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Teach me about Univibes

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Never had one but they sound pretty impressive with a neck pup to my ears. I'm not interested in going all Booteeky without playing with one for a while.

So what does a man need to know about Univibes? Are there any good affordable versions from the likes of Mooer or Joyo? What's the one I should buy regardless? etc.etc.

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Univibes can be a bit of a rabbit hole. Days of internet wisdom (Rotfl) to digest. From experience, those duplicating the original circuit with proper lightbulb etc sound best and footpedal control of speed is pretty essential. Ultimately though for the right sound, it's a costly effect, which unless you do a lot of Floyd/Hendrix/Trower covers, will likely not be used extensively.

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Post by olegmcnoleg »

https://nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=39117

Just buy this, the univibe sim on here is decent and it will give you other options also.

Seller is a disreputable character though ;-)

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In my limited experience, https://robertkeeley.com/product/dark-side/ I used the uni-vibe quite a bit, and it was awesome! However... if I was to buy a univibe only pedal I'd be going straight to the JHS Unicorn, its a proper photocell based job and has tap tempo or expression input to control the speed!

Looks like Conway has the V2 in stock!! https://tonelounge.co.nz/unicorn-uni-vi ... ulator-v2/
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The Fulltone Dejavibe is really well regarded also. Think they've shot up in price though.
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olegmcnoleg wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:19 am https://nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=39117

Just buy this, the univibe sim on here is decent and it will give you other options also.

Seller is a disreputable character though ;-)
I agree with this....mostly :think:

The Line6 univibe sound is actually not bad. I use it still on HX.

Pedal has sold however :shifty:
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Dharmajester wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:42 am Univibes can be a bit of a rabbit hole. Days of internet wisdom (Rotfl) to digest. From experience, those duplicating the original circuit with proper lightbulb etc sound best and footpedal control of speed is pretty essential. Ultimately though for the right sound, it's a costly effect, which unless you do a lot of Floyd/Hendrix/Trower covers, will likely not be used extensively.
After posting, I watched Josh Scott's rundown of Univibe pedals and came to exactly your opinion.

Too late for Grant's offering so this may be a stillborn idea. I had no idea how complex they were.
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jeremyb wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:23 am
Looks like Conway has the V2 in stock!! https://tonelounge.co.nz/unicorn-uni-vi ... ulator-v2/
Which part of 'Sold Out, Not in Stock, Add to Wishlist' don't you understand Jb?
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Slowy wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:15 am
jeremyb wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:23 am
Looks like Conway has the V2 in stock!! https://tonelounge.co.nz/unicorn-uni-vi ... ulator-v2/
Which part of 'Sold Out, Not in Stock, Add to Wishlist' don't you understand Jb?
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I’ve had a few, and a couple of Drybell Vibe Machines is what I still have. I think they’re the best in the small format category. The Roger Mayer Vibe Machine, Foxrox Aqua Vibe & Black Cat Vibe were the best of the 90s/early 2000s and there’s now a fair bunch of higher priced clones like Vibe Bro etc.
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Forgot to mention, the Drybell is also good for that barely on subtle thickening like so

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CNoYknTn8J ... y7eu3o73fw
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blackstratblues wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:17 pm Forgot to mention, the Drybell is also good for that barely on subtle thickening like so

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CNoYknTn8J ... y7eu3o73fw
That's ferocious! And on the lighter end of the effect I was looking for.
But Warren, you have cemented your brand so completely that I was distracted by the non black Strat. :lol:
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Slowy wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:08 pm
That's ferocious! And on the lighter end of the effect I was looking for.
But Warren, you have cemented your brand so completely that I was distracted by the non black Strat. :lol:
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This is timely, I have a harmonic tremolo mode on my MXR trem and really dig it!

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