Behringer Ultra Metal UM300
Behringer Ultra Metal UM300

Ultra Metal UM300, Distortion from Behringer.

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 6 reviews )
 1 user review17 %
 5 reviews83 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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Audiofanzine FR03/15/2009

Audiofanzine FR's review

Behringer Ultra Metal UM300
(Originally written by @lien/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
What kind of effects or effect types are available?

- Distortion control

- Level control

- 3-band EQ:

high, mid, low and mid frequency

- Which technology is used? (analog, digital, tube, ...)

Analog technology.

- What type of connections does it have?

Input and output.


Very easy to use. No sweat.

Very responsive controls. It's surprising considering the price.

No user's manual, you'll have to download it from Behringer's website. Considering you only need the user's manual to replace the battery a printed manual is not necessary: it saves paper!


Good sound but the quality can't be compared with a Boss Metalzone or Metalcore.

I use it with an Epiphone G400 Vintage Worn Brown and an Ibanez TBX15R amp. With the adequate settings I get a typical heavy metal sound and I can't recognize my guitar.

The thing I like the most about this pedal is the great 4-band EQ.

I don't dislike anything about my Ultra Metal.


I've been using it for about two days. I've found several good settings.

Like I said before, the EQ is what I like most.

I don't like the plastic housing (although it seems to be sturdy enough). I had a problem with the footswitch, which stayed always on and produced an awful sound. I decided to open the housing and I lost the spring. When I reassembled the pedal without the spring it still worked!!!

Before buying it, I tested several Boss pedals like the Metalzone but it was too expensive for me.

Excellent value for money in spite of the footswitch problem I mentioned above.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again because it's pretty good as a first distortion pedal.

Yjanet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer Ultra Metal UM300
Distortion Pedal
Can shape his sound quite fine thanks to the different settings of the distortion and equalizer.
Connectivity Jack 6.35, the standard for a guitar pedal ...


Nothing simpler than this pedal, besides access to the battery but once in place, everything is fine ...

Manuel? there is not really, but this is not necessary except to change the battery ...


The sound is okay and easily scalable.
I have not encountered problems as some breath, but I did not have to push the level ... I'll investigate on my side ...


I use it for this weekend.
I have not tried any model, I bought it on the Internet for its unbeatable prices.
For now, its main drawback is the design plastic looks a bit cheap, monitoring the quality of the glue used for slip rubber ...
jon'de liege12/03/2010

jon'de liege's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good product cheap"

Behringer Ultra Metal UM300
distortion pedals
plastic box
six potentiometer Dist, Level, High, Mid, Mid Frequency, Bass

I put a 7 / 10 because the plastic case is really cheap,
Certainly this is the year that many uses at home, but I doubt it resists long configuration "Live"


is a pedal for use on a clear channel of an amplifier,
I plug it either to a peavey bandit 112 Sheffield or look in the Blackheart Bh5 and Me 'is in the lil 5w tube that I find it sounds best.
Playing with the pots there are ways to approach several types of sound, a crunch almost a chemical saturation a bit (the copy of the MT2 at Boss)
Sometimes I use it also as a boost to a channel already saturated


she does what is asked, but I'm tired of this pedal, my brother at all, how she can please or not at all.


A copy of MT2 to 1 / 4 the price, it certainly is cheap construction, but upgrading its level she knows compete with the BOSS

CautionHot's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer Ultra Metal UM300
Distortion pedal made by the giant Chinese Behringer ...

The pros:

* Eq '4 bands (Treb, Bass, Mid, Mid Freq')
* Price
The -:

Blast *
* A plastic pedal (although for the price, we would try not to be picky)
* False Bypass


This is where it gets interesting.
Usage is very simple and is very intuitive, although it must be careful to treble that, too pronounced, are particularly loud ..
It quickly found its mark with this pedal and after a few minutes of searching, we can easily find its proper (It approaches the sound of old ... But not too =)).
With Mid Freq, easily adjustable, it can easily last a sound "Panthérien" to his "Maidenien" which, with a bit of reverb, can give his typed Shred and other fantasy.


