NR100 Noise Reducer review by Behringer

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Ease of Use: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 5.5 (16 votes)
Behringer: NR100 Noise Reducer
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Price paid: $ 27.45

Sound — 10
I was very impressed with the capabilities of this pedal, I use mine with an ESP LTD M50 guitar, AKG wireless system, OD100 pedal and Vox AD30VT amp. The OD100 creates some of the worst feedback I have ever heard, and the Noise Reducer 100 cleans the lot of it up, it does the job very well which is why I love this pedal.

Overall Impression — 9
This is a must have pedal for those having trouble with feedback. I love it, and if it got stolen or broke I would definately buy a new one or at least look for a very similar pedal that had a better energy consumpsion rate. The price that Behringer asks for this pedal is very reasonable, but with the fact that it wastes through batteries I would have thought that the company would have supplied a battery.

Reliability & Durability — 8
Unfortunately, this pedal eats through 9v batteries like a starved dog, and I wouldn't rely on it to last a gig without needed a new battery, which would be a pain. After about an hour of using a new battery the reduction starts to fade out, whether this is the batteries that I use being crap or the pedal consuming a lot of energy I don't know. However there is a special AC adaptor which can be bought from Behringer to fix this problem. The chassis is made of plastic, but I found that all of the Behringer pedals are heavier than I first thought, although I wouldn't be surprised if a huge chunk would crack off if it were dropped, so it needs a little care.

Ease of Use — 9
Just wire up to your setup and play, it's simple to use because of its compactness and layout. There is a switch between mute and reduction, and two knobs to control the thresh and decay, so it has a good amount of customisation. The change the battery you have to use a pen to push in two buttons and pull the lever off, which is good but becomes too fiddly when it comes to putting the lid back on.

11 comments sorted by best / new / date

    giternator
    i have this pedal and it works for home use, but heavy gigging is not something i recommend with it. it is cheap feeling but still pretty sturdy but if your looking for a gigging pedal and price look into DOD pedals. Behringer products are cheap but they generally serve their purpose right, just not as reliable as you'd hope and you definitely get what you pay for.
    mattb91
    this pedal is a must have in almost any rig...works great when recording as well. my setup is as follows: epiphone LP junior with seymour duncan humbucker-->Noise Reducer-->danelectro FAB metal --> Maestro by Gibson Phaser-->crate combo amp with reverb I get a heavy stack like sound with this simple, cheap setup. the best part is there's no noise
    Heavens_To_Hell
    You don't need to buy a special adaptor, Behringer's will just rip you off. I got my adaptor from a hardware store, about 10 cheaper and runs more pedals than the Behringer did.
    Rahab
    i have that pedal and threw it away because it created a fizzy ''ghost note'' in the background when i played clean, and i could never dial it out
    joshjebl
    berhinger products are cheap. and i worry i may get what i'm paying for with them. i do like the sound of their um100
    MOLAAAK
    i have their reverb and it sounds fine i use a godlyke powerall to power it and it works fine
    fretsonfire74
    burn the stars wrote: anyone know how much difference there is between the mute and reduce.
    on reduction, it just reduces noise, on mute, it lets no noise through. i have this pedal, and it takes away the noise while you're not playing, but when you do play, it makes more noise than it would without it! almost useless, i just use the mute function on it.
    fleh
    the guy says something about behringer pedals being heavier than he thought. I have the EQ700 and when i was taking it apart to have a nosey i found the bottom is a big metal plate covering absolutely nothing apart from two terminals which seem to make sure you cant use the pedal without the plate attached. Works fine thou.
    hobo slayr
    so i have a dean vendetta with dual humbuckers and i use a boss distortion pedal. after i play certain notes or any low chord, theres a lot of hum and buzzing in the background and is really annoying. the only way i can get rid of it is lower the distortion or turn off the distortion pedal, then it doesnt sound good. so would this be a good cheap pedal for this problem? it says its for single coils but does it have to be?