Voodoo Labs Micro Vibe noisy?

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  1. jamison162

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    Great pedal for the money...only negative for is it's a little noisy, adds some hiss. Anyone else have this issue...or do all vibes add noise. It is a set level when it's on...doesn't vary with settings. Thanks.
     
  2. bluntage

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    My Fulltone Dejavibe 2 doesn't add any noise or hiss... engaged or not. I've also owned a Sweet Sound MoFaux vibe, Lovepedal Vibe, and even a Dunlop Rotovibe that weren't noisy. Probably not what you want to hear but maybe it's that particular unit.

    Hope you figure out the problem!

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  3. Mac-P

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    My current Micro-Vibe is dead quiet. I have had 3 different ones though, and they are all a bit different as is par for the course with a photocell oriented effect.

    All the three I had were quiet though - the difference was in a slight difference in the character of the "throb" if ya know what I mean. The one I have now rules and has been on my board for about 4 years. No complaints at all. Awesome vibe sound. :D
     
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    I always felt the Microvibe was too noisy - not horribly so but way too much for my preference. I've tried a few out and all were pretty hissy. Of course it all depends on the amount of gain you use too. I had a Rotovibe (among other vibe pedals) that was dead silent in comparison. I also thought the Voodoo Lab Analog Chorus was noisy too, but what a great chorus sound. I think it's partly just the nature of their analog construction.
     
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    Well, it's quiet when off and I don't use it a whole lot so it'll do. Thanks.

    Oh, are the Voodoo Labs pedals True Bypass or buffered?
     
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    True Bypass. ;)
     
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    my microvibe seems real quiet, and its one of the only pedals besides my wah thats been a keeper on the board for several years... but I also use all single coils and handmade tube amps so theres always some noise all the time :)
     
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    That's what I say about my wife.
    But seriously folks...
    ...I owned the Voodoo Lab Micro Vibe and Analog Chorus. Both had higher noise floors than I like, but if you like the sound of the unit - it'll do.
     
  9. doug reichert

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    Mine throbbed audibly even when it wasn't engaged, until I tried a different power supply.
     
  10. Terry Hayes

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    I get some hiss with mine even though it is powered by a PP2. However, in a band situation it is not noticeable.

    Terry
     
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    Zero noise with mine for 3 years running.
     
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    isolate the power and dont run it off of a daisy chain.
     
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    Guess some are noisy and some are not. I was running guitar > MV > amp with a dedicated 9v adapter.
     
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    Mine has a tiny bit of noise when running otherwise clean. nothing you'd notice with a band. running thorugh the loops in my G System, it sounds really good w/ low noise, until i turn on one or more drive pedals with it, and the noise is VERY noticeable. hissy. probably wouldn't if i used VL pedal power.

    Just got a MoFaux today, so we'll see how they compare in the same situation, powered by the G system.....
     
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    Give us a report on how it compares to the MV when you get a chance.
     
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    Same here.
    I think it's agreat sounding pedal though.
     

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