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Unit67

Unit67™

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Description

Unit67 – A superb sonic device for the working musician

 

 
The Unit67 is a compact and fully analog device that has a highly versatile EQ set including a „Rangemaster-like“ mid control, a boost and an 1176 type of compressor – all in one extremely practical guitar pedal.

When we started working on this pedal, we wanted to be as unique as possible in today’s pedal world and that was no easy task.

Imagine getting THAT sound you have in your head from just one pedal. You know that playing feel when you play through a loud or overdriven amp, when every note comes out easily and you can play effortlessly? Well, that’s what the Unit67 is all about, only you don’t have to play LOUD or with an overdriven sound to get there.

It doesn’t matter what your playing style is, how loud you want to play or whether you use any other pedals in your signal chain. The Unit67 is a versatile multi-functional tool which will improve almost every tone to the next, harmonically rich level. Unit67 gives you an exciting new playing feel and response which you’ll immediately love.

Connected in between your guitar and amp, the Unit67 becomes an extremely powerful and handy tone shaping tool. It’s also very versatile in terms of pedalboard position, you can place it anywhere you like it and it will work its magic 🙂

1176 type of compressor,
EQ set with the Range (Master) mid control AND High output Boost

 

Based on a clean (and semi-clean, read more) boost, which is the foundation for many guitar setups, we’ve implemented a very carefully tuned combination of fully analog features in the Unit67, useful to a wide range of musicians and playing styles. Also, our goal was to make it the simplest and most practical for the user.

A boosted sound in itself is great, but you can get much more of it. Sustaining notes are often a big helping hand to guitar players, so we decided to implement the next great feature of the pedal: a Compressor.

After serious development and inspired by the unique sound and feel of the 1176’s design, we’ve created our very own low noise compressor circuit for this pedal. It is transparent and it has a parallel compression circuit (blend), so you can add a right amount of sustain while retaining pick dynamics with just one simple knob (Sustain). Yes, you have DryBell’s take on the mighty 1176’s engine in this small box!

You can find more about how we developed Unit67’s 1176-like compressor feature HERE!

 

Of course, that was not the end of the Unit67’s journey. We’ve implemented additional controllability: an EQ set that consists of low and high controls and also a very specific sounding “Range” control.

The Range (Master) control will help you cut through the mix and will enrich your tone with the glorious sparkle often associated with the old classic Rangemaster. In situations when you’re using darker toned amps or guitar pickups, “The Range” will always add a harmonically rich sparkle to your tone.

Combined with a touch of sustain and boosted just enough to give you THAT tone, “The Range” will give some serious bite to your sound which is another way to push you through the mix while playing lead.

Unit67 is a sublime combination of several effects working in perfect synergy!

The main idea behind it came from experienced minds in two different fields: Zvonch, the DryBell founder and an expert electronics engineer, and Kruno, DryBell team member and professional guitarist with many years of live and studio playing time. We’ve combined the best of both worlds and after thousands of working hours with the rest of our team to make this design perfect, we’ve created something very special for you to enjoy.

From the very beginning of the Unit67, starting with the first breadboard prototype, we were simultaneously developing and rigorously testing it with a ton of different amps, pedals and guitars and no matter what setup was used, it benefited from the magical touch of the Unit67.

Besides that, the learning time to get comfortable with Unit67 is virtually non-existent and within a few seconds of playing, you’ll find instant satisfaction.

With all that being said, it has been a challenging but fun two year journey for us and now it’s up to you to try the Unit67 for yourself. Prepare to be amazed! 🙂

We simply can’t explain everything that we’d like to explain about the Unit67 in this short introduction. You can read more about the pedal HERE.
Also, firsthand feedback (from our testing musicians, not customers) you can find HERE.

A gift for you!

Within each Unit67 box purchased directly from DryBell, you will find a nice gift for you – a handmade leather DryBell keychain pick-holder!

 

Try the Unit67!

You can buy the first batch of the Unit67 pedals exclusively from the DryBell webshop and from the Reverb.com. The pedals 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.

So, order your Unit67 now, we’re quietly confident you won’t be disappointed 🙂

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.

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.

P.P.S. If you are one of those people who likes to read more about the product you are interested in, you will find some cool stuff about the pedal’ development in this article, a little bit about the DryBell, some technical details and how the DryBell Team created this whole idea.

Media

DryBell Unit67 official demo

DryBell Unit67, demo by Pete Thorn

DryBell Unit67, 1st demo by Brett Kingman

DryBell Unit67, 2nd demo by Brett Kingman

DryBell Unit67, 3rd demo by Brett Kingman

DryBell Unit67, demo by Mike Hermans

DryBell Unit67, demo by Andy Martin

Reviews

When you try the Unit67, please send us your feedback so we can publish it here! We are all very proud of this product and hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as we all do!

 

ROB NICHOLAS,

Salzburg, Austria, guitar player from the UK with 38 years playing experience.

www.robnicholas.co.uk

 “This is an honest review by a fully paying customer.  I just received my first pedal by DryBell, the Unit67 (#139) and was at first a bit sceptical with all the hype that other reviewers have claimed this pedal to be.

All I can say is that it is all true!

This pedal has that “magic sauce” and vastly improves ones guitar sound. It makes playing a lot easier and accentuates any level of player. The notes just seem to jump out of the guitar!

The Unit67 is impressively noise-free and it is quite easy to dial in which cannot be said for a lot of other pedals out there. 

I use the Unit67 as an “Always On” pedal. Just set it and forget it. I find that it does “colour” the sound but in a very positive way. When turned off, something is greatly missing. 

I used to use a Tube Screamer for tone shaping but was never quite satisfied with the amount of compression it added even with the drive on zero and the lack of volume boost.  One of the uses of the Unit67 is to use it like I would with a Tube Screamer but without the Tube Screamer negatives, a “large” mid hump and too much compression. The Unit67’s range & sustain controls are ideally voiced for this purpose and one can add and subtract as much as one wants and tailor it exactly to ones setup. 

The “feel” & “body” it creates is just remarkable and the compression is not intrusive at all. It can definitely make things “jump out in your face” if so desired with the range control. 

It retains clarity on both single coil and humbucker pickups just as well with clean, dirty & high gain tones. It never sounds mushy regardless of the setting. One can turn off the compressor or vice versa the Rangemaster/EQ if so desired but I find the pedal sounds best utilising all its functionality at the same time. 

It equally suited to all types of guitar players regardless of style. 

Sustain & feel for days….  Everyone should have one! 

The shipping, the communication (thanks Martina), the packaging and quality of the pedal are first class for such a small company located in Croatia. And the personal touch, a handwritten “thank you” note is a rarity these days.”

Rob Nicholas

 

ANDREW PSORAS

Lutherville, Maryland United States

“It really is the ultimate utility pedal. I have always played way more clean tones than any overdrive and this swings me even further into the clean camp.

You can take the boominess out of a blackface, give a single coil the girth and attack of a humbucker with the eq+compression, and just overall make things better (strat bridge people pay attention). I was a little worried having all these controls would have me constantly tweaking things but it’s really not like that at all.

Also to those that might worry that the small mini pots make it hard to dial in sounds and be precise in adjustments, forget about it! The range of each eq control is wide but not so wide as to have large unusable sections at either extreme. I’m especially grateful that the high control don’t only affect the the very top range sparkle like some high controls do, it seems to actually affect guitar centric frequencies. The range control in particular is fun to crank with boost of course.

It’s a great pedal to boost overdrive/distortion pedals in a controllable way. Being able to contour the boost and add compression allows you to play to the boostee’s (yes) strengths, not just clean boost all frequencies and hope that your OD pedal can work it out. Sure you could use a TS or klone for that, but this is more versatile.”

 

 

Firsthand impressions!

Below is some firsthand feedback from our testing guys: Silvio, Miro, Borna and Tom.

They are not our customers (of course, we couldn’t have actual Unit67 customer reviews before the release of the pedal 😊), but these guys have been using this pedal in real situations on different stages and setups for some time now, so you can read and experience firsthand impressions of using the Unit67. Biased reviews? It’s up to you to decide. We just wanted to share with you the most useful feedback we’ve gathered so far from our personal experience.

 

 

SILVIO LONČARIĆ,
Zagreb, Croatia, guitar player, photographer & videographer

So, I should probably introduce myself first. I am not a professional musician nor any kind of sound engineer. I am just a guy behind the camera in the DryBell demo videos. Sometimes a videographer, other times photographer and on some weekends I get to play the guitar with a local country band.

I was lucky enough to have known Zvonch a long time before he ventured into this pedal building science, so the whole journey was a great thing to witness.

From the first pedals he built for some friends, Wah-Wah modifications (I still have one of those Wahs in my collection) to the first serious, serial production pedals. This guy was always extra analytical and ecstatic to expand his knowledge and to find new solutions. I’ve really enjoyed being around the workshop, watching all the bits and pieces come together, just like numerous sound testing sessions with various amps and pedals, discussions and of course, barbecues.

