Univibe with blend control?

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  1. tjalla

    tjalla Member

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    Could anyone tell me what are my options for a univibe/phase pedal that has a built in blend (or wet/dry) knob? I know of the Lovepedal DoppleGanger and Effectrode Tube Vibe, but I was looking for something with a smaller footprint that I can power with my Diago 9V power supply.

    I'm diggin' my VL Micro Vibe but with distortion I like to have it more in the background, as it does 'take over' the sound a bit too much when 100% wet. Am currently using a Barge Concepts VFB-2 blender, using the VL 50% wet, and that's not a bad solution but was hoping for something in one pedal especially seeing that I only use it sparingly.

    Not after chorus/vibrato pitch-shifting, but rather phase-shifting.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    The Dunlop Uni-Vibe SC has a mix control that sort of does this. I have one and love it.
     
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    I had Micro Vibe too, nice pedal, but exactly the same problem you described.
    Now I have Mad Professor Tiny Orange Phaser which has a mix control and two different phaser sounds.
    From MP site:
    "MIX:no effect at 12 o’clock, CW and CWW settings controls the depth of two different phase tones"
    http://www.mpamp.com/pedal/pedals-top.htm

    Similar style pedal is Roger Mayer VooDoo Vibe Jr.
    http://www.roger-mayer.co.uk/vibe_jr.htm
     
  4. GCDEF

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    The Fulltone Mini Deja does.

    I just happen to be selling mine.
     
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    Thanks for those guys, funny that I overlooked the Dunlop! The Mad Professor clips on youtube sound great, and are probably at the front runner of my options esp with the two phaser sounds.

    GCDEF - The Fulltone Mini Deja sounds good too, even though I don't need the vibrato function. None of the online demos really show what the volume knob does - is that the wet/dry mix? So all the way CCW its just a straight uneffected sound?
     
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    Ahahah... you guys are probably gonna shoot me for this, but I just noticed the Danelectro Cool Cat Vibe has a mix knob, and true bypass. lol!
     
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    No blend pot on the Mini Deja, just the vibrato/chorus switch.
     
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    I think the Cool Cat is more of a chorus pedal. I've read that the Chicken Salad does the Uni-Vibe thing.
     
  9. GCDEF

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    Intensity does what I think he's looking for. Volume is the overall output level.
     
  10. Jim Jones

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    This is a pretty easy mod to do to any phaser/vibe. If the pedal has a passive mixer, locate that pair of resistors and replace them with a pot with the wiper going to the pedal's output.

    Jim
     
  11. tjalla

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    From the online demos it seems the intensity controls the depth - I need to be able to crank the intensity, but pull it back in the mix with an actual wet/dry blend (like what a VL Sparkle Drive does) so it doesn't overtake my sound completely.

    According to literature, the Dano does seem to be pitch-shifting based, but that said, in the demos I've heard it doesn't sound out-of-tune like a vibrato/chorus can.

    Jim, thanks for the tip. I'd love to figure out if I could add an internal blend pot to my VL. If so, that's my problem solved right there.
     
  12. sinkrock

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    How much are you selling your Mini Deja Vibe for? :)
     
  13. GCDEF

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    $175 shipped. Send a PM if you're interested.
     
  14. Whiskeyrebel

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    Rotovibe has a depth control, and it does have modes for pitch-vibrato* and chorus. But it doesn't use an incadescent lamp like the Univibe, and some say that makes it pulse with a different pattern than a Univibe does.

    *I should not have to say pitch with vibrato. That is redundant. Vibrato MEANS fluctuating pitch. Damn you Leo!
     

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