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The Engine received Premier Gear award!

21/09/20

 

We’re proud to say that The Engine received a great review in Premier Guitar’s October 2020 edition and earned a “Premier Gear” badge! 🌟⚡️🎉

 

“The Engine is a combination of good design, a keen ear for vintage sound and dynamics, and considerable thought for how a modern player might use these tones. Both effects are outstanding, but combined they take the amp-in-a-box to a higher level. And let me tell you, this preamp is loud. It might be one of most powerful and robust gain circuits I’ve ever played.” – Jason Shadrick, Premier Guitar

You can read the whole review in here.

18/09/2020

The Engine earned a “Premier Gear” badge! 🌟

 

The Engine is a combination of good design, a keen ear for vintage sound and dynamics, and considerable thought for how a modern player might use these tones. Both effects are outstanding, but combined they take the amp-in-a-box to a higher level. And let me tell you, this preamp is loud. It might be one of most powerful and robust gain circuits I’ve ever played.”

09/09/2020

What we’re really here for is the crunchy stuff… and it’s extremely good!🔥

 

“There’s nothing like the roar of an old Plexi head, but they’re devastating loud and hefty beasts – especially once you’ve slapped the obligatory 4×12 cab underneath – so the current trend for ‘Marshall in a box’ pedals makes a lot of sense. And this one, from DryBell is quite possibly the classiest example yet.”

09/09/2020

This is probably the best overdrive pedal I’ve tried in many many years! – Bjorn Riis ⚡        

“It really feels like I’m playing a real tube amp.  One thing I often miss in Marshall modelled pedals is that they either lack the low end or that the mids are either too low or too high. The Engine is perfectly balanced, with that low end chug and the mids right where they should be, without sounding boxy or hollow.”  

The Engines are ready for delivery to our authorized dealers this week!

04/09/20

 

We have started our Engines, thoroughly tested them and fine-tuned them for maximum performance, and now they’re ready for delivery to our authorized dealers this week!

Lots of packages left our workshop today so you may expect to see your favourite new pedal at your favourite dealer shop very soon! 🙂

In the meantime, we have prepared The Engine’s video demo playlist with lots of great players, so check it out!

03/09/2020

Michael Landau, our featured Artist and one of the most widely respected guitarists in the world, talks about his gear! 🛸

 

Mike Landau has been using our Vibe Machine for years and it’s always a pleasure seeing it on his touring board. Read all about it in the latest issue of Guitar World!

 

24/08/2020

The Engine⚡entered the game at Deli Magazine!

 

Sporting a “Foundation Preamp” subtitle, the Engine is a fully analog, high headroom, extremely versatile dual preamp that aims at covering all the classic, British, ’60s-inspired overdriven tones on any type of amp, at any level you may fancy.”

 

29/07/2020

Tinkercity Music 🎶 featuring the glowing review of The Engine!

 

“Simply put, The Engine is an incredible sounding and feeling pedal. What you’re left with is one fantastic overdrive and distortion box that not only sounds like a vintage British tube amp… but feels like one!”

 

04/06/2020

The Engine’s announcement in Guitar.com magazine

 

“Pedal manufacturer DryBell has announced its latest pedal-sized preamp, entitled The Engine. It’s inspired by the brand’s love for “60’s non-master-volume amplifiers.”

03/06/2020

The Engine’s announcement in Premier Guitar

 

The Engine – A powerful voice for musicians.”- just got featured in latest edition of Premier Guitar!

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The Engine is released!


03/06/20

We’ve put our hearts and souls into developing this beauty, we hope you’ll like it as much as we do!

Ladies & gentlemen, we are proud to present: The Engine
 
As with all our releases, the first batch will be available for purchase only from DryBell shop!
 
Besides DryBell official demo, more demo reviews by Pete Thorn, Andy Martin, R.J. Ronquillo, Brett Kingman, Mike Hermans, Mick Hayes and Gwyn Ashton are coming on their YouTube channels today. Check them out!

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12/05/2020

Vibe Machine V-2 on Guitar World’s list of the best Blues guitar gear! 🌟

 

“If you’re looking to recreate that throbbing modulation conjured by Jimi Hendrix on Machine Gun, or by Robin Trower on early hit Bridge Of Sighs, you’re going to need a good vibe pedal. This update of the Vibe Machine by Croatian specialists DryBell is pretty much the best of its kind, with even more modes and functionality bundled into a tiny package.” 

