Behringer VD400

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Stomp box effects device

  • Analog
  • Vintage Delay
available since January 2008
Item number 204414
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Analogico Yes
tap feature No
Battery Operation Yes
PSU included No

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A super pedal!
S.R.M 06.07.2021
Having heard many good things about this particular model of Behringer pedal, I decided to give it a shot myself. Initially I was rather surprised by the build quality. Having heard it was entirely plastic and felt rather cheap, I was amazed by how much heavier it was than I expected. Of course, the majority of the weight is in the base metal plate, but overall it doesn't feel like it'll break too soon on. Although, the fact that the switch is fundamentally an SMD button on the PCB doesn't spark a sense of ultimate durability over the very long-term (although quite repairable if you know a bit about soldering etc).

Playing with the pedal results in a very fun few options as to how the sound can be adjusted. A maximum delay of 300ms is quite short compared to many other options, but if you're willing to do so, a potentiometer modification is possible to increase the delay time which increases the options it can offer (I haven't personally done this, but it is a rather simple and common modification). Every function does as expected, repeat rate, echo and intensity are all responsive and definitely do make a difference to the output signal.

The retail packaging was excellent, all it came with was the pedal and some manuals, don't expect any fancy cables or anything.

I personally powered the pedal using a 9V battery, which I must admit was quite convoluted. The pedal feels incredibly fragile when changing the battery, and the entire mechanism it uses for that does not strike me with confidence that it will do well in the long run. I highly recommend only using a 9V AC adapter to ensure the pedal will last longer. I will also be doing this from now on.

I paired this particular pedal with my Harley Benton TE-20 (ultra cheap Telecaster clone). Sound quality is perfect, only a slight hiss is added in my particular setup (which could be a variety of different things, not necessarily the pedal).

Here are some TL;DR points (pro's & con's):

Pro's:
- Excellent sound quality
- Construction is fine for the price
- Good packaging
- Very inexpensive
- Knobs/dials are totally fine!
- Very obvious power/battery light

Con's:
- Battery compartment and mechanism is very fragile
- Switch/button in the long run will likely need repair if abused
- Obviously a bit plastic-y, but that's to be expected for such a low price

It really is a bargain of a pedal. If you're looking at any Behringer pedals (or even more expensive delay pedals) I would really give this one a shot. It really is an incredible pedal for the price. You really can't go wrong with it.
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Great bang for the buck
Delayer 14.10.2019
Does it what it is supposed to do. It feels like it wont break down very easily. I heard that Behringer is almost the same as Boss pedals, just much cheaper.

I use it in my pedal board as a subtle delay and it does its job perfectly. I can easily get that spacious tone that many guitarists around the world try to achieve.

I feel that the pedal is easy to use with only 3 controllers that control delay time. I dont know yet how durable this pedal is since I just got it and i have no idea how it will last.

I would recommend this pedal if you are short on budget and fancy a very good pedal. Also if you are a starving musician who hasnt made money yet, then your best bet is to buy Behringer pedals from Thomann.

I use it in my pedal board as the last pedal and achieve the sounds that I want. Combine this with reverb pedal and your in spacious heaven. I wish the pedal had some nice colour. Now it seems kind of boring and reminds me of Soviet union. But all in all it was a great purchase.
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Delay delay delay delay...
Zen Monkey 08.04.2022
Makes terrible digital noise, tried different amps, cables.. it only disappears when using both outputs and has become unusable junk to take up space. I like /liked behringer but this pedal is best avoided
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What you'd expect from analogue delay
duckbo 26.01.2021
This thing is really fun to play with. Can make slapback, can make it like a reverb, can have the repeats louder than the input signal.

Self-oscillation is especially fun.

If you take care of this pedal I am sure it will last a long time. There are quality control issues with the potentiometers. The plastic probably isn't the strongest casing.

Pro
- Nice range of repeats
- Self-oscillation
- Nice tone of repeats, they get out of the way

Cons
- Knob stiffness varies widely
- Have to be careful when turning it off and on because your weight is going onto the switch on the board
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