The Unit67. This new pedal is something else.

Several years ago, when Zvonch mentioned the idea of making a pedal like this, my words were: “That might be the only pedal I’ll ever need”.
It’s not a modulation pedal like the Vibe Machine but, an “all-around sound enhancer”…for lack of a better word at this point. It’s a combination of a clean boost, compressor, EQ, rangemaster and whatnot. Another small pedal with tons of features and huge cohones!
Even Zvonch and his team couldn’t decide how to describe this pedal and somehow it became the Unit, because it is just that. The “67” I guess, represents all the timeless sounds that ring in our heads since then.

A few weeks ago, Zvonch sent me a sample pedal to try it out. I’ve tried some pre-production models and I was blown away even then. I’ve also heard enough of the pedal while filming a new demo. But, the nature of the pedal is very much in the feel of playing a guitar, it changes the playing response. So, it’s a pedal you can hear and listen to but you have to play through it!!!

In the first few days I couldn’t put down the slide. Just a basic clean sound with a slight touch of a reverb. At first, all the settings on the pedal were set at 12 o’clock (middle). I felt no need to change anything and I was impressed even with this basic setup. Later, I started playing around with the boost, and this pedal has a ton of it. There is a nice little mark around 11 o’clock that tells you where the boost is neutral, but as soon as you push it up to 12, you can hear how massive the sound gets. And you are still at half of power.. lol. My Blues Junior loves this pedal and the Telecaster really shines through this setup. If you push your tube amp with this pedal, you will get some amazing overdrive tones with the endless sustain and with a twist!!!

There is also an EQ switch on the left that engages three key frequency pots. Low and high are pretty standard, but what is this “Range” thingy on the left? Well, this pot gives you direct supply of that specific mid-frequency that cuts through any mix, gives beautiful feedback and rewards you with some of the sweetest rhythmic “chk-chk” sounds. It works amazingly. Even at low volumes you can make the guitar and amp work in such a symbiosis so the feedback is always at hand. I am pretty sure Kruno was the guy in the DryBell kitchen who was in charge of finding the right frequency, or it might even be a cluster of frequencies, not sure about that. But I know for sure that it took some serious science time for Zvonch to extract that tone and capture it in a box. Throughout the whole making procedure, there was at least 5 other guitar players who were testing this pedal. They were testing it with different amps, combinations of the pedals and in totally different styles of music.

Sustain is beautiful even when it’s fully open, and the noise is almost equal to none. I have never found a compressor pedal with such a lack of noise. What kind of a witchcraft is this??? And there’s none of that annoying gated effect!!!
At some point, I’ve had to try combining the Unit67 with some other pedals. Of course, as soon as I put it next to the OCD I immediately shifted from Ry Cooder-ish slides to Mike McCready type of ecstatic fast leads to singing & screaming long tones and then backing the volume pot down to that “Jimi – The Wind Cries Mary” kind of clean, awesome for chords and still very punchy for all those fancy small notes you play with your pinky.

The Unit67 is like a Swiss army knife. I have used some compression pedals before, some better, some worse, but most of them were just one trick pony type of pedals that still lacked something. The same thing was with the Rangemaster boosters. Unreliable, some transistors worked the best on a certain temperature, in a certain time of year and with a massive help of horoscope for that day. Over the years I have had numerous pedals and different pedalboard setups. As the time went by, I just wanted to make things more simple, less troublesome. Zvonch knows I am too lazy to carry any pedals for the small bar gigs nowadays, and often I will go without any.
But the Unit67 is really something else. It supplies you with that Rangemaster type of high-mid frequency that helps the guitar sing, even in the middle position (both pickups), endless amount of boost and compression, EQ settings that can fit to any guitar or amp you can think of, and so on. You can either use only one of those features or combine them with your unique taste and liking, but most importantly – the whole thing sounds incredibly natural. That’s why the Unit67 is the only pedal I’ve used in the last couple of gigs and it will be the base tone for any pedal combination in the future.

You don’t need any other pedals to make the Unit67 sound good or better, it is the Unit67 that makes everything else sound better. You think that sounds cheesy? Well, how cheesy does the electric guitar sounds plugged directly into a cheap PA system? We had a small gig and the rule was: no amps allowed, the neighbors complain. I had to leave the Blues Junior to sit in a car and just went with a Tele and the Unit67. It saved the day. I managed to sound not too-embarrassing.. lol.

A couple more things. As I’ve said earlier, Zvonch is one of the most patient, thorough and analytical guys I have ever met. There was a finished product ready to be launched, almost a year ago. But Zvonch decided to give it one more go. Every single person that has heard the pedal was saying: “Why? there’s no need for that, this is already far better than any pedal in those categories, why push it further, is there even any “further”?!?!“ And he did, he pushed it even further, took it all apart, rebuilt it again and upgraded wherever he could. So this pedal is already a V-2, haha.

Hats off to him and the whole crew that have been intensively working on this pedal for the last two or more years. If I wasn’t there to film some of those procedures, I wouldn’t believe the volume of work it takes to build something so small but so great as the Unit67!
Silk

 

MIRO KALE,

Zagreb, Croatia, guitar player & luthier

I’ve known these guys, Zvonch and Kruno, for over a decade and knowing the complete background of the Vibe Machine story, I knew that their next pedal has to be a perfectly engineered and sounding device. When Zvonch told me that he’s planning to restart an old project and build a top quality booster but with the addition of compressor and EQ, I thought: “Nice, this could save me some space on pedalboard but I already have two compressors and many pedals for boosting my signal with whom I am very pleased”. However, things became very interesting when he gave me the Unit67 prototype for testing.

A completely new world opened up! I couldn’t stop playing!

The Unit67 improved every setup I could come up with. I have tried all the guitar-amp combinations that I have and in all those situations, the Unit67 gave me something extra in sound and feel. Even my 5E3 tweed Deluxe which has a killer sound without any pedal, sounds simply better with the Unit67. Best of all, you don’t need a lot of tweaking to set your desirable sound. The pedal is very simple and in just a few minutes I managed to understand what you can do with the given controls. My favorite control is RANGE which can take me in some inspiring sonic directions.

Well done DryBell!

 

BORNA ĆUBELA,
Zagreb, Croatia, guitar player

“I have known Zvonch for quite some time and have been a (minor) part of development and testing of the Vibe Machine and now the Unit67. Knowing that, here is my take on the Unit67.
When Kruno first told me that they were working again on a new powerful boost, I was skeptical at first. Usual questions, like, does the pedal world really need another boost? I assumed that they would take it to another level, but also thought that it’s still a boost, so it was hard for me to get excited about that.

Then the story unraveled. Yes, it’s a boost, BUT it will have EQ controls, something like a Rangemaster control, and a hi-end compressor. Well, that got me interested. 🙂
In the upcoming months the guys worked really hard and occasionally, Kruno would give me some inside info on the progress.
Then one day, Kruno came with the first prototype. At least it was the first for me.
He showed me how you can use the pedal, how the boost, eq, range and comp controls work, and then I tried it. 
It was really something to remember. As I said, I was skeptical at the whole concept, and now I’ve got it!
Soon I told them that the biggest problem they would have would be to try to explain how good the pedal was to someone who had not played it yet. Taking it from my experience. I’ll get to the whole “how good it is” part soon.
A few of us got our test pedals and we were told to play with them as much as we could while trying to detect any possible errors. I didn’t detect some obvious errors like crackling on the boost potentiometer while turning it, because I thought that’s how it’s supposed to work (like some drives, fuzzes etc.). I found out later (and it made sense in the context of Zvonch’s mania to produce perfect products) that it was an actual error (something with the first pcb circuit routing) and it’s on the list of things to fix. Nice.
I have a number of pedals and following trends, I bought an used Boss ES-8 switching system. I didn’t think that there was a need for special testing of the Unit67 on a switcher, but then something squealed like dying rat and to tell you the truth, I was happy that I had finally found something (since the task was to find errors). One of the issues I’d noticed was related to the available headroom that the Boss switcher has, and obviously the very high level of signal boost that Unit67 had at that time at certain settings (guess what the settings are 🙂). There were several iterations of fixing all of those issues, and I can tell you that Zvonch did not stop and did everything necessary to get it right. When I say everything, that actually means serious redesign of some parts of the pedal, buffer etc. This seriously prolonged the release date. I don’t want to go into the details and I think it’s better to look at the whitepaper describing the development process issued by the guys.
Then, one day Zvonch and the guys said that it was finished and that the new pedal was ready for testing. Ok…I took it home, tested for those errors that I’d noticed earlier, check, check, check…everything was ok! But…and this is a big but…in general, the pedal sounded much, much better. Sound was warmer, fuller and open but with more detail, basically you can add any (good) vintage guitar/Hi-Fi adjective in here. It was a big difference. With the V-1 of the Unit67 (no, it was not released) the sound was great and you could have one guitar, nice amp and this pedal would make it considerably better sounding, but with this V-2, it’s really something else.
So, how does it sound?…really hard to describe. Take your favorite compressor, turn up the volume on your favorite boost pedal, add an EQ pedal to cut/add bass or treble and add a good variant of the Rangemaster to the mix. Now imagine there are no cables between all those pedals, no hiss, no need to power each one separately and you probably have some idea of the sound. I would sum it all up by saying that it makes all, and I mean all of the gear that I have, sound better and more interesting to play. I have a Fender Deluxe from 1965, Fender Vibro King, Vibro Champ, Bassman (1965), Cornell Romany and a Marshall Plexi 1987X. Whatever I played through with the Unit67, it took the sound that that amp had and made it better. I was skeptical (again) on how it would react in combination with the tweed amps. My Cornell is a low wattage version, but a friend has Fender Deluxe (5E3) custom shop reissue. We tried it, and again it made things better. This was interesting since usually boosters and compressor, or any pedal for that matter don’t sound good when used with already overdriven tweed amp. Usually the tweed component is all you need.
Other than the compressor that made me seriously think about selling one other standalone hi-end comp that I’ve acquired not a long time ago, there is one thing on this pedal that makes me smile -> Range control. It’s a control that gives you bite. It adds some mid and hi-frequencies that transform you into a guitar God when used with drive/distortion, and makes the clean sounds much more interesting to play. I’ve listed all the Fender amps that I have and this Range control makes them sound even better on their clean sounds.
So, to sum it all up. This is a pedal that you didn’t think you’d need, but if you have the opportunity to try it, please do. Set all the controls as you like ’em, add a compressor, eq it a bit, turn the range up and add a little boost. Play it for a minute. Now turn the pedal off and play it again. Stop your playing and then decide do you really want to continue with your life having a sound like it is with the Unit67 turned off. It’s simple as that.. 🙂 “
Borna