The Engine

The Engine™

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Description

The Engine – A powerful voice for musicians.

The Engine is a highly versatile and fully analog foundation preamp pedal with distinct voicing inspired by 60’s British classic amps and sounds. It covers all the classic overdriven tones on a variety of amps and can be pushed even more with our take on the classic Range(master) and a powerful EQ/Boost section.

 

Imagine having a quality, compact go-to pedal to cover all the classic overdriven tones on any type of amp with inspiring results. With that idea in mind, we have created The Engine – a highly versatile and fully analog foundation preamp with distinct voicing inspired by 60’s British classic amps and sounds.

 

It features two very strong & independent sections, designed to work perfectly with a variety of music gear, regardless of your playing style.

 

This unique synergy of dynamic overdriven foundation tone combined with a sparkling Range boost will give you a huge sonic world to explore.

 

Side A will give you that British flavored tube-like distortion which can be pushed even more with the powerful Range(master) control and versatile EQ/Boost section of Side B.

 

Before we explain The Engine’s functionalities in more depth, here’s a little amp history that we had in mind during the conception of this pedal:

 

Since the early 60’s, guitar players have been exploring all kinds of tube guitar amps. Most of them sounded nice and clean unless cranked and often they were still not loud enough for live performances. Many players liked that cranked amp distortion, but they also wanted more power.

The amps therefore became much bigger and much louder. It was a time when everyone played LOUD and if you wanted your amp to distort, you simply turned it up. Eventually guitarists added some kind of Boost pedal to hit the front end of an amp to get even more distortion. Those early amps are the sound of Rock’n’Roll and you can hear it on countless recordings. The only problem with them is that they don’t naturally distort on their own, unless you turn them up really LOUD!

 

This is where The Engine enters the game.

 

With mostly British, non-master-volume amps in mind, we have created a foundation preamp which allows you to get that cranked Tube-like distortion sound on almost any amp, but without the need to play at ear-shattering levels. It doesn’t matter whether you’re playing in your bedroom or a stadium arena, you’ll have that classic Rock sound ready to go at any volume!

 

The Engine consists of two fully analog sections.

 

Side A is very carefully tuned to capture the sound, feel and dynamic response of a real 60’s British NMV amp. It’s open sounding and very touch sensitive so the amount of dirt on tap is easily controlled by your pick attack. Besides familiar controls such as Level, Gain and Tone, we have added a special feature called Shape. It is a unique control which helps you adjust the overall character and level of the mid frequencies. It’s a key feature for adjusting the voice of your foundation tone and it can really help you fine tune the tonal details in your sound on any amp that you’re playing.

 

Side B‘s most powerful feature, Range(master) is our take on the Treble Booster from the 60’s. Range controls specific mid-frequencies whose complex overtones are great for pushing through the mix, whilst also adding some of the nicest sounding sparkle to your tone. Besides that, high headroom and distortion-free Clean Boost (thanks to the high internal power supply voltage) and versatile Low & High EQ will help you even further in tailoring your tone. For those of you who are familiar with our Unit67, think of this section as a Unit67, but without the compressor.

 

Both The Engine’s sections share a high headroom ultra-low noise buffer, designed to have no signal loss. Given that we use only long-life highly reliable components, your Engine will be running for years and years to come.

 

We wanted to give you that Tube-amp saturation which cleans up nicely with your guitar’s volume knob. Special attention has been given to the note separation and clarity at every stage of The Engine, even at its Hi-Gain settings. You will find that the signal-to-noise ratio is excellent for such high-gain tones.

 

Although The Engine has these two completely separate sections, it really shines when they are working together!

 

Stacking these two sides can yield some incredibly rich sounds. To help you answer the million dollar question: “Boost in front or after OD/Distortion?”, we created what we see as an essential feature called Order.

 

With the Order switch, you can choose the stacking order of the A&B sections. If you choose the right side B to go into left side A, the result will be much more distortion and complex overtones, depending on your settings. If you choose the left side A to go into B, the final result will be much more volume (if your amp has enough clean headroom) and much more sparkle and detail in your tone. It’s a really fun way to explore your tone with different settings and really helps in terms of pedalboard position.

 

Besides that, The Engine is an amazing platform for stacking with different types of effects, so let your imagination run wild!

 

As always, we’re giving and doing our absolute best to move things forward and create something unique in today’s gear world. The Engine is here for you and ready to shine!

