Authentic and classic three dimensional phase shifting”from rapid rotary speaker to impressive jet plane effects! This BEHRINGER product has been designed to compete head to head with leading products on the market. There are dedicated Rate contro...
Authentic and classic three dimensional phase shifting”from rapid rotary speaker to impressive jet plane effects! This BEHRINGER product has been designed to compete head to head with leading products on the market. There are dedicated Rate control and separate Tone switch for fine-tuning of effects speed and tone. A status LED for effect is included, plus there is a true hard-wire bypass for ultimate signal integrity. No matter what phasing effect sound you'e after, VP1 is bound to make getting there easier! The VP1 runs on a 9V battery or a DC power supply (not included).
This pedal has been with me for many years. It wasn't too much solid and so I had to repair it a lot of times. But it was beautiful in his crazyness. I liked to use it with the maximum setting to have a sort of crazy Leslie sound, paired with my MXR Distortion +. In my mind this is the only phaser pedal that I love. You can hear it here, before the solo of the song "Spleen", from the older album by my previous band Old Scratchiness: https://oldscratchiness.bandcamp.com/track/spleen
A fellow musician was downsizing and gave me this. It was a great addition to my pedalboard. Around the same time, I got my hands on an EHX Small Stone Nano, which is essentially the same circuit. I wound up selling it because of its large footprint on my pedalboard and it didn't make much sense to have essentially two of the same phaser pedals.
Great price, very good job of cloning the Small Stone. There are some very minor differences (rate knob definitely affects sound differently than the SS) but more or less exactly what you would want the Stone for but only $20 and the same quality.
Considering some of the wrap Behringer get for producing cheap gear, this phaser pedal is well built. Purchased after looking for a cheaper alternative to the Electro-Harmonix Small Stone phaser and after playing them side by side, there is extremely little to no difference in sound other than some quiet hiss (although that could be my power supply). The depth is only decreased by slightest amount but the difference in depth is almost undetectable. The toggle switch however, is probably the only thing wrong with the VP1, as there is no click when switching in on so it seems to slide down and up again. I'd probably invest in a replacement switch but other than that, the VP1 is definetly the pedal you want if you're looking for the 70s phase tone at a cheap price.