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Behringer VT999 Vintage Tube Monster Overdrive


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  • Get a whole tube amp in a pedal and take off with anything from warm blues overdrive to heavy distortion
  • Classic tube overdrive pedal based on a hand-selected 12ax7 vacuum tube
  • Integrated and switchable noise gate with adjustable threshold keeps your sound noise-free
  • Dedicated gain, 3-band eq and master controls for awesome sound shaping
  • Blue status led for effect on/off and battery check
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.4 Kg
Product Dimensions22 x 17.2 x 6.1 cm
Item model numberVT999
Country Produced Inchina
  
Additional Information
ASINB000W00X1Y
Best Sellers Rank 4,757 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.1 Kg
Date First Available21 Sep 2007
  
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Product Description

Overdrive pedal Classic tube overdrive pedal based on a hand-selected 12AX7 vacuum tube This BEHRINGER product has been designed to compete head to head with leading products on the market Get a whole tube amp in a pedal and take off with anything from warm blues overdrive to heavy distortion Integrated and switchable Noise gate with adjustable Threshold keeps your sound noise-free Dedicated Gain, 3-band EQ and Master controls for awesome sound shaping Blue status LED for effect on/off and battery check True hard-wire bypass for ultimate signal integrity High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

Manufacturer's Description

Classic Vacuum Tube Overdrive

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Liam Snaith on 11 Mar 2013
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Great for Lo-Fi distortion and fuzz without a second gain stage. With a second gain stage, this pedal is very punchy and loud. The onboard EQ is fantastic, but the noise gate leaves a lot to be desired. When used on a high master/low gain setting, the pedal produces a very unique, organic bite. Best distortion pedal under £100 I have ever used.
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Well, well, well.

Bit of a gamble on this bad boy, I have a analogue pedal board and don't really have a overdrive, or distortion pedal, all delays, reverbs and the like. So decided I would give this a pop and at £30ish it would be a bit of a small gamble, and you can always send it back, you get the idea. So it's a valve preamp stage with 12AX7 pre ampe valve, made by a Russian company, likely they all are not.

First thing it's biggish, and I am not sure why it has to be son big. on trying it was that the sound sort of shuts off, like the filter gate is set very high (it does have a gate, but it wasn't turned on). So I changed the valves, I had a few spare pre amp spare valves, 12AX7 I think they are, as I had a feeling this was sown to the valve.
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By A. Chipman on 27 May 2013
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Now the vintage tube monster.
First off, this is well built and big with it, quite easy to use and sounds ,well not so good out the box.

Whats the problem? There didn't seem to be much difference in overdrive tone when using the various controls
it was all or nothing. However firstly I changed out the valve, a 12AX7 of dubious quality, I replaced that with a Electro Harmonix of the same value. Now then, it was getting better, more response but not quite there.
Next I put a Phillips egg 12AU-7 in the box, now we have what I want. I can dial in the overdrive so the amp ( Vox AC4 mini used for very low volume recording) I have is breaking up but not going into heavy metal territory unless I say so. So a simple £12 fix and the box is great. I just wanted the break up later out the box but in it's original state that was not happening. The valve used is a low gain alternative to the 12AX7 which works like a dream in the behringer.

Would I recommend it? Well, yes and no. If your happy with the pedal as it is then fair enough but I wasn't , I now am, but I spent £12 to get it right, however, now I have a great little/big pedal that does exactly what I want it to do not the other way round. An easy fix if you ain't happy..
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I decided to take a punt on this pedal based solely on the price - at the time of purchase, around £46 - which is daft money considering it comes with its own power supply. I have a vintage Fender Twin Reverb which you can force to overdrive if you really try hard but has no dedicated drive channel and is really only a clean amp. The VT999 right out of the box sounded pretty good and with tweaking gave me good approximation of a range of sounds from southern rock to almost modern metal scooped mid. Other reviewers say they could only get heavily distorted sounds from it, but that's not what I've found at all which leads me to believe that (much like tube amps) the results from this pedal really do vary from unit to unit. I would suggest if you buy one and aren't happy with the sounds try experimenting with replacement tubes - for the price the VT999 sells at, that's a viable option even for those on a tight budget.

Overall, build quality is good though the knobs do feel a little bit cheap and it is faily large for a stompbox. I don't know about durability, but again for the price it feels fairly robust. I think most guitarists could find some use for the VT999, either as an OD/Dist or as a booster to push a tube amp a bit further. Given the options for experimentation, the price and the included power supply I'd say the VT999 was well worth a go. Recommended.
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By butwhatdoiknow VINE VOICE on 17 Nov 2011
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Wow, can this thing spit meaty chunks of heaviness!!? You can get a lovely smooth, sweet and very heavy overdrive out of this. Problem is, I could only really get heavy, very heavy and very very heavy out of it. Maybe I had a model with a hair trigger gain knob, but I couldn't dial in a softer valvey rasp I was after. Had a lot of fun with some Black Crowes power chords... but swapped this for less of a beast in the end!
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