 

A gift for you!

Within each The Engine box purchased directly from DryBell, you will find a nice gift for you – a handmade leather DryBell keychain pick-holder!

 

 

Try The Engine!

If you purchase The Engine pedal from the DryBell website or from the DryBell’s shop on Reverb.com, your pedal will be shipped directly from our workshop in Krapina, Croatia! Overseas delivery time is approx. 2-3 working days with insured shipping options – UPS (USA & Canada ONLY) or FedEx.

 

Depending on the time of purchase your package will be shipped the same or the next working day. We accept payments via PayPal and wire transfer.

Also, you can shop with confidence at any of our authorized dealers listed HERE.

So, order your The Engine now,  you won’t be disappointed 🙂

 

Thank you,
Your DryBell Team

 

P.S. If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your pedal, don’t forget you can always return it for a full refund within 14 days of receipt. You can keep your DryBell pick-holder.

 

Media

DryBell The Engine official demo

DryBell The Engine, demo by Andy Martin

DryBell The Engine, demo by Pete Thorn

DryBell The Engine, 1st demo by Brett Kingman

DryBell The Engine, 2nd demo by Brett Kingman

DryBell The Engine, 3rd demo by Brett Kingman

DryBell The Engine, demo by R.J. Ronquillo

DryBell The Engine, demo by Mike Hermans

DryBell The Engine, demo by Mick Hayes

DryBell The Engine, demo by Gwyn Ashton

DryBell The Engine, demo by Tony Martinez

DryBell The Engine, demo by Tinkercity Music

DryBell The Engine, demo by Alberto Barrero

DryBell The Engine, demo by Dennis Kayzer

DryBell The Engine, demo by JayLeonardJ

DryBell The Engine, demo by Gilmourish RIIS

DryBell The Engine, demo by Peach Guitars

DryBell The Engine, demo by Musik Produktiv

Reviews

There’s nothing more satisfying than reading about other people’s experiences with something you’ve put so much of your energy and love into it.
Good or bad, we love them all, so if you’re tried The Engine, please give us your honest feedback. Thank you!BRENDAN WHELAN
Sunnyvale, CA, USA, Guitar player”There are few overdrives that can boast the tone AND dynamics of a cranked NMV amp. Usually they are too buzzy or too compressed, and fail to recreate the “amp-y” character of an actual… amp. My measure is that it should have enough midrange harmonics for some sustain and a thicker tone, but also be able to knock you unconscious if you dig into the strings with the pick. That punch is the key to old-school amps and cutting through the mix. Perhaps most important, the tone should be clear and transparent enough to allow the tone of the guitar, pickups and player to shine through. Subtle changes in playing should be front-and-center. Finally, you should hear the amp’s artifacts in the bass and midrange. This isn’t a hi-fi after all!The Engine is far more than an overdrive or distortion box, and more even than the popular amp-in-a-box products that are becoming ever more popular. The amplifier section is designed to deliver the NMV tone without messing around. Instead of amp-like tone and presence controls, it has a couple of simple controls that allow the player to tune the built-in tone and response to the amplifier used with The Engine. This is great, as it makes setup fast and easy so you can get to the playing part. There is some ability to alter the tone, but it’s always in a sweet-spot, no matter how you set it. When clicking The Engine on, it immediately imparts the NMV goodness that it was designed for. A quick sweep of the shape (overall character) and tone (high-cut) knobs and you’re ready to go. Next is GAIN. I had expected this control to want to be in the noon-to-one position that most products seem to be designed for. I started there, and the tone IS fantastic. But I must admit that it was too much gain. I was looking for pure organic dynamics. Just a touch of anger from the circuit. So I swept the gain control from 0 to max. Playing at various points along the dial, the real magic is in the lower settings, where you just get some sparkle with picking and light strumming, and a bit of breakup when you dig in. Sure enough, this is exactly what you find around 10 o’clock on the gain control. If they had set up the pedal there and had no gain knob, it would be worth the price of admission. This is the real-deal, a pedal that sounds and feels like a classic amp. Crisp but not harsh, clear, but with some juicy goodness. Dialing the simple tone controls can even get you the buzzy/boomy lows that are a characteristic of loud lower-gain amps and a mainstay of many styles of musicTurning up the gain gives ever-more breakup, but retains the clarity. No need for an additional boost if you have a particular tone in mind. All the way up, The Engine gets well into JCM800 gain territory, but with the same NMV clarity, though a bit more compression. This would be like boosting a cranked NMV amp, all without touching the rangemaster boost switch.Oh, did I mention the rangemaster? I was introduced to this function via the Unit 67, my first DryBell purchase. If you don’t own that pedal, I can’t recommend it strongly enough. In any case, the rangemaster was added to The Engine as well. I had actually never understood the concept of a treble boost, but now I rely on it. Typical boosts focus the midrange to tighten the tone of high gain amps, but sacrifice some highs as well. The treble boost brightens and tightens the amp, or in this case the Engine’s drive section, giving any combination of additional harmonics plus more cut-through, plus more volume. It’s perfect for whatever subtle or not-so-subtle change you want to make to your rhythm or lead tone. Controls include bass and treble, as well as a range control that sets the low-cut frequency. Finally there is a volume control that is the reason for the season. This gives a lot of tuning range for getting just the right effect to work with your playing. The range and volume knobs are large enough that you can adjust on stage and get even more flexibility.How do the gain and boost sections work together? With low gains, the treble boost can move your tone from light breakup and sustain to a bit more lively, singing tone, or add some extra harmonics for a bit more “I really meant it!” breakup. With a little more gain on the drive, the treble boost gives you a heavier alternative rhythm tone without the need for YET ANOTHER pedal, or more cut and sustain for leads. At full-bore gain, the boost works its magic by returning some clarity, and also allows for some truly high-gain madness. In all, this pedal has more gain that I would expect, and likely more than I would use. But it’s not overdone. It’s got a great balance of tunable gain from almost none to plenty, which will make a lot of different players happy. There is also the ability to run the range boost AFTER the drive section, much as another notable product allows. This is a great option for strong lead-boosts, and can be switched from the front panel to allow for swapping the order on-the-fly.

