#1
Okay, imagine this scenario:

You're just an average musician, looking for some good stompboxes to play around with at home, and occasionally on stage. You're not touring or traveling anytime soon, but you do go to band practice a lot, and you're sorta on a budget.

Would you buy behringer boxes, boss pedals? Or a few of both?

For me, it depends... you have to shop around a bit. most of the behringer pedals I've tried out sound almost just as good as the Boss ones, only a lot cheaper. They're a bit noisy, but there's nothing a simple noise gate can't cut out. However, Boss has stuff that Behringer hasn't made (yet ), and they ARE a bit more durable (and heavy), but the Behringer plastic casting is pretty hard to break. Unless of course you jump on your pedals (which I don't).

what do you guys think? for the price, and for your uses, are Behringer pedals the way to go (in terms of sound only)? Or would you spend twice as much on something that sounds the same, only with metal casing? =P
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#6
I've heard some really good stuff about Behringer (of course also about Boss) and since the price for behringer equipment is a lot cheaper, I would go for Behringer. I was looking at some pedals a few days ago and tried some in the store and Behringer has great material I must say. And when you look at the prices, it just says :"BUY ME"
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#8
behringer if you are on a budget and need it there and then, but Boss otherwise
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#9
depends what little money is, £30 for a ds-1 is better than behringers £15 for there version of it i think.
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#10
Well if I had to go behringer, i'd have to buy a behringer noise gate, and as their pedals are all noisy then it would kind of defeat the purpose of buying the noise gate.

I'll buy what pedals sound good to me without brand loyalty thx.
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#11
Neither. Boss pedals arent true bypass and neither are behringer. Ive got a boss BF-3 and it sounds really bad when its switched off.
#14
Beringher's warranty's and customer services are hrrible. it took them a few months to replace our mixer.

And, I would go with boss, boss pedals aren't really expensive for the basic ones.
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#15
BOSS!! dont waste your money even if its cheaper on crap. GO BOSS It wont fall apart on u in a day lik Behringer. Its not like ur spending 1 or 2k just go for the boss theyre less than 100 bucks man.
actually, what kind of pedal are u interested in??
#16
thats kinda my point, what if you CANT spend 100+ dollars on a pedal thats just more durable?

and Bosses go for around 150+, the good ones at least
#17
You asked about the sound right? Well if behr pedals are noisy then that would make it sound wise worse. You shouldn't plan your effects chain around noise gates, supressors, or hum cancels. Even for home stuff.

First thing is you want to get the best sound. Is there hum in your amp or guitar if you use batteries in the pedals? If so a power conditioner like monster would be better than a noise gate. I think their is a cheap one now humx or something.

Plus noise reducers sap tone, especially in the lower end. So you wind up buying a pedal for distortion, a noise reducer, than an eq pedal... I would drop a little more and go with a good tonal overdrive.

I personally don't like either company for pedals. But boss is better overall.
#18
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well duh, cuz its off! no pedal sounds good when it's not on =P

Umm...its a flanger you dont leave it on. I was saying that it colors my tone when off.
#19
iv got a berhinger to800 overdrive and it sounds pretty good, mind you i have a mrs and a child so im not aloud to spend large amounts of money on silly stuff i dont realy need any more
#21
BOSS. But the beringher 7-band eq is a very acceptable cheap alternative to the boss GE7 IMO
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#22
Boss. the Behringers just look cheap and nasty TBH. i've not bothered trying one, since i don't have the money to just throw around.
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Well if I had to go behringer, i'd have to buy a behringer noise gate, and as their pedals are all noisy then it would kind of defeat the purpose of buying the noise gate.

I'll buy what pedals sound good to me without brand loyalty thx.

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#24
Boss. Behringer products are simply garbage.
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#25
Lol. All of Beringher's pedals sound absolutely great! When they're not plugged into your signal chain at all. Trust me. EVERY single boss pedal (well, in my opinion at least) sounds good. The only beringher pedals/effects so far i've tried that sound good are their 7-band equalizer (for the price, but not that good actually), thier V-amp 2 (Great Value. But it's nothing compared to a pod, duh) and their V-amp pro rackmount (For the price, great but actually just decent, borderline). Point is, invest in quality. Go for Boss.
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#26
My band are practically endorsing Behringer, other than my pedal board, OD pedal and instruments, everything we own is Behringer. It would cost a hell of a lot more if it was all Boss, and its all good enough for what we want. Boss obviously have the best possible stuff, but I wouldnt find it necessary to spend that much money unless I was playing the NEC. Which ain't gonna happen.
#27
Behringer's EQ pedal is good

behringer is good enough for you if youre on a tight budget.
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#28
first of all, listen to your ears :P
go with the one you like the sound the most.
As for pedals with plastic casing, you can always get a sturdier aluminium case and transfer the insides over. Thats what my friend did with his Danelectro delay pedal.
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#29
Whatever you think sounds best, and yes, you can always put them in sturdier casing like Andrea suggested. Check out the Behringer website, they have at least like 20 more pedals coming out or that have just been released since NAMM. For the hardcore Boss heads who are giving the Behringer guys a hard time, there are probably twice as many boutique guys who are ragging on you this very moment :P.