Behringer UV300 Ultra Vibrato

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Effect pedalWith the UV300, you embark on a psychedelic journey with classic and breathtaking vibrato effects from the 60s and 70s.

Separate Depth, Rate, Rise and Mode controls allow extensive sound processing. Other features include a blue status LED to indicate effect activation and battery status, as well as a first-class electronic on / off switch for maximum signal integrity in bypass mode. The power supply comes with a 9V battery or a DC adapter. With the UV300 you enter a new world full of exciting and powerful sounds.

  • 3 Vibrato modes: Unlatch, Bypass, Latch
  • Controls: Depth, Rate, Rise
  • Switch: Mode
  • LED: Effect On
  • Footswitch: Effect bypass
  • Input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Mains adapter connection: Hollow female plug 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative pole inside
  • Power supply via 9 V battery or 9 V DC power supply unit (suitable power supply unit Art. 409939, not included in delivery)
available since June 2007
Item number 115986
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Effect Types Vibrato
£20.50
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Subtle Wobble
Emlyn K Helicopter 04.12.2020
This is my 45th pedal overall since 1989 but first Behringer 'compact'. I'm going to ignore the fact that these cost less than £25 and concentrate on sound, performance and features.

PROS:
It sounds excellent, really. Boss-level quality. The effect can be silky-subtle to moderately strong - no useless extreme modulation settings here, which is a welcome change, especially on a budget pedal.

Although, as if to make up for it, the 3-way switch sports an utterly useless 'bypass' setting. Probably because some other 3-knob pedals in the range actually need that switch and it must keep manufacturing costs down to use a common chassis.

Control knobs all feel reassuringly solid and smooth in travel with, I'd say, a little more resistance in feel than Boss ones - less chance of them being brushed out of position by a stray foot. The 'rise' control (an attack or pre-delay before the effect starts) takes some getting used to to hear it, but its certainly worth fiddling with for decent results.

No noise, output issues or noticeable signal loss whatsoever, although I'm using a reasonable quality '1-Spot' power supply so your results may vary. But certainly this is free of the sometimes problematic results I've had with the cheaper TC Electronic pedals which are meant to be upgraded versions of these.

I... um, I really like the 'Olive Drab' colour... goes well with all my other green pedals.

CONS:
The side-mounted power input is awkward and necessitates an L-connector on your power supply cable/daisy chain.

The battery access is a joke - you're supposed to poke open the hinge mechanism with a biro. I can't see that happening easily at a gig or lasting very long without damage. To be fair, it's probably less hassle than the four screws on the back of my Big Muff, plus I never use batteries anyway. But not very practical for regular use.

And finally, as has so often been pointed out about these models - the plastic housing appears to be made of some kind of spongy extra-flexible plastic. Does not immediately install confidence - would I gig with it? Well, I know a bunch of people that have done so for years and I've never heard any off them complain about breakages or any other issue for that matter.

SUMMING UP
When I was 18 I'd use batteries and chuck my pedals into a bag at the end of a practice or gig - this pedal would not have survived a month, let alone still be one my board 30 years later like some of my Boss pedals are. But then again, I'd have had no use for such a gorgeously subtle effect like this when I was 18 and playing Grindcore - these days I have a decent power supply, a pedalboard and more varied tastes.

I'm going to buy the Super Fuzz now, and possibly that pink HM-2 clone.
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I really struggle with the plastic
Philip3830 15.07.2020
I have two Behringer pedals and just wish they weren't made from that plastic. They feel incredibly cheap (which they are). The sound from both is great. They are part of a set of 9 pedals I use for utilising the individual outs from a drum machine. I use the Ultra Vibrato with a mono synth and it's great. A feel of quality is often important to me as an artist, as it enhances the artistic process and experience, however the most important factor is the sound.
Cons - Unfortunately the jack connector is loose with a 1/8th to 1/4 inch jack I'm using to connect the external outs from the drum machine, and the cable very easily pops out if touched lightly. The same cable has no problem with the TC electronic pedals I'm running other drum sounds through.
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Best value pedal ever
ArjanT 14.12.2020
This is the best bang for your buck pedal ever. The rate at it's slowest is still a bit too fast for my taste, but if you're handy with a soldering iron, this can be modded very easily and cheaply. The pedal can create nice chorus-type sounds, as well as a subtle tape warble effect.
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Ridiculous price for some great sounds, enclosure is it's weak point
Bo E. 24.04.2019
I wanted a vibrato for a while, my dream was a Chase Bliss Warped Vinyl but the price on that is (while probably justified) just too high.
The Boss VB-2w is a little lower but still on the high side for my sporadic use of the effect.

I then saw a video on the JHS youtube channel where the old original Boss vibrato was compared to the behringer because they have the EXACT same schematic and sounded EXACTLY the same.
And it does sound amazing !

I did mod the effect to have a lower rate (google it).

It still is a Behringer and therefor a plastic housing that's not properly shielded, therefor the noisefloor is not as low as a Boss for example, but on clean tones it basically isn't noticeable.
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