With the great tone of The Engine, along with the ability to easily and quickly tune it to any amplifier, I am confident that my pedalboard would sound great with any backline amplifier, which will significantly improve my performances.

Finally, quality is high with the DryBell products. Everything from packaging to the case and components to the tone are first-class. I have also been very happy with DryBell’s customer service. They are very responsive. I’m quite happy with The Engine, and especially thrilled that I can get this tone without the storage headache, back problems and hearing loss that an amp without a master volume would entail. My pedal board starts with a Unit 67 and The Engine, and the rest is icing.”

ALFRED HOLLWEG
Heinersreuth, Germany, Guitar player

The Engine is the best “Marshall Plexi” type of pedal that I‘ve ever played! The boost function is also great. You have created a very good pedal. Very dynamic. It clears off when you roll down the volume pot of your guitar and it is amazing when you have the full power of the Plexi. It’s a wall of sound.

RICHARD WONG
Melbourne , Australia, Guitar player

I have been a blues/rock guitarist for 40 years and have played through more overdrive pedals than you’ve had hot dinners! It takes something truly exceptional to get me excited about yet another OD…and the talented creative geniuses at DryBell have done just that!
I first became aware of The Engine via some excellent YouTube videos from Andy Martin and Pete Thorn, both of whom I’d had the pleasure of meeting at GuitCon 2018, a YouTuber convention in Bavaria, Germany. These guys know great tone…and watching their videos, they clearly enjoyed the rich, touch-responsive and downright savage Marshall-esque tones of The Engine. I placed my order straight away…and only 10 days later the pedal arrived safely all the way from Croatia to Melbourne, Australia!
My rig includes a Gibson Custom Shop R8, PRS 594, Framus Phil X XG, Fender CS ’51 Nocaster. The effects chain includes a Fulltone Clyde wah, UME effects OverUnity dual stage overdrive, DryBell ‘The Engine”, Strymon El Capistan. Amps include a Milkman Creamer (fitted with 6L6 power tubes), Two Rock Crystal 22 watt combo (6V6 tubes), Dr Z EZG-50 combo (6L6 tubes).
The Engine is loaded with authentic touch-sensitive vintage Marshall tones with plenty of tonal sculpting options via the “tone” and “shape” controls on Side “A”. There’s ample midrange content to cut through a loud band mix. The overdrive cleans up beautifully with just a twist of the guitar’s volume knob. It’s the ultimate “set ‘n forget” OD…dirt simple but devastatingly effective!
Side ”B” is the secret weapon…it features a super-powerful treble booster modelled on the legendary “Rangemaster”, used by such guitar luminaries like Eric Clapton, Rory Gallagher and Brian May. Used on its own, or run into the “A” side, this powerful boost yields a thrusting compelling lead tone that drives my guitars into effortless sustain and musical feedback. The active “high” and “low” eq controls on Side “B” allow fine-tuning of the treble booster effect.
We’ve been in lockdown for the past 3 months…but that hasn’t stopped me making some serious noise with my guitars & amps. I cannot wait to use my DryBell The Engine as the foundation of my live guitar tone once it’s safe to return to gigging. My guitars have never sounded better! Thanks so much to all of the wonderful folks at DryBell for creating a truly unique, professional quality dual OD/treble booster!