Issued by the sounds this pedal are relatively correct .. but not enough to just point a fan of his "Marshall" .. Although if you buy this pedal is that you're always a beginner and you want to send the dough without ruin you ..
The sound is a little rough on Boss MT2, but not unpleasant for the cause ...
Aside from that, there is the breath.
When you push a little gain, the breath appears.
But overall I would say it's pretty good deal since the plastic shell ..

NB: I tried this pedal with my bass pedal .. and behaves very well.
By pushing the gain and putting the Mid and Mid Freq has zero, I approach the sound of "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Metallica ..


I use this pedal for 4 years already .. So I think I have gone around the issue.
The sounds are not too ugly to my taste ..
The quality / price is exellent, faithful to the reputation of Behringer
I do not do it again maybe not this election, because of competition from low cost pedals became large (Fame, Harley Benton, ..)
and there may be ways to find better (especially the pedals Fame, equipped with true bypass)

Note: Depending on the guitar (or bass) used, the pedal react differently!

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer Ultra Metal UM300
What are the effects or types of effects available?
- A distortion knob
- Level of a knob
- A 4-band qualizer:
high, middle, low and middle frequency.

What technology is used? (Analog, numrique, lamp ...)
The technology used is analog.

What is the connection?
The pedals are connected by a jack effect.


The use of the pedals is very simple, there is no problem at this level.

The edition of sounds and effects are very easy, the knobs ragissent the least caress, trs is enjoyable, especially since it's rare for the pedals this price range.

We do not provide us with this manual pedals, go to the download site behringer. Knowing that you need the manual just to know how to open the battery compartment, I think it's a good point from behringer not to put this paper do the ECONOMY.


The effects are plutt effective, it has nothing like a metalcore metalzone or BOSS, even when it's still good.

I use this with an Epiphone G400 PDAL Wron brown and vintage amps ibanez tbx15r, and I guarantee you that it gives its really mtal, After a few rglages course, I can not believe I can even make it sound like my guitar has, it is surprising.

The thing I prfre this PDAL is qualizer 4 band is really good quality.
I do not dtest effects included in my ultra metal.


I use it for about 2 days. And I'm around a lot of cool rglages in distortion.

What I like most, as I said above, it is his qualizer 4 bands.
There are two things I dislike in the pedals, Premire it is plastic, even if it is still strong even, second I had a problem with bug the pedals, she crashed into distortion with a horrible sound, it opened the pedals leaving open on the table and lose the spring that puts pressure on the pedals, and thus go without appears that the pedals work perfectly, the spring is too big for the pedals, it crashed because of electrical son.

Before this acqurir I tried a few Boss pedals like mtalzone, but due to budget price that I l.

Despite the small BMOL mentioned above, this is an excellent pedals qualitprix.

With the exprience I would do without this choice because as hsiter Premire of pedals distorion you do not need more.

eloipo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer Ultra Metal UM300
Analog distortion pedal
6 knobs:
-1 "Dist." for the level of distortion
-4 For the equalizer: high, mid and mid level, low.
-1 "Level" for the output level.


The overall use is very simple, it's no problem.
Good access to the battery is a bit boring, but hey it's not a drama not knowing that for 2 months that I use on average half an hour a day and it's always the battery beginning ...
The manual ... there is no need, except for the location of the battery!


So, with this pedal, and with the equalizer, we can obtain a large enough range of sounds, the distortion that pete ears with a lot of treble, distortion j'usqua greasy, dark, through the very punchy distortion, with a lot of medium ...
But against his major problem: BLAST! As soon as one exceeds half the level of distortion, we get a beautiful "fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff ..." of breath, what! quite annoying so 7


I use it for Christmas cad for 2 months.
The quality I like most: the number of different sounds possible
The one I like least: HIS BREATH!
This is my first distortion pedal.
I find excellent value for 28 euros in Thotho was a distortion pedal more than helpful ...
If I had a bigger budget, I would take a Boss, a metal distortion, a metal zone, or a metal core ...