Aesthetically speaking the UC200 Ultra Chorus pedal might not be to everyone’s taste, but when it comes to functionality this pedal offers everything you need from a Chorus in one simple package.
It has knobs for level, tone, rate, and depth, it comes with one input and two outputs, giving you the option of that beautiful stereo sound, and, in case all that wasn’t enough, the Behringer Chorus also offers you the choice between a 9V battery or a mains power supply.
But how does it stack up against the Boss CH-1?
As with many Behringer pedals, the UC200 Ultra Chorus is, effectively, a clone of a popular Boss pedal. In this case, it’s a recreation of the Boss CH-1, a classic Chorus pedal from a great manufacturer.
If you’ve ever come across Behinger’s pedals before then you’ll know that the big difference between them and Boss is price and materials. In essence, Behringer’s aim is to produce an almost identical pedal in a cheap plastic casing.
Now it’s worth saying that the quality of Behringer’s recreations can be pretty hit and miss.
Just take a look at the DR600 digital reverb, for example. Behringer’s recreation of the Boss RV-5 might look like the same pedal at first glance, and you’ll be able to get some of the same sounds out of it, but it’s got practically no tone control. Alternatively, you have recreations like the HM300 Heavy Metal which are practically dead on.
We’re glad to say that, in this case, Behringer have once again knocked it out of the park. These pedals sound practically identical. While they might’ve skimped on the casing, it appears they’ve gone all-in where it counts.
So, unless you’re worried about stepping on it a bit too hard and cracking the plastic, you might as well save yourself the money and buy the Behringer Chorus. You won’t regret it.