"Vintage Tube Monster Attacking! Everyone to get from street now!"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
This is one of the best sounding, warm, wide-ranging O.D. pedal i have ever owned, and i've owned and used most of the popular ones--tube, analog, modeling, etc. I think the pedal will work for any style -you can dial in everything from a nice tube boost to near metal tones. I haven't yet tried it straight into a mixer or mic input but i'm guessing it would sound good. It made a very weak amp sound great, and improves the tone of marginal pickups.
functional simplicity - laid out like a good tube amp's vol/master/tone controls. The added noise gate is a great feature that i like alot and works great. The LED's are nice and bright. The one and only neg about the pedal is the footswitch doesn't have the comforting "click" that one may be used to. It is solidly built with a folded sheet metal casing.
Ease of Use:
Like i said, laid out like a good tube amp - pretty self explanatory. Huge range of drive and tones.
The packing done by the shipper was marginal, so the Behringer box was really bounced around. Fortunately the Behringer packing was good and the unit functioned perfectly. I would like to purchase another one and try the Bitmo mod - a 3-way switch that is said to really make the pedal even better. This pedal appears to have as good of a quality as anything else available.
Haven't needed anything. The mfr plant is in China. Alot of stuff made in China is actually pretty darn good. Of course some is crap too. You have to be selective. Some of the low-end plastic Berhinger pedals are of the latter category. This Vintage Tube Monster pedal is great.
Fabulous bang for buck. I own an Electro Harmonix English Muffin at twice the cost and doesn't have the range and touch sensitivity that this pedal has.
The Wow Factor:
The giant black "V" on the tan case - well, i dunno...& i don't care - the thing sounds great.
This is a keeper. I want another one as a backup. I will sell/trade some other pedals to accomplish this.