Purchased from: Kosmic Sound
Sound — 9
I use it with my Washburn XB-120 4 string, my ESP LTD B-55 5 string and my Casarossa PHT double neck 5 string/fretless 4 string with my Hartke HA1200. I've tried it with other amps and it sounds just as good. 3 very different sounding instruments and it sounds great on all of them. It will sound noisy when you turn the volume of the pedal up all the way but I think most EQ pedals do that. I am using this pedal with other effects as well, an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff and the Wah effect on my DigiTech BP-80 and depending on how you've set it, it makes everything sound better.
Overall Impression — 10
I play mostly metal/hard rock but I have been know to dabble into country music once and a while, again two different sounds and both easy to create with this pedal. I have only been playing for three years, but in my time, I've played around with a fair heap of effects and I would say that this EQ is just as good as a Boss or DigiTech (sound wise). For the price and the sound, I would definitly buy another if it were stolen or lost. If I would add anything to it, it would be a guard over the settings or something to lock the settings in place.
Reliability & Durability — 9
Everyone is always bad mouthing Behringer about their plastic pedals, but as far as I can tell, they're built fairly sturdy and I would put full Faith in them taking them on the road without backup. I have used this on a few gigs and it's never let me down. I rely heavily on this pedal for my sound and I probably wouldn't replace it unless it was absolutely destroyed somehow.
Ease of Use — 10
The BEQ700 is SO easy to use, you'd have to be an idiot not to be able to work out what to, it's a basic 7-band EQ with a single Switch to turn it on and off, simple. I don't remember if there was a manual with it, but if there was, I didn't need it and niether would anyone else.