The Univibe guitar pedal is one of the most iconic effects of the 1960s. It was originally developed in the late 1960s by the Japanese company Shin-ei as a rotating speaker simulator. However, it quickly found its way into the hands of guitarists who were looking for something different than the standard fuzz and wah sounds that dominated the era.
The Univibe was famously used by Jimi Hendrix on tracks like "Machine Gun" and "Star Spangled Banner," as well as by David Gilmour on Pink Floyd's "Breathe" and "Echoes." Its unique sound has been emulated by countless pedals and plugins over the years, but there's nothing quite like the original.
The Univibe uses a combination of phasing and vibrato to create its distinctive sound. The effect is warm, smooth, and almost hypnotic, with a pulsating quality that's hard to describe. It's perfect for creating spacey, psychedelic textures, but it can also be used to add a subtle, watery vibe to clean or overdriven tones.
If you're looking for a modern alternative to the classic Univibe, we highly recommend our Pedal Pawn Gypsy Vibe. This pedal faithfully recreates the sound and feel of the original Univibe, while featuring a more modern footprint.
Get ready to experience the THROB like never before with the Pedal Pawn® Gypsy Vibe™! This pedal is the ultimate trip back to the Psychedelic 60s, capturing the magical colours and 3D swirl of that era. With the deepest THROB in the ladyland, the Gypsy Vibe™ can pulsate your amps speaker into a throbbing heartbeat. It features hand-selected hermetically sealed photocells, a lightbulb lamp matched to the original spec, and a handmade light shroud. The jewel LED light comes with an integrated pulsing Speed/Throb indication, making it a feast for your eyes as well. The Gypsy Vibe™ is handwired one at a time in the UK, and its chorus and vibrato modes come with a hand-painted vintage-style switch. The big speed knob makes it easy to accelerate with your foot, and the true bypass switching ensures a clean sound. Get your hands on the Gypsy Vibe™ today and experience the ultimate throb!
In conclusion, the original Univibe pedal is a true classic that has stood the test of time. It has been used by countless guitar legends over the years, and its signature sound has become a staple of rock music. Its lush, swirling modulation is perfect for adding depth and dimension to your sound, whether you're playing lead lines or chord progressions. While there have been many imitations and variations on the original Univibe circuit over the years, there is nothing quite like the real thing. However, if you're looking for a modern alternative that captures the same psychedelic magic as the original, the Pedal Pawn® Gypsy Vibe™ is an excellent choice.