Behringer TO800 Vintage Tube Overdrive

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A bargain Tube screamer that rivals the original!
Vepar, 06.09.2019
This is the tube screamer, and not just any tube screamer, but the original one! There is literally no difference in sound whatsoever! The controls are familliar, and it works the same. Gain on minimum, level at maximum, tone in the middle for a boost, everything else for a good overdrive.

The build quality is like any other Behringer pedal of this range however and that means plastic all over with wonky connectors. The knobs are ok though. But for a approx. $20 pedal, it's no surprise, nor does it matter in this case because most people will have it on all the time without stomping on it too much (as a boost).

If you never tried a Tube screamer as a boost, this is the best one to get to see if you like/need a tube screamer in your life. It's affordable and the sound is (at least to me) indistinguishable from the real thing. Later, you might want to upgrade to a real one in case you need a sturdier pedal, but for a pedal that stays on and isn't stomped on, this one will last a while too!

It's amazing value for the price!
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This pedal survived years of abuse
Press K, 02.07.2020
I've had this little pedal for years now. Its coloring has faded from being exposed to the sun for too long, its rubber cover on the step portion has fallen off...

But the thing still works. For the money I paid for it years ago, I've gotten a ton of value back.

Its pots do feel wonky and it's sometimes hard to get the tone you are looking for out of it. Stepping on the pedal will sometimes turn it on and off as the button below it is not super-reliable. Replacing the battery is always an annoyance due to how the thing is put together — you need to push a spring mechanism in from both ends, then do the same when putting it back together.

I've mainly been using it as a booster for my distortion channels, and it served its purpose just fine for that.

In fact, it still does — it's hooked to my bedroom amp right now.
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TS-9 copy!
Vetrodar, 11.11.2020
It produces a sound similar to TS-9 (no differences for my ears), which is not surprising, given that it is assembled on the same element base (the same chip, etc.). Of the minuses, the assembly of the base is rather mediocre and the jack falls out of the socket periodically. But if used in pedalboard assembly or at home for recording, no problem
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Great tones for great price
CJ Silvestre, 18.02.2021
I've seen reviews of this pedal against the Ybanez TS, and I totally agree that they sound the same. When I unboxed this beast, I was astonished by the clean drive tones I can get. It can range from light crunch to heavy distortion. I love it to bits! Hope it will last though, as is commonly the problem with Behringer products they say. I will see for myself. Totally worth it!
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Sounds good
Dim_, 15.01.2021
Very nice sound from this pedal.
Just by reading other reviews I was expecting a cheap enclosure but not so cheap. There is no feedback when pressing the stomp switch.
Wouldnt move this pedal out of the house.

Hey Behringer
I dont think that your customers would mind paying 1-2 USD more for a better enclosure.
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Very nice, a perfect TS808 clone.
Woof Woof, 13.11.2020
Excellent but loses a star for plastic construction, so has a shorter life expectancy if gigging a lot.
If only for bedroom use its a 5 star.
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"Basically a tubescreamer"
duckbo, 26.01.2021
I'm glad I bought this. When I last tried a tubescreamer I was disappointed with the sound, thought "this does nothing", but have since learned how they work, and also learnt that this pedal is basically a tube screamer.

So I use this mostly to drive a dirty amp. I have played with other musicians and it makes my guitar stand out in the mix for solos and such.

It makes my amp shine in clean too.

As a clean boost it will still make your guitar a bit more prominent due to its mid-hump.

It has a stiff input jack socket. Take care of this pedal and it'll treat you well.

My overall rating takes into account the price whereas the others are more objective.

A con is I am sure this is actually lower than unity volume with level set to maximum.
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20 EUR?!!
Mehagar, 07.11.2019
Guys, this pedal looks great until you take it in your hand. If you wanna put the battery inside it feels like it's gonna break until opens. Pretty cheap plastic. Knobs feel little loose and weak. BUT. The variety of sound is awesome. Great muddy drive with no drive at all or heavy sounds ot the other end with my Epiphone 339. Worth 20 EUR. Mos def.
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Joshuffle, 16.01.2021
It's a fine thing, just less of an impact than a fuzz pedal, but that's just from my inexperience.
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Behringer TO800
Viktor Apagyi, 15.02.2021
The product is just amazing! Just go for it!
I use it front of an peavey 5150 II head and it just killer.
Pro:
sounds great
Cheap
Con: Not really , maybe the plastic housing but its still pretty neat, sturdy.
Just go to youtube ,choose any comparsion video Behreinger vs Maxon OD 808 or vs TS808 vs TS9
you gonna be suprised!
Best 24 euros spend, ever, period.
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TO800, buy it
Oreo, 22.09.2020
Just go ahead and buy it. Nice subtle overdrive, can't over do it but if you want more get a distortion pedal. Good sounds on my HB amp clean channel. Yes its plastic but feels like good plastic.
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brilliant
chriscoustic, 18.09.2020
Using this with my Faith Saturn semi through a Marshal AS50 and getting some great dirty blues. really happy with it. buy a power supply because you will be running this pedal for hours. happy riffin'
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Great affordable tube screamer sound
BeMaWo, 22.02.2021
First of all, the downside: yes, it is plastic but I knew that before i decided to buy it.
On the other hand, this is an very versatile tube screamer clone that sound so much more expensive then it is. I use it mainly for stacking but it is more than good enough to be used on its own. You could even use it as a boost if you turn the gain all the way down. In that way, it might even be worth having more then once on your pedal board...
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Brilliant Tubescreamer circuit
johncordy, 25.11.2019
Behringer actually manufacture the chips that are used in many perceived higher quality Tubescreamers and so on such as the Ibanez models. In effect this is a top quality circuit housed in a plastic enclosure.
In terms of gigging this pedal, I'm not sure I would risk it if I was actually using the switch - however, if you're using a loop switcher (like a Boss MS3 or the Harley Benton StompControl), you won't need to worry about this. To be honest it may not even be an issue, just perception wise at least a metal enclosure should be more reliable?