Dr.DAVOR DOMITROVIC
Mönichwald, Austria, Guitar player

The Engine is an excellent pedal! A side, a British type tone, cuts through the mix really well without the need to play on maximum volume. The B side is a booster which adds transparency to the whole sound. Well done and compliments to the whole team!

GREG MILIOTO
Pagosa Springs, CO, USA, Guitar player

I have had my DryBell “The Engine” for about 3 weeks now and just love the pedal. I keep the RangeMaster side on all night when I play out and the Plexi side for lead work and Marshall flavored riffs. It’s basically a two for one. Two great pedals in one small platform. I play classic rock, blues and country. I used to small Friedman amps in stereo. Over all it’s killer pedal in a killer combination. One a sidenote, this is the quietest range master style pedal ever and does it well.

DEREK METZ
Fort Collins, CO, USA, Guitar player

I am married to Fender Blackface amps and, despite courting other brands over the years, I always come back to my Super Reverb. I’ve sampled and played many overdrive and boost pedals in my pursuit for those legendary Marshall Plexi overdrive tones but it has proven elusive. Lots of great products, but something was always missing to my ears. I picked up a Vibe Machine and was immediately blown away so I knew The Engine was going to be something special. DryBell did not disappoint – The Engine is spectacular. I am new to treble boosters but my eyes..err….ears are now wide open. This side of the Engine is a very flexible boost and, with the Range control cranked, pushes my Super Reverb beautifully. The overdrive channel is great too, covering a wide drive range and the tone / shape controls allows me to keep that spectacular overdrive tone when switching between single coils and humbuckers. The real magic is stacking the two channels. Pure bliss.
MIKKO KARJALAINEN
Jyväskylä, Finland, Guitar player

Well, The Engine makes a good amplifier sound even better, and a bad amplifier sound useful, or even good. With Fender Tweed Deluxe cranked to it’s sweet spot, the Rangemaster side of The Engine works great as a booster; color adjustments allow me to fine-tune the solo/boosted sound just right. At low volumes, when the sound is clean, the pre-amp side of the Engine handles the desired kind of hair very well. They say it’s designed according to a British single-channel amplifier, but I still get my American Tweed Deluxe sound just like Tweed Deluxe, now also at bedroom volumes, without the attenuator. There are very useful tone controls at both sides of The Engine. It really can be a ”foundation” of a pedal board.

PASCAL D.
Canada, Guitar player

The Engine is quite impressive. While other Marshall in a box pedals sound great, they still sound like pedals, and don’t recreate the dirty-mids presency tone of the Plexis to my ears. The Engine really makes the amplifier sound and feel like a Marshall, really dynamic.
And the gain range is wider than expected. It goes from a gentle JTM45 to a modded JCM800, especially with the boost side engaged. I use it with my Mesa Boogie Lonestar clean channel (kind of Blackface-like) whenever I need a British sound. The controls are so powerful that you need to tweak it a lot before getting the sound in your head, but every other sound found along the way will be good and usable! I’m so impressed that the week after receiving it I order the Unit67 with great expectations, I’m already a DryBell’s fan.

HERB GENELLY
Stevenson Ranch, CA, USA, Guitar player

The Engine” is a spectacular marriage of tones that is THE perfect compliment to my Tone King Imperial MK II and all my Blackface Fender amps. I love how the RM side integrates so well with my amps (it’s an “always on” side for me)…..and then hitting the Plexi side (I use mine just like Greg Milioto does) for my lead work. But with such versatility, I can use my Tone King’s Lead Channel with the Engines RM side off….then hit the RM side and get an explosion of tone that I hadn’t been able to get without using a “stand alone” Rangemaster type pedal with far less tweakability. With The Engine, I now have the perfect 4 channel club amp!

