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Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal 

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The Behringer CS400 COMPRESSOR/SUSTAINER CS400 effects pedal is an affordable way to add some serious finesse to your playing. Dynamics play an impor...Click To Read More About This Product

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Add amazing impact to your tone and provide endless sustain.

The Behringer CS400 COMPRESSOR/SUSTAINER CS400 effects pedal is an affordable way to add some serious finesse to your playing. Dynamics play an important role in music. They help to convey emotion, whether it's a sultry blues solo or the unrelenting gallop of unfettered metal. But uncontrolled dynamics can take all your best intentions and turn them into mush. That's where the Behringer CS400 comes in, softening loud sounds and boosting low signal levels to keep everything more uniform.

Ever notice how some strings on your guitar or bass sound louder than others? This is partly due to physics. Strings with lower mass just don't put out as much volume as the heavier ones. When used properly, a compressor makes all of the strings the same volume. Compressors are also great for slap-style bass players, making thumb slaps, string pulls and muted notes all the same volume, for an extremely percussive effect.

The CS400 COMPRESSOR/SUSTAINER is easy to use. You can dial in the right amount of compression using the dedicated Attack and Sustain dials. The Level control allows you to set the output to subtle, or engage a monster volume boost. Tone lets you add exactly the right level of highs. From clean, snappy country leads to rock solos that scream for eons, the CS400 is built to make your sound the center of attention. Its LED tells you when it's on, and the top-quality on/off switch maintains outstanding signal integrity in bypass mode. You can power this scene-stealer with either a 9 V battery or our PSU-SB DC power supply (not included).

FEATURES
  • Compress loud and bosst low signals without degrading the original sound
  • Dedicated Level, Tone, Attack and Sustain controls
  • Blue status LED
  • First-class electronic On/Off switch for highest signal integrity in bypass mode
  • Rugged construction ensures long life

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BehringerCS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.0

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (17)
  • Responsive (15)
  • Compact (12)
  • Good selection of effects (7)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (20)
  • Performances (20)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Professional recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

You can pay more but why?

This is a low cost but great sounding compressor pedal for guitar.I have two other compressor pedals (as well as two rack compressors) that both cost more than three times what this Behringer pedal...Read complete review

This is a low cost but great sounding compressor pedal for guitar.I have two other compressor pedals (as well as two rack compressors) that both cost more than three times what this Behringer pedal cost but I like this one better. It just does the job without adding noise or coloration to the guitars tone. I have been playing pro for 40 years now and have been through many pedals, amps and guitars in that time. Fortunately I got over the "fancy name brand only" stigma that many people still have and just look for something that is cost effective and just does the job. This compressor is a great example. My set up is my Les Paul or Epiphone Sheraton into the Behringer pedal then out to my old Dunlop Wah pedal to a BBE Sonic Stomp (also a great product) into a VOX VT30 amp mic'd to the PA with a Shure SM58. (Although there is a decent compressor built into the effects section of the VOX VT30 I like the Behringer better.)
If you are looking for quality sound at a great price buy the Behringer pedal. (Don't buy the Behringer DC9 compressor pedal. I bought that one first. It colors your tone noticbly and compresses the signal way too much and makes your tone thin and weak,)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not really worth it but it is cheap

well sometimes something cheap is worth it but this one of those time that it is not I will keep it so that when my friend come over i'll let them use it so I...Read complete review

well sometimes something cheap is worth it but this one of those time that it is not I will keep it so that when my friend come over i'll let them use it so I sound better playing guitar LOL the sustainer does give some sustain but the attack is useless on the pedal you can have it all the way turn up or down no difference so anyway I would not recommend it to a friend until he try's mine then they can decide for them selves

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does exactly what it says it will do.

By Country Picker

from Lexington NC

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I read many negative reviews on this product that went like," OMG, it's made of PLASTIC!! If I jump up and down on it over and over it may BREAK!" Well, DUH! I don't plan on jumping on it at all. The quality of sound produced by this product is equal to that of products costing a lot more. It seems to be very sturdy, it does the job it was designed to do, and does it very well. And since I don't plan on pounding on it with a hammer...

