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Overview

  • Realistically emulates a 4x12 cab
  • Switchable input attenuation allowing levels of up to +48dBu
  • Ground-lift switch to eliminate loop problems
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    $59.99
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An active DI Box for guitar with fantastic speaker simulation.

The Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI Box features a switchable speaker simulation that so realistically emulates a 4x12 cab you may never mic your speakers again. Features include switchable input attenuation allowing levels of up to +48dBu, a ground lift switch to eliminate loop problems, and a rugged roadproof aluminum case. An internal battery automatically shuts off when phantom power is connected.

Features

  • Realistically emulates a 4x12 cab
  • Switchable input attenuation allowing levels of up to +48dBu
  • Ground-lift switch to eliminate loop problems
  • Rugged roadproof aluminum case

Order today and go direct with satisfying tone.

 
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BehringerUltra-G GI100 DI
 
4.7

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    it really works

    I come from a rock background, and only ever used DI boxes in the studio. Recently I've started playing gigs with DJs - yes gone over to the dark side! - as well...Read complete review

    I come from a rock background, and only ever used DI boxes in the studio. Recently I've started playing gigs with DJs - yes gone over to the dark side! - as well as electro bands who use programmed sequences. Using a traditional amp-and-guitar setup in such situations is less than ideal I've found. The guitar just doesn't sit in the mix right that way. So I thought I'd try running direct through the PA so that all the channels could be mixed from the board. Yes you could do this by miking the amp but it crossed my mind that if i was just going to go through the PA that way I might as well give a DI box. So I shopped around, and bought this one because it was cheap.What a pleasant surprise, this thing sounds great and as other reviewers have mentioned, the cab sim is far better than any I've tried in regular multi-fx processors. I also have a Digitech RP1000 I can go direct to the board with, and get an infinite number of sounds with. I like it but it's a bit of a beast to and I find it's easier, and sounds better, just to run a small lineup of pedals in front of the UltraG. I'm getting really fat tones using this in combination with an MXR carbon copy analog delay, Route 66 comp/OD, and an RMC Picture Wah. I might add a Whammy and/or auto-wah to get more electro-compatible sounds soon. With this thing, my amps are just gathering dust now.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great when it works.

    Those guys who are saying the cab simulator adds hiss must have defective units. It should not add any hiss and it works quite well. My first one died right away, but the...Read complete review

    Those guys who are saying the cab simulator adds hiss must have defective units. It should not add any hiss and it works quite well. My first one died right away, but the 2nd is still working. It is a great alternative to micing.

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    4.0

    I like it

    By Ricky Retardo

    from Detroit

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

      Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

      This unit is nice and the one 4x12 you get sounds very good….

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      5.0

      super bang for the buck

      By Phil

      from Kentucky

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Great For Live Sound
      • Great For Recording Amp
      • Very Rugged Exterior

      Cons

      • Battery Clip Is Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Replacing Amp Mic's

      Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

      I have owned 2 of these since they debuted, they perform flawlessly, I have used them both with the amp speaker output and with the line out, they were designed to give a musician an option on recording an amplifier or running it through a mixer in a live sound enviorment. the units are very quiet, the cabinet sim is very natural and believable,and the headaches they save by not having to mic your amp make using it a no brainer.
      The emulation is on par with Hughes and Kettner and other cabinet sims costing a lot more. Great For vintage amps with no built in DI or cab sim, better sounding than most cab sims built into modern amps, no cross talk and no feedback, I will never mic my amp on stage again!

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      4.0

      Great little gadget for the price.

      By Peace Punk

      from Roanoke VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Functions

      Cons

      • Hard To Remove Battery

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

      The ULTRA-G did exactly what I bought it for. It allowed me to record bass & guitar tracks in my home studio and eliminated all amp noise.
      I used the same product in a professional recording studio and it works just as well at home.
      For the price, I don't think you could do better.

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      4.0

      Good DI, Bad Speaker Sim...

      By Smurf

      from Ohio, USA

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Speaker Sim Is Hissy

      Best Uses

      • As A Di

      Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

      I am a Behringer snob, there I admit it! I use a ton of their stuff, and have only had 2 problems over a decade, and those were taken care of 100%.

      So after saying that here is why this piece of gear only gets 4 stars, the 4x12 sim is VERY hissy! For folks that say it is not, place a distortion unit after this DI, turn it on, and listen...now turn on the cab sim, but watch your ears! I play mainly clean-hint of grit, and running a guitar straight into it, OR using a REAL guitar preamp (no a floor multi-effect) is just too noisy to record with.

      After returning 2 new units I found one cheap on eBay and grabbed it...why? Because the Straight DI Function of this box is absolutely silent! Just like it's little bro, these Berry DI's are as quiet as any high end DI, and the most important part, it does NOT change your tone in any way.

      They are NOT load boxes, so you WILL have to connect a speaker or Power Soak after it if you run your Amp Head into it, but using a variety of tube & solid state heads, ranging from 15watts up to 100watts, this thing transferred the tone with no problem. And in THIS type of situation the 4x12 sim does not sound bad at all.

      Looking for a DI? Grab the cheaper Berry one like this. Need a speaker sim? I would say look elsewhere, sorry Berry....

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      5.0

      Great sound, great price.

      By The Seams

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

          I run sound for my Americana/Bluegrass band and we just purchased 2 of these to use for an acoustic electric guitar and a mandolin with a piezo pickup. We run all of our instruments through our PA and the very first time we used these DI's the Improvement was instantaneous.

