Behringer CS400 Ultimate Dynamics Pedal

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Even out your volume across your notes and chords while also adding sustain to your signal with the Behringer CS400 Ultimate Dynamics pedal.

If tone is the name of your game, the Compressor/Sustainer CS400 will add amazing impact to your tone and provide endless sustain.


- Get super-smooth compression and endless sustain
- This Behringer product has been designed to compete head to head with leading products on the market
- Compress loud and boost low signals without degrading the original sound
- Dedicated Level, Tone, Attack and Sustain controls for awesome sound shaping
- Blue status LED for effect on/off and battery check
- Runs on 9 V battery or the Behringer PSU-SB DC power supply (not included)
- First-class electronic On/Off switch for highest signal integrity in bypass mode
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by Behringer Germany

What's a Compressor?

Dynamics play an important role in music. They help to convey emotion, whether it's a sultry blues solo or the unrelenting gallop of unfettered metal. But uncontrolled dynamics can take all your best intentions and turn them into so much, well...mush. That's where compression comes in, softening loud sounds and boosting low signal levels to keep everything more uniform. So, a compressor's main job is to make every note the same volume.

Balancing Act

Ever notice how some strings on your guitar or bass sound louder than others? This is partly due to physics. Strings with lower mass just don't put out as much volume as the heavier ones. When used properly, a compressor makes read more all of the strings the same volume. Compressors are also great for slap-style bass players, making thumb slaps, string pulls and muted notes all the same volume, for an extremely percussive effect.

Easy to Operate

You can dial in the right amount of compression using the dedicated Attack and Sustain dials. The Level control allows you to set the output to subtle, or engage a monster volume boost. Tone lets you add exactly the right level of highs. From clean, snappy country leads to rock solos that scream for eons, the CS400 is built to make your sound the center of attention. Its LED tells you when it's on, and the top-quality on/off switch maintains outstanding signal integrity in bypass mode. You can power this scene-stealer with either a 9 V battery or the PSU-SB DC power supply (not included).


The Compressor/Sustainer CS400 is an affordable way to add some serious finesse to your playing.
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- Get super-smooth compression and endless sustain
- Compress loud and boost low signals without degrading the original sound
- Dedicated Level, Tone, Attack and Sustain controls for awesome sound shaping
- Status LED for effect on/off and battery check
- Runs on 9 V battery or the BEHRINGER PSU-SB DC power supply (not included)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (8 ratings)
Submitted September 14, 2011 by a customer from
"Awesome Pedal!"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I wont say it's the BEST compressor out there. But for it's price, it's unbeatable. If you have the money, then by ALL MEANS get the Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone. But this thing is AMAZING!

It really (for lack of a better word) de-craps my playing. I'm not saying it's a insta-shredding machine, but it helps. I can get some pretty funky sounds out of it. I LOVE playing me some Skynyrd with this, gets that perfect Sweet Home Alabama sound. Also helps solos cut through the mix when playing songs like Mama I'm Coming Home. Gives pinch harmonics more presence in songs like Scream Aim Fire. Gives taps more presence in songs like Crazy Train or One. It also adds a WHOLE lot of sustain especially in areas I needed like the last note of the Nothing Else Matters guitar solo. That note lasted forever!

Price was GREAT. The sustain is amazing. The compression is awesome especially when you switch from single notes to chords and then the chords are WAY too loud. Plus it adds a whole new dynamic sound. The 4 knobs do their job to help you fine tune your sound.

Ease of Use
It's pretty easy to use. No real need to use the manual unless you're gonna use batteries to power this. Just gotta use your ears to find the sound that you want, simple as that. :) MY personal setting is Level - 3 o' clock Tone - 11 o' clock Attack - 1 o' clock Sustain - 3 o' clock Great read more sound, distorted or clean.

No cosmetic blemishes. It's made of plastic, but that's to keep the price down. The sound quality is pretty great, especially for this price.

I've had this thing for a couple of days now and it's gotten a LOT of use from me. Especially because I hate the fact that my chords are so much louder than single notes (i.e. Good Riddance - Green Day)

Manufacturer Support
I haven't needed any support yet but I called them inquiring the warranty and they were very polite.

The Wow Factor
It's pretty sexy if you ask me. (;

Musical Background:
It's more of a lifestyle for me.

Musical Style:
Rock, Metal, Alt, Southern Rock, Grunge, and Thrash Metal.
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