 

TOM CUNDALL,
London, United Kingdom, guitar player

“Hi, I’m Tom. My involvement with DryBell started as an ordinary customer – I’ve always been a vibe pedal fanatic, and when I got my hands on the Vibe Machine V-1 I fell in love and wrote a rather long and passionate review. As a result of that review, DryBell approached me to ask if I’d like to get involved as a creative advisor and editor for their written content. That was 6 years ago and the rest is history! Lucky for me I am also a beta tester for their new pedals and so got my hands on one of the Unit67s before the mad rush. Tough job, but someone’s got to do it!

I’ve now done a few gigs with the Unit67 and a lot of playing at home and this is my experience so far:

COMPRESSOR: I had up until now been using a similar style compressor, but to have something that is simpler and mixed with all these other features makes it a very clever and convenient package.

On the lower input compression setting with sustain about 12 o’clock the compressor is truly sweet and velvety. I play a lot of funk and clean stuff so the compressor really helps give added sweet definition, particularly after things like Wah, although I can easily get lost (in a good way!) in the higher compression setting for a bit of chicken pickin’! but for me somewhere in between feels like home.

BOOST: The boost gives a beautiful push to your signal I tend to use it between unity gain and about 1 o’clock for a clean but big push. But the tones to be had up higher than that start to give you the grit and gain you would almost associate with an overdrive pedal. But for me less is more and I prefer a slight boost.

EQ: I have to admit that the EQ part of the pedal is probably where I spend more of my time. I’m lucky enough to have some very nice amps indeed, but this is like the icing on the cake as it gives me the ability to fine tune and finesse EQ parameters that are not necessarily totally adjustable on the amps themselves enabling me to sweeten, brighten or darken at will whilst retaining clarity and detail.

RANGE: Whilst the range feature is great at pushing mild overdrive in an amp or pedal into more heavy and aggressive melt down, it also has some less obvious hidden treasures at lower levels (for me, around 9 o’clock) it really delivering a special defined clean sound which I found very useful for spanky funk or country blues. When I’m using overdrive at low gain and then hit the Unit67, the option to turn up the range in the EQ gives the sound a real kick and bite, Hard not to! 😉

I truly found the whole pedal completely intuitive to use despite its myriad features (I was sent the Unit67 without any instructions but didn’t have any issues getting to grips with it at all). I often think of it in terms of a mastering tool and as the guys say in the manual, it really doesn’t take you very long to find great sounds to fine tune your tone. So much flexibility and adaptability in one tiny box! Now I can take the black tape of my Beta pedal and let the world see what it is!”

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

Read more about Unit67
About_Unit67_DM0989.pdf

Well-deserved vacation

22/08/18

In the period from 23rd to 28th of August, DryBell team will take a well-deserved few days off so we cannot ship your orders in that period of time.
We will still be checking DryBell mail inbox, so you’ll get response to your emails, but with a slight delay.
All orders that we receive in that period of time will be shipped on Tuesday 28th.
 
Thanks for understanding!
your DryBell team

Football madness in DryBell

17/07/18

Driven by the Football

madness ⚽ that has completely possessed our whole nation after winning the silver medal at the World cup 2018, we decided to celebrate with you too! 🙂

Catch the $50 off special deal on the Vibe Machine V-2 directly from our shop!

Our offer is valid ’till midnight July 31st, so hurry up! 🙂

Greetings from Croatia!  

Your DryBell Team 

Holiday shipping schedule

22/12/17

You’ve probably noticed our Holiday Special, but in case you’ve missed it, here’s what we have for you 🙂

Please keep in mind that we cannot ship your orders on 25th and 26th of Dec because of Christmas.
In the period of 27th and 29th of Dec, DryBell team we’ll take a well-deserved three days off 🙂 , but all orders that we receive between Saturday 23rd of Dec and Thursday 28th of Dec will be shipped on Friday 29th of Dec 2017.
All orders that we receive between Friday 29th of Dec, 2017 and Monday 1st of Jan, 2018 will be shipped on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.
In those non-working periods, Martina will still be checking DryBell mail inbox, so you’ll get response to your emails, but with a slight delay of day or two.

Happy Holidays and BIG thanks to everyone who purchased our products!

DryBell’s Holiday Special

04/12/17

It’s that time of the year again and we prepared special Holiday discounts for you:

20 % Off Vibe Machine V-1

10 % Off Vibe Machine V-2

FREE Worldwide shipping

50 % Off Fast shipping (UPS & FedEx)

Treat yourself with some good Vibes! 🙂

Public Holiday

14/08/17

Due to Tuesday 15th August being a public holiday, we won’t be able to ship any pedals on that day. All orders will be promptly processed on the following Wednesday, August 16th.

 

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Description

Enjoy authentic vibe sounds without taking up a ton of space on your pedalboard!
The Vibe Machine™ series – the world’s first smallest vibe pedal. Even in its little box it retains almost all the features of the classic Univibe – small in size, big on sound! When you switch the Vibe Machine on, your guitar melts into a swirling three dimensional space inhabited by chewy vibe harmonics and textures. It’s all here, from shimmering liquid trebles to throbbing pulse-like waves of bass; a sonic force of beauty that tears down the walls around you!
All our custom photocells are matched with specially constructed testers, which ensures you really get an exceptional rotating vibe sound.
The Vibe Machine is incredibly practical for any pedalboard due to its small footprint. This has the significant advantage of allowing you space for two smaller pedals in place of a larger one.
Leslie®, buffers and all the great vibe sound options…
When you connect an expression pedal to the Vibe Machine the oscillation speed can be changed by foot. On top of this, if you use the Leslie® acceleration (internal jumper) option, the oscillations gradually speed up or slow down just as they would with a real Leslie cabinet. We are the first to implement this option for Vibe pedals; this is something you should definitely try. Either way, you have control over the oscillation speed while you play.
The Vibe Machine V-1 offers more features still: for instance, if you prefer a brighter sound, moving the switch to the BRIGHT position will turn on the input JFET buffer, taking over the entire tonal range of your pickups no matter how long your cable is.
Furthermore, if you use longer cables from your pedalboard to your amplifier, you can turn on the output buffer to achieve a cleaner, more defined vibe sound.
Your pedal
You can buy your pedal right away by clicking on the shop. Depending on the time of purchase your pedal will be shipped the same day, or the next working day. We accept payment via PayPal and wire transfer.
Thank you,
Your DryBell Team
P.S. Don’t forget that if for some reason you are not satisfied with your pedal, you can always return it for a full refund. You will receive a small gift with your Vibe Machine V-1, a leather key chain pick holder which you don’t have to return. Anyway, we are very confident you’ll be keeping your Vibe Machine with a big smile for many years to come. Some known Vibe Machine users are Michael Landau, Jesse Johnson, Charlie Starr, Steve Stevens and many, many others…
Uni-Vibe® is a registered trademark of Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.
Leslie® is a registered trademark of Hammond Suzuki USA, Inc.
We reserve the right to change prices, design and technical specifications without notice.

