Reviews and Problems with Behringer BASS OVERDRIVE BOD100
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6 July 2011
Summary: I just recently bought this pedal. This is my first pedal and since i dont have a lot of money to spend i bought this. It works pretty well for what you pay for. I recommend this only for people on a budget or beginners. It does give your plenty of control though. You really get what you pay for and not to much else.
Summary: What can I say, Behringer has made me a fan with the price points that it puts on all of its products. The BOD100 is no different. I bought this pedal on a whim because it was so cheap, but now it's going to take a heavyweight distortion pedal to knock this baby off my effects board. It emulates the Boss od-3 (overpriced! overprcied! overpriced! now that behrigner is on the scene!
Pros: Inexpensive pedal that sounds as good as the one it clones, really good distortion!
Cons: plastic rather than metal chassis, annoying to get at battery, adapter-jack located on the side rather than the top
Summary: I too picked one of these up because of the insanely low price. It surprisingly actually sounds great! I ran mine through a GK 800RB and a 1x15" and it had some nice, deep, crunchy overdrive. For the price, you really can't go wrong.
Summary: This was a X-Mas present from my Uncle by my request. I was just being kind and selecting something which is nice and cheap, but WOAH!!! This thing rocks!!! I use it when I play along with songs, but it is great to just jam around with. When you do artificial (or pinch) harmonics with this thing on it sounds freakin' awesome. If it broke I would definatly get another one.
Pros: Great overdrive, very versatile, funky purple colour!!!
Cons: Plastic, battery is under the pedal which is really annoying to take off
Summary: Sorry guys ! Everyone else has heaped praise on this delightfully-coloured, cheap little pedal and now here I come to spoil it . I bought the BOD100, thinking that it might come somewhere close to recreating the "warmth" of a valve pre-amp (as stated in the marketing b/s). I was sadly mistaken! This pedal is only really effective as a "distortion" pedal (i.e. turned up), IMO.
Cons: Awkward battery change system, very limited applications.
Summary: It sounds OK I suppose, but you really get what you pay for. The battery compartment is extremely hard to open on mine, battery life is really short, the drive knob is showing signs of completely disengaging when turned to any position other than full on, and it's noisy. The plastic on it feels like it'll snap off at any moment and the 'buzziness' it adds to the tone is rather sterile. Definitely more of a distortion then an overdrive.