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Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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.

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

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
 
2.9

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

49%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (10)
  • Responsive (10)
  • Cheap (6)
  • Compact (6)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (15)
  • Limited selection of effects (6)
  • Noisy (4)
  • Not responsive (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (16)
  • Amateur recording (15)
  • Home studio (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (34), Professional musician (10), Novice (6)

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

 

I would buy this again with an extra pre-amp tube.

I use the vt911 before a crate solid state amp.This unit uses a Bugera 12ax7B tube which has a very high gain and noise beyond 50% volume and 50% gain. I will use an...Read complete review

I use the vt911 before a crate solid state amp.This unit uses a Bugera 12ax7B tube which has a very high gain and noise beyond 50% volume and 50% gain. I will use an alternative tube.The 7025, 12ax7, ecc83, ecc803, e83cc, 6681 all with different names but uses the same socket and has a gain factor of 100. Some have lower noise than other, but I need a 5751 tube with a gain factor of 70. The tube has the same pin-out form factor with the ecc83 socket. The 5751 is relatively compared with a 12ay7 and will yield 30% lower gains and that results in less noise. This will coincide with my preferred music (blues and classic rock) of choice. The vt911 was a good gamble and the cost of a quality 5751 tube. The problem I have with this unit is the addition of other effects stomp boxes diminish the tube sound. It could of been better with a second tube and 12 volts. The 12ax7 tube translated into the 12 part of 12ax7 means 12 volts....

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1.0

Pedal Overall Noisey and non-linear control

By 

from LA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Admirable Attempt
  • Compact Design

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Not Responsive
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

I have tried to use this pedal on the front end (guitar connected to Peterson Strobe Tuner then to VT911 to Digitech Whammy, then a Digitech RT1000, the RT-1000 stereo splits to two EH Deluxe Big M(f) Pis, then a Behringer Stereo EQ, Behringer Stereo Compressor/Limiter, two Stereo 482i Sonic Harmonizers, and then to a two Marshall 200W Major [1 - Super Lead and 1-Super Bass - circa 1973] double stacks, with a '63 Fender Deluxe Reverb, an Acoustic 120W Lead, a Kustom 100W Bass to fill out low end - there are also Direct Line outs to the Mixer) - Yes a too complicated set-up. Back on track now - sorry.

This VT911 (Vintage Tube Overdrive) and a separate VT999 (Vintage Tube Monster VT Overdrive) were tried to replace a dead Seymour Duncan Twin Tube Preamp/Overdrive pedal that made everything sing.

I could not get either VT pedals to pick-up the slack. The Bugeri 12AX7C tubes that Behringer uses were noisey, but despite the noise, basic pedal controls were non-linear; the Level/Master knobs are unresponsive from 0 - 6, then starts responding from 7 - 10 and the Gain is too touchy. I tried re-tubing each with EH12AU7s, EH12AX7a, JJ 12AX7SPs, and Mullard ECC82s and 83s. No Joy. The pedals are advertised (by Behringer as competitive with high end pedals) but the circuit is no where optimized for a 12AX7 or 12AU7 or ECC82 tube. If I had the time I would play with the grid resistor/caps to do the remaining design work. I will return the pedals to MF and keep looking for a better front end driver. For simpler set-ups and new musicians, this may be a good pedal to start with, but it still needs a tube change to quiet down the background circuit noise. I have been an avid fan of Behringer in developing reasonable priced advanced components, but the VT911 & VT999 miss the mark by a significant amount - a swing and a miss! Both pedals need more design/development to really what was envisioned as competitive with most overdrive/distortion pedals on the market.

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3.0

I would buy the professional model.

By 

from Burleson, Texas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Responsive

Cons

  • hard to get right sound
  • Limited Selection Of Effects

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

Was difficult to adjust to get sound I wanted. Use it for blues and if not careful get way too much distortion.

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5.0

Budget Friendly tube driven overdrive pedal !

By 

from Charlotte, NC

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

    The VT911 Tube Overdrive is a terrific tube overdrive pedal at a terrific price point by Behringer......

    With a real preamp 12ax7 tube inside, this pedal really gives some warmth to your dirty signal!

    It sounds great in front of a super clean amp. I like it in front of an already slightly overdriven amp, or a tube amp that's right at the point of or before breakup.
    It kind of reminds me of a Chandler or B.K. Butler Tube Driver that Eric Johnson or David Gilmour use, without the extreme and often unwieldy price tag!
    The controls are very responsive and interactive, too. So many tonal options fitting for a pro musician......at a beginner's budget !

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    5.0

    Good sounding pedal. More like a fuzz at higher gain setting

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    from Charlotte, NC

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

      the VT911 Tube Overdrive is a terrific tube overdrive pedal at a terrific price point by Behringer.

      With a real preamp 12ax7 tube inside, this pedal really gives some warmth to your dirty signal!

      It sounds very good in front of a super clean amp. But I like it in front of an already slightly overdriven amp, or a tube amp that's right at the point of or before breakup.
      It kind of reminds me of a Chandler or B.K. Butler Tube Driver that Eric Johnson or David Gilmour use in front of a dirty amp, without the extreme and often unwieldy price tag!
      The controls are very responsive and interactive, too. So many tonal options fitting for a pro musician......at a beginner's budget !

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      5.0

      Get ready to rumble!

      By 

      from Polo, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Limited Selection Of Effects

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events

      Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

      This pedal gives a really nice growl, plenty of kick, easy to set up.

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      3.0

      I would buy this again with an extra pre-amp tube.

      By 

      from midwest

      About Me Novice

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Does what it's meant tdo

      Cons

      • works best at 50%

      Best Uses

      • Charity Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

      I use the vt911 before a crate solid state amp.This unit uses a Bugera 12ax7B tube which has a very high gain and noise beyond 50% volume and 50% gain. I will use an alternative tube.The 7025, 12ax7, ecc83, ecc803, e83cc, 6681 all with different names but uses the same socket and has a gain factor of 100. Some have lower noise than other, but I need a 5751 tube with a gain factor of 70. The tube has the same pin-out form factor with the ecc83 socket. The 5751 is relatively compared with a 12ay7 and will yield 30% lower gains and that results in less noise. This will coincide with my preferred music (blues and classic rock) of choice. The vt911 was a good gamble and the cost of a quality 5751 tube. The problem I have with this unit is the addition of other effects stomp boxes diminish the tube sound. It could of been better with a second tube and 12 volts. The 12ax7 tube translated into the 12 part of 12ax7 means 12 volts....

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      5.0

      Sweet Pedal !!!

      By 

      from Hamilton, MT

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

        I use this with my GMX212 and it ads the warmth it was missing. Especially for playing the old rock and metal tunes.

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        3.0

        Good distortion sound

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        from 8063

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        Pros

        • Compact Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

          This pedal has a noisy tube that I had to replace other than that it's a nice pedal!

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          2.0

          I would not buy again

          By 

          from Rogers, AR

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          Pros

          • Affordable

          Cons

          • Noisy
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Practice

          Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

          Limited uses. Very noisy. I purchased because it was a good price.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          i love this pedal. very underestamated.

          By 

          from scranton,pa

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Selection Of Effects

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

            Comments about Behringer Vintage Tube Overdrive VT911 Effects Pedal:

            i use this with all my solidstate amps to get that sweet tube overdrive i love without carrying a heavy tube head or amp

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