Media

DryBell Vibe Machine V-1 demo

DryBell Vibe Machine, demo by Pete Thorn

ProGuitarShop demo

Customer videos

Audio samples

Telecaster_JMP50_Vibe_Machine.mp3

Vibe_Machine_band.mp3

Reviews

steve_stevensSTEVE STEVENS,
legendary guitarist for Billy Idol
“Hi Zvonch,
I got the pedal safe and sound. It is incredible. Sometimes people get hung up on Univibe pedals having to be exactly like the original 1969 version. I believe that if you can use modern technology to improve on something, then by all means do it. That’s how i feel about the Vibe Machine, it actually sounds like the best recorded examples of Univibe sounds, Hendrix & Trower come to mind. I am putting together a new travel pedalboard and your pedal will be on it for sure. BTW this video is fantastic, and creative. I hope to meet you next year when Billy Idol plays Croatia.
All the best,
Steve Stevens “
mick_hayesMICK HAYES,
NY, United States, guitar player, songwriter, www.mickhayesmusic.com , www.facebook.com/mickhayesmusic
“Finally my Vibe search is over!!! I have spent countess dollars and hours researching boutique vibe pedals that you cannot try in music stores around the world. I found myself disappointed time and time again. On my studio recordings I have used an original Uni-Vibe I have owned for quite sometime but it’s never taken outside of those scenarios! When it came to the live shows I told myself I can live without that specific effect or better yet, avoid those songs. Since hearing the DryBell Vibe Machine I cannot emphasize enough how impressed I am. When I strum a chord it just keeps pulsing/throbbing and with my semi-hollow guitar it gives me the PERFECT feedback and feel for those dramatic intro’s we guitarists love. That is something other “VIBE” pedals just didn’t do for me. I’m proud to say that my Vibe Machine is now being built on to a custom Vertex Effects system so that I have it at all gigs and for the studio too! Thanks to Zvonch and the team for being such an integral part of my tone.
–MH”
jp_main_vibeJP CERVONI,
Lake Balboa,CA, United States, guitarist, Buddy Miles band/The Babys,
“JP is the only other guitar player, other then Jimi, that kicked my ass!” – the legendary Buddy Miles, http://www.jpcervoni.com

“Zvonch,
With my new power trio “Hendrix’s Gypsys” I perform music of Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Miles (myself and the drummer have been fortunate to work with both these Legendary Musicians).
The sound of a Vibe is extremely important here, I can tell you that I have tried many pedals and my search is over, your pedal does the job!! It’s compact and it has great options for fine-tuning the sound, and…WHAT A SOUND!!
JP’s trio is now the official Ambassador band of “The Jimi Hendrix Foundation“.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXT8UcnhknI&feature=youtu.beps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCtst5Dt9Z0
nick_perriNICK PERRI,
CA, USA, guitar player (Silvertide, Perry Farrell, Mount Holly)
www.nickperrimusic.com
www.mounthollyband.com

“I already have 2 Vibe Machine pedals and I’m about to order my 3rd. I have them on all my boards and the truth is there is NO BETTER vibe pedal on the market. Over the years I have played them all. The Vibe Machine stands tall amongst the best. It’s versatile in ways many are not, and above all else it captures the warm and complex textures we have all come to know and love on our favorite records. If you’re in the market for a vibe pedal there is NO OTHER PEDAL that comes close. And have I mentioned how small and pedalboard friendly it is? It’s the best. Period.”
gino-matteoGINO MATTEO,
Riverside, CA, United States, guitarist and songwriter,
www.ginomatteo.com

“If you’re looking for a vibe pedal that perfectly mimics the old Univibe and lives in a small footprint, look no further. This is the best vibe pedal I’ve ever played. It will be on my board forever. It’s not going anywhere… And luckily, it fits on any board!”
sartoriusROBINSON SARTORIUS,
Berlin, Germany, Session Player, Songwriter, The Voice of Germany www.robinsonsartorius.com
“I have been playing all kinds of boutique uni vibes for many years, and some of them were great. However, the Vibe Machine just went on my new board. The DryBell pedal sounds outstanding. Loads of mojo, yet defined and dynamic. Also its compact size and extra features like the bright switch make it extremely user friendly. Other Vibes often have a volume drop, especially in combination with drive pedals or fuzzes. Not this one!
I play a lot for TV shows etc, with in-ear monitoring. In that setting you hear every little detail, and gear has to be quite and extremely reliable. I highly recommend the Vibe Machine. It’s reliable, small, practical, and sounds the bomb. Thank you DryBell, the search is over!!!
BTW the vibrato is extra spooky…..”
lockhartGREG LOCKHART,
Bloomington, IN, United States, guitarist
“The DryBell Vibe Machine is not only the best sounding Vibe unit I own, but no matter if I’m in the studio or playing live, it’s versatility allows me to get the sounds I need to be creative and unique, and it’s small size allows me to put in on even my most cramped pedalboards!
The Vibe Machine V-1 is my “Go To” pedal for almost all my modulation FX needs!
I have rarely found an effect as versatile, and superior sounding as the vibe. I have several vibe units none sound as good or have the parameters available to me as an artist. I use it with a control pedal to change speed, and I prefer the buffer setting, not only makes the sound more out front but preserves my signal with the long cable runs used by most sidemen on big stages. It has replaced two modulation effects on my main pedalboard. It’s my go to pedal for most of my flanger and leslie simulations. I can’t tell how impressive this pedal is, and it gets constant attention from other professional players wanting to know what the sound they heard was! “
mertenNORMAN MERTEN,
L.A., US, guitarist, songwriter, http://www.normanmerten.com
“I’m a fulltime working musician and I’ve gone through a few vibe pedals. I always thought they could be improved upon like adding more presence or highs.
In a bigger band with keys and another guitar some of the uni clones get lost in the mix. I’ve tried I few that were brighter but the essence of the univibe was lost….sounded more like a brittle phase shifter or something. The Vibe Machine seems to keep that together, it kind of glues together with the guitar sound like a good vibe should.
I still have my old vibe which sounds really good but I just use for studio stuff……it’s too large for the board and drops in volume when engaged. Can’t wait to record with the Vibe Machine though. Also, I’m glad you added the option to switch on an input buffer AND/OR an output buffer. This seems to help in getting it to work well with different amps and pedals. Since you have your own custom photocells what about a 12 pole unit with stereo capability? You could even probably get close to flanging territory with more photocells, or 16 pole stereo/mono with the ability to add in the poles 4 at a time. I’m sure you guys are working on something.
Again, thanks for your hard work in developing this pedal and keeping that elusive vibe tone intact….plus the small size!
Best Regards, Norm “
tom_cundallTOM CUNDALL,
London, United Kingdom, guitarist
“Having owned my Vibe Machine for about five days now I felt compelled to write a little review. Let me start by saying this pedal is the best Uni-Vibe I have played to date, I have owned two of the most sought after pedals in the Uni-vibe market and played a few others and the VM has quickly retired both of them.
If you are reading this review the chances are you are the type of guitarist who obsesses over the sonic bliss that a good Uni-Vibe can give, for some reason these pedals have the ability to transform mobs of guitarists in to drooling children begging for Christmas to come early! Well fear not kids because Christmas is here! Sonic delights to be had for all!
First off let’s dive in to the texture and sound of the chorus side of the pedal.
The chorus offers a very lush swell, if you are familiar with the vibe sound then you will know what to expect here but it is the tonal dynamics and feel that set this pedal aside from other boutique Vibes I have tried, it is warm but clear creating a pristine shimmer that extends from chewy swirly side of the sound, so even when you are playing bass notes they are not lost in any muddiness, equally higher register notes are vibrant and clear but not in any way tinny or thin. In the past my complaints with other top name vibes has been either muddiness, tininess or flatness, the feel and sound of this pedal just has a certain something in the mix, a sort of presence if you like, when I played this in front of some overdrive it was electrifying! It felt as if it had a life of its own. With the right balance and tone I was very quickly able to recreate recognisable and convincing riffs ranging from Hendrix, Trower and Pink Floyd, tons of chewy swirly texture to get stuck in to as subtle or in your face as you like!
Not many people seem to be bothered about the Vibrato side of Uni-Vibes but to me this is a very important part of the pedal, my quest on the Uni-Vibe trail began when I found out that it was vibrato that Hendrix used on the song “Hey Baby” released on the lesser known Rainbow Bridge album and I’m sure on a few others, but this track really stuck with me because of the very subtle fast shimmer coming from the main rhythm guitar. Previously on other vibes the vibrato sides have been hit and miss but I’ve never found one where I was happy with both sides of the pedal, again the VM just nails this shimmering sound, set fast with almost no intensity this pedal delivers the mysterious shimmering action I’ve been looking for all this time, again as with the chorus side there is just this air of presence breathing life in to the sound coming from your guitar, a sheen perhaps?
For the purposes of this review I have left my pedal at factory settings as far as any of the dials on the side are concerned and the switches inside, running it at 9 volts and with the bright switch off. In summary this pedal feels alive compared to my other Vibes, it may not be as fat or bassy as some but it doesn’t need to be, it exudes energy and when overdriven it bristles and burns!!!
Just another vibe pedal? or epic gift to your arsenal on a par with some kind of mythical sword? You decide.
A biased review?
Just a bit! These guys got it right on a grand scale.”

