Boss VB-2 clone or hot-rod?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by digiTED, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. digiTED

    digiTED rock > talk

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    I miss the tone and feel of my Diamond Vibrato, but not the size and the 18V C+.

    My Dr. Scientist Cosmichorus covers some of the vibrato ground, but not with the depth and clarity of the Diamond.

    The Malekko Omicron Vibrato looks cool from a form factor perspective, but several have said they're kinda noisy.

    The demos of the VB-2 I've found sound great and I love the feature set and form factor, but I have a hard time coughing up $300+ for a Boss.

    Any thoughts?
     
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  3. vanguard

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    UV300 by behringer:

     
  4. sockeye

    sockeye Supporting Member

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    I have an unopened BYOC vibe kit FS at a nice break or I will sell fully built for the same cost as the unbuilt kit (bare metal case).
     
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  5. digiTED

    digiTED rock > talk

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    right on, man. PM'd!
     
  6. elevenstrings

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    Take a look at the Iron Ether Polytope... can cover the vibrato plus a lot more. Killed my gas for the VB-2.

    www.ironether.com
     
  7. Cosmogang

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    Behringer Ultra Vibrato.

    $28 .....why not?
     
  8. chrisr0712

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    seriously consider the Behringer UV-300. It is great. Buffer is good too
     
  9. Socrates

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    I've got a VB-2 and a UV-300. UV-300 will get you there, but will break at some point so have a backup.
     
  10. dap9

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    I just finally got around to building my BYOC clone. I did the Chorus mod which was great! I need to repaint the enclosure, but so far, it's a cool sounding pedal. I can't compare it to anything as I haven't played any other vibrato. Well, I did get a Paradigm Shift, so I should do an A/B at some point. Overall, I'm not sure if I'm a big Vibrato fan, but that Chorus Mod sounds really good!
     
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    That thing looks great...how is it working out for you?
     
  12. AXXA

    AXXA Supporting Member

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    I really like the vibrato on my deja vibe. Even though I don't use vibrato much, I want a VB-2. There's just something about that damn shade of blue that draws me in....
     

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