Lovetone Doppelganger



  • Blend
    controls the mix of dry/wet signal
  • Color
    sets the amount of effected signal fed back into the effect (for a stronger effect)
  • Hi Freq Span
  • Low Freq Span
  • LFO 1 Rate
    controls the speed/rate of the LFO wave that controls the effect
  • LFO 2 Rate
    controls the speed/rate of the LFO wave that controls the effect
  • LFO 1 / Dual LFO
    switches the second LFO on/off
  • Phase/Vibrato
    switches between phaser and vibrato (vibe)
  • LFO Wave Shape (on v2 only)
    controls the speed of the modulation by tapping it.
  • LFO 1 Slow Switch (on v2 only)
  • True/Spectral Bypass


  • Input
  • Output
  • Direct Out
    (on v2 only)
  • LFO 1 CV input
  • LFO 2 CV input



The DOPPELGANGER is a mesmerising twin oscillator phaser/vibrato but being in the grand Lovetone tradition it offers a whole range of classic (and non-classic!) uses never previously available in one unit. Its trademark is an unparalleled purity and transparency of tone and harmonic richness making it a real texture machine. The subtle yet ever-changing way the controls interact has a truly mesmerising effect which speaks directly to the sub-conscious mind (as well as the stoned mind!). It covers the whole spectrum from mellow and virtually subliminal, to Hendrix-y, to crunchy and chomping (reminiscent of the ubiquitous 70's phase sound), to swirling rotary-type fx.

On more subtle settings (especially in vibrato mode) it gives movement and life to the sound without discernible processing and because it sounds so natural you can almost forget its there - until you switch it off! In less introvert moments it can warp sounds into multi-dimensional knots or whip up squeals and harmonics into a sci-fi frenzy. It never manages to sound sickly on any setting, and in fact makes an ideal replacement for all the sounds contained in the thesaurus of chorus as it provides plenty of width and attack definition but without the nauseating side effects.

Vibrato mode has a very vibraphone-like modulation and is great for moody jazzers. As well as guitar and bass, the Doppelgangerâ„¢ can of course be used on any instrument and works particularly well when chilling out with classic keyboard sounds!


  • Two LFO's with Pedal facility for each
  • Span (depth) controls for low and high frequencies (which can either be driven individually by two LFO's or together by LFO 1)
  • LED's showing filter status
  • Colour (resonance) control
  • Blend control
  • LFO 1/Dual LFO mode foot switch
  • Phase/Vibrato foot switch
  • True and Spectral (filtered) bypass modes

Later versions also have these extra features:

  • Switch for ultra slow LFO 1
  • Square wave option on LFO 1
  • Direct out - for spatial stereo fx

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