          Both the mando and the guitar sound crystal clear and with the CAB feature they sound really smooth. It takes away all of that tinny electric sound that you normally get when running straight into the board. The first gig we used them we got tons of compliments about out improved sound.

          The DI's themselves are well built and seem very sturdy. If you are in the market for DIs buy these up, at the price you can't beat them. We will probably be buying 3 more for the rest of our instruments

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          4.0

          Great product!

          By Bassmandan

          from CT

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Does Not Come With 9vdc

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

            This is a great product. Especially for guitars. Just remember to buy the 9 VDC batteries before installation.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for playing direct to PA

            By nsm277

            from new york, ny

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Durable Build
            • Excellent Cab Emulator

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

              I gig and tour quite often, and I perform solo: I play electric guitar and sing while using synths and samplers running direct to PA.

              Because I need to keep track of the samplers, I don't like having a guitar amp blaring behind me. Also, miking an amp results in a muddier sound when everything else is going through the PA.

              I considered a number of options (modelers, etc) before I stumbled on this box. It's so cheap, and I know from experience that using a DI to play electric guitar into a PA results in great levels---but the tone is usually wretched. But I saw that this DI has a speaker cab emulation, so I checked out some YouTube vids and bought it from this website, because it's so cheap.

              Wow. This box has changed my live rig! Now, I play my guitar into my distortion and delay pedals, then run it into the DI box with the cab switch engaged, which goes into the PA. It is SUCH a wonderful guitar tone!

              Now, my setup and teardown times are drastically reduced, because I'm not fiddling with an amp. I can hear myself better on stage, because I can get whatever amount of guitar I want in the monitors, without having a loud amp blaring behind me.

              There is no hiss, no noise, no loose connections. The unit is very tough metal.

              I suggest running the unit with one of the pads engaged, and always with the speaker cab sim ON. If you're using this DI to record in the studio, then you can leave the cab sim off and just use whatever amp/cab sims you want on your DAW.

              Hugely recommended!

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              5.0

              No more shrill sound with DI

              By Mirakus

              from Frederick, MD

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Powerful
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

                You have several options when not using a standard guitar amp. My particular use-case was that I wanted to plug into a computer interface, not have a shrill and weak sound while using distortion, and be able to record without having to crank my amp to maximum settings to get a good tone.

                If you try to use a distortion or other boost directly into the computer, you will probably get a shrill, high-frequency saturated sound; essentially you need a real guitar speaker to attenuate certain frequencies and give you that "balls," thick sound. This DI box was the solution for me.

                You can achieve a similar result with several "pod" like devices on the market, but I prefer using discrete pedals of my choosing, which isn't always easy or possible with multi effects units. With this, I can just run my typical setup to the unit instead of a regular amp, and still have a great sound.

                My main need was the cab sim and not the general DI functionality, but I can tell a major difference now when using a distortion pedal directly into the computer.

                It still isn't the same as miking an amp, but I feel it gives me a lot more versatility in my home studio, and I'm quite happy recording guitar tracks with this. Prior to using this device, I would scrap any guitar track I recorded that was not a miked amp. I now feel that I can get an album quality recording (yet still indy, not necessarily polished) with no amp.

                It can also be used to just plug into your band's PA system, but I haven't experimented with that so I can't comment. I am confident, however, that it would work just fine in that application. This would also be a great item for a keyboard player needing to plug into a house PA.

                The build quality on the outside seems excellent. The four rubber legs also help setting the unit down without slamming it.

                I'm very happy with the purchase, and with this price, you can't go wrong.

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                4.0

                Behringer Ultra-G GI100 Review

                By KelliSaid Ryan

                from Denver, Co

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

                  Gear: Les Paul thru a Fulltone OCD, DD7,Egnater Tweaker 15 head into a Carvin 2x12 cab. Like many others, I wanted to eliminate another live mic on the stage and was not happy with the inconsistencies of micing. Like other reviews, this thing does sound great. Has a slight hiss with cab sim on, but in a live situation, you can't tell at all. Cab sim is very convincing when mixed with the rest of the band. For my last show, I hung a mic over my cab(Sennheiser 409)but did not have it plugged in. I went from my pedal board, thru the behringer GI100,split to my amp, and straight into the board. No live mic on my rig. My buddy (who was a sound engineer at Full Sail in Florida for many years)told me that this was the best tone I have ever had. He thought it was my Egnater Tweaker head with the mic. He freaked when I told him it was solely direct off the pedal board. My tones sounded way more clear coming through my floor wedge as well. Higher harmonics were feeding through as well, just like when in front of an amp with a little feedback. FYI- I am into Paul Gilbert, Satriani, Vai, Bonamassa, etc...
                  The battery compartment isn't the greatest and could use a better design, but I just use phantom power to juice it and it's just fine. Very solid construction. The Behringer GI100 is a really good value for the money. When you get a long-time sound engineer telling you it sounds good...it just might sound good..lol. Check it out!

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                  5.0

                  Great!

                  By Oregonguy

                  from Oregon

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Powerful
                  • Professional Functions
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

                    We use this for our keyboard in my son's band. The guitars can be running through 2X12 or 4X12's but the keyboard lacks that rich tone playing through the sound system with a regular di box. The simulator gives the keyboad the same rich tone the guiatars have. Love it!

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