UD100 Ultra Distortion review by Behringer

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Ease of Use: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 5.5 (47 votes)
Behringer: UD100 Ultra Distortion
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Price paid: $ 34.2

Purchased from: eBay

Sound — 8
I am using the pedal through my Behringer X V-AMP, Squier SP-10 amp and a Squier Bullet Strat. It gets noisy when the Level is too high on the pedal and the Bridge or Neck pickup is selected on the guitar. I play RHCP, John Frusciante, Blink 182, +44 and some others and I don't have any problems getting those sounds.

Overall Impression — 8
I play mainly just rock and the UD100 does well. I've been playing for about 4 years, own a Squier Bullet Strat and SP-10 practice amp, without the pedal and my X-VAMP the SP-10 amp isn't worth owning. If it were stolen I would probably save up and get a DS-1 or DS-2. It is a good pedal for beginners to intermediate players but if you want the pro tone save your pennies and get a DS-1.

Reliability & Durability — 7
The pedal is quite durable even considering it is made of plastic. I have played 1 or 2 gigs with it and it did the job quite well. I would much rather prefer using it as a backup though. The only real fault with it is that it really chews up the 9V batteries. Other than that it is well made.

Ease of Use — 9
The unit is quite easy to use, you can get a wide range of sounds from it but it doesn't cope too well with Metal kind of sounds. The manual was pretty much non-existent but there is only 3 dials, level, tone, drive, and it is pretty easy to get a decent sound.

3 comments sorted by best / new / date

    TheCrowing2113
    I brought this for 15 of e-bay which was a good bargin me thinks. I like this pedal, I brought a Boss DS-1 and it didnt work, took it back and got a replacement, that didnt work(yes there was a battery in it when I used it and even brought new batteries) and it still didn't work and I couldn't get it refunded. Anywho, I like this pedal and it has a fair average rating
    ac/dc_voltage
    yeha i just the ud100 yesterday and holy shit its amazing. its the metal monster. before, i couldt really do squealy pinch harmonics but now, i can pinch and it sounds like...i cant even explain its so amazing. i would reccomend it for some one lilke me who cant afford expensive boss pedals
    ac/dc_voltage
    ac/dc_voltage wrote: yeha i just bought the ud100 yesterday and holy shit its amazing. its the metal monster. before, i couldt really do squealy pinch harmonics but now, i can pinch and it sounds like...i cant even explain its so amazing. i would reccomend it for some one lilke me who cant afford expensive boss pedals