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Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal

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Classic phasing tones at an unbelievable price.

Authentic and classic three dimensional phase shifting”from rapid rotary speaker to impressive jet plane effects! This BEHRINGER product has been designed to compete head to head with leading products on the market. There are dedicated Rate control and separate Tone switch for fine-tuning of effects speed and tone. A status LED for effect is included, plus there is a true hard-wire bypass for ultimate signal integrity. No matter what phasing effect sound you'e after, VP1 is bound to make getting there easier! The VP1 runs on a 9V battery or a DC power supply (not included).

FEATURES
  • Authentic and classic three dimensional phase shifting”from rapid rotary speaker to impressive jet plane effects
  • Designed to compete head to head with leading products on the market
  • Dedicated Rate control and separate Color switch for fine-tuning of effects speed and tone
  • Status LED for effect on/off
  • True hard-wire bypass for ultimate signal integrity
  • Runs on 9V battery or the BEHRINGER PSU-SB DC power supply (not included)

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BehringerVP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal
 
3.9

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A true time machine!

Behringer is a company I have really tried to hate, mostly due to some bad experiences with some of their amps years ago!!! But lately it seems they're really stepping up their...Read complete review

Behringer is a company I have really tried to hate, mostly due to some bad experiences with some of their amps years ago!!! But lately it seems they're really stepping up their game...Deep Mind 12, owning Bugera, etc. A couple of months ago I purchased a BDI21 Bass DI. Been using it in church ever since!!! Love it!!! You can find my rating elsewhere...
Decided to give Behringer another try...glad I did!!! The VP1 Vintage Phaser is amazing!!! One look and you know who they're trying to emulate...and they NAILED it!!! Ran my bass through it into the BDI21 a couple of Sundays ago, used on one of the main songs I bought this pedal for, and got nothing but compliments!!! One lady came up to me after service and said, "I am not musically inclined at all, but I could really differentiate your bass from the rest of the instruments. You really sounded good, especially on the second song." (Mighty Warrior, the song I used the Vintage Phaser on!!!) WOW!!!
This pedal also sounds great on guitar...but...as far as I'm concerned..the absolute Best use for this pedal is running an electric piano!!! I'm telling you this thing is a time machine!! Don't believe it??? Run an electric piano, or a keyboard with a realistic electric piano sound through this thing...turn the knob to between 2-3 1/2...close your eyes, and hit a chord...any chord...and just hold it!!! When you open your eyes you will either have an afro 2 feet past your shoulders, and a neatly trimed goatee, or your hair will be just past your shoulders, parted in the middle with 'wings', you'll be wearing one of those butt-ugly rayon shirts we used to all wear (if you're old enough to remember those), and either bell-bottom jeans , or an equally ugly leisure suit...ready to get your boogie on!!! It absolutely NAILS that late 60's to early 80's sound you've heard a million times!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just a bit too much extra noise

With the single control knob this pedal is pretty easy to figure out what you want to do with it. I generally keep it dialed at between 3 and 5, much more than that...Read complete review

With the single control knob this pedal is pretty easy to figure out what you want to do with it. I generally keep it dialed at between 3 and 5, much more than that just gets too whacky. The tone knob is a bit disappointing as it increases the background hiss noise and even causes it to oscillate in time with the phaser effect. Very distracting. The phase effect is not something I use often at all so I didn't want to spend too much and this pedal fit that bill. But it does increase the background noise to some extent even with the tone knob off. I will continue to try and work around the noise issue for a while but may end up selling this and trying something else. Any suggestions?

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

oh yea

By wmfielding

from Huntington Wv

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Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

I'll make this short and sweet ...If you own an electric guitar and amp you need one of these even if used just to mess around the sounds you get will blow your mind its like taking a trip without the danger of drugs love mine... as you can guess yes I recommend this product to everyone

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Mostly disappointing

By Lefty Fitz

from Ithaca N.Y.

