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B-Stock Unit67 Red Edition

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

 

Black Friday 2023

15/11/23

Exciting times for music lovers!

Dive into the Black Friday vibes – until Nov 30!

Our Black Friday Sale is live, featuring a sweet 15% off on all DryBell pedals, accompanied by FREE Worldwide shipping. Take a peek – it’s a party you don’t want to miss!

 

Introducing the Unit67 in Vibrant Red! 

For all Unit67 lovers and those stepping into the fold, we’re introducing the Unit67 in a vibrant red shade to celebrate its 5th anniversary. It continues to be one of the most exceptional tone-shaping tools that makes everything sounds better. Choose between the classic gray version and the smokin’ hot vibrant red – both at the same discounted price! Despite the color difference, both editions offer the same exceptional sound quality. Act fast, as the red version is available in limited quantity.

 

To take advantage of this offer, please visit the shop that matches your region:

NON-EU shop
EU shop

 

Happy BF shopping! 🙂

Your DryBell Team

 

Unit67 – Red edition

Unit67™

IN STOCK / $289.00 (VAT excl.)
If you are from EU country please click to EU SHOP, if not, please click to NON EU SHOP.

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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!

If you purchase Unit67 pedal from the DryBell website or from the DryBell’s shop on Reverb.com, your pedal will be shipped directly from our workshop in Krapina, Croatia! Overseas delivery time is approx. 2-3 working days with insured expedited shipping options – DHL, UPS or FedEx.

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

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

So, order your Unit67 now,  you won’t be disappointed 🙂

Thank you,
Your DryBell Team

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

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

DryBell Unit67, demo by Andreas Angel

DryBell Unit67, demo by Mick Hayes

DryBell Unit67, demo by Alberto Barrero

DryBell Unit67, demo by Bjorn Riis – gilmourish.com

DryBell Unit67, 2nd demo by Andy Martin

DryBell Unit67, demo by Lance Keltner

DryBell Unit67, demo by RIG RIG RIG Gear Demo

DryBell Unit67, demo by Ed Pettersen

DryBell Unit67, demo by John’s Picks

DryBell Unit67, Bass demo by Patrick