Look…..I loved what you have been doing ever since I bought your V1 version of the Vibe Machine which seems so long ago (and yes…I have a v2 Vibe Machine now). Then I thought your Unit 67 was just such a beautiful foray into the Compressor/Eq world. But with The Engine, I now have 3 incredibly built, gorgeous sounding pedals that have kicked everything else I was using to the curb (save for my Tape Delay). Thank you for making such an authentic sounding, multi-functioning pedal that a working musician that plays rock, country and blues can afford, appreciate and enjoy so much!”

ERIC RAPHAEL
Canonsburg, PA, US, Guitar player

I received my The Engine pedal yesterday and it is wonderful. I love the wide variety of tones that are available. The shape and range knobs are especially useful. And combing the boost with the overdrive is just amazing.. I also love the boost by itself. I’ve tried many boost pedals before, but the boost side of this pedal provides so many tonal options and really helps create a tone that cuts through. I can see where this is likely to become one of my favorite pedals Thank you and everyone at DryBell!!!!

 

 

 

 

Support & Manuals

Here you can find User’s manuals, F.A.Q. documents and other documents and videos which we hope will help you.

Manual

24/04/2020

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Brad Whitford love DryBell pedals! 🎵

 

A closer look into Joe and Brad’s onstage pedalboards, reveal both the Unit67 and couple of the Vibe Machines. Brad uses Unit67 as “always on” pedal and Joe uses TWO Vibe Machines and a Unit67!

 

Earthquake & Coronavirus

30/03/20

We hope you are well and that you’re coping with the current restrictions and measures imposed by our governments because of the coronavirus.

Last week was a living hell in here. Our capital city, Zagreb was hit by its biggest earthquake in 140 years while in coronavirus lockdown.

Luckily, our team is fine and no one got hurt but, unfortunately, one of our team members, Kruno, lost half of his home. You may know him as a guitar player from every DryBell official demo. Needless to say, it’s a bit of a challenge to stay perfectly normal at these times, but we will try to keep our minds busy working and focus on what we do best.

We imposed some safety measures directed by our government, so guys and Martina are working from home while Zvonch is working alone in the DryBell workshop, making sure that everything goes as planned for the release of our newest pedal – The Engine.

Kruno and his family had to temporarily move to another location because staying in their home isn’t safe anymore. They will need to invest a significant amount of money in repairing their home after the quake. We’re taking this opportunity to invite you to join our charity action by giving a small donation to his family. We know that lots of people are going through tough times now, but any small help will be highly appreciated.

Here is a PayPal link that goes directly to his private PayPal account. Thank you all for your generosity in advance!

Stay healthy and well!

Much love 💟

P.S. Just to let you know that DryBell is normally taking orders and all your orders are processed without any delay, usually within 24 hours.

08/03/2020

Full Rig Rundown with Pete Thorn for Classic Rock Show @ GuitarGuitar ✨

 

Pete Thorn is using our Unit67 on his board for quite some time now. Find out how he uses it in the latest Rig Rundown by GuitarGuitar

We’re back! :)

27/01/20
We’ve just got back from sunny California and we’re still under impression from this beautiful experience 🌼 From colorful San Francisco, through Anaheim down to mesmerizing waves of San Diego 🌊 In the middle of this road trip, we had 4 days of NAMM Show and met some old and some new friends.
We’d like to thank our neighbors at Stompbox Exhibit + Delicious Audio shared booth, especially Chris from Dusky Electronics, Tom from Spiral Electric FX and our friends from Mission Engineering, Inc. and Crazy Tube Circuits!
Huge thanks to everyone who visited our booth and hopefully we’ll meet again next year!
Now we need to focus on The Engine 🔥

John Mayer

John Mayer is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. As an old-school blues-influenced guitarist, John Mayer has amassed fans of all kinds, through his both critically and mainstream friendly style that has sold more than 20 million records. He launched his music career in the late 1990s. In 2001 he released the album Room for Squares, and two years later he debuted Heavier Things. Both efforts were commercially successful, multi-platinum albums that spawned several hits, including Grammy-winning songs like “Your Body Is a Wonderland” and “Daughters.” Having established himself in adult contemporary rock, Mayer broadened the scope of his sound to incorporate the blues, forming the John Mayer Trio in the mid 2000s. In 2015 he collaborated with Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir to form the touring band Dead & Company.

Here’s a nice view of John’s pedalboard:


It’s a real pleasure to see the Vibe Machine being used by one of the most talented guitar players/artists in today’s music.

