DM100 Distortion Modeler review by Behringer

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.1 (26 votes)
Behringer: DM100 Distortion Modeler

Purchased from: It was a birthday present

Sound — 9
I am using my DM100 with a Squier Stratocaster and a Fender 10-watt amp. Regardless of the small amp, this pedal still manages to pack a punch. The DS1 setting provides quite heavy yet flowing distortion, which is what the Foo Fighters may use for example. The D+ provides retro-styled distortion, which is excellent for playing Sunshine of your Love by Eric Clapton. Also, the RAT setting provides quite a heavy distortion, but is a hell of a lot smoother than the DS1 setting. this is good for playing stuff like Green Day, Rancid etc.

Overall Impression — 8
Overall, this is a great value-for-money pedal. For 15, it's more or less a bargain! It's easy to produce many different gritty noises, but at the same time, it probably won't last long and it's pink (i hate pink)! However, I would certainly recommend it to anyone, regardless of them being a beginner or someone of extreme knowledge. If it was stolen, I would probably by this again, but I may also go for something else.

Reliability & Durability — 7
I've only had this pedal for a few days now, yet it seems very reliable. The only bad thing though is that the chassis is made out of plastic, meaning that it may break after a while, and makes it a big no for long gigs (short gigs may be OK).

Ease of Use — 8
This pedal is absolutely easy to use, all you have to do is plug the guitar into it and then into the amp! There are 3 knobs; a distortion knob, a tone knob, and a level knob, which are gently placed, making it easy to change settings. There is also a 3-way selector switch in order to change between the 3 different patches (DS1, D+ and RAT). These features allow you to achieve many different sounds from the pedal. However, mine did not come with a manual, but I downloaded it from their website.

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    mi2tom wrote: Boss.... hmmmmm they are doing terrible, I prefer boss MIJ stuff their MIT stuff is just bull... Digitech, line6 and behringer is way better than boss
    Did u just say behringer pedals are better than Boss u must be crazy
    Mate BOSS osnt worth it cause shops are stoking lees BOSS cause behringer is beating em hands down cause they're proven to be good. Mate jump on it and it wont break.
    on ebay nearly all of them cost $50 on ebay, even though at the end of last year they were about 30.
    i have this pedal, first pedal i ever bought, was really disappointed with it. yeah it could make a few different sounds but nothing interesting and nothing my amp distortion couldn't do. its too fiddly to replace the battery and i lost my spring in the unit a while back from changing batterys and i havent played it since. its just a really bland and un exciting pedal. only really good if u use a bass amp or a clean exlusive amp. i also have the behringer vintage distortion which blows this out of the water and is one of the best pedals ive played. pay just a tad more and u can get better behringer distortions as some are pretty damn good.
    Boss.... hmmmmm they are doing terrible, I prefer boss MIJ stuff their MIT stuff is just bull... Digitech, line6 and behringer is way better than boss