DryBell Unit67 has arrived!

the-tone

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Considering this pedal, love the Vibe Machine. For my use into a relatively lower headroom amp (Benson Monarch) - wondering how it'd be w/ soloing I"m trying to hold onto every bit of clean I can out of P90s. I use the Diamond Comp (at 18V) for this, but it doesn't quite have the eq options that wou;d seem nice to dial out some of the mud/mids for soloing. Might this be more compressed and less transparent than the Diamond?, or better at being a swiss army knife eq and throwing in that rangemaster....
It's a different style compressor than the Dimond, so I'm pretty sure that if you rely of moderate to high comp settings, you WILL feel a difference. BUT... I think you'll really dig the Unit67 much more actually. It just have that extra versatility, and that "mid thing" it can do is VERY rewarding to play with. It's absolutely worth buying!
 

JDandCoke

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How are people finding it as a treble boost? Is it good enough to hang with dedicated treble boosts? (Thinking naga viper/beano boost)?
Having the compressor available would be a nice feature for me but not essential
 

Blue Bee

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Look forward to hear more reviews on this, it looks like a lot of good tools in a nice small package!

Is this the same size as a small mxr enclosure or a bit bigger?
 

leighianson

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Same as an MXR style enclosure. I love mine, it’s almost like I need a few of them in my Board as it’s so versatile.
 

ToneChaser89

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Home Run Zvonch and team!!! It makes me wonder how I got by without it. Really hangs onto notes and as others have said, the range control is phenomenal.

And I’ve been thinking seriously about getting another for my other board.
 

Johnny Fuzz

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How are people finding it as a treble boost? Is it good enough to hang with dedicated treble boosts? (Thinking naga viper/beano boost)?
Having the compressor available would be a nice feature for me but not essential
After playing with the Unit67 for a few days now, this is what I would say: as a treble booster, it can do exactly what you want a rangemaster-style pedal to do, DEPENDING on how you really use your vintage treble booster. For slamming an already overdriven amp/od-pedal to get more gain and mid range, yes the Unit67 can do the same thing. I’m talking 70’s-style hard rock riffing. But it is not a germanium transistor treble booster, so it will not act exactly like one when you adjust the volume on your guitar nor is it necessarily as sweet sounding as some of the best vintage germanium treble boosters. For what it’s worth, I did take a treble booster (and a comp) off my board when I got the Unit67. I still do use a treble booster on my other board. The Unit67 is such a great and versatile pedal, that I would recommend it for every single guitar player. It just makes everything sound better, no matter what you use it for. So, it’s not 100% vintage germanium treble booster-like, but can replace one, if you use it for other stuff too.
 

louisnd

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Finally ordered mine last Friday night. On its way to Canada; I can't wait to try it after all the good reviews, comments and videos I've seen so far.
As a owner of the Vibe Machine (v2) - I can only expect awesomeness :)
 

louisnd

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I finally had some time to play with it this morning.

The boost does exactly what you would expect from a booster. I was concern with the button tension from the reviews: I feared it would be too loose - but after playing with it, the tension is just right.

The EQ section is just perfect to fine tune your tone. Turning the knobs will impact your global output as well. Sometimes I find my tone a little dull, flat; as my guitar just lost something after a while so this section will push some shimmer in my tone.

Finally, the compressor. I would have bought the Unit67 only for the compressor as it is just perfect. No matter how you dial the know, on high or low switch, you always end up with the right amount of sustain/attack/compression.

Paired with the Vibe Machine, it just makes magic.
Fantastic job guys.
 

Luke V

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I've had mine for a 6 weeks and really love it. It truly has THAT sound. The range control can really wake up a neck humbucker and the compressor takes it to another level. You can easily dial in that 70's classic/hard rock tone. The pedal feels great too, just makes playing more fun.
 

flantrax

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I've had mine for about a month now. Freakin' awesome pedal. One of the few compressors I've owned that works great in a loud band setting.

The buffer is really nice. I run mine first in the chain. Great always on pedal. I could easily see having 2 on your board due to its versatility.

Another winner from Drybell.
 

Grant Ferstat

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Would have been cool to have an aux input that could turn the comp on/off independently. Other than that this seems pretty ridiculously good. If I was in the market for an Origin Compact this seems like the obvious “other” choice atm.
It actually sounds great but I'd love them to do a Deluxe version where you could switch the Comp and Rangemaster side of things independently. I wouldn't care if it was a little bigger.
 

kenoflife

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Love it -
for my needs replaced a Diamond Comp and the Benson Preamp Pedal (which I was using only for its lower gain and eq).

Been on the search forever for something to kind of replicate or better my Diamond Comp/Klon combination for compression and clean boost
especially with telecasters... but also something that could work with switching to a P90/Humbucker and not overaccentuate the mids. By
using the range control and eq thats possible here.
 

louisnd

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Love it -
for my needs replaced a Diamond Comp and the Benson Preamp Pedal (which I was using only for its lower gain and eq).

Been on the search forever for something to kind of replicate or better my Diamond Comp/Klon combination for compression and clean boost
especially with telecasters... but also something that could work with switching to a P90/Humbucker and not overaccentuate the mids. By
using the range control and eq thats possible here.
True, it's like the best friend of Telecasters; it really does improve their overall sound.
 


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