Support & Manuals

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

Manuals

F.A.Q.

FOOTSWITCH F-1L

Footswitch F-1L

IN STOCK / $33.00
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Description

The F-1L Footswitch is a new accessory for the Vibe Machine V-2 pedal. It is designed for multliple purposes, specifically for the V-2: Tap Tempo, Leslie FAST/SLOW mode, Two Speed mode or to engage the Cancel function. It is a simple latching footswitch wired tip to sleeve. Naturally, it can be used with any other pedal which uses a footswitch option.
You will find its small size (5 x 5cm / 2 x 2″) very practical for use on any type of pedalboard. We use only high quality components (Neutrik jacks/Alpha switches) in both the F-1L and the Vibe Machine pedals. It is a very solid and durable footswitch made out of aluminum. We also use graphite metallic finish on both the F-1L Footswitch and the Vibe Machine V-2.
In order to connect the F-1L Footswitch to the Vibe Machine V-2 PEDAL+ expression input, use a simple mono patch cable (a stereo patch cable will also work).
As a token of our gratitude you will find a small gift inside the box: a DryBell (0.83) pick along with four self-adhesive rubber feet.
If you decide to purchase this footswitch in the same order as the Vibe Machine V-2, there will be no additional shipping costs. The F-1L is a lightweight device (105g/0.23 lb) and packed together with the Vibe Machine V-2 will only weigh approximately (0.5kg/1lb).

Media

Reviews

We look forward to receiving your feedback and comments on the Vibe Machine V-2!

Be the first to send us your review at info@drybell.com and we’ll happily publish it in our web site – reviews section!

Your DryBell Team

Support & Manuals

Here you can find User’s manuals, F.A.Q. documents and other documents and videos which we hope will help you.
F-1L_User’s_manual_DM0962_rev1.0.pdf

VIBE MACHINE V-2

Vibe Machine™ V-2

IN STOCK / $298.75
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Description

Enjoy authentic vibe sounds without taking up a ton of space on your pedalboard!
The Vibe Machine™ series – the world’s first smallest vibe pedal. Even in its little box it retains all the features of the classic Uni-Vibe® – small in size, big on sound! When you switch the Vibe Machine V-2 on, your guitar melts into a swirling three dimensional space inhabited by chewy vibe harmonics and textures. It’s all here from shimmering liquid trebles to throbbing pulse-like waves of bass; a sonic force of beauty that tears down the walls around you!
The Vibe Machine V-2 features the same optical system as the V-1, but the pedal’s a little different from the V-1 and it can sound different. We collected your feedback over the last five years and that is the main reason for V-2’s existence. So all tonal options from the V-1 are here, but we added 3 new ‘set and forget’ side controls to the V-1 arsenal: CHORUS, GRIT and CUSTOM. All controls have their factory settings! If you want, check the manual in the support tab for more detailed descriptions, but to begin playing you don’t need the manual, just plug in and enjoy!
The CHORUS trimmer adjusts the depth of vibe modulation so the user can adjust the swirl/watery/chewy character of the chorus sound. If you play in a band, we recommend that this trimmer is set to about 12 o’clock (like on the V-1, where it is fixed internally) because on this setting your guitar will cut through the mix better. For bedroom level set this trimmer to 2 or 3 o’clock. The CHORUS trimmer also affects the low end frequencies of the Chorus throb. This trimmer is one of the biggest improvements between the V-2 and V-1 pedals.
Try a fuzz/dirt pedal or just an amp after the V-2 and with GRIT you can find your tonal sweet spot with whatever is next in chain. This new control adjusts the overall presence of the pedal’s tone and it is very interactive with the volume of the output signal.
The CUSTOM trimmer adjusts the input impedance when the new three way ORIGINAL/BRIGHT/CUSTOM switch is set to the CUSTOM position. If you switch guitars on stage, sometimes you may want to flip this switch to balance your guitar’s brightness.
With the VOLUME trimmer at its maximum setting, it boosts your volume above and beyond unity gain. With a higher volume setting you can push your amp or next pedal for a dirty-vibe sound.
We also developed several new options for people that want to experiment and love to play with the expression pedal, or maybe use the V-2 with an external footswitch. The new Vibe Machine V-2 has a CANCEL function, TAP TEMPO feature, Fast/Slow with adjustable Leslie® ramp delay (not only ON/OFF like on V-1) or a Two speed function.
CANCEL function – Just like on an original Uni-Vibe®, a warm & darker sounding bypass (Cancel on original Uni-Vibe®) is now available on the Vibe Machine V-2 by the touch of your heel. Please refer to the Options manual for more information.
Furthermore, there are a couple of ‘set and forget’ digitally controlled options like different footswitch type compatibility, expression pedal pot taper adjustment and more. Check the V-2 options manual to see all of its features. We have removed the TFC output because nobody used it on V-1. Also you won’t see any jumpers inside your V-2 model. We had a lot of fun creating these functions and we hope that you will find some of these features useful for your specific needs and also for your pedalboard.
A gift for you!
Within each Vibe Machine box purchased directly from DryBell, you will find a special gift for you – a handmade leather DryBell keychain pick-holder!

Try the Vibe Machine V-2!
Join the growing crowd of satisfied guitar players and order your Vibe Machine V-2 now! Depending on the time of purchase your pedal will be shipped the same day, or the next working day. We accept payment via PayPal and wire transfer.
Thank you,
Your DryBell Team

P.S. Don’t forget that if for some reason you are not satisfied with your pedal, you can always return it for a full refund and you can keep your DryBell pick-holder.

Anyway, we are very confident you’ll be keeping your Vibe Machine with a big smile for many years to come.

Uni-Vibe® is a registered trademark of Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.
Leslie® is a registered trademark of Hammond Suzuki USA, Inc.
We reserve the right to change prices, design and technical specifications without notice.

 

Media

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2 demo

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demo by Pete Thorn

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demo by ProGuitarShop

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demos by Brett Kingman



DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demo by Mike Hermans

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demo by Just Nick

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demos by Mick Hayes


DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demo by Bjorn Riis

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demo by Nils Bryant

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demo by Alberto Barrero

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demo by Guitar Nerds

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demo by Ruben Roeh

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demo by Ludovico Cipriani

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demo by VintageandRare

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, demo by Prymaxe

Reviews

When you create something, you would like to hear someone’s opinion about your creation. Our customers are really important to us so we e-mailed them about their valuable opinion. In this section you can find out what are their impressions about our newest Vibe Machine. Thanks to all customers who have purchased the V-2!
richard_arklessRICHARD ARKLESS,
Stockton-on-Tees, UK, guitar player
“The V2 is stunning – I’m absolutely blown away with it. I’ve never really been a big fan of using modulation effects and actually this is pretty much the only one I own now, but it will be staying on the board indefinitely. It’s one of those pedals, and there are only a few, that matches that perfect sound in our head that we’re constantly search for, and with all the options for tweaking it goes further than that. I have a long holiday now and the V2 will be occupying a lot of it! I will be watching closely for anything else you guys might have planned for the future!”
dustin_babitzkeDUSTIN BABITZKE,
Lenexa, United States, Guitarist for Experience the Moment
“Having both a DryBell Vibe Machine V-1 and an original Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe, I have been blessed. I would use the Uni-Vibe in studio and then the DryBell on the road to save room on my pedal board. But I couldn’t replace the Uni-Vibe completely, there was a magic between it and my Strat that just couldn’t be beat. But then a few months ago, the DryBell Vibe Machine V2 showed up at my door. I was skeptical at how much better it could possibly be than the V-1. Not being a man who reads instruction manuals, I ripped open the box and plugged her in right next to my V-1. At first glance they both sounded darn near the same. The bright seemed just a tad brighter and there was no noise at all coming out of the v2, but other than that the units were very similar.At first I was a little disappointed. Wondering why the heck I had shelled out the money for V-2. I finally turned to the manual and started reading. I had never really messed with little trimpots on the sides of pedals. I always figured I’d mess something up. But the trimpots on this seemed really easy to use with the included tool so I figured before I send this back I should try the pots. Within 5 minutes I have never been so happy I read an instruction manual in my entire life. Setting up the cancel feature for my expression pedal, the Leslie style ramping, and changing the custom input buffer just a little down and boosting the gain slightly, I managed to create a sound more beautiful than anything I ever made with my Uni-Vibe. Not only that, switching to the custom setting and moving the intensity knob down to near 12 o’clock. I was able to dial in the exact sound I was using the Uni-Vibe for. Not a close approximation, I mean the exact sound. After inviting a few friends over to compare and make sure I wasn’t crazy, the Uni-vibe was listed on reverb and sold and my V2 was paid off with over a 1000.00 extra dollars to spare.It’s been over a month now and I still have no regrets. I’ve been able to coax new sounds out of my box every day. The vibrato setting is getting more play than the chorus for my rock gigs as the interaction of the Vibe with a fuzz stacked right after is an amazing thing. You’ve never heard a Pelitaur sing until you’ve heard it through a V-2. There is only one certainty, there is no reason to ever shut this off. If you have your settings right, rocking your expression pedal back near heel position can give you a sweet subtle movement to your cleans and an amazing sustain to your dirt. Moving up to the toe position just gives you more of that sweet, sweet warble that everyone loves. There just isn’t a single negative thing I can say about how amazing this beast is.
For me there is no doubt in my mind this is the greatest Vibe unit ever produced. I’ve played dozens and I’ve never found something so powerful that it could pull off the original voicing and add a ton of other sounds on top until now. What the good folks in Croatia at DryBell have done is truly fantastic. For anyone on the fence, jump off now. You won’t have any regrets, I promise. Just don’t be like me, read the manual first, then go play :)”
BUCK CURRAN,
Florida, United States, singer-songwriter-guitarist, record producer, painter and guitar maker

