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Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal  

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With the Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 effects pedal, you get distortion with the distinctive tonal quality that only a real tube can delive...Read More

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The distinctive, musical distortion that only a real tube can deliver.

With the Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 effects pedal, you get distortion with the distinctive tonal quality that only a real tube can deliver, bringing vintage sound back to life. Almost every nuance of wanted distortion tones can be found in the VT911. This high-quality tube overdrive pedal is based on a hand-selected 12AX7 vacuum tube and offers dedicated Drive, Tone and Level controls for precise sound shaping. A status LED for effect On/Off is included, plus there is a true hardwire bypass for ultimate signal integrity.

FEATURES
  • Classic tube overdrive from a hand-selected 12AX7 tube
  • Delivers everything from warm blues to bone-crushing distortion
  • Dedicated Drive, Tone and Level controls for sound shaping
  • Status LED
  • True hardwire bypass
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life

Discover the classic distortion sound only a real tube can deliver. Order the VT911 today.

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BehringerVintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal
 
3.0

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

48%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (6)
  • Cheap (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (9)
  • Limited selection of effects (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's not bad

I back ordered this in February when I saw a tube powered pedal on sale. Kind of a curiosity and I figured at worst I'd get my money back.

When I...Read complete review

I back ordered this in February when I saw a tube powered pedal on sale. Kind of a curiosity and I figured at worst I'd get my money back.

When I received it, the packaging was pretty good and it came with its own power cable. The price I paid on sale was pretty impressive, and normally I'm pre-disposed to like Behringer stuff.

I ran it straight to my Mesa Rectoverb 25 on both Clean and Pushed with a fair bit of volume. The gain was set to give a nice bell sound on the clean channel, and just below grit on the pushed channel (same knob for both settings).

It was actually.. very surprising. On pushed it was nearly beautiful. Very usable, nice DISTORTION. On clean it was still pretty good DISTORTION.

Note the word DISTORTION, there's nothing overdrive about this guy. If vintage meant high gain DISTORTION, this pedal is definitely vintage.

On both channels, I had more of a heavy rock/metal tone than I did a vintage tone. It was kind of funny and surprising. When I think of overdrive, I think of a TS9. A TS9 this thing is not.

Anyway, the tone was definitely satisfying. But that's it, it's pretty much "the tone".

The level knob is mostly useless below noon. If you set it below noon it'll just suck your sustain like a sustain vampire. Seriously. I tried it on both a Jazzmaster and SH-4 pickup. The Jazzmaster obviously died a little faster than the SH-4, but still, it sucked sustain.

The Gain knob, you literally shut the entire effect off at 0. Turn it very slightly and it's already very gainy. The difference from just barely on to full gain isn't really that much. It's super gainy from the start.

The tone knob, well, that works best out of all of the knobs.

I can get an almost decent heavily pushed overdrive sound by setting the level at about noon and the gain as low as it'll go, but it's still way heavier than an overdrive pedal should be.

Again, think DISTORTION. And it's a pleasing distortion, but you wont get more than 3-4 quality sounds from it.

The chassis doesn't get hot, and I haven't bothered to change the tube yet, but I will. Everything was ran on stock settings out of the box.

Over-all, I'd say this is a nice DISTORTION pedal to push a tube amp for the price.

I got it just to play around with it. I didn't run it on solid state, but I imagine it'd be OK. As I stated on clean, it was still very gainy.

Seriously, if I were to classify this as vintage anything, I'd classify it as vintage metal/vintage hard rock.

It's not warm and fizzy, it's pretty legit for a harder, not-modern metal sound. Definitely usable for a modern rock tone.

I did roll back my volume and while it adds some versatility, it's still pretty high gain and kills the sustain like a lowly set volume. You can get a little extra versatility, and maybe some transparency, but it's still pretty high gain.

It's not very versatile, but if you need a cheap distortion pedal that can get you a legit quality tone to play this is a pretty good little box.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Really bad product.

