Behringer CS400 Ultimate Dynamics Pedal

Behringer CS400 Ultimate Dynamics Pedal

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

Overall User Ratings (based on 8 ratings)
Overall:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Sound:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Ease of Use:
5 out of 5 stars
Quality:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Value:
5 out of 5 stars
Manufacturer Support:
4.5 out of 5 stars
The Wow Factor:
4 out of 5 stars
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Submitted September 14, 2011 by a customer from live.com
"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!
Sound
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!
Features
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 sound, distorted or clean.
Quality
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.
Value
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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Submitted April 28, 2020 by W K in Wilkes Barre, PA
"Solid Quality On a Budget"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I researched the Boss CS series before buying this pedal. As someone new to compression/sustain pedals I noticed some people hear an obvious difference and some don't hear much at all. It really depends on your style of music. For me, it was an obvious difference. I'm very happy with the build and quality of this pedal. Out of the box it's heavier than I expected from looking at it. It feels "quality." The sound quality is incredible - for the price. The clean notes become evened out in tone and volume and there is greater clarity. Exactly what you want. I will admit, I wasn't as impressed with the sustain feature. It's not that I don't notice a difference but I would say if you're specifically looking for a sustain effect, go with Boss. If you're mostly using it for compression, you could save quite a bit of money just going with the Behringer. Honestly the Boss CS series sounded better to me and their pedals have more bells and whistles, but I decided to go with the $29 Behringer, only because I've used many different Behringer products and I trust their quality. For me, this was an acceptable gamble if I ended up not hearing much of a difference. That being said, if you're on the fence about buying a compressor, I don't think you can beat the value of Behringer. If you're more experienced with compression/sustain, and are more particular about your sound, I feel like Boss offers more versatility. Overall, I'm once again very impressed and very satisfied with a Behringer product, and I definitely recommend them. As far as Zzounds goes, the whole shopping and shipping experience was smooth and efficient as usual. They've definitely become the first place I start looking when I'm considering new equipment.
Musical Background:
I play guitar, bass, and piano
Musical Style:
Anything and everything
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Submitted August 10, 2013 by Don F in Silver Spring, MD
"A nice compressor at a nice price"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I used to own this compressor. I sold it to a guitarist who didn't like it very vuch. I'm buying one or two of them again for keyboard and program use. (I like my autocom 2-channel rack compressor also.) The sound is quiet and nearly transparent- a little "glossy, creamy, pretty". I think less of it as a sustainer, especially compared to Electro-Harmonix's Soul Preacher (of which I own two), but this is quieter, smoother and cheaper, more to my general liking. it's decently built, cheesy knobs and all. I't won't likely be anyone's dream compressor, but when one can use less than the ideal, it never hurts to have a couple in your effects collection.
Musical Background:
46 yrs. playing and writing, professionally and jamming.
Musical Style:
soul. rock, blues, jazz, a bit of this and that additionally
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Submitted July 16, 2014 by Patt Murphy in Ocala, FL
"Good effect for a small price"
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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I do not normally use a compressor, but I got this because of the sustain feature. I am still tweaking the comp part and may be able to use it. The sustain feature alone is a value and is great for soloing & leads.
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Submitted July 27, 2013 by jessie b in gleason, TN
"worth twice the money."
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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I've had this pedal for a couple of days now and I like it. Easy to use. Easy to find your "sweet spot" Sounds great.
Musical Background:
3 years
Musical Style:
christian, rock, blues.
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Submitted October 26, 2017 by Sam B in Phoenix, AZ
"Head banging metal machine !!!."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Simple and easy to use. Put this little sucker in front of your amp and it will turn a good high gain amp and 4x12 cabinet into instant head banging machine. A wah pedal plus this pedal directly into the front input and abra cadabra, zipity zam wish granted.
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