The DryBell V-2 is the most lush, dynamic, and psychedelic sounding Univibe pedal I have ever heard or played….and the unbelievably compact size makes it essential for touring. Perfection!”

 

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DANIEL GREEN,

Rolla, United States, guitar player
“I love it. I have been recommending it to anyone looking for a vibe pedal since I got it. To put it in perspective, if I get another vibe for a second board, you’re the first company I’ll look toward. Thanks for reaching out! Daniel”

 

 

mario_jakovljevicMARIO JAKOVLJEVIC,
Karlovac, Croatia, guitar player https://www.facebook.com/Heavy-Grace-Blues-Band-130137400377329
“What can I say, great work! 🙂 I was using V-1 since 2012 and I was always under impression that this thing cannot be any better, but I was clearly wrong. V-2 is a phenomenal pedal, almost an instrument on its own. First and foremost, the packaging is done really well and it is somewhat expected with such a hi-end product. The sound I’m getting in conjunction with the F-1L Footswitch is so great that I don’t want to turn it off 🙂 In comparison with the V-1, V-2 have a bit more pronounced “low end” and with the Chorus adjustment, you can get that rich fluid sound that everybody is looking for in Univibe pedal and it is especially great while playing with my band. In my personal opinion, you can’t get any better than this in the Vibe world and I’m eagerly awaiting for your next product!”
eric_johnsonERIC JOHNSON,
Eau Claire, United Stated, guitar player
“Thank you for your email checking in on how I’ve received the Vibe Machine 2. I managed to get serial number 6 which is definitely the lowest serial number I’ve ever had with a pedal. I am proud to say that this pedal will never be sold. It has been an inspiration to use and I couldn’t be happier with its sound and flexibility. I use the vibrato channel more often than I thought I would, very great sounds in that mode. Life has been way too busy for my liking the last 2 months since I received the pedal. I always had the intention of writing back to let you know I am a satisfied customer! Thanks to everyone at DryBell for a great product!”
MIKKO KARJALAINEN,
Jyväskylä, Finland, guitar player
“My VMv2 arrived today. And I couldn’t be more happier!!! It’s everything you and all the clips on the internet have promised!! I placed it on my pedalboard and straight out from the box it gets on so well along with my fuzz and od and all the other pedals. Very musical and organic; gentle but dangerous, chewy but sweet, and all that tweakability makes it outstanding!!! I haven’t had much time to play with that F-1L pedal, but this short study has convinced me that VMv2 absolutely is a keeper for life, and my search of a perfect univibe has ended. Amazing job!!! It’s worth much more than every kuna I paid!! Thank You very, very much!! And all the five thumbs up!”
damir_marcecDAMIR MARCEC,
Zagreb, Croatia, guitar player
“After the great success of the Vibe Machine V-1, DryBell took a challenge to enhance already superb piece of work and succeeded on it. Vibe Machine V-2, sonically and functionally is the best pedal in its own class on today’s market. Their supreme professionalism and great enthusiasm resulted in such a high-end product. Do I have to mention that I’m the proud owner of another VM V-1? 🙂 DryBell team, keep up the good work!”
dionisio_mauroDIONISIO MAURO,
New York, United States, lead guitar
“Buckle up ’cause DryBell’s new Vibe Machine V-2 will launch you into an atmosphere of pure PURPLE HAZE!!! This pedal not only sounds and looks great, but has new features on it that would easily justify adding another $200 (US) to its price tag. Don’t even get me started about all the extra features on board this little miracle. Each one easily adjustable & just as easy to return to factory settings. Sounds WAY better than the original Uni-vibe Hendrix used (but can duplicate his sound with a flick of a switch… and presto, you’re back to the summer of ’68.
Adds 0% noise to your signal (as if the above mentioned wasn’t already enough). As a professional musician in New York and a vintage effects pedal connoisseur, the Vibe Machine V-2 is hands down not only the best vibe pedal out there, it may just be the most impressive effects pedal ever built. I know that’s saying a lot, but I stand by my review. I can just imagine what this company could do if it started manufacturing other types of effects – my entire pedal board would be a tribute to DryBell… …and no one else. Do yourselves a favor and get one of these, you will not be disappointed.
P.S. When I played my 15 string bass through the Vibe machine and some echo, it sounded like the gates of hell were opening.”
John C. McCainJOHN C. MCCAIN,
Yarmouth, Maine, United States, guitar player
https://www.facebook.com/BIG-WORLD-364551047258004/

“I received the pedal right on time and in perfect working order. I had been watching all your videos in the days leading up to its arrival so, when I finally got to plug in and play, it felt like an old friend already.
I set it up with the F-1L footswitch to switch between speeds and have the ramping set for a 5 second change…it found a nice place on my board and I used it in rehearsal with my trio BIG WORLD today. I have been playing for 40 years and in the past have owned many other vibe pedals and, from the first moments, it’s easy to hear that the Vibe Machine V-2 stands head and shoulders above all of them…
There is an aliveness and detail to the sound that other pedals tend to lose… The controls are sensitive and there are useable sounds available at every setting… I haven’t felt the need to adjust any of the trim pots but like the fact that they are there if tweaking is needed.
All in all I am very impressed with the pedal and happy about my purchase… the price reflects the quality and care that is so clearly built into the pedal.
I give the DryBell Vibe Machine 5 out of 5 stars !
Great Job to everyone at DryBell !”
chance_mccollCHANCE MCCOLL,
Atlanta, United States, guitar player,
The Pinx http://thepinxrock.com/

“It’s phenomenal. I’ve owned so many Univibe type pedals and yours is far and away the best”

 

Vince NeadsVINCE NEADS,
British musician, artist and songwriter, http://www.vinceneads.com/
“The best sounding vibe pedal out there! The team at DryBell clearly understand what performers demand from their gear.
After searching for the ultimate sounding Uni-Vibe pedal for many years, The DryBell V2 does everything I need and is the most amazing and authentic vibe I’ve heard.”
nick_perriNICK PERRI,
CA, USA, guitar player (Silvertide, Mount Holly)
www.nickperrimusic.com
www.mounthollyband.com

“Over the years I have played countless vibe pedals, and the Drybell Vibe Machine is simply the best sounding and most pedalboard friendly you will ever come across. It’s versatile in ways many are not, and above all else it captures the warm and complex textures we have all come to know and love on our favorite records. Inspiration in a box!”
gianluca_quartulliGIANLUCA QUARTULLI,
Bari, Italy, guitar player and producer
“I’m a V-1 owner, so first of all: “Why I decided to upgrade?” I was very impressed by the sound of the Vibe Machine V-1 and completely satisfied with how it works out of the box. I bought it in August 2016 and since then I’ve used to play it mainly at 2 different speed that, when live, I had to change on the go. One extremely slow and the other at 1 or 2 o’clock (max). So when I had seen the video demonstrating how the external footswitch works, I decided that such options, for me are worth the upgrade to V-2.
To set the footswitch to work as I desire was super-easy. For sure easier to be done than to be read in the manual. So in about 2 min I had the “perfect vibe” with the options I needed.
But there’s more that I found out when I received the new pedal. I don’t like to tweak internal jumpers, but I gave the new “GRIT” a try now that it is on the side. I just turned it a little CCW to get the presence that best fits my chain and…ok, now it is the “perfect vibe for my gear”, Amazing!”
ERIC RAPHAEL,
McMurray, United States, guitar player
“Hi Martina,
I had a chance to try out my new Vibe Machine V-2 and it is absolutely wonderful. It is the seventh vibe pedal that I have owned. I keep trying new ones because I’m never quite happy with them. Well, I believe my search is over. As soon as I turned the Vibe Machine on and played it for a minute or two, I knew that it was exactly what I have been looking for. It really sounds beautiful in so many ways, and I haven’t even tried adjusting any of the trimmers yet.
Please tell everyone on the DryBell team that I said THANK YOU for this wonderful pedal!!
Eric Raphael”
THOMAS RICHARDS,
Rochester, United States, guitar player
Psycho Moon Project