I picked this up on a Stupid Deal Day, because the price was just about worth it for the parts alone. Comes with a 9v power supply, and has a small tube. Can't...Read complete review

I picked this up on a Stupid Deal Day, because the price was just about worth it for the parts alone. Comes with a 9v power supply, and has a small tube. Can't hurt to have extras of each and an overdrive pedal taboot. However, this pedal is really bad. The OD sound is super weak, you will not be playing Crazy Train with this thing. Also, it is loud, adding significant white noise for the minimal gain increase. The gain is super muddy thru my Seymour Duncan passive humbuckers, in a normally thin-sounding custom guitar. Even with the tone cranked on this pedal, not enough treble or mids to be heard. I pumped this pedal into an Orange 20W valvestate head/cab, a Marshall 100W Valvestate head/2x12 cab, and a Marshall all-tube DSL40C combo amp. Pedal sounds noisy and muddy on all of them. I should note that the first pedal MF sent was definitely defective. I was getting this loud hum, making the pedal useless. Sounded like a tractor trailer engine idling. The replacement has the same muddy and lame OD sound minus the loud idling noise. Still not a functional pedal, unless you have no ear, or you are such a noob that tone is not an important issue for you. I was there once...but there are way better OD pedals out there for just a little more than this one at its bargain price.

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2.0

Typical Behringer noisy garbage

By BigDaddy

from Sandy, UT

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Uses A Real Tube

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Tons Of Noise

Best Uses

  • Paperweightwall Decore

Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

Stupid deal of the day, so only 20 bones. Well, I'm the stupid one. I should have known as I've never had good luck with Behringer effects. I thought I'd roll the dice on this because I like the thought of a nice tube-driven overdrive pedal. Unfortunately, this isn't "nice." With very low settings on both level knobs, it has a serious noise issue - when you try to get any decent gain (like pat 9 O'clock) the noise becomes unbearable. I'll try with another power supply instead of the one that came with it, but I'm not confident it'll change anything. Oh well, maybe someday I can open it up and see if I can figure out the noise problem - likely I'll end up ruining it, but it was cheap. I might try and send it back, but probably not worth the trouble or the shipping cost. I gave it 2 stars because it sounded kind of cool - I'd gladly use it if it wasn't so noisy.

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1.0

Completely Worthless

By Ryan

from Boiling Springs, SC

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Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

      The sound quality is an oxymoron. Lots of sound, no quality! The longer it is on the more noise comes from this unit. Berringer is known for poor quality. If poor quality is what you are expecting, you will not be dissappointed.

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      5.0

      SHREDS, even if you don't

      By jonathanaspen

      from Aspen, CO

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Ac Adaptor Included
      • Metal Casing

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

          See above.

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          2.0

          FUZZY FUZZ FUZZ

          By HarVette

          from Washington

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Limited Selection Of Effects
            • Not Responsive
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Diy Parts

            Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

            If you like trebly fuzz, this is your pedal. Unfortunately, there's nothing else. Very disappointing. But it's cheaper than buying a DIY kit, and it even comes with a tube! Get some distortion schematics and build your own. Otherwise, it's a bust!

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            1.0

            Horrible

            By EL34

            from DC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gut It And Build A Tube D
                • Gut It Build Tube Driver

                Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

                I wasn't expecting much for The low cost, and yet I was still disappointed. This pedal sounds raggedy and awful. I plan to gut it and build a Tube Driver circuit inside. On a positive not, the enclosure is sturdy.

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                4.0

                Pretty good for the price

                By jareddakid

                from Jonesboro, AR

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

                When i first tried the pedal, I was really disapointed. It had a very loud hum and little dirt. I was using an ac adapter of my own. I tried it with the ac adapter it came with and voila! It sounds really good now w minimal hum. Ive read reviews that claim this pedal was unusable. I think the may have been using it wrong like I was.

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                1.0

                Sent it back.

                By Bob the banger

                from Central Pa.

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                Pros

                • Cheap
                • None

                Cons

                • Noisy
                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                • None

                Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

                Defective pot. Noisy when turning drive knob. Very bad. Returned to MF.

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                3.0

                For 21 its ok

                By Dr.Mike

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cheap

                Cons

                • Sound Is A Bit Thin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

                  For the price not bad. May need a new tube to really wake it up

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                  4.0

                  Good tube sound

                  By gambitguyx

                  from Hedgesville WV

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality

                  Cons

                  • Limited Selection Of Effects

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

                  Good way to get a tube amp sound at a bargain price. I think I will keep this pedal in the stable of my favorites. Only drawback is that changing the knob positions does not vary the sound greatly. I plan to get a high quality 12AX7 tube and see if that enhances its performance.

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                  1.0

                  DOA

                  By Stem

                  from NYC

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                        Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

                        Ordered the pedal on sale for cheap. I received it a few days later but wasn't working, - bummer... Sent it back, asked for a refund.

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