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on 5 November 2014
I have a couple of Behringer pedals and they are great value for money.
If you want an effect unit for home use or even for occasional gigging these are well worth checking out - they are never going to be the first choice for pro or semi pro musicians who want and can afford to pay for top quality gear but for the money they cost they are well made and sound great.
Ive seen a couple of reviews saying the batteries dont last very long - the simple answer is that, unless you have a power supply plugged in (which disconnects the internal battery) you should unplug the input jack from the pedal - thats what turns the battery power on / off! - This is NOT a fault - most makes and models of pedal work in the same way.
There is lots of talk about how they are made of plastic and are "not up to the job" - if you want to actually STAMP on it, wearing heavy boots whilst playing a "deaf metal riff", like a "real man" would then you will probably break it but lets face it, unless you sort out your anger management issue's you're going to make a t**t of yourself at some point anyway, no matter what pedal you buy! Tap it with your foot to switch it on and off and it will almost certainly last for years - and Mummy's less likely to be shouting at you for scaring the cat.
They work fine and cost bladders, what more do you need? - check out the many reviews and comparisons on YouTube to see if a particular pedal suits the sound you want.
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on 29 January 2016
If you have a problem with sustain, you have a problem with your guitar or your playing technique.
If you're looking to even out slight level imbalances between strings, different guitars and/or your rhythm playing, then this'll do fine.
Compressors work by turning down any signal that's louder than a predetermined level to bring the loud bits closer in level to the quiet bits and then turning everything up to an acceptable level. Bear in mind ALL guitar signal has some degree of background noise present, so when you turn up the quiet bits, you are also turning the noise up.

Anyway, bought one of these (and a GE700) for my dear old Dad. I already own the Boss pedals that these are obviously cloned from - same colour schemes and similar model numbers? Who are they kidding?
What can I say? It does everything it's supposed to do.
I tested using an EMG equipped Strat through a Blackstar ID15TVP at my home - which was rewired a few years ago - and a new battery, so zero noise pollution.
Is it noisy? No, not in the slightest.
If you use an old/cheap guitar with dodgy soldering/wiring, through a high gain setup and valve amp, in a building with questionable wiring... well, ALL compressors are going to be very noisy.
Why a quarter the price of the Boss? Made in China, (probably) using very cheap electronics with wide tolerance specs and the casing is moulded plastic.
Like I said, it does exactly what it's supposed to do. The casing will only break if you're an idiot. The electronics? Who knows.
Let's face it, if you're reading this you're either just starting out or strapped for cash, right?
Yes, buy one of these, BUT do a little reading about what compression is about and don't expect miracles. This is a good piece of kit. The more expensive stuff is probably more durable, but by the time you break this, hopefully, you'll have figured out whether you really need one - I've rarely used one in over 30 years of playing.
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on 16 July 2014
I was amazed how quickly this arrived. It does what it says useful as a level boost and sustain increaser. Although plastic it seems quite robust. The only potential week link could be the pivot which needs to be sprung inwards to access the battery compartment although up to now in use it has been fine. At this price good to experiment with different setting on the pedal in conjunction with amp settings. I tried it with a new Poundland alkaline battery and experienced none of the noise issues mentioned by others.
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on 18 May 2012
Plastic housing aside, this pedal is great value for money. It may not have the flexibility of more expensive compressor pedals, but for tightening up your sound, bass or guitar, it does the job well.
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on 18 June 2014
There's no denying that this is a budget piece of kit. It has a plastic casing which I don't think anyone would consider taking on a world tour; the effect itself isn't bad, spend four times as much & you'd obviously get better. It is a bit noisy & I think the battery access is fiddly & the mains input on the side isn't the smartest idea...on the whole though, for the price, it works...
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on 26 February 2014
from the off, ive heard all sorts of stories a about these pedal. all im going to sayu is if this pedal is in your price range this is the pedal to buy, constructed of plastic, its never going to be one you chuck about, but if you wanting a pedal that does the job, well and not going to leave you out of pocket, go for this pedal, its well made, decent sockets adjusters the lot. the compresser is very good, sustain is decent too, being using it with both over drive and distortion and it works an absolute treat. not a Boss Pedal, but a lot better than i expected. in fact so much , i bought 2 others from the range and there just as good :)
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on 3 June 2013
Compresses and sustains depending how you tweak it. Not got the compression I'm looking for yet but just stuck onto my pedal board, plugged and played so should get there with a bit of twiddling. Well worth the money.
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on 17 April 2013
Quite simply incredible value for money. Its stands tall alongside similar, far more expensive pedals. Plenty of useful adjustment and good battery life too
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on 29 December 2013
A bit disappointed about this. It promises unlimited sustain, but that can NOT be attained with this pedal. The Compressor works OK, and the separate Volume setting can come in handy, but I had greater expectations of this....
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on 7 September 2015
for the Price Behringer charge, I wonder how they turn a profit, a wonderful pedal that matches with any other but at £16 wow, very strong and robust even though it is plastic and not Di-cast Metal, Like Boss and many other brands of pedals, I would recommend and I will be using this now as part of my set up rather than my multi effect units as I can change the parameters so much easier and mark off the settings, very happy.
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