Behringer VD-1 Vintage Distortion Pedal review

Below is a test of the Behringer Vintage Distortion – The VD-1.

I really like this cheapo pedal, it looks like a brick and sounds like a ton of bricks.

If you’re looking for a cool budget distortion then this in my humble opinion is it.

It’s very light when handled.

Bit of blurb below,

Behringer Vintage Distortion

Vintage distortion at your feet—from screaming loud to whisper soft!

Here’s an authentic, classic distortion effect—the warm and emotive tone that has ruled rock for the last 30 years. With the dedicated Sustain control, your guitar will learn how to scream! You get a status LED for effect On/Off and battery check, and there is a true hard-wire bypass for ultimate in signal integrity. The VD1 runs on a 9 V battery or a DC power supply (not included).

The VD1 Vintage Distortion is an excellent and affordable alternative to the Electro Harmonix Big Muff, providing a meaty, dirty fuzz like in the good old days. Versatile, dirty and great value-for-money!

First Audio is a recording with Sustain cranked to full as seen in above image.


Second Audio example is a recording with Sustain set half way as seen in above image.


Recording scenario, mic’s placed as in  image below.

Amp set on stool, 9-12 inches above floor in centre of large room.

Amp is a Fender Champion 600 5 watt valve amp.

Volume set as pictured below,

All guitar recorded playing a Fender Telecaster fitted with a seymour duncan bridge pickup.

Audio has not been processed.

Microphones are a Shure SM58 and SM57.

Pre-Amp used is the Behringer 1622 Xenyx built in pre-amps.

Guitar leads are by Planet Waves.


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