

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    I have the CL9 - a pretty nice Ross style compressor, and the SF300 - a sweet Super Fuzz clone!
     
  13. BadTranslate

    BadTranslate Tele-Meister

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  14. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have the Blues Driver, which is pretty good. But I just sold the multi fx, which was the worst pedal I've ever owned.

    So I'm in this club . . . I'm just not sure I want to be.
     
  15. Kriticaster

    Kriticaster Tele-Holic

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    I'm a new Behringer owner, (actually I have a little USB external soundcard thingie from years ago that I used for DJing) just got the Hellbabe Wah... Pretty decent bit of kit, but it needs some mods... Trying to work out where/how to "put a 100pf capacitor parallel to the output jack" to account for tone suck...

    There is a massive modding thread on freestompboxes.org but it's years old, so going to start a thread to ask for advice from the good people of TDPRI :)

    Here is a pic of the offending PCB and the schematic if anyone is tech-minded enough to offer some advice...

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    What does 'Parallel to the output jack' look like on this??

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    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  16. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Doctor of Teleocity

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    Owned their Rotary Machine for about 7 years with no problems at all. Sounds great.
     
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    These are all awesome and super-affordable
     
  18. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Doctor of Teleocity

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    I recently got the Virtualizer D2000 processor.
    I haven't used it yet, but I guess I've got a whole bunch of Behringer effects all in one.
     
  19. BadTranslate

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    I like the description for the Super Fuzz on the Guitar Center site:

    "If the raw, Neanderthal power of history’s most-sought after stomp boxes inspires you to plug in, turn on and rock out, it’s time to expand your mind with the SUPER FUZZ SF300. This amazing pedal gives you 3 different sound modes for classic fuzz, grunge and gain boost, controllable via the dedicated Gain, Level and 2-band EQ controls.

    Three Modes of Operation
    With the SF300’s three unique sound modes you can: channel the grittiest tones of underground proto-punk legends; update your sound into a crunchy industrial cacophony; or opt for a pure gain boost that will shred the competition!

    Easy to Use
    Dedicated Level, Gain, Treble and Bass dials provide tons of tone-shaping options. The SF300’s shiny status LED tells you when this wild thing is activated, and a top-quality on/off switch maintains optimum signal integrity in bypass mode. You can power the SF300 with our PSU-SB DC power supply (not included) or a 9 V battery.

    Whether your sound is overdue for a psychotic overhaul – or you just want to cause some inter-dimensional mayhem, check out the Super Fuzz SF300."
     
  20. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    My cover band uses the X-18 Air mixer/interface. Initially, I had reservations, but it delivers. It's perfect for bands that do their own sound.
     
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