AM100 Acoustic Modeler review by Behringer

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.5 (20 votes)
Behringer: AM100 Acoustic Modeler

Price paid: C$ 23

Purchased from: Axe Music

Sound — 9
I use this on 2 different guitars: a PRS 22 single cut and a Martin acoustic electric. This pedal when used with an electric is mainly for getting a great clean tone, which it does. I didn't purchase this expecting to emulate an acoustic guitar... no acoustic emulators do it perfectly. I tested this vs the Boss emulator and both are acceptable. When plugged into an acoustic electric though, it takes the native acoustic tone and enhances it. I would recommend this anyone looking at perfecting their live acoustic electric tone.

Overall Impression — 9
I have been playing guitar for about 15 years, and have used effects from Roland, Boss, DigiTech, Ibanez and Danelectro. These Behringer pedals are incredible for their value! People can be such snobs when it comes to guitar equipment, but a good guitar player can make any equipment sound great, remember that! This pedal manages to last weekly gigs, so don't listen to people who tell you they wont last. In my effect chain, this pedal is sitting happily with a crybaby, Boss DS-1, Ibanez Tube Screamer, Rat2, Boss DD-7, Danelectro 7 band EQ and it works great. If it was lost or stolen, I would buy another (hell, it's only 23 bucks). The only thing I wish they would change is the colour... poo brown isn't flattering :)

Reliability & Durability — 7
People bitch because it is made of plastic... My car has plastic side panels, motor cycle helmets are made of plastic so obviously there is different grades of plastic. These WON'T break if you stomp on them! Obviously if your being a total dick to them, you can snap off the knobs... If you treat them well, they will last.

Ease of Use — 8
The thing about this pedal is that you have to work hard to get a good tone, but not so much fiddling with the pedal, but rather with your guitar and amp. Most people forget how important your guitar settings are when using pedals... Lower your guitar volume pot to about 3 or 4, and use the neck pickup.

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