“This is, by far, the best Uni-vibe clone I have played. Slow speed, high speed, clean or dirty, this one does it all. I find myself jamming with it ‘on’ more than with it ‘off’!
Hats off to the DryBell team for making such a great pedal. My search is finally over for the best Uni-vibe on the market!”
CORY SCANLON,
Recycled Pedalboards, Mohawk, United States, guitar player
www.recycledpedalboards.com

“The Vibe Machine is the real deal! It’s compact, it’s versatile, and it’s a tone machine. The Vibe Machine has that vintage feel that you look for in a Univibe pedal.”
craig_sexsmithCRAIG SEXSMITH,
Vancouver, Canada, guitar player
“It’s an honour to get an e-mail from you, thank you. You guys have such a great company and top notch customer service. I bought the v-1 Vibe Machine last year and convinced a friend to buy one also. I thought the v-1 was great and used it for daily practice and home recordings. I also used an expression pedal with it. When I saw your ads for the v-2 I was excited and knew I had to buy one. The voicing on it seems to have more presence than the v-1 and sounds better with dirt (at least on my set up…orange or15 head and 1×12 cab). The vibrato setting is more transparent or just less intensity which is nice. I have been having such a great time with it that I haven’t had a chance to explore all the footswitch options. Just plugged in the expression pedal and began playing. I also have not explored the new chorus and grit trim switches as it sounds great as it is…So overall I am very stoked on the pedal and happy to own it. Best of luck with your company and thanks for the great pedal.”
sterling_soundSTERLING SOUND,
from the Netherlands
“Hi Zvonch, Thanks I am still very happy with the pedal.. it is a well built device and works perfectly with my other pedals. I still have not tried all the options but the standard settings work great for me. Well done and good luck in the future!”
kelly_spradleyKELLY SPRADLEY,
Kapolei, United States, guitar player, Kelly’s VM demo
“Just wanted to let you guys know that I received my V-2 today. I’ve tried a lot of different vibes but this new model is the best out there. It’s hard to top the V-1 but you guys did it. This thing cuts thru the mix and sounds amazing. Thank you ever so kindly for a super vibe pedal. Kelly
SteveSTEVE STEVENS,
Los Angeles, CA
“Hi Zvonch,
The pedal is just amazing. The custom mode sounds stunning. It’s even better then the old version….hard to believe.
Thanks, Steve”
SteveELAD TAL,
South Yarra, Australia, guitar player
“Zvonch,
It is super juicy and warm. Incredible oozes when I play it. It’s definitely in the ‘always on’ category if I feel like it.
Love your work. And thank you. Lots of emotions in this pedal.”
MARK TYSON,
Taylors, United States, guitar player
“Hi Zvonch, as a long time user of the V1, I really like the V2. Seems to have a better tone on top of all the other new improvements. It took me a while to understand the speed ramp-up settings, but finally got it. The only thing I would want different is a light on the external switch.. Thank you! Mark”
ALEKSANDAR VRHOVEC,
Koprivnica, Croatia, guitar player
http://www.wizz-pickups.net/

“I always liked that Hendrix sound. I never got near of it until I’ve tried the Vibe Machine.
It is the ultimate Hendrix sound, and I use it on everything, it just adds that 2nd dimension whether you use it with jazz, blues or metal.Now I can’t live without it anymore. It’s “on” most of the time, with softer or harder intensity.I can’t wait to see what you guys will launch next!”
mark_williamsMARK WILLIAMS,
Ballwin, United States, guitar player
“Hello Zvonch, My Vibe Machine arrived Friday just before I was leaving for work and I had a 12 hour work day on Saturday. Earlier today I finally had a chance to compare it to my ’69 Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe… Wow! Without adjusting any of the trim pots it was closer to my original than any pedal I’ve ever tried! I had somewhat low expectations because every other Vibe I’ve tried sounded nothing like my original, but I was hopeful the Vibe Machine would come closer (out of respect for the other companies I won’t list the models I’ve tried, but it’s a very large number!). To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement! Some people get hung up on what transistors, resistors, etc… go into their pedals. I’m a player, not at collector so the SOUND is all I care about. I can’t say that it sounds exactly like my old Vibe, but it’s close enough that I can put it on my board and stop searching for any more Vibe clones (except maybe another Vibe Machine to go on my small board). It’s also worth pointing out that it doesn’t suffer from the volume drop you get with original Vibes. And being a huge David Gilmour fan, I think it’s great being able to tap between 2 different speed settings like his customized Vibe can. I could go on forever, but the main point I want to get across is that the Vibe Machine is one of the best sounding pedals I’ve ever heard and it has more than enough features to please even the most demanding players! Thank you and the whole team at DryBell! My search is over! Be well and take care!”
greg_yarberGREG YARBER,
Fulerton, United States, guitar player
“Wow! I am very impressed that you or anyone would actually be checking in with me to see how I am doing with their product. Well, it is safe to say that your pedal is supreme in so many ways and is the most natural and uncoloring of my tone, that I have experienced. So many other vibes add highs or lows, but yours is just warm, clean vibe heaven with no extra tone changing junk. Thanks for checking, Greg Yarber”

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

F.A.Q.

Advanced options video presentation

VIBE MACHINE V-1

Vibe Machine™ V-1

IN STOCK / $ 295.00
12% Off / $ $259.60
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Description

Enjoy authentic vibe sounds without taking up a ton of space on your pedalboard!
The Vibe Machine™ series – the world’s first smallest vibe pedal. Even in its little box it retains almost all the features of the classic Univibe – small in size, big on sound! When you switch the Vibe Machine on, your guitar melts into a swirling three dimensional space inhabited by chewy vibe harmonics and textures. It’s all here, from shimmering liquid trebles to throbbing pulse-like waves of bass; a sonic force of beauty that tears down the walls around you!
All our custom photocells are matched with specially constructed testers, which ensures you really get an exceptional rotating vibe sound.
The Vibe Machine is incredibly practical for any pedalboard due to its small footprint. This has the significant advantage of allowing you space for two smaller pedals in place of a larger one.
Leslie®, buffers and all the great vibe sound options…
When you connect an expression pedal to the Vibe Machine the oscillation speed can be changed by foot. On top of this, if you use the Leslie® acceleration (internal jumper) option, the oscillations gradually speed up or slow down just as they would with a real Leslie cabinet. We are the first to implement this option for Vibe pedals; this is something you should definitely try. Either way, you have control over the oscillation speed while you play.
The Vibe Machine V-1 offers more features still: for instance, if you prefer a brighter sound, moving the switch to the BRIGHT position will turn on the input JFET buffer, taking over the entire tonal range of your pickups no matter how long your cable is.
Furthermore, if you use longer cables from your pedalboard to your amplifier, you can turn on the output buffer to achieve a cleaner, more defined vibe sound.

A gift for you!

Within each Vibe Machine box purchased directly from DryBell, you will find a special gift for you – a handmade leather DryBell keychain pick-holder!

Your pedal
You can buy your pedal right away by clicking on the shop. Depending on the time of purchase your pedal will be shipped the same day, or the next working day. We accept payment via PayPal and wire transfer.
Thank you,
Your DryBell Team
P.S. Don’t forget that if for some reason you are not satisfied with your pedal, you can always return it for a full refund and you can keep your DryBell pick-holder. Anyway, we are very confident you’ll be keeping your Vibe Machine with a big smile for many years to come. Some known Vibe Machine users are Michael Landau, Jesse Johnson, Charlie Starr, Steve Stevens and many, many others…
Uni-Vibe® is a registered trademark of Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.
Leslie® is a registered trademark of Hammond Suzuki USA, Inc.
We reserve the right to change prices, design and technical specifications without notice.

