Behringer V-Tone Bass BDI21

Analogue Modelling Bass PreampThe BDI21 is both a DI box and a bass modelling effect pedal. It enables classic tube or sparkling slap sounds, aggressive distortion, and -thanks to its nearly unlimited controlling range - every nuance in between.

  • Effect pedal with direct record output
  • V-TONE modelling simulates the sound of famous vintage tube amps as well as slap and distortion sounds in any combination
  • Can be used either as a direct recording preamp with speaker simulation or as an active standard DI box
  • Outputs: 6.3 mm mono jack and balanced, gold-plated XLR connector
  • Ground lift switch
  • Operation via 9 V battery or DC adapter (not included)
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  • Jazz
  • Metal
  • Slap

Further Information

Design Floorboard
Tubes No
Amp Modeling No
Integrated Effects No
Headphone Output No
Direct Out Yes
MIDI Connector(s) No
Integrated Expression Pedal No
Connections for Pedals or Switches No
Aux Input No
Integrated Tuner No
USB Connection No

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Can't get anything better for this money
NikolaM, 18.11.2019
If you're playing anything but rock music live, chances are the sound tech is going to run your bass straight into the PA. Since you're left to the mercy of the equipment available at the venue, sometimes it's best to have your own DI just in case. I stumbled upon this thing and thought: It's just what I've been looking for!

It did fulfil the one expectation I had: being a device that converts unbalanced into balanced signal. The rest of the knobs seemed like an extra and after fiddling with them for a bit I realised they don't actually do much. The EQ is OK, the rest is meh.

The build quality is okay to bad. The 6.3mm jack doesn't lock the cable in and the XLR sticks out just a little bit. It's a bit annoying, but at this price point you can't expect much.

If you just need a DI, get this. If you need a pre-amp, look for something more expensive.
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Great Direct Box at a great price!
Walt P, 01.02.2021
I bought the Behringer V-Tone BDI21 to use as a direct box, connecting my bass to a mixer board for front-of-house PA. It works quite well for that. As a bonus, if desired, it can also be used to color the tone sent to the board. The range of tones available is quite wide, but I have to admit that I rarely use that function. As a direct box, it does exactly what it is supposed to do.

As always, Thomann Music's shipping was rapid and as promised.
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It's Got To Be 5 Stars
30.12.2014
For a good while now I've been hearing about D.I boxes.
Mostly about a certain American one but slowly and surely the BDI21 was getting mentioned.
When I saw how cheap it is my first thought was " Can't be that good."
Boy was I wrong.As I say it kept getting mentioned on various bass player sites
so I saved it in a wish list for " sometime "

At the start of the month I was ordering for Thomann and it was added as an afterthought.Very good decision.Not being the main item I ordered it remained in the box until tonight.

Why didn't I try this earlier ? It brings so much to the party ! One simple little box and so simple to use. To start I just copied the examples that were in the instructions. Good decent tones all of them.Some experimenting can only reveal more.

If your bass was a 20w bulb in a dark room using the BDI21 turns it into a 100w bulb.It just lifts your bass tone to a better level.Coupled with the fact if your amp packs in this can save the day DI'd into the PA or save your back from lugging amps upstairs.

Seriously before thinking of changing pickups or basses try one of these first,it could save you a fortune.If you're concerned about reliability well here's the easy answer Buy 2.

For the same price some strings cost it's an amazing bit of kit.

Try one I'm glad I did.
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Want a multi-function pedal but don't want to spend a lot of money? Then this pedal is for you!
Anton Aleshkoff, 20.02.2021
The pedal sounds very decent! I bought it as an addition to a bass guitar with passive pickups.
With this pedal, the sound has become very dense, "fat", it is possible to adjust different sounds!
I was very pleased that this is also a di-box.
The quality of the materials was surprising. To be honest, I thought the pedal would be quite fragile, but I was wrong. The case is very durable, weighs about 500 grams!
I am very pleased with the purchase!
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