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Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal  

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        Get everything from “old-school” wah to the most up-to-date sounds, all in one mesmerizing effects pedal.

        The Behringer Hell-Babe HB01 is unlike any wah you’ve ever stepped on, offering a tremendous array of tone-sculpting options. This demon’s heel-down Range control provides low frequency adjustment that can be swept from 440 Hz down to 250 Hz, making the HB01 the ideal companion for either guitar or bass. For custom-tailoring the toe-down frequency range, the Hell-Babe features a Fine control, allowing you to adjust the frequency sweep as high as 2.2 kHz.

        You can even dial in a powerful volume Boost (up to +15 dB), so that when you step on the HB01, your guitar will rise to the top of the mix. A highly versatile Q control is provided for precise filter shaping and for achieving vocal-like effects.

        The Hell-Babe uses no mechanical pots or switches, which significantly reduces on wear and tear. It also features a spring-back pedal mechanism with resistance adjustment. And thanks to the ultra-bright LED indicators you’ll always know when it's on and when the volume boost is activated. You can power this bad boy with a 9V battery or the optional PSU-SB DC power supply.

        Features
        • Total optical control for wear-and-tear-free pedal operation (no mechanical pots and switches)
        • Unique spring-back pedal mechanism with resistance adjustment for ultimate playing style (option to remove)
        • Heel-down frequency range freely adjustable via Range control (440 Hz to 250 Hz) for use even with bass guitars
        • Additional Fine Tune control allows high-end extension of sweep range for incredibly bright, ultra-present tone
        • Ultra-musical Q control for precise filter shaping to achieve vocal-like effects
        • Tunable boost function including On/Off switch to push your licks up to the limit
        • Dual LED indicators for Effect On/Off and Boost On/Off at the tail of the pedal for total control
        • Ultra-low noise circuitry for outstanding audio performance
        • Runs on 9 V battery or the BEHRINGER PSU-SB DC power supply (not included)
        • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life

        Call or click to add new dimension and depth to your artistic expression.

         
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        BehringerHellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal
         
        3.6

        (based on 7 reviews)

        Ratings Distribution

        • 5 Stars

           

          (3)

        • 4 Stars

           

          (1)

        • 3 Stars

           

          (1)

        • 2 Stars

           

          (1)

        • 1 Stars

           

          (1)

        71%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

        • Excellent sound quality (3)
        • Responsive (3)
        • Versatile (3)

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur recording (4)
          • Home studio (4)
          • Performances (3)
            • Reviewer Profile:
            • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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          4.0

          Great but not perfect

          By Gretschguy

          from Indianapolis

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          Pros

          • Responsive
          • Versatile
          • Wide Tonal Variety

          Cons

          • Rfi On Ac Adapter

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

          *Be forewarned, if you use the AC adapter instead of 9-volt battery, you will likely get RFI (radio frequency interference).*

          This wah pedal is well-built but not as sturdy as it could be. The trade-off is a good light weight. The snap-back pedal to the up position takes getting used to. So does the kick-on noise when you step on the pedal to activate it. There are some really great sweep effects and functions you can read about in the product description. Used through a good amp, whether solid state like a Fender Mustang or tubes, this gives searing psychedelics and gentle tremolo-like waves.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Very Musical Pedal

          By David R. Brown

          from El Paso, Texas

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

            I am not a professional musician, but rather an amateur with a reasonable degree of experience with guitar plus a couple of other string instruments. For my purposes, the H'babe (I don't care for its name) fits the bill perfectly. I have compared it to my son's Dunlop Original Crybaby, and I much prefer the sound and flexibility of the Behringer. With its variety of broad- and fine-tuning knobs to adjust the responsiveness of the foot pedal, the 'Babe can be personalized to a player's individual needs and tastes, similarly to the more-advanced Crybaby models, though it is less expensive even than the Original. Its construction, though employing lower-cost outer materials than those of the Dunlops, certainly is not cheap. Heavy-duty plastic can be as strong and durable as steel if designed properly; this certainly is the case with the Behringer. For any guitar player with champagne taste but a beer budget, this may be the wah-wah to own.

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            2.0

            its not a cry baby

            By TInz

            from Atlanta

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

              • Beginner Guitarist

              Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

              the housing is too light weight for me...I guess its not fair to compare it to a morley I plan to spend more time with the controls but so far I haven't found a range that I can live with

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              5.0

              wah wah pedal

              By geronimo gianelli

              from tx

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

                exactly what I needed

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                1.0

                The HELLBABE HB01 OPTICAL WAH

                By mikemcd1st

                from Niagara Falls, New York

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Compact Design

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

                  I plugges in the HELLBABE and when I pressed on the wah it started tuning in radio frequencies and the wah was extremely inferior to any other wah I posess. I have a Cry Baby 95Q that I bought from Musician's Friend and it is far more responsive and supperior to the Hellbabe...
                  I am totally disapointed in this product...
                  Although it is cheap, I didn,t get what I paid for.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Liked it a lot

                  By flstc5150

                  from North Carolina

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easily

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

                  I liked this better than the popular model that I replaced it with. The construction quality is poor. They need to charge a bit more for it and make it more durable.

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                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great wah!

                  By A Bachant

                  from Georgia

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                  Pros

                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

                    It is a great wah, not only for the price but also as a competetor against the crybaby. This is a copy of the crybaby from hell and it follows in its steps to a T. The sweep is lo though unless you mod it by taking the rubber stoppers on the end of the rocker and trim them about a half an inch. It allows the wah to sweep all the way when trimmed.

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