    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    You can pay more but why?

    By Rick H.

    from New Jersey

    About Me Professional Musician

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      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live

        Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This is a low cost but great sounding compressor pedal for guitar.I have two other compressor pedals (as well as two rack compressors) that both cost more than three times what this Behringer pedal cost but I like this one better. It just does the job without adding noise or coloration to the guitars tone. I have been playing pro for 40 years now and have been through many pedals, amps and guitars in that time. Fortunately I got over the "fancy name brand only" stigma that many people still have and just look for something that is cost effective and just does the job. This compressor is a great example. My set up is my Les Paul or Epiphone Sheraton into the Behringer pedal then out to my old Dunlop Wah pedal to a BBE Sonic Stomp (also a great product) into a VOX VT30 amp mic'd to the PA with a Shure SM58. (Although there is a decent compressor built into the effects section of the VOX VT30 I like the Behringer better.)
        If you are looking for quality sound at a great price buy the Behringer pedal. (Don't buy the Behringer DC9 compressor pedal. I bought that one first. It colors your tone noticbly and compresses the signal way too much and makes your tone thin and weak,)

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good pedal for the pennys

        By Lloyd

        from Carmel, IN

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        Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This pedal is not for everyone. I mean it does the job very well and that is all. The attack and sustain controls are touchy; micro-touches bring macro-changes. The tone control is a broadband sweep find the sweet spot and don't touch it. So if you're a set it and forget it; this pedal is for you. If you're a knob twister, one that has more acute control might be for you.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great price per value

        By sip

        from midwest

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Great Price
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I have more expensive units but come back to this one. If you're looking for good sustain or a little crunch this is for you. Works well with my tube screamer. I have used it on both SS and tube amps. I've used it 2 to 3 times a week for over a year and have had no problem with it. Solid housing.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Does what its supposed to do

        By Kelly

        from orlando, fl

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Good sound quality
        • Low Price
        • Still Works After A Year

        Cons

        • Cheaply made
        • Cheap Plastic Parts

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Bought this on a whim before one of those Best Buy music stores closed down for even cheaper than this price. I don't get any noise from the pedal. If you buy this pedal and get signal hum, it's probably got a bad capacitor, so exchange it.

        This is a clone of the CS-3 from Boss. It's not made of metal but cheap plastic. Please don't gig with this thing thinking you can slam your foot on it, cause it's probably gonna break.

        For the money, best compressor you can buy. 4star since its build quality isn't great, but come on, its behringer, what do you expect?

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very happy. Good product

        By Airjock

        from Effingham, illinois

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Inexpensive And Very Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Right out of the box the compressor worked great. It's perfect for adding volume and sustain for driving leads on rock and long holding notes on slow songs.
          The price is amazing and it has no latent noise. I had a Boss compressor that had latent noise issues. This one is a a quarter the price with better sound and comparable features.

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Retro sound

          By Lakeman

          from Lake Waccamaw N.C.

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I was suprised with the sound you can get from this pedal at the price. it hold the notes and gives that Retro sound of the Old Amps. Good Buy

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Did the trick!

          By JWT

          from shreveport La.

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Great Price
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Bass
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I been playin guitar for 50 years and just recently started playing bass at church i was having a problem with the eq just couldn't get the sound i wanted so a friend recomended a compresion pedal so i read all the reviews and the cs400 for the price had the best, and man when i hook it up that was it ! even out the tone warm bass sound and sustain love it love it!!!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works as Advertised

          By Beermaster

          from De Pere, WI

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Works the way it is supposed to. Does a great job.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great buy!!!

            By Tim

            from Ft. Worth, TX.

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Behringer CS400 Compressor/Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This does exactly what a compressor is supposed to do. It has a really good range & sound. Great pedal for a low cost. Perfect for anyone on a budget...OR NOT! It is plastic but is very durable. It's fine for normal use but I do not stomp on my pedals like an elephant or mule. I use it 2-3 per week on stage & it is fine. Don't be afraid of this pedal. I have 2 Behringer pedals mixed with other brands & I really like them.

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