Behringer BO100 Blues Overdrive

In the low reaches of this pedal's gain control, blues-rock riffing and 'woman' tone lead lines are catered for amply with just the right balance between raunch and smoothness.

Perhaps the ace up the Blues Overdrive's sleeve is what it can do over and above its remit. Rev the gain right up – and there's a surprising amount on tap – and back the tone off, and with the guitar's neck pickup selected there's a huge neo-fuzz tone on the verge of meltdown; great for fat, sustaining single note riffs and evil-sounding chord sequences.

Any cynicism held towards a £15 overdrive pedal is rendered utterly redundant after five minutes with the BO100.

MusicRadar Rating

4 / 5 stars
Pros

The price surprising range of high quality drive sounds on offer

Cons

Nothing – go out and buy one of these

Verdict

Surprisingly good and a bargain at the price. Behringer looks poised to clean up.

Available Controls

Gain Level Tone

Battery/Adaptor Type

9V PP3 Battery DC adaptor

Connectivity

6.4mm Jack Input and Output

Country of Origin

China

MIDI

No

Pedal Technology

Analogue

Unique Features

Get the tone of a vintage and bluesy tube amp in an effects pedal—anything from warm overdriven sounds to full-blast distortion.

Weight (g)

450

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