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Pros

  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

Can get a nice, subtle phaser effect when wanted. Csn also get a bit whacky if turned up. The background hiss increases when the Tone switch is engaged which is unfortunate as sometimes this is a useful function. It also makes a loud pop when the tone switch is disengaged.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Just a bit too much extra noise

By Lefty Fitz

from Ithaca N.Y.

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Pros

  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

With the single control knob this pedal is pretty easy to figure out what you want to do with it. I generally keep it dialed at between 3 and 5, much more than that just gets too whacky. The tone knob is a bit disappointing as it increases the background hiss noise and even causes it to oscillate in time with the phaser effect. Very distracting. The phase effect is not something I use often at all so I didn't want to spend too much and this pedal fit that bill. But it does increase the background noise to some extent even with the tone knob off. I will continue to try and work around the noise issue for a while but may end up selling this and trying something else. Any suggestions?

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

useless

By Earl E Mammal

from MPLS MN

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Pros

    Cons

    • big volume drop when engaged
    • Limited Selection Of Effects
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • none

    Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

    A real dog from Behringer. I own a bunch of studio stuff from them that is great and a couple of good pedals. This is NOT one of them . To be avoided

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    As Good as You Can Reasonably Expect

    By Jesus

    from Erie, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Loud Switch
    • Unusable Past 1 O'Clock

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

    The most important thing for any pedal is the sound, and the Behringer Vintage Phaser absolutely kills in this regard. It's added no extra noise that I can hear, and it has a really thick, vintage tone. The only really good sounds exist in the first half of the rate knob's range, however, so if you're looking for a really intense sound, I'd go elsewhere. The on/off switch for the pedal also sounds like a gun going off, and it can be hard to tell if it's in the on or off position. However, I'd absolutely buy it again, and if you plan on using this pedal mostly into a clean amp, I can't recommend it highly enough.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sounds like WAYLON's Phase shifter to me

    By rljmusic13

    from In a trailer park by a cornfield in Iowa

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • ZERO CONS

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

    This is a really nice phase shifter and if you are on a budget and want good phase shifting for that vintage 70's sound or outlaw country sound like WAYLON and David Allan Coe then this is a great pedal for that style of music.There is a tone switch to the left of the knob. I set mine on the position towards the bottom, the direction of the foot switch, there are only 2 ways to go with this switch, up or down and i use the down position.Then go somewhere between 3 & 5. right in there is right about where a lot of the country pickers that used phase sounds about right. You can get a little crazy with this pedal too and you might even find a sweet spot you like for your sound. Forget buying batteries. IF you have a pedal board, do yourself a favor and get the SNARK power supply and grab a 5 pedal daisy chain or 3 of those daisy chains to hook up to 15 pedals on that same power supply and Musicians friend can hook you up with that. You will be glad you did. You wont have to fight the pedals to get power to them and it makes it less complicated.This vintage phase pedal is pretty much straight forward. Just power it up and plug in your guitar and turn on the amp and find your sweet spot.

     
    3.0

    I would recommend this to a friend .

    By CC

    from fort worth, Texas

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • cant beat the price
    • Compact Design
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

      great value

       
      4.0

      A true time machine!

      By Black Cloud

      from Douglasville, Georgia

      About Me Novice

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Range of sounds is almost too much

