Stopped at a local shop to grab some more strings and they had almost all the Behringer pedals on sale for $20. I figured for $20, what the hell. Some people rip on them, so some seem to really like them. Good time to find out for myself. I didn't have long to shop around cuz the everyone was waiting in the car for me and it was hot as hell out. I did a quick once over trying to think of the ones I've actually looked into a bit and grabbed the 7band EQ and the Digital Multi FX box.
To be straight, I've not spent a lot of time with either. By the time we got home it was starting to get late and I was already tired before we left. Both ran into the front of my Tremoverb.
The EQ was surprisingly good. I fully expected as soon as I turned it on to be noisy, fuzzy, and suck the tone straight out of my amp. Not the case at all. I didn't notice any extraneous noise or tone suck. Everything worked exactly as it should have. The sliders are kind of wobbly, but I don't think they'll just fall out or anything like that.
The Multi FX has a setting for phase, chorus, delay, tremolo, flange, and pitch shift. I really didn't spend much time with this one at all. Mainly just turned knobs to make sure everything was working. To be completely fair, I don't like any kind of digital modulation or time based effects ran in front of the amp. It makes them sound kind of fake and weird. Once I've had a chance to put it in the loop of one of my amps and turn some knobs, I'll give it a full review.
I can say this much. I've always stayed away from these pedals because of the negative publicity they get. I'm impressed enough this far that I will try some more of them. There is also a caveat to these that almost everyone should know by now. They are plastic and there's no way in hell I would take them on any stage unless they were rack mounted. If you're going to go as far as rack mounting them and using a switching system, then you've already defeated the purpose of them IMO. So far they are just what they need to be. Cheap DECENT sounding pedals to mess around with at home. If you expect anything more, you're setting yourself up for disappointment.