Behringer Hellbabe HB01

Shopping for pedals can be frustrating when you’re on a budget. If you want a pedal that’s affordable without being cheap, you’ll want to check out the Hellbabe from Behringer. It gives your tone a powerful rock wah or an almost vocal-like clarity, a huge amount of versatility. The operation on the Hellbabe is fairly […]

Last updateJune 25, 2018
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Behringer Hellbabe HB01

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Shopping for pedals can be frustrating when you’re on a budget. If you want a pedal that’s affordable without being cheap, you’ll want to check out the Hellbabe from Behringer. It gives your tone a powerful rock wah or an almost vocal-like clarity, a huge amount of versatility.

The operation on the Hellbabe is fairly standard. It uses a spring mechanism for smooth action when you step on it. The effect turns on as soon as you step on the pedal—it doesn’t get any easier than that. All of the control knobs are positioned down the sides of the pedal, with a guide on the base so you can see what does what. Among your tone-sculpting options are a 5-way brightness switch and a knob for the range, both options you wouldn’t expect to find on something in this price point.

Unfortunately…

While Behringer didn’t make any compromises on the sound, in our opinion the same can’t be said of the build. It’s well-constructed, so it’s not flimsy, but the hard plastic casing isn’t the most durable, especially if you plan to take it on the road.

Fortunately, though the outside construction leaves a little to be desired, the interior components won’t wear out as easily thanks to the optical controls. There aren’t any pots or switches that can fail after repeated use, so the pedal will respond the same way every time you use it, no matter how long you own it.

Features:

  • Power: 9V battery or Behringer PSU-SB power supply (not included)
  • Controls: Range (440Hz to 250Hz), Boost, Q, Fine Tune
  • Boost: +15 Db
  • Inputs: ¼” audio in and bypass (get cables)

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