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

      Behringer is a company I have really tried to hate, mostly due to some bad experiences with some of their amps years ago!!! But lately it seems they're really stepping up their game...Deep Mind 12, owning Bugera, etc. A couple of months ago I purchased a BDI21 Bass DI. Been using it in church ever since!!! Love it!!! You can find my rating elsewhere...
      Decided to give Behringer another try...glad I did!!! The VP1 Vintage Phaser is amazing!!! One look and you know who they're trying to emulate...and they NAILED it!!! Ran my bass through it into the BDI21 a couple of Sundays ago, used on one of the main songs I bought this pedal for, and got nothing but compliments!!! One lady came up to me after service and said, "I am not musically inclined at all, but I could really differentiate your bass from the rest of the instruments. You really sounded good, especially on the second song." (Mighty Warrior, the song I used the Vintage Phaser on!!!) WOW!!!
      This pedal also sounds great on guitar...but...as far as I'm concerned..the absolute Best use for this pedal is running an electric piano!!! I'm telling you this thing is a time machine!! Don't believe it??? Run an electric piano, or a keyboard with a realistic electric piano sound through this thing...turn the knob to between 2-3 1/2...close your eyes, and hit a chord...any chord...and just hold it!!! When you open your eyes you will either have an afro 2 feet past your shoulders, and a neatly trimed goatee, or your hair will be just past your shoulders, parted in the middle with 'wings', you'll be wearing one of those butt-ugly rayon shirts we used to all wear (if you're old enough to remember those), and either bell-bottom jeans , or an equally ugly leisure suit...ready to get your boogie on!!! It absolutely NAILS that late 60's to early 80's sound you've heard a million times!!!

      Service and delivery comments:

      As per the norm...ordered on Sunday, receive it on Wednesday!!! Love MF for their fast, free shipping!!!

       
      3.0

      not what I expected

      By ncblues

      from winston salem nc

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      Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

      usually like B's stuff but this is not a very good phaser

       
      5.0

      good stuff

      By metalman531

      from Spokane,W.A

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

        I'm not a big phaser guy but needed to add this to my tool box.I really like this thing.Seems well built and good sound quality.There is a slight drop in volume when you engage the pedal but that is very common with any effect of this type.Overall it does what I wanted it to do and am very happy and saved a lot of money as well.

         
        4.0

        Love it!!

        By Stevie-D

        from Lafayette, LA.

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Limited Selection Of Effects

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

        Love the sound. Great '70's sound. Brings me back.

         
        5.0

        Well constructed.

        By Thomas

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

        Nice phase effect.

         
        5.0

        Excellentg pedal even at 3 times the price.

        By Jeff

        from Amelia, Ohio

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        Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

        I've owned an MXR 90 and this is every bit as good a pedal, with the added benefit of the TONE switch with intensifies the swell. Check out youtube demos. Absolutely worth the money.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would like to buy again

        By bawi

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

        I like this paddle, also the price is good

         
        5.0

        Nice!

        By eric the viking

        from Camden,nc.

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

          For the money, you can't beat it. Very nice pedal for musicians on a budget!

           
          4.0

          I liked this pedal.

          By Will Play Bass For Food

          from Somewhere out there...

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

              I bought this mainly because of the cheap price. The effect sounds great, no complaints there at all. It has the right character for what I wanted. The sound is rich and deep, and the single knob makes dialing a decent sound a breeze.
              I use it for bass and there is no drop in low end that I can tell, other than a bit from the phase effect itself. But the nature of what you are doing to the signal is going to do that regardless of the brand or cost. I keep it set around the 2 or 3 range.
              Quality is good for the price. It does have a metal housing, but the thickness reminds me of an 80's metal lunchbox that had Knight Rider or The Smurfs on it. Which is to say good, for carrying a sandwich and a bag of chips. I'm just not so sure that it will stand up to being stepped on for years. The switch sounds like it will eventually wear out. It doesn't have the same snap sound when depressed as an MXR or Electro Harmonix. I'm not talking about anything through the amp, I'm talking about the sound the button itself makes even when not plugged in. I'm guessing that would require slightly more force and that could deform the metal.
              Do your research before you buy any pedal. YouTube, forums, in store tests, etc... I found something I liked and it was worth the work. If this pedal dies on me I will buy another. But if taken care of and not abused, it should last a long time.

              (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              excellent piece of equipment! Always wanted one!!!

              By none

              from Santa Rosa, Calif

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser Effects Pedal:

                I am a hired gun. I get calls all the time to set in with differenat groups! Often I play Bass or guitar, Front man. Lead singer or back ground vocals. And I teach harmoney to groups. Iused to help run the Sonoma county blues socieity.

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