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Tony Spinner: „I love the Vibe!!!  I cannot tell any difference between it and my real vintage one.  Well, one difference.. Yours is quiet compared to mine"

 

Michael Thompson: “It’s has the right frequency. I love this sound!”

 

Steve Stevens: „We actually did an AB test with your Vibe and for Les Paul style guitars, we found it to be much more useful. I love the pedal"

 

History of the Shin Ei Uni-vibe

The Uni-vibe was developed by the company Shin Ei in 1968 by engineer Fumio Mieda. It was meant to be a Lesley simulator but sounds more like a phase shifter device as it is based on phase shifting technology. The Uni-vibe was one of the first phasers available in the market. The major difference with a standard phaser (e.g. MXR Phase 90) is that the four phase shifting stages each having a different frequency setting making the “wobble” sound more musical.

Notable users of the Uni-vibe are Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. The real Uni-vibe sound can be heard on Robin Trower’s “Bridge of Sighs”, Jimi Hendrix’s “Machine Gun” and Pink Floyd’s “Breathe”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        An original Shin Ei Uni-Vibe

 

Technology concept

The Uni-vibe is a 4 stage phase shifter device implemented with discrete transistors and 4 phase shifting stages based on variable RC filters build up of a capacitor and a Light Dependent Resistor (LDR). The value of the resistance (LDR) is varied by means of a light bulb with varying sinusoidal intensity and thereby creating the phasing effect.

EEC - Euro 386,- (incl. 21% VAT)

ROW - Euro 319,- (excl. VAT)

Handcrafted in the Netherlands

FEATURES

Based on original Shin Ei Univibe circuit - original UniVibe sound

 

Quality matched components - optimal & consistent sound

 

T.M.F - Adjusting the amount of low end and thereby making a Les Paul guitar sound right with a Vibe

 

The Paul Switch Jr.® - robust true bypass footswitch to

switch the effect on/off avoiding tone sucking and adjusted for unity gain

 

Dual color led (red/blue) -indicating effect on & Vibe speed in both on/off mode

 

18 Volt power supply input - increased headroom

 

Extended speed range  - maximum speed of original is 4.5 Hz VibeTool© is 9 Hz

 

Easy Foot adjustment of the Vibe speed - No need for an expression pedal

"Get into your vibe"

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VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soren Anderson playing the VibeTool with Marco Mendoza on Bass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Thompson checking out the VibeTool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Vilo checking out the VibeTool

 

REVIEWS