VIBE MACHINE V-2

Vibe Machine™ V-2

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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

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 :)”
daniel_greenDANIEL 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 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_richardsTHOMAS RICHARDS,
Rochester, United States, guitar player
“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

Advanced options video presentation