Real Estate is precious, especially on your pedalboard, but the lush organic sounds of a perfect "vintage Univibe clone" are a necessity, and they are now attainable in a space no bigger than a standard wah wah pedal.....the Mini-Deja'Vibe2, MDV-2 for short. Vintage Cream powder coated finish with Oxblood lettering and a Blue LED that throbs to the beat of its asymmetrical rhythm.
The Fulltone Long travel Treadle, with our new Dual Pot gives access to all speeds from slowest to fastest, all with a perfect sweep and no abrupt speed changes.
Use the supplied 9VDC supply, or power it with any Pedalboard power supply on the market. don't be put off by the "9 volts"... internally we jump the juice up to 18VOLTS for proper original 1960's Univibe specs & sound.
True to the original 1960's Univibe circuit 100%, including the most important parts, as only I (and the late great Bob Sweet) know... you gotta have the Photocells Custom made 'cause you cannot buy correct cells off the shelf... they don't exist.
The Vintage Solution... with a True Bypass Twist: One of the cool things about a Vintage Univibe was that you turned it On simply by pushing forward on the treadle, which activated a momentary switch located in the heel of the foot controller....pretty nice because we usually use the slower speeds so there were no odd transition noises like you would get if you switched it on like a wah wah. Wah wah's (as you know) turn on with a Toe activated switch, which would sound odd on a Univibe clone because that position is the fastest speed. The problem was (on an old Univibe) all it did was Turn On or Off the Light bulb on the PCB... it wasn't true Bypass and did not have a very transparent sound.
Our Proprietary Heel-Activated system works perfectly, sounds fabulous, operates smoothly, and "defaults" to Bypassed should your power supply fail or be disconnected... all ground covered ;)
Lastly, some have expressed concern about not having super-slow speeds being that "true bypass" is activated when the treadle is in full heel position... NOT TO WORRY, I found a way around the problem by increasing the "value" of the dual speed pot from 100K to 150K and now there are slower speeds available than any other Univibe clone as well as the super fast speeds!
- (2013-04-03) Mini Deja-vibe II - Fulltone | Review || Guitarspot.Gr by GuitarSpotGr
- (2015-10-05) Fulltone - Mini Deja Vibe 2 MDV2 by Sean Gibson