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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:54 pm    Post subject: NPD - Behringer Pitch Shifter Reply with quote

I just got it today and I absolutely love it. I am really glad I got this over the Boss PS-6, because when I played with its pitch shifter function at Guitar Center yesterday, it sounded kinda shit and crazy warbly, even on single notes, whereas the Behringer sounds nice and clear on single notes and barely any warble on chords. The bypass is decent as well, it isn't shit like I thought it would be.

The only two features I probably will never use is the Harmonist and the Flutter modes. I like the pitch shifter set to half wet/half dry and +5 or +7. Sounds nice and shimmery. I even got some decent glide guitar sounds when I put it in front of a reverse reverb and set the Trem Bar to -1.

Oh, and apparently they come in proper cardboard boxes now rather than the old blister packs, so that's a nice touch.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i saw one of these at a pawn shop for like thirty bucks, along with what looked like thier version of a sansamp.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shit, I paid full price, $50. As much as I love a bargain, I'd rather buy Behringer pedals new. Although, if that $30 you found works fine, then that's a good fucking deal. I fully expected the bypass to be total shit, but it sounds fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. I love my Boss PS-5, which this is a clone of. I really like putting it in the trem arm setting on a slower speed with a delay behind it for awesome siren sounds. Some people put these first in their chain, but I like putting a nice OD in front of it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

71Smallbox wrote:
Cool. I love my Boss PS-5, which this is a clone of. I really like putting it in the trem arm setting on a slower speed with a delay behind it for awesome siren sounds. Some people put these first in their chain, but I like putting a nice OD in front of it.


That's a good idea, I'll try that out. I really am glad I got this one over the Boss though. I still can't get over how clean the pitch shifting sounds.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the Behringer UV300 Vibrato pedal, its a clone of the hard to find and expensive Boss VB-2. Check it out if you get chance.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normally I'd say that the Boss originals are your best option, but when it's an effect you use only occasionally and is firmly attached to your 'board during use, the Behringers are really good value for money. I used to own a genuine PS-5 and it's good at what it does, but I did regret paying as much as I did for it.

The bypass of the Behringers isn't as bad as you might think either. Stick ten into your signal chain and you'll probably notice, but one or two don't make any audiable difference at all.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

71Smallbox wrote:
I really like the Behringer UV300 Vibrato pedal, its a clone of the hard to find and expensive Boss VB-2. Check it out if you get chance.


I have one, it's really good.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robert(original) wrote:
what looked like thier version of a sansamp.
Cracking pedal.
Hurb gave me one years ago and its still a fave.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really want the Heavy Metal, Hyper Fuzz, Tremolo/Pan, and Verbzilla clones, personally. I haven't heard enough of a vibrato pedal to make me really want one (especially since the flutter function is basically a vibrato).

Now I'm wondering if Behringer could make their own polyphonic octaver, like a MicroPOG. The pitch shifting on the US600 is certainly smooth enough, and several other pedal makers have their own polyphonic octavers comparable to the POG now (Boss MO-2, Mooer Pure Octave, Z-Cat Poly Octave, Earthquaker Devices Organizer). They already have the Memory Man, Big Muff, Small Stone copies (in EHX looking boxes too), so why not a POG? That would be pretty sweet.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daftsupernova wrote:
especially since the flutter function is basically a vibrato

No, they are quite different sounding to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daftsupernova wrote:
I really want the Heavy Metal, Hyper Fuzz, Tremolo/Pan, and Verbzilla clones, personally. I haven't heard enough of a vibrato pedal to make me really want one (especially since the flutter function is basically a vibrato).

Now I'm wondering if Behringer could make their own polyphonic octaver, like a MicroPOG. The pitch shifting on the US600 is certainly smooth enough, and several other pedal makers have their own polyphonic octavers comparable to the POG now (Boss MO-2, Mooer Pure Octave, Z-Cat Poly Octave, Earthquaker Devices Organizer). They already have the Memory Man, Big Muff, Small Stone copies (in EHX looking boxes too), so why not a POG? That would be pretty sweet.


The Behringer is preeettttttttty close to the Boss PS-5 (which it's basically a clone of) but a little more digital sounding, but both are waaaaaay off from the stable polyphony of the POGs.

The 'polyphonic' mode has that usual 'wobble' associated with older pitchshifting circuits and the smoother sounding 'harmony' mode can't consistently handle anything other than single notes or octaves. The POGs have yet to be touched based on my endless tedious research.
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