Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999
Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999

Vintage Tube Monster VT999, Overdrive pedal from Behringer.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 10 reviews )
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guiltypassportradio's review"Versatile and amazing sounding pedal."

Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999
I have been a loyal user to this pedal since 2011, and i've been using it since then.
When i first tried, i did with the gear that was available in the store and it sounded good. Then i got home, tested with my gear, which were a Ampeg VT60 and a Fender Deville 212, with a Gibgon SG faded, and i was amused by the sound of it.
It has this powerful sound, with a lot of presence and can go from sutile overdrive, to a huge distortion.
Having a 3 knobs EQ is an advantage, that makes it versatile; Sweet spots are easier to find.
In a Span of 8 years, i think i have swapped the tube like 3 times, or 4 tops. The best one that has worked for me is the Tung-Sol.
This month, i tried to replace it with the Ibanez Tubeking TK999HT, which is not the direct clone of the one behringer was based on (Ibanez Tubeking TK999), and i thought it would be pretty close it, but no, they are completely different sounding.
TK999HT sounds too marshall, which is not bad, but not my cup of tea. Probably the TK999OD would sound more than the VT999. So, the VT999 will go back to the pedalboard and i will sell the TK999HT.

I have used this pedal with plenty of guitars, such as: Gibson SG faded, Epiphone DOT, Ibanez Artcore hollowbody, Fender Telecasters and Strats, Ibanez Jetking, Fender duo sonic, even with a jazz bass, and with every instrument, it sounds just fantastic.

- Pretty darn versatile. You can dial plenty of tones with it (3 EQ knobs!). From a light overdrive almost clean, to a punchy rock distortion.
- Noise gate is good to clean a little bit of noise. Also, the pedal itself is not noisy.

- Big Housing. It is just too big! If you open it, you will see that i could have been way smaller.
- Swapping the tube. Although is not as hard as replacing the tube like in the Ibanez TK999HT/OD, sometimes the pedal won't "detect" the tube placed in. It can be a pain.

A reissue of this one in a smaller housing would be just great!
Audiofanzine FR12/12/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999
(Originally written by manorhead/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Overdrive pedal/tube preamp with noise gate

Controls: gain, bass, mid, high, volume.

Rather bulky metal construction. If you open it, you'll see that it could have been much smaller, because there is almost nothing inside.


No need for the user's manual (it's as easy as a tube preamp).

The only negative point is that you'll have to play with your screwdriver a long time if you want to replace the tube... especially when you want to close the pedal again...


The distortion sound is not bad. Used as a preamp the clean sound is awful and the noise gate is mediocre.

The distortion sound is not bad nor good. I've tried it in several setups with different guitars and amps, and it's never bad but the sound just doesn't cut through. With a bass guitar the sound is fat and interesting.

I tested the unit with the original tube and with a Sovtech and I couldn't hear a difference. I think the tube doesn't play an important role in the sound of this pedal.


I've only owned it for a short time but I think I will use it more with a bass than with a guitar.

I like the idea of the integrated switchable noise gate, even if this one isn't good. I also like the preamp function of the unit with its 3-band EQ. I like the distortion sound with a bass.

I don't like: the size and the poor sound... for much more money, you get much better products (it's not new).

For the price, you get an average tube preamp that allows you to add warmth to a bad solid-state amp and a bass distortion pedal. This is no high-class product but competitor products cost twice as much...

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" of very heavy for cheap, why not have thought tot +!"

Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999
this is OVER DRIVE lamp, large (3 times a pedal)
2 jack and a 9 v transformer supplied with


configuration limit child
1-sheet manual
only the noise gate is a bit subtle set


efficiency, yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees, I use it to warm groovebox output sound, and what results, equalizer with adjustable gain bein floor, we soon comppte BUGERA the lamp works and gives depth and amplified form inimitable face sounds cold DSP.

ouff thing when you know it's a lamp like 17 euros piece!
Me, I'm not a big fan of the brand for its pedals, I have a DELAY who held 2 years, which SYNTH fucked after 3 short, I hope that it will last more


2 weeks of use, nickel
behringer would do that all the effects in this state of mind because the basic pedals to 25 euros plastoc, ca viellit way there, for 15 euros more, there's the correct sound of metal that takes the scene ca is large for all finger sizes, and LED continues to 1000 W
on the other hand, the noise gate has a small button, boring

good, must be careful, we are told that it's been too distorted, you really push the gain to death and push MId HIGHpour and have an early distortion distortion that resembles a poorly adjusted, put money in a real distortion if the goal

I've put behind a AKAI deluxe distortion

SlapKid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Go for it!"

Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999
One month I have is analog of course, but also heated tube little or not on the distortion is generated by the lamp. Tunable and switchable noise gate. Silent switch and walk every time so it's probably not a true bypass ...
A blue LED pedal power (illuminates the entire room) and a red disto engaged well seen.
The supplied power supply is tiny and takes up no space, cool. No residual noise, it's clean.
You've seen the price?!


Very simple and not too flexible, but we know where we are.
The gate is great, essential (and I weigh my words) with my lp 60s tribute p90.
It does not cut abruptly, you just adjust the treble a bit, it's a great job very happy.
The equalizer works very well, and made optimal frequencies always natural, grain base is all the time.

Gain very progressive, starting at noon at ease both in the grain dynamics.

Unchanged tube or anything, it sounds nice as it is so ...


The sound: a bit dark, thin to the base and beaded in the coating, it's subtle and effective at a time. The HD300 brand sounds almost like the base, except for the pearl of the envelope, so I think that the tube does not produce color distortion but "only" son.En fact, sounds more vt pretty-harmonic-catchy.

With faded gibson les paul (humbucker alnico5, bursbucker pro) is to gain one to two hours for a well suited as hairy as rhythmic solo. With the tribute in p90 gain is way down to the same effect.
The guitars not sound the same, but the identity of the pedal is very sharp, always on that side a bit dark and nasty but catchy class.

It's vintage, yaka connect the xd 300 of the mark to realize, much more present and puncheuse / very aggressive.
Besides, do not be fooled, for the metal is not mind-blowing vt you need but the XD300, in direct comparison it's weird when one returns to the VT999: it seems that it lacks everything! Si si!
In short you need to know what one seeks, komdab ...


I would do this election is more than clear. I had the tone king ibanez tube 999 to the last century (..., hard!) And Bébert sounds much better for six times cheaper!

I will still test the beast with ten tubes that hang in my box of surprises, we never change ... Update if warranted, of course!

TheJeff666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Of good fat for cheap"

Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999
tube distortion pedal, gain, volume, bass, mid, treble, built-in noise gate. We can not be simpler.


As previously stated, this is a distortion pedal to light, and can not be simpler. Is connected after waiting for the lamp heater, turn the knobs and play. true bypass it seems to me, anyway off perfectly transparent.
The settings of the tones are very effective, you can really sculpt a sound with.
The noise gate (after I return above) is the easiest I've had: on or off (ca change ...). And plus it works ...
Access to the lamp is not hard, 3 minutes, a screwdriver, and presto.
One downside, this page .... of blue LED is not a diode, a lighthouse, a projector anti air ... So a once lit, one is dazzled and can not see its settings. Led to tape or to change very quickly. 8 / 10 just for that ...


