Effectrode pedals include a 12v positive center power supply.
This latest generation Effectrode TV-5a Tube-Vibe is a no compromise, innovative & original re-design of the classic Uni-Vibe!
The Tube-Vibe uses only top quality MIL-SPEC NOS tubes in the phase shifter section. The signal path in the original Uni-Vibe is solid-state and is based on cheap (3 cents each) silicon transistors.
A new magic ratio for the phase shift stagger tuned capacitors was empirically derived for the Tube-Vibe. It's response is fine-tuned and voiced for electric guitar. The capacitors in the Uni-Vibe phase shifter circuit were intended to simulate a Hi-Lo Leslie rotating speaker system, usually meant to be applied to church organs. Not exactly Rock'n'Roll.
High, one megaohm input impedance ensures a wide open and clear tone. The input resistance of the original Uni-Vibe is only 69Kohm. This is low enough to load the output of a guitar and dull the sound or cause significant treble loss to single coil pickups.
Unique blend control allows mixing of dry & vibrato signals to produce beautiful phase-chorused tones. No other vibe pedal hits the 'sweet spot' like this one.
Hyper-bright, daylight visible LED pulsates with modulation speed for visual song tempo matching.
Internal trim pot allows the darkness of the vibe to be adjusted as desired. Factory set for maximum 'chewiness'.
Internal DIP switch allows selection between two entirely different LFO wave shapes. One voicing is similar to the original Uni-Vibe with rising peaks. The other is a smoothed triangle wave, which produces a more uniform sweep.
Another internal DIP configures the Tube-Vibe for either vibe mode or vibe-wah mode. More subtle than wah-wah and very cool sounding.
The only vibe with a configurable LFO. The Tube-Vibe adds a new dimension to the meaning of 'custom' - it can be configured to generate any waveshape to give a unique signature throb, thickness & tone.
This effects pedal was designed and audio tested using both humbucking & single coil pickups. The all-tube signal path is capable of accepting input from high output active pickups such as EMG85's and "LiveWires". If you do succeed in overdriving this pedal then you'll be experiencing super smooth, class-A, tube overdrive!
Tough prismatic purple powder coat finish.
Supplied with regulated wall wart power supply.
The 1960's saw immense technical achievements, from the Apollo missions that reached the moon to the invention of the U-915 Shin-Ei Shiftee Uni-Vibe. This effect has been utilized on many classic recordings by artists such as SRV, Robin Trower and Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix was obsessed with sounding like he was underwater, dreaming of underwater guitar tones. The Tube-Vibe is specially designed for undersea trips and dives deep below the surface to explore a whole new world of tonal possibilites, a world of ultra-marine and pink neon.
So what does it sound like? Outrageously cool! It's absolutely the purest, lushest, most psychedelic sounding guitar pedal there is! One of those devices that epitomise analogue with it's unique, slightly blurry, liquid phase-chorused tone, impossible to simulate. More than an audiophile quality vibe pedal, the Tube-Vibe can be configured for natural, smooth and musical chorusing effects that will enhance the tone of your guitar.