Media

DryBell Vibe Machine V-1 demo

DryBell Vibe Machine, demo by Pete Thorn

ProGuitarShop demo

Customer videos

Audio samples

Telecaster_JMP50_Vibe_Machine.mp3

Vibe_Machine_band.mp3

Reviews

steve_stevensSTEVE STEVENS,
legendary guitarist for Billy Idol
“Hi Zvonch,
I got the pedal safe and sound. It is incredible. Sometimes people get hung up on Univibe pedals having to be exactly like the original 1969 version. I believe that if you can use modern technology to improve on something, then by all means do it. That’s how i feel about the Vibe Machine, it actually sounds like the best recorded examples of Univibe sounds, Hendrix & Trower come to mind. I am putting together a new travel pedalboard and your pedal will be on it for sure. BTW this video is fantastic, and creative. I hope to meet you next year when Billy Idol plays Croatia.
All the best,
Steve Stevens “
mick_hayesMICK HAYES,
NY, United States, guitar player, songwriter, www.mickhayesmusic.com , www.facebook.com/mickhayesmusic
“Finally my Vibe search is over!!! I have spent countess dollars and hours researching boutique vibe pedals that you cannot try in music stores around the world. I found myself disappointed time and time again. On my studio recordings I have used an original Uni-Vibe I have owned for quite sometime but it’s never taken outside of those scenarios! When it came to the live shows I told myself I can live without that specific effect or better yet, avoid those songs. Since hearing the DryBell Vibe Machine I cannot emphasize enough how impressed I am. When I strum a chord it just keeps pulsing/throbbing and with my semi-hollow guitar it gives me the PERFECT feedback and feel for those dramatic intro’s we guitarists love. That is something other “VIBE” pedals just didn’t do for me. I’m proud to say that my Vibe Machine is now being built on to a custom Vertex Effects system so that I have it at all gigs and for the studio too! Thanks to Zvonch and the team for being such an integral part of my tone.
–MH”
jp_main_vibeJP CERVONI,
Lake Balboa,CA, United States, guitarist, Buddy Miles band/The Babys,
“JP is the only other guitar player, other then Jimi, that kicked my ass!” – the legendary Buddy Miles, http://www.jpcervoni.com

“Zvonch,
With my new power trio “Hendrix’s Gypsys” I perform music of Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Miles (myself and the drummer have been fortunate to work with both these Legendary Musicians).
The sound of a Vibe is extremely important here, I can tell you that I have tried many pedals and my search is over, your pedal does the job!! It’s compact and it has great options for fine-tuning the sound, and…WHAT A SOUND!!
JP’s trio is now the official Ambassador band of “The Jimi Hendrix Foundation“.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXT8UcnhknI&feature=youtu.beps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCtst5Dt9Z0
nick_perriNICK PERRI,
CA, USA, guitar player (Silvertide, Perry Farrell, Mount Holly)
www.nickperrimusic.com
www.mounthollyband.com

“I already have 2 Vibe Machine pedals and I’m about to order my 3rd. I have them on all my boards and the truth is there is NO BETTER vibe pedal on the market. Over the years I have played them all. The Vibe Machine stands tall amongst the best. It’s versatile in ways many are not, and above all else it captures the warm and complex textures we have all come to know and love on our favorite records. If you’re in the market for a vibe pedal there is NO OTHER PEDAL that comes close. And have I mentioned how small and pedalboard friendly it is? It’s the best. Period.”
gino-matteoGINO MATTEO,
Riverside, CA, United States, guitarist and songwriter,
www.ginomatteo.com

“If you’re looking for a vibe pedal that perfectly mimics the old Univibe and lives in a small footprint, look no further. This is the best vibe pedal I’ve ever played. It will be on my board forever. It’s not going anywhere… And luckily, it fits on any board!”
sartoriusROBINSON SARTORIUS,
Berlin, Germany, Session Player, Songwriter, The Voice of Germany www.robinsonsartorius.com
“I have been playing all kinds of boutique uni vibes for many years, and some of them were great. However, the Vibe Machine just went on my new board. The DryBell pedal sounds outstanding. Loads of mojo, yet defined and dynamic. Also its compact size and extra features like the bright switch make it extremely user friendly. Other Vibes often have a volume drop, especially in combination with drive pedals or fuzzes. Not this one!
I play a lot for TV shows etc, with in-ear monitoring. In that setting you hear every little detail, and gear has to be quite and extremely reliable. I highly recommend the Vibe Machine. It’s reliable, small, practical, and sounds the bomb. Thank you DryBell, the search is over!!!
BTW the vibrato is extra spooky…..”
lockhartGREG LOCKHART,
Bloomington, IN, United States, guitarist
“The DryBell Vibe Machine is not only the best sounding Vibe unit I own, but no matter if I’m in the studio or playing live, it’s versatility allows me to get the sounds I need to be creative and unique, and it’s small size allows me to put in on even my most cramped pedalboards!
The Vibe Machine V-1 is my “Go To” pedal for almost all my modulation FX needs!
I have rarely found an effect as versatile, and superior sounding as the vibe. I have several vibe units none sound as good or have the parameters available to me as an artist. I use it with a control pedal to change speed, and I prefer the buffer setting, not only makes the sound more out front but preserves my signal with the long cable runs used by most sidemen on big stages. It has replaced two modulation effects on my main pedalboard. It’s my go to pedal for most of my flanger and leslie simulations. I can’t tell how impressive this pedal is, and it gets constant attention from other professional players wanting to know what the sound they heard was! “
mertenNORMAN MERTEN,
L.A., US, guitarist, songwriter, http://www.normanmerten.com
“I’m a fulltime working musician and I’ve gone through a few vibe pedals. I always thought they could be improved upon like adding more presence or highs.
In a bigger band with keys and another guitar some of the uni clones get lost in the mix. I’ve tried I few that were brighter but the essence of the univibe was lost….sounded more like a brittle phase shifter or something. The Vibe Machine seems to keep that together, it kind of glues together with the guitar sound like a good vibe should.
I still have my old vibe which sounds really good but I just use for studio stuff……it’s too large for the board and drops in volume when engaged. Can’t wait to record with the Vibe Machine though. Also, I’m glad you added the option to switch on an input buffer AND/OR an output buffer. This seems to help in getting it to work well with different amps and pedals. Since you have your own custom photocells what about a 12 pole unit with stereo capability? You could even probably get close to flanging territory with more photocells, or 16 pole stereo/mono with the ability to add in the poles 4 at a time. I’m sure you guys are working on something.
Again, thanks for your hard work in developing this pedal and keeping that elusive vibe tone intact….plus the small size!
Best Regards, Norm “
tom_cundallTOM CUNDALL,
London, United Kingdom, guitarist
“Having owned my Vibe Machine for about five days now I felt compelled to write a little review. Let me start by saying this pedal is the best Uni-Vibe I have played to date, I have owned two of the most sought after pedals in the Uni-vibe market and played a few others and the VM has quickly retired both of them.
If you are reading this review the chances are you are the type of guitarist who obsesses over the sonic bliss that a good Uni-Vibe can give, for some reason these pedals have the ability to transform mobs of guitarists in to drooling children begging for Christmas to come early! Well fear not kids because Christmas is here! Sonic delights to be had for all!
First off let’s dive in to the texture and sound of the chorus side of the pedal.
The chorus offers a very lush swell, if you are familiar with the vibe sound then you will know what to expect here but it is the tonal dynamics and feel that set this pedal aside from other boutique Vibes I have tried, it is warm but clear creating a pristine shimmer that extends from chewy swirly side of the sound, so even when you are playing bass notes they are not lost in any muddiness, equally higher register notes are vibrant and clear but not in any way tinny or thin. In the past my complaints with other top name vibes has been either muddiness, tininess or flatness, the feel and sound of this pedal just has a certain something in the mix, a sort of presence if you like, when I played this in front of some overdrive it was electrifying! It felt as if it had a life of its own. With the right balance and tone I was very quickly able to recreate recognisable and convincing riffs ranging from Hendrix, Trower and Pink Floyd, tons of chewy swirly texture to get stuck in to as subtle or in your face as you like!
Not many people seem to be bothered about the Vibrato side of Uni-Vibes but to me this is a very important part of the pedal, my quest on the Uni-Vibe trail began when I found out that it was vibrato that Hendrix used on the song “Hey Baby” released on the lesser known Rainbow Bridge album and I’m sure on a few others, but this track really stuck with me because of the very subtle fast shimmer coming from the main rhythm guitar. Previously on other vibes the vibrato sides have been hit and miss but I’ve never found one where I was happy with both sides of the pedal, again the VM just nails this shimmering sound, set fast with almost no intensity this pedal delivers the mysterious shimmering action I’ve been looking for all this time, again as with the chorus side there is just this air of presence breathing life in to the sound coming from your guitar, a sheen perhaps?
For the purposes of this review I have left my pedal at factory settings as far as any of the dials on the side are concerned and the switches inside, running it at 9 volts and with the bright switch off. In summary this pedal feels alive compared to my other Vibes, it may not be as fat or bassy as some but it doesn’t need to be, it exudes energy and when overdriven it bristles and burns!!!
Just another vibe pedal? or epic gift to your arsenal on a par with some kind of mythical sword? You decide.
A biased review?
Just a bit! These guys got it right on a grand scale.”

Support & Manuals

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

Manuals

F.A.Q.

V-1 and V-2 differences