Ben the cow is a sacred pedal ... Especially if you're having fun ay to the lamp that suits his game and his sound. Delivered basic for me with a lamp bugera, so not that bad, the entry sorted, better than the first price in GT.
We change the lamp and presto, you change the pedal ... as the advice above, with an ECC83, less gain, but a bit tight and precise, surprising for a pedal at this price, I love, but I've (Blackstar). So I stopped on a JJ 12AX7's and my pedal to the big bold with coarse grain of happiness. Everything passes, good big blues, old families hard, punk, garage, and even large modern sound, I found myself doing with rammstein ... the bass is awesome and the tone controls very effective. happiness.

attention, the pedal can not be used to boost a clean channel, crunch it too quickly. Cons on a channel by saturated .... hmmmmm ....

icing on the cake, the noise gate: it's the magic bin, on or off, if it is, the noise gate works even if the pedal is not engaged. Noise gate completely transparent and calibrated. Even with my LP in which p90 is very noisy, nothing to say, no hum, just the game, not to break his c. .., sustain and resonance respected, too cool ... So this became my pedal noise gate official, I do spend more, especially with the lp.


Used for 6 months.
I had a lot of distortion pedals and overdrive in the legs, od 1 and 2, TS09 (the true), hm boss, electro harmonix, Blackstar, shred master procorat, multi purpose and modeling.
60 to 70 € (or less used) this pedal up to the best. Ultra-flexible, beautiful and big sound, equalizer very effectively, with a noise gate of dreams and a personality that depends on the lamp that you put. too cool.
The -: I of this ...... its blue LED ... pffff ....
Enormous value for money, it would be crazy to spend more .... or do without ...

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

Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999
Tube distortion pedal.
Presence of a 3-band equalizer quite handy, as the noise gate built it suffices to know how to deal with the treshold. That said low volume it will not help.
The blue LED is éblouoissante when looking at the pedal but above is a detail.


The general pattern is super simple you plug you waiting for a dozen seconds the lamp heats up and you start to play (slowly, it takes about 30 seconds to a minute to enjoy the max gain of the pedal)
The manual does say the useless, it is not bad but he says nothing and is nothing to say once you play and you connected the equalizer rules as needed.
The gain and equalizer settings significantly affects the sound of which a wide range of sounds available.


With the original lamp is not evil, distortion is not too ill-defined and you feel a greater precision than in an analog pedal.
Cepednant I quickly proceeded to replace the tube to put a groove tubes ECC83.
So I lost a little gain, but I in the presence and accuracy. The distortion becomes a surgical precision and this, with any setting of the equalizer. With Bosst, I find myself with big, very big sound while maintaining those settings.
I use a Jackson Randy Rhoads and strat-Mex, with Randy Rhoads, we get the big sound easily, with the strat-Mex, it is more in sonrités hot blues.


I've had it three weeks. My first impressions are very good on this pedal. The lamp is vraimment his work and is not just there for marketing. The value for money is just exellent. I am convinced that there are better but more expensive. A 7-band equalizer I think will be the final element of my pedalboard, but this will be part of Behring to blow!

Edit: The EQ has happened, which allows me to accentuate the grain of the pedal, it has a good grain to it (I care not the original lamp) and it is very very good.

I do not regret
Chris Martins12/20/2008

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

Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999
Distortion / OD of tube power supply adapter (supplied and standard) with 3-band EQ and adjustable noise gate. Fairly complete.


One branch, the rule and we play. Simple as a pedal. The EQ has a lot of margin settings, but the original pedal is quite aggressive in the treble knob, and I did not exceed 2. The gain level is high enough for cons to type hard rock heavy enough typed 80/90 years. And a metal OD and more prevail, or at least a lamp with higher gain (which is very easy to find) because it does not lack anything. With the original lamp is going to put a 7, and after change (for a JJ ECC83 standard) a good 9. The lamp has a really big effect on the sound, because after changing my sharp fall between 4 and 5 and my lower back to 6 instead of 8.

Average rating: 8


In fact, if we look a the typical hard-rock type Marshall hot-rod, then one is well served with the gain to the cleat. The OD is quite beautiful and very flexible to play and make big rhythmic Hendrixiennes is really a treat with the gain around the middle strata and micro serious. Sounds to Santana and Gary Moore are also. Short of any good and the price / quality ratio is pretty impressive. The noise gate keeps it all quiet and allows for example recording without background noise.


