Behringer OD100 Overdrive Distortion

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?

MusicRadar Rating

3.5 / 5 stars
Pros

Those 'halfway' sounds between overdrive and distortion.

Cons

Distortion alone is too scooped and fizzy for our tastes.

Verdict

Behringer looks poised to clean up.

Available Controls

Distortion Drive Level Mode 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

Mode Control Blends the Overdrive and Distortion Voices

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