Behringer VD400 Vintage Analog Delay Effects Pedal
Behringer VD400 Vintage Analog Delay Effects Pedal is rated out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5
from Pretty Trippy Pedal!Nothing negative can really be said about this pedal; a great range of effects can be produced in a pretty simple way with only three controls.The VD400 really is an analogue-esque kind of effect; set the intensity to more than 70% and you will get self oscillation provided the echo isn't at full zero. When oscillating, changing the rate leads to some old school sounds like what you'd hear if you varied the playback speed of a cassette.Put the rate between 85-100% and some compressed reverby sounds can be achieved with various echo/intensity settings - reflective small room sounds to muffled kind of bathroom to public address system type verby-delay.The only thing I could possibly complain about is that the rate will only go as slow as 300ms (roughly three repeats a second). I have Roland cube60 so I'm used to being able to have repeats as slow as about 2 repeats per second (which is a huge difference!) for those really chilled semifunk riffs.Still, this pedal is pretty great, and for $25 I'm pretty glad I made the purchase. I've used it mostly with ma bass and found that the tone has to be set kinda bright or it gets muddy, but that's bass for you!I'll probably never use it but the direct out (dry signal output) is a convenient feature that some may find very handy.
Date published: 2013-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5
by Vacuum Tube Johnny
from Amazing Delay for Thr Price.This is the best 25 bucks I've spent in a long time! I needed a new delay to replace a Boss DD-5 that was lost during my big move from New York to Seattle. I wasn't about to shell out another $150 on a pedal. The DD-5 had a lot of features that I never really used anyway (like the reverse mode). Also, I thought the actual quality of the pedal was excellent, it sounded somewhat cold and sterile.The Behringer VD400 if a knock off of the Boss DM-3. Same knobs, direct out jack and delay time. They go for big bucks at auction sites and music shops these days.Seems like I enjoy this pedal the more I use it. The VD400 is really good at those clean Scotty Moore/Elvis riffs as well as spaced out Pink Floyd stuff. Compared to the DD-5, the sound is nice and warm. The direct out is great for a getting a stereo signal between two amps or multitracking. The DD-5 had a 2 second delay but really never used it more than 400 ms or so. 300 ms of delay from the Behringer is really all I need.
Date published: 2013-06-22