What a great pedal tube saturation, which benefits greatly from lamp to upgrade a less aggressive and with a little more gain. Originally pedal already deserves a good 8, but after upgrade the lamp is required on September 1.

Phoenix-63's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999
Pedals overdrive lamp (one 12AX7) powered by a supplied adapter ..!


The configuration of the machine is simplicity, we get the sound that suits us and less time than it takes to say ...

Manuel succinct, any fawn, I could not criticize Manir objective, I have never look ...


Personally, I use the pedals as a pre amp, as I never play two times on the same amp, at least I am about to quickly find the sound I'm looking for the dynamics of the lamps and more ...

I use a Gibson SG junior reissue (with P90) and a Boss ME 50, all offer decent sound, but again, thank you to the dynamism of the lamp.


I use it for about 6 months, I am very satisfied with the time I do it again this election if I did not have money, otherwise I will deal plutt for English muffin (for prestige)

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

Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999
See below. Model walking with a 9v power supply (included ^ ^) but not cell.


Simple, manual unnecessary. We just have to adjust the noise gate and the knobs to find his sound.


So I want to say that the pedal is very well named: it's his super vintage, fat and warm, 70's, great for playing old Black Sabbath or Deep. It is versatile enough blues to hard for the metal or trash I do not know. I use it with an ordinary Les Paul copy (Elypse) and a Marshall MG100dfx and ben is the sound, I think with a good preamp that would be ecstasy ^ ^. Otherwise I use a Squier Showmaster (yes!) It sounds great. on the other hand I replace the lamp with a ECC83 preamp Marshall because I thought it fail to gain.


I use it for three months, and I do not regret my purchase, very good price / quality ratio (for 84 euro fdpin!). The only downside is its size, it is huge. This is my first tube overdrive pedal so I can not compare. If I would do choice? Again!
Jack Shnor02/06/2008

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

Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999
Cest an "overdrive" pedals format that uses a 12AX7 tube.
No memory, no connectivity PC / MAC and therefore no MIDI.
A 9V jack (power supplies)
A power switch (A / M)
Output, one between
A level of noise gate, a button / M noise gate.
On the front are:
A pusher foot A / M effect,
The three EQ pots right
A gain pots and a master volume.


The manual? jme recall being more or jai!
Extremely simple configuration, we find rglage logically, the progressive pots and efficient, not more than 10 seconds to understand lutil gain and master and all the good things that can shoot lon .


For the songs, it dpendra of:
1) guitar
2) Lampl
For guitar, if you had three single coils (eg Strato) you will get sound Blues, Rock or soft. But you can help on dune lgre disto Lampl, which changes everything, and leffet the lamp is visible.
If you'd like a VOX amp that will allow you davoir a clean channel and a saturated without unplug the guitar clean lentre to reconnect in the top boost channel
If you use double coils, then the cest else, the sound can be excellent or terrible Merd.que, adpendra the quality of the micro level and their output: the higher the output microphone stand and less lutil of the box is felt.
Do not wait how this turns your pedals sound deep its not its function, it's more a work which brings finesse to make your sounds warmer without dnaturer. Likewise it will never replace an all-tube amp.
JOperation a Fender Strato, an Epiphone Korina Explorer, and an Aria TA60 pro2, trs diffrent three guitars but for every one, I find a really brings something more that is except for lexplorer quip dun dun DiMarzio DiMarzio Tone Zone and Air Norton, but I'm still looking EST hopeless!


I use it for two weeks.
It seems to me essential in today with my setup lAC30 VOX
Trs trs simple and effective, it allows me to davoir toe, a Distortion channel sounds are more my respect and for the price, there is no contest (80 euro) in the local store, you risk nothing , over the Casing is mtallique and seems really solid.
I never use this type Navais dappareil pence and I just missed that cest APRS guitar and Lampl then yes I Rasht 10 times without hsitations.