Phaser that can do Univibe tones?

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  1. loosegroove

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    So I already have a bunch of great pedals, but I am looking to put together a real simple, small board. Are there any phasers that can also do a decent univibe tone. The Red Witch is out of my price range right now. I was thinking a of getting a BYOC fully loaded kit, but they don't make them anymore. So any recommendations?
     
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    Any decent phase can cop the efefct, but I would highly suggest the MagicBoy from Lovepedal, only $125!
     
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    there are some mods for the phase 90 to make it more vibe-ish sounding.

    to me my favorite phaser is the 4ms phaser fleur it can get some good vibe sounds.
     
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    For a phaser that can get there I'd save and get the Red Witch. But I second the magic boy.
     
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    The MXR Phase 45 sounds uncannily Univibe-like...
     
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    I hate to sound like a broken record (I'm sure people are tired of hearing me sing it's praises), but the HBE Psilocybe is probably the one you're after. The thing that makes it special is that it doesn't have an oscillatory phase like almost every other phaser I've ever heard. It has an off-balance phase, a sort of wobble to it, that is very similar to vibe pedals. Using the switches you can change from a nice thick MXR-like phase, to a clearer, more vibe-like phase. That is what I'd recommend 'cause it can kinda save you the trouble of having two pedals. But in the end a phaser's not really a vibe, and a vibe is a phaser but doesn't have very thick phase.
     
  7. BmoreTele

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    You can still get the BYOC fully loaded phaser as a pre-built pedal for $179.

    The MagicBoy is cool, but simple. You only get the one depth setting.

    The Sobbat PB-2 has a pretty wide range of sounds - straight vibrato, 2 phaser voicings, a Jag control to shift the symmetry of the wave, and it's pretty small.
     
  8. loosegroove

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    Hey guys. Thanks for the replies. I have defintely thought about the pedals from Lovepedal, Bob Sweet, and the MXR 45, but with them I guess i am really only getting one sound, while I am going for a little more versatility. I'll look into the HBE.
     
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    The old t.c. electronic phaser was capable of nice vibe tones...
     
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    I'm saving for the Red Witch for the stereo features and all the different sounds...
     
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    I've heard that the DOD 201 phasor can pull it off, too, but I can't corroborate that.
     
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    I built the fully loaded phaser from BYOC by sourcing the parts from Small Bear Electronics...I got the box from a local place here in town. The Univibe setting is pretty nice, I prefer it to the Script sound.
     
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    The Shannon Uniphase.
     
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    The Subdecay Quasar could get you there - lots of versatility and tones! :RoCkIn
     
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    Yeah, but Shannon only made 20 of them, and isn't making them anymore.

    But it does do both the phaser and univibe things very well. Trower tones 'til Tuesday!

    I've got #16!
     
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    or you could get the lovepedal magic boy vibe and a USA smallstone .. both for under $200
     
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    How much are those?
     
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    $190 at MToyz.

    Used for less occasionally on Ebay.
     
  19. loosegroove

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    I actually have a Sobbat Phase Breaker II. It is an amazing phaser and is really versatile. With the Jag feature you can get an even symmetrical phase or one that adds a bit more "rotation" soncially speaking by having the symmetry uneven. Phase 2 feature gets pretty deep and can get a pseudo flange tone. The vibrato is nice, but I never use vibrato.

    I could definitely get by using a pedal like this for alternative vibe duty, though of course when put this next to my Sweetsound Ultravibe the difference between a vibe and phaser are much more apparent than when just playing them by themselves. The Sobbat is my favorite phaser to date, though I haven't tried a Redwitch. I was just seeing what else was out there. I still would be interested in trying out the HBE. I don't think it would be better than the Sobbat, and actually think it would be fairly less versatile. It just sounds like it's a different beast that may be more in the vein of what I am after.
     
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    Regarding the Sobbat, I never hear about their Glow-Vibe despite all the vibe threads.
    Maybe the 600 dollars price tag plays a part in this?

    "Glow vibe, is like the 90s Uni Vibe, chorus/vibrato effects including new patented "Monkey Dance" system."
    440 dollars in Japan, http://www.soundfield.jp/osusumeeff2.htm (called Grow-Vibe) ;-)

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