I had occasion to try the behringer vibrato and vintage phaser pedals. Compared to my Russian small stone, the vintage phaser is every bit as chewy , and honestly easier to dial in and get a good sound out of. The vibrato compared to a boss vb-2 ... Oh wait, I can't make this comparison, because the boss goes for stupid money. But the behringer does a fantastic slow warble, which is all I use vibrato for - best, easiest to dial in "slightly warped tape" sound I've come across. I'm not a modulation junkie, but I've certainly tried other, more expensive pedals that do both of these things, and found the behringers stack up very well. Maybe I just don't use either of these effects enough to ever feel like I'm justified in spending over (or even close to) $100 on one, and the price of the behringers is causing some sort of weird psychological effect that makes me think they sound and feel better than they actually do. But I swear, I've never come across an example of either effect that I could so quickly dial in to the point where I say "yep, that's what that effect is supposed to sound like." Are they cheaply made and poorly bypassed? Yes and probably. Does keeping them on a board in a case and just using a loop switcher fix both those problems? Absolutely. Which brings me to the title of the thread. If behringer would just charge ~$100 a piece for these, I would have tried them a long time ago and saved myself the hassle and expense of revolving -dooring a bunch of other examples that never really could do what I wanted at a price I was ok with. But nooooooo, they've gotta charge , like, $20, and set off the "cheap piece of crap" alarm in my lizard brain. Damn you behringer.