Richard Fortus

Richard Fortus is an American guitarist, best known as a member of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, with whom he has been a member since 2002, and with whom he has recorded one studio album. Fortus has also collaborated extensively with The Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler and fellow Guns N’ Roses bandmate Frank Ferrer. Aside from lead singer Axl Rose, and keyboardist Dizzy Reed, Fortus is the longest tenured member of Guns N’ Roses, having been with the band continuously since 2002.

Alongside his work in Guns N’ Roses, Fortus is a former member of Love Spit Love, Thin Lizzy and The Dead Daisies.

DryBell pedals:  Unit67

Brad Whitford

Brad Whitford is an American musician who is best known for serving as the rhythm and co-lead guitarist for the hard rock band Aerosmith.
Sometimes referred to as the “Greatest American Rock Band of All-Time” and the “Bad Boys from Boston,” Aerosmith has sold over 150 million albums worldwide and 70 million in the U.S. alone, making them one of the biggest selling artists of all-time.
He has also worked as a songwriter for the group, co-composing well-received tracks such as 1976’s “Last Child”

DryBell pedals:  Unit67

03/02/2020

Vibe Machine V-2 is on the Music Radar’s “Best guitar effects pedals 2020” list 🔥🔥🔥

 

“While many pedals have attempted to recreate that legendary sound over the years, very few can rival the  Vibe Machine. Its rich, 3D harmonics and textures sound incredible from the word go, but the V-2 also allows you to sculpt and tweak more than any Vibe pedal ever made”

Joe Perry

Joe Perry is an American musician and songwriter who is best known as the lead guitarist and founding member of the American rock band Aerosmith. Perry also has his own solo band called The Joe Perry Project, and is a member of the All-Star band Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp.

He was ranked 84th in Rolling Stone’s list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and in 2001, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Aerosmith.

Here’s a nice view on Joe’s pedalboard for the Aerosmith “Deuces Are Wild” shows in Las Vegas ♥♠♦♣

DryBell pedals: Vibe Machine V-1, Unit67

29/01/2020

If you thought you know everything about the pedals, think again 

 

In this day of age, the pedal world is getting out of control and it’s quite difficult to keep track of all of them.
Kim Bjørn and Scott Harper’s PEDAL CRUSH book will help you immensely in that task, featuring over 800 guitar effects on almost 400 pages including The Vibe Machine and Unit67!

DryBell’s Holiday Special

10/12/19

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again …
Through December, we’ve prepared for you:

  • FREE UPS shipping (for USA & Canada)
  • FREE Regular post (Worldwide)
  • FREE Regular post and GLS (EU)
  • 50% off FedEx shipping (Worldwide)

Make sure you whisper about this offer to the right person and maybe your long awaited DryBell pedal mysteriously shows up under your Christmas tree! 

This special offer ends on December 31st!

May your holidays be filled with lots of happiness, peace, and love!
Your DryBell Team

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2 – Psychedelic edition

05/12/19

Our Vibe Machine got a new dress for this winter season! It’s a tribute to a late 60’s psychedelic fashion, but in very subtle, modern way. We printed only 12 of these and each has unique marks! 🙂 Check out the gallery in here!

Please note that the Psychedelic edition of V-2’s is not listed in DryBell shops as a separate item.

If you are interested in ordering one of these, please contact us on info@drybell.com and you’ll get a separate PayPal payment link to complete your purchase.

The price is the same as for the regular Vibe Machines V-2. Check for prices and shipping options in NON EU SHOP (for NON-EU citizens) or in the EU SHOP (for EU citizens).

Your ordering email must include:

  • Your full name
  • destination country
  • desired shipping option

Grab a super cool opportunity to own one of this unique psychedelic V-2s!

Your DryBell team

Black Friday 2019

Another year, another Black Friday, so here we go:

Black Friday 10% off & FREE shipping starts: NOW !
Black Friday 10% off & FREE shipping ends: Dec 1st!

Happy BF Shopping!
Your DryBell team

Unit67’s 1st anniversary!


19/09/19
We are celebrating Unit67’s 1st anniversary! It’s been a great and successful year for DryBell after the release of the Unit67. Happy customers are our biggest reward.

Unit67 is recognized as a truly unique and special piece of gear, which is a great accomplishment in the over-saturated pedals market nowadays. We had a vision and we hoped that people will recognize its magic. Now, after a whole year of being on the market and many Unit67 users who fell in love with it the moment they played it, we can only say that we’ve succeeded in our mission.

