Our own take on the greatest Vibe pedal ever made !
The original goal was to achieve the sound of a vintage UniVibe, but after getting there, we looked into taking it a few extra steps further !
The RetroVibe is using 4 photocells surrounding a pulsating light source to deliver its very unique and recognizable sound...a thick chorus/vibrato type of effect starting off with a slow watery type swirl gradually becoming more 'alive' as the speed knob is manipulated clockwise resulting in a 'machine-gun' type warble around the 9 o'clock setting.
with original NOS 2SC828 transistors and carbon comp resistors for a true vintage sound ! Read More »
An added twist ! We have incorporated 2 extra internal trimmers. The larger one initially affects the maximum intensity of the effect, but also dramatically manipulates the sound of the RetroVibe, all the while, maintaining the pedals true vintage character.
The smaller one adjusts the non-existing Level knob on the face of the pedal and it comes set all the way up to the full level capacity. If you feel that the pedals level needs to be decreased, you can adjust it from the inside (not recommended, but of course you have the final say!)
If you are a Hendrix / Trower fan, this is your pedal !
RetroVibe users : Nels Cline, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Dweezil Zappa, Greg Koch, Ler LaLonde, Julien Kasper...
"The Retrovibe is my Vibe of choice. It has all of the "Vibe" of the original, particularly that illusive, complex midrange that responds so beautifully to pick attack. It behaves perfectly with Fuzz Face type pedals and is more transparent than any of the old Univibes I have heard. That it is so compact is quite a bonus and mine has Laurel and Hardy on it (I got lucky - the rest of you get flowers, Ha!)" Julien Kasper
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Controls : Depth, Speed, internal trimmer for the Level, internal trimmer for the intensity
It works with 9V boss-type DC adaptor (inside the RetroVibe the power is ramped up to the original Univibe's 15V DC) - not included
It uses 65mA of power when ON
Dimensions : 119 x 94 x 53 mm
Limited Life-time warranty !
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