Black Cat (newsletter July 31, 2012)
Guess what? The new BLACK CAT VIBE is almost here! We're scheduled to begin production on the stompbox version in a couple of weeks, and hope to have the original half-rack version started before the end of the summer. Keep reading to find out more...
The Black Cat Vibe was the flagship of the original Black Cat product line. It garnered a reputation among many as the best Univibe recreation ever made, and can still be found in the rigs of many well-known players. We've taken every measure to ensure that the new Black Cat Vibe will sound identical to its legendary predecessor. In addition, we've incorporated some improvements that will allow each unit to be more durable, reliable and consistently produced than the originals.
The original Black Cat Vibe was most often packaged as a half rack space unit, although there were a couple of stompbox versions, such as the Black Cat Vibe 2000. Anticipating the preference of most players, we've focused our efforts on developing a stompbox version first, with a half-rack version to follow soon. Here's a sneak peak at what the new Black Cat Vibe will look like.
The Black Cat Vibe is fairly labor intensive and requires a great deal more skill to build than most guitar pedals, so the initial run will be built exclusively by our Master Technician, Greg Radawich. Given the amount of interest and email inquiries we've received over the past couple of years, we're expecting the initial demand to exceed the number of units Greg can build per day.