I've got/had many other tubescreamers and while many have their quirks and added features, the main core sound remains pretty consistent, so if you're looking to dip your toe in the Tubescreamer world, or are just looking for a pedal that can give you that extra bit of drive and mid boost, the TO800 is a great choice, especially at this price point!
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Good Cheap Overdrive Pedal
Levie, 30.11.2020
Nice Overdrive Pedal. feels cheap but sound great
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Sounds almost exactly like the real deal!
Boberto, 11.06.2020
This pedal is great! sounds almost exactly like other actual ts808s I've tried and if anything has a slightly better bass response!
The only downside is the plastic casing feels like it wont last forever but it doesn't seem difficult to re-case.
Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for the classic TS sound and doesn't want to spend the earth
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No noticeable difference from the tube screamer
Verner Gusmao, 26.02.2021
I know this review will hurt the gear snobs out there (and I could not care less ;)
But there is not difference from the more expensive tube screamer pedals - Sounds absolutely great.

The casing is a bit fragile though.
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It?s green :-)
NigelT, 20.05.2020
Yes, it?s green, it has a T and 80 in the model name... Just missing 1 letter and one number! ;-)

What it isn?t missing is the tone of another green pedal has! This really is as close as it gets to another pedal without calling itself the same name!

Want to boost your signal? Done! Want to drive the amp a bit harder? Done! Want to really gun your amp? Done!

This does everything the rather more expensive pedal does for a fraction of the price and, really, I cannot tell much tonal difference!
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Great Value for Money
Robert924, 01.07.2013
As you would expect, it isn't as well made as more expensive pedals. The construction is fairly solid but I doubt it would stand up to much abuse. The knobs on mine are a bit odd too. The level knob is very tight and considerably more difficult to turn than the drive knob, which seems loose by comparison. The tone knob seems to be somewhere in between the two in terms of resistance. This isn't a major issue but it does raise some questions about the construction quality. For home or studio use it shouldn't be a problem but I wouldn't use it for playing live unless I had a backup.

That aside, it sounds great. It's pretty much identical to a tubescreamer. I use it infront of a 6505 as a boost and it performs it's job of tightening up the low end and adding saturation perfectly. Considering it costs a small fraction of what you would pay for the tubescreamer it's modeled on it really is a bargain.
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best rocky sound i've ever had
ttalis2000, 26.06.2017
Even this is a cheap product, i bought it and i love it, i get that good rocky sound that i should get from it and i finaly enjoy sound of solos that im playing, also it goes good for bass, not for electric guitar only... you can control your sound on it as u want, and it doesnt make your guitar to sound realy loud when you plug it into your amp... I recomend this product for everyone!
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Spetsnave , 19.10.2020
Great sounding excellent value for money effects pedal.
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Recreating the Iban.z wonder
MoGreen, 06.11.2019
This little pedal however plasticky it may feel to the touch has a lot of potential to offer. It delivers the sound we know and love from it's inspirational source and that at a fraction of the price.
For me, being a producer and session percussionist occasionally laying down a guitar line in a production, buying into the Behringer stomp box range makes a lot of sense both soundwise and when considering the cost/benefit aspects of it.
Great stuff cheap!!
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Good sound
Anonymus DE, 18.01.2021
Its sound is good
The build quality is acceptable, especialy for home use
All controls work as expected and don't need any explanation
I find a bit inconvenient to replace the battery

For 24 euro it's an excellent tube screamer
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You get more than you pay for
bvaes, 11.12.2019
Great sounding pedal, I use it primarily to push an overdriven amp. For this use, it sounds the same as the pedal it is based on.

Ofcourse the build quality could be better, it's plastic, but it's cheap and the sound is great.
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Nice to check the effect out
comaunite, 01.12.2019
It's overall a nice and cheap way to check out the effect, and all in all it does sound good on its own. But, the buffer on it sucks, which results in tone suck whenever it's in chain.
So it's staying at home, off of my main board.
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Behringer TO800 Vintage Tube Overdrive

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