The Tube-Vibe is a no compromise, innovative & original re-design of the classic Uni-Vibe. The pre-amp, mixer and phase-shifters sections are built on triode tubes operating at real amp plate voltages and it has a powerful L.F.O. that makes it possible to sculpt thick, swampy vibe tones at higher modulation rates through to textural & spacious chorus effects at slower rates. The tone is outrageously cool – it’s absolutely the lushest, most psychedelic sounding guitar pedal there is! One of those devices that epitomise analog with it’s unique, slightly blurry, liquid phase-chorused tone, impossible to simulate.
- Steve Rothery – Marillion
- David Gilmour – Pink Floyd
- All Tube: Circuitry for the ultimate in audiophile performance – low backgound noise and stacks of headroom for a rich and musical Vibe tone. The fundamental tone and drive of the Tube-Vibe can be further tweaked by swapping the 12AU7 tube with other 9-pin varieties, such as 12AY7, 12AX7, etc to boost and push your favourite vintage/boutique tube amp into overdrive for some seriously thick/sustaining tones.
- Dual LFOs: In ‘Classic’ mode the Tube-Vibe authentically sculpts the deep, swampy Uni-Vibe throb and in ‘Smooth’ mode it reproduces dreamy, ethereal chorus voicings. Additionally, the LFO can be halted (frozen) so it can work as a sweepable notch filter to create hollow sounding scooped textures.
- Chorus/Vibrato Switch: Selects between the classic Hendrix/Trower Uni-Vibe chorus and de-tuning pitch-bend vibrato. Additionally, the internal ‘Blend’ trimmer allows further fine-tuning of the vibe throb.
- True Bypass Switching: With Effectrode’s unique ‘anti-pop’ or ‘thump’ footswitching circuitry utilising sealed, gold-contact relay to eliminate the possibility of dirty contacts degrading the sound and minimial internal audio path.
- High, one megaohm input impedance ensures a wide open and clear tone – your guitar pickup is “seeing” a tube amp input stage. The input resistance of the Uni-Vibe is only 69Kohm which is low enough to load the output of a guitar and dull the sound or cause significant treble loss to single coil pickups.
- LED: Pulsates with modulation speed for visual song tempo matching.