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"
The VibeTool®, a compact and flexible Vibe based on the Shin-Ei Uni-vibe
The VibeTool is based on the original Shin-Ei Uni-vibe extended with features that increase useability. With the TMF adjustment you can dial in the amount of bottom to adapt to different types of guitar.
Like the original Uni-vibe, the VibeTool 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 is varied by means of a light bulb with a sinusoidal control signal thereby creating the phasing effect.
VibeTool Standard € 399,-
(Free WW shipping)
Original 1960'ties Shin Ei Uni-Vibe
Based on original Shin Ei Univibe circuit Original UniVibe
Quality matched & calibrated 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® 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 providing a clean signal integrity with high amplitude input signals
Extended speed range
Increased maximum speed of 9 Hz, original Uni-Vibe is 4.5 Hz
Easy Foot adjustment of the Vibe speed No need for an expression pedal
Shin-Ei Uni-vibe History
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”