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Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal  

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The Behringer Hell-Babe HB01 is unlike any wah you've ever stepped on, offering a tremendous array of tone-sculpting options. This demon's heel-down Range control provides low frequency adjustment tha... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Behringer Hell-Babe HB01 is unlike any wah you've ever stepped on, offering a tremendous array of tone-sculpting options. This demon's heel-down Range control provides low frequency adjustment that can be swept from 440 Hz down to 250 Hz, making the HB01 the ideal companion for either guitar or bass. For custom-tailoring the toe-down frequency range, the Hell-Babe features a Fine control, allowing you to adjust the frequency sweep as high as 2.2 kHz.

You can even dial in a powerful volume Boost (up to +15 dB), so that when you step on the HB01, your guitar will rise to the top of the mix. A highly versatile Q control is provided for precise filter shaping and for achieving vocal-like effects.

The Hell-Babe uses no mechanical pots or switches, which significantly reduces on wear and tear. It also features a spring-back pedal mechanism with resistance adjustment. And thanks to the ultra-bright LED indicators you'll always know when it's on and when the volume boost is activated. You can power this bad boy with a 9V battery or the optional PSU-SB DC power supply.

Features
  • Total optical control for wear-and-tear-free pedal operation (no mechanical pots and switches)
  • Unique spring-back pedal mechanism with resistance adjustment for ultimate playing style (option to remove)
  • Heel-down frequency range freely adjustable via Range control (440 Hz to 250 Hz) for use even with bass guitars
  • Additional Fine Tune control allows high-end extension of sweep range for incredibly bright, ultra-present tone
  • Ultra-musical Q control for precise filter shaping to achieve vocal-like effects
  • Tunable boost function including On/Off switch to push your licks up to the limit
  • Dual LED indicators for Effect On/Off and Boost On/Off at the tail of the pedal for total control
  • Ultra-low noise circuitry for outstanding audio performance
  • Runs on 9 V battery or the BEHRINGER PSU-SB DC power supply (not included)
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
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1 year warranty. 3 year warranty if registered within 90 days of purchase.


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BehringerHellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal
 
3.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great wah!

It is a great wah, not only for the price but also as a competetor against the crybaby. This is a copy of the crybaby from hell and it follows in its steps to...Read complete review

It is a great wah, not only for the price but also as a competetor against the crybaby. This is a copy of the crybaby from hell and it follows in its steps to a T. The sweep is lo though unless you mod it by taking the rubber stoppers on the end of the rocker and trim them about a half an inch. It allows the wah to sweep all the way when trimmed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Liked it a lot

I liked this better than the popular model that I replaced it with. The construction quality is poor. They need to charge a bit more for it and make it more durable.

I liked this better than the popular model that I replaced it with. The construction quality is poor. They need to charge a bit more for it and make it more durable.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Ok

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

An OK pedal. Spend the the extra and get a proven pedal next time.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Piece of Kit

By Alan

from Madison, AL

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

Truly, this is an amazing Wah Wah Pedal. The frequency range is excellent and the "boost" function combined with the "Fine" control really makes a tremendous impact on the effects. Also, being "optical", you'll never have to worry about the wear and tear on a conventional pot.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What's Important Works

By Damien Smith

from VA

Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

Overall, this is a pretty good wah pedal. The spring has good tension, I really like how I don't to worry about a pot being ground to oblivion from overuse. The rubber treads have fallen off recently, so that makes like 5 months. As has the sticker on the front. Sound wise, through all the different adjustments, you can get just about any sound you're looking for in a wah wah. Although, the sticker and treads falling off works in my favor, as I just took a dremel and wrote custom writing in its place. And the price, definitely would buy again.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great but not perfect

By Gretschguy

from Indianapolis

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Responsive
  • Versatile
  • Wide Tonal Variety

Cons

  • Rfi On Ac Adapter

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

*Be forewarned, if you use the AC adapter instead of 9-volt battery, you will likely get RFI (radio frequency interference).*

This wah pedal is well-built but not as sturdy as it could be. The trade-off is a good light weight. The snap-back pedal to the up position takes getting used to. So does the kick-on noise when you step on the pedal to activate it. There are some really great sweep effects and functions you can read about in the product description. Used through a good amp, whether solid state like a Fender Mustang or tubes, this gives searing psychedelics and gentle tremolo-like waves.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Very Musical Pedal

By David R. Brown

from El Paso, Texas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

    I am not a professional musician, but rather an amateur with a reasonable degree of experience with guitar plus a couple of other string instruments. For my purposes, the H'babe (I don't care for its name) fits the bill perfectly. I have compared it to my son's Dunlop Original Crybaby, and I much prefer the sound and flexibility of the Behringer. With its variety of broad- and fine-tuning knobs to adjust the responsiveness of the foot pedal, the 'Babe can be personalized to a player's individual needs and tastes, similarly to the more-advanced Crybaby models, though it is less expensive even than the Original. Its construction, though employing lower-cost outer materials than those of the Dunlops, certainly is not cheap. Heavy-duty plastic can be as strong and durable as steel if designed properly; this certainly is the case with the Behringer. For any guitar player with champagne taste but a beer budget, this may be the wah-wah to own.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    it depends on what you play

    By joseph whittle

    from colleyville tx

    Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

    i have been playing guitar for 2 years and bass for about 3 months. i bought this pedal to add to an assortment of other effects pedals that i already own. for the amount of money it cost it's a nice pedal. it doesn't work too great for guitar in my opinion, but it works great for bass. the only thing i would change is the cut in/cut out time, and maybe the range of sounds. it is very durable, and looks nice. for the amount it costs it is a good product.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    its not a cry baby

    By TInz

    from Atlanta

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Beginner Guitarist

      Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

      the housing is too light weight for me...I guess its not fair to compare it to a morley I plan to spend more time with the controls but so far I haven't found a range that I can live with

       
      5.0

      wah wah pedal

      By geronimo gianelli

      from tx

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

        exactly what I needed

         
        1.0

        The HELLBABE HB01 OPTICAL WAH

        By mikemcd1st

        from Niagara Falls, New York

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

          I plugges in the HELLBABE and when I pressed on the wah it started tuning in radio frequencies and the wah was extremely inferior to any other wah I posess. I have a Cry Baby 95Q that I bought from Musician's Friend and it is far more responsive and supperior to the Hellbabe...
          I am totally disapointed in this product...
          Although it is cheap, I didn,t get what I paid for.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Liked it a lot

          By flstc5150

          from North Carolina

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Behringer Hellbabe HB01 Optical Wah Wah Pedal:

          I liked this better than the popular model that I replaced it with. The construction quality is poor. They need to charge a bit more for it and make it more durable.

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