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Univibe without the throb

goodsal

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I love the Univibe sound for Hendrix type tones, and have a Lovepedal Pickevibe for those sounds. Sometimes I just want the slow vibe sound without the low end throb, think Beatles' Sun King. Is there a pedal that will do both, i.e. toggle the throb on and off? Or is there a pedal that will nail that sound on it's own? Or perhaps a multi-effect pedal to do both?
 

lv

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aquavibe does both, you can dial out the throb with the center control - i don't like the throb either. also roger mayer voodoo vibe + will also do both, plus gorgeous vibrato and tremolo but pricey.
 

goodsal

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Does lowering the intensity on the Fulltone Mini Deja Vibe dial out the low end throb but leave the swirl?
 

orogeny

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aquavibe does both, you can dial out the throb with the center control - i don't like the throb either. also roger mayer voodoo vibe + will also do both, plus gorgeous vibrato and tremolo but pricey.
this is spot on correct. love the aquavibe. in the less pricey range, i would say try a digitech ex7. it also has an effect level/intensity. i got one on a special at 99 bucks new at GC some time back. GREAT pedal. often overlooked. i saw one go used here at around 100 bucks recently. . . .
 

JGonzalez

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I have a love/hate relationship with my gold Deja Vibe. It sits in the closet.

As for my RedWitch Moon Phaser.... its all love. It sits on my board.

It can dial the sweep/throb any way you like it.
 

Marble

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get a phase 45 clone. Sounds a lot like a univibe, but with less throb and more phase/swirl. There's the Mojo Hand Nebula, but for cheaper you can have a dude build one for you. He's got some videos on youtube, one shows off a phase 45 clone. If you look up "phase 45 clone" his video is the first one up, his info is at the end of the video. I think there are a couple sites that offer DIY kits for it as well.
 

strat68

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Doesn't the Pickle have an intensity trimmer inside?!
Yes there's a trimpot, but I don't think it's for adjusting levels to taste, but more to dial in the component properly- meaning 1 setting. I had one, and it really only sounded good in one spot.

To answer the OP, if you want that "shredding paper" sound without the throb. Then the perfect pedal for you is the Tonefactor Nebula, or other phase 45 variant.
 

Lolaviola

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It sounds like you would like the sound of a univibe on the "vibrato" setting, which those mini-vibes don't do.
 

fr8_trane

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I love the Univibe sound for Hendrix type tones, and have a Lovepedal Pickevibe for those sounds. Sometimes I just want the slow vibe sound without the low end throb, think Beatles' Sun King. Is there a pedal that will do both, i.e. toggle the throb on and off? Or is there a pedal that will nail that sound on it's own? Or perhaps a multi-effect pedal to do both?
mxr phase 45 or a leslie sim.
 

goodsal

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I listened to clips of the Nebula and really like it. Question is whether the Fulltone Mini Deja Vibe with the intensity down can do similar sounds. The Deja Vibe is clearly more versatile. My decision is whether to get the Nebula for my subtle phaser sounds and keep the Picklevibe for Univibe sounds, or get the Deja Vibe for both and boot the Picklevibe off the board.
 

fr8_trane

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I listened to clips of the Nebula and really like it. Question is whether the Fulltone Mini Deja Vibe with the intensity down can do similar sounds. The Deja Vibe is clearly more versatile. My decision is whether to get the Nebula for my subtle phaser sounds and keep the Picklevibe for Univibe sounds, or get the Deja Vibe for both and boot the Picklevibe off the board.
A real vibe will always throb because of the way it is designed. If you want subtle, the phase 45 or its clones (nebula) are the way to go. Great underrated circuit that I find to be the middle ground between a true vibe and the annoying, dated sound of the phase 90.
 




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