We decided to celebrate with you by producing a small batch of limited edition Unit67 pedals in the color of the Vibe Machine V-2, our longtime pride and joy 😊.

Unit67 LIMITED EDITION pedals in a dark metallic finish are offered exclusively in our shop. Take the opportunity to own 1 of 50 Unit67 pedals from this special offer.

These might sell out soon, so hurry up and grab one while they are still available!

04/09/2019

Check out the Unit67 on Bass guitar in the latest video by one and only “pedal whisperer” Andy Martin 🎶

 

“And here’s the great thing about the Unit67 with bass—it just tightens everything up without being overly compressed, and you can take the EQ in and out” with the EQ switch, Andy says.”

B-Stock Unit67 – 12% Off

04/09/19
We have a limited quantity of B-Stock Unit67 pedals. Pedals are brand new, never used, absolutely functional, equal to a standard model.

What makes them ‘not-A-Stock’ are some cosmetic imperfections, mostly flaws in the powder coating, small scratches or imperfect silkscreen. So, you still get a great sound, full DryBell warranty and 12% discount!🙂

Offer is valid while stocks lasts so, hurry up!

Click here to see our B-stock Units up close.

B-STOCK FOR EU Customers
B-STOCK FOR NON-EU Customers

B-Stock Unit67

B-stock pedals are brand new, never used, absolutely functional, equal to a standard model.
What makes them ‘not-A-Stock’ are some cosmetic imperfections, mostly flaws in the powder coating, small scratches or imperfect silkscreen. So, you still get a great sound, full DryBell warranty and 12% discount! 🙂

       

 

01/08/2019

⭐ Unit67 earned a “Premier Gear” badge! 

 

The real power and elegance of the Unit67 is in how seamlessly and forgivingly its component parts work together—particularly in performance and studio situations where changing backlines and room dynamics challenge what you thought you knew about your rig. In scenarios like these, where economy of effort and pedal count can make life and music-making much simpler, the Unit67 is sweet medicine.

10/07/2019

Premier Guitar Rig Rundown with Joanne Shaw Taylor ⭐

 

Find out how and why Joanne uses our Vibe Machine in the latest Rig Rundown by Premier Guitar.

 

Shipping schedule 20th-25th of June

19/06/19

Due to national holidays in Croatia on 20th and 25th of June, DryBell team will take a well-deserved two days off to take the steam off the production 🙂  All emails and orders received in that period will be processed on Wednesday 26th. During that time, we’ll have limited access to DryBell mail inbox. If you need immediate assistance during our absence, please note that in your email and we’ll do our best to reply ASAP. Otherwise we will respond to your emails right upon our return.

Unit67 demo playlist

19/06/19

Since it’s release, the Unit67 received several really fantastic videos and we’re hoping to get some more in the near future! 🙂

We have created a playlist for every official demo for your viewing pleasure so, make sure you haven’t missed any of them because they are really fun to watch 👀

You can watch it in here.

Enjoy!

B-Stock Combo – 12% Off!


08/03/19

We have a limited quantity of B-Stock “Vibe Machine V-2 + F-1L Footswitch” combo!

They may be a B-Stock pedals with slight cosmetic imperfections (mostly flaws in powder coating), but they work perfectly and you’re getting a great sound, full DryBell warranty and 12% discount! 🙂

If you choose to buy a B-Stock “Vibe Machine V-2 + F-1L Footswitch” combo, click on the shop tab.

Offer is valid while stocks last so, hurry up!

B-STOCK FOR EU Customers
B-STOCK FOR NON-EU Customers

Click here to see our B-Stock up close.

DryBell’s NAMM 2019 Experience

06/02/19

Our first NAMM show is behind us and we’re still overwhelmed with the positive response you gave us!
We had amazing 4 days, met a lot of great people and had a really great time. HUGE thanks to our friends in our shared booth and everyone who visited us! 🙂

Hopefully we’ll meet again next year! 🙂

30/01/2019

Gilmourish just released a stunning review of the Unit67!🎯

 

“Unit67 In fact is probably one of my favourite pedals, which is a huge kudos I guess as it’s been out for only a couple of months. It’s really one of those pedals you just want to leave on all the time and as  much as I’ve said that before about other pedals, this is really one you want to leave on all the time!”