Behringer OD100 Overdrive Distortion review

  • £15

Authentic overdrive tones for only £15!

Image 1 of 2 Overdrive distortion
Overdrive distortion.
Image 2 of 2 The full range
The full range.

Our Verdict

Behringer looks poised to clean up.

For

  • Those 'halfway' sounds between overdrive and distortion.

Against

  • Distortion alone is too scooped and fizzy for our tastes.
Buying options

Adjusting the mode control on this pedal that blends overdrive and distortion to taste, we found our favourite settings between 10 and two o' clock with the drive also set to around two o' clock.

This yields a solid, muscular drive sound that is great for alternative rock and the grungier end of the indie spectrum.

At the extreme ends of the mode control, the overdriven side of the equation is predictably the most organic sound, and if you ever needed a practical lesson in how scooping mids reduces your ability to cut through a mix with any real authority, twist the control hard clockwise to hear your guitar sound disappear.

With quality modelling amplifiers below £150 these days, and now decent sounding stompboxes retailing at £15, has there ever been a better time to go shopping for new gear?

Tech Specs

Available ControlsDistortion Drive Level Mode Tone
Battery/Adaptor Type9V PP3 Battery DC adaptor
Connectivity6.4mm Jack Input and Output
Country of OriginChina
MIDINo
Pedal TechnologyAnalogue
Unique FeaturesMode Control Blends the Overdrive and Distortion Voices