Voodoo Lab's Micro Vibe pedal delivers the same juicy, swinging tone as the original 1968 Uni-Vibe. Its unique sound achieved legendary status when Jimi Hendrix used the effect on his Band of Gypsys r... Read More
Voodoo Lab's Micro Vibe pedal delivers the same juicy, swinging tone as the original 1968 Uni-Vibe. Its unique sound achieved legendary status when Jimi Hendrix used the effect on his Band of Gypsys record, and his landmark Woodstock performance of "The Star Spangled Banner." Guitar heroes like Robin Trower, David Gilmour, and Stevie Ray Vaughan also helped make the phase-based effect a tone classic.
Completely analog, Micro Vibe features the same sinewave oscillator, incandescent lamp, and photocells, which gave the original its groovy swagger. Thanks to the tone guru's at Voodoo Lab, Micro Vibe gives you the same lush, psychedelic colors of the original, but in an ultra-compact, pedalboard friendly 9V stompbox! Micro Vibe features true bypass switching, a heavy-duty metal switch, and on/off status LED. Hand built in the U.S.A. and fully backed by a 5-year warranty.
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I love playing Hendrix, SRV, and Pink Floyd. I was looking for something to give me more of a classic modulation, and this thing fits the need. I picked this up used through GuitarCenter at about half the sale price. The speed knob was slightly lose, but a small screwdriver took care of that. I watched some online videos before I made my purchase, and noticed that everyone was demonstrating this pedal cranked up, trying to create a fast, watery, Leslie speaker sound. I never heard it turned down below 1/2 speed. I was worried that it didnt get slow, because I want to use it as a Phaser at times as well, for songs such as Lightening Crashes by Live. Well, when I plugged this in, and turned the speed down (and the intensity about 3/4 up) it sounded terrific. Its really mellow, but you can totally hear the modulation. It is not a wooshing like the MXR EVH, but it creates some mellow funky wave patterns. Then, when you up the speed just over 1/2 way up (it recommends that you back off the intensity as you increase the speed) then it gives you that Hendrix Machine Gun / Star Spangled Banner (Woodstock) sound, that sounds incredible with a light amount of fuzz. I placed this box after my Wah, and before my distortion / fuzz / clean boost boxes. I like how it sounds where it is in my lineup. This pedal really completes my chain, and I am so glad that it is sitting there, ready to be used. It gives me some sweet classic rock sounds, and even sounds good with blues. I keep the speed down, and the intensity at about 1/2 way. You can hear it, but it doesnt overpower the signal. I have a nice guitar (Fender Showmaster) and a Fender Pro Jr. with a custom Weber speaker, and a JJ retube kit. I dont ever want an effect to destroy my tone, and this pedal, when used properly, adds a nice vibe to my already nice tone. Now thats 5 stars in my opinion.
As soon as I plugged this pedal into my board, I was unfortunately disappointed. I admit I wasn't sure what to expect but I did like my old Robin Trower "Bridge of Sighs" album and I wanted that blues tone. The actual tone is great. It really emulates that sound... BUT as soon as I clicked it on, the volume drops and it gets lost in the mix of the band in live performances. I've played with positions on my board for extra EQ or Distortion but it just doesn't keep any kind of sustainable volume. So I decided to keep it just for recording purposes as something in my toolbox, but not practical for "Live" applications. This week, two days before the studio and less than two months after purchase.... doesn't work anymore. The light comes on but no matter how much you turn the knobs, there is no sound change. It sounds just like if it was off. Tried it plugged into my power supply and then with a battery. It just doesn't work. Now I have to go through the return/repair process. Sorry, not recommending this pedal. ms
Ok, I play 95% of my stuff with the gained dimed and various master volume setting. I have EMI PUP's thru a Blackstar stack. The amp has been retubed (what a difference over stock chinese tubes) and new Eminence speakers in the cab. My pedal board is first rate, monster gold etc. So when I buy a pedal I'm really picky. Also, it has to sound good with mass amounts of gain. This Voodoo Labs Micro Vibe is a home run. Again, my application is hi-gain and this thing just rings thru. Hendrix, Trower, the sounds are in this pedal. Very quite and built solid...these guys make nice stuff. Most pedals I don't keep, this one I mounted on day one.
The MicroVibe IS the pedal to buy for this category. Sounds great clean, sounds great with overdrive, and most importantly, no "hollow" character to the midrange like some other pedals. Controls are usable through their full range and the common-sense instructions play out they way they say they will. Think the rotary sound in the middle of "Badge", ... here it is! Couldn't be happier with the way this pedal sounds!
The Voodoo lab Micro Vibe is a great pedal. First thing I did was pulled it out of the box, set my strat to the neck pickup and jammed machine gun. This is great for that machine gun and Izabella tone. Sounds like Hendrix!
I have researched "univibe" type pedals now for a few years and recently purchased the Microvibe. All I can say is that if you do not own one... GO OUT AND GET YOURSELF ONE!!! This little box delivers such incredible tones to your guitar and amp. It's like having Hendrix, SRV, and Pink Floyd in one little box! I cannot put my guitar down! The price is perfect as well, do not be fooled by other 2nd rate knock offs! Trust me YOU WANT THIS PEDAL!