Behringer UP300 2-Mode Phaser Effects Pedal
Behringer UP300 2-Mode Phaser Effects Pedal is rated out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5
from This pedal is high..This really is a fun pedal to just muck around with; many many different sound can be made, not all musical (maybe) but certainly various.Good sonic control is given by the dials, the level being the standard wet/dry mix level, rate being the speed of the phase shifts, the depth - how deeply it phases (degree) and the resonance is kinda like a presence setting.I found that setting the res down lower gives you a more trem type sound, whereas higher levels really give a twangier sort of attack.A very vast range of rates are possible although most of the range is actually past the 60% mark; the first half of the rate dial really only gives you ultra slows - after about 3 o'clock the rate seems to increase exponentially, but this really isn't too hard to deal with.The same sort thing happens with the depth knob; anything before say 2o'clock isn't much more than flat but go past three and it gets pretty bumpy pretty quick. Again, not really a problem.The resonance is a good control as it lets you go from a trem type wobble to a more flangeristic zizzle; this zizzle is emphasized on the 'up-phase' and I only wish it was more evenly distributed across the phase degree spectrum, i.e. more on the 'down-phase' as well.This attribute is more apparent on the mode 1 setting: mode 1 is more flangery (someone once said it sounded like a drainpipe), mode 2 is more underwatery (like a psychedelic wump wump).I've been using this pedal on bass guitar with pleasing results; the increased gain of the distorted channel of my amp seems to smooth out the zizzle difference I was talking about earlier (a bit anyway) but this obviously wont help you if you want clean.Overall a really nice pedal, I wish it were a little more flangeristic (that aeorplane sound) but then again that's what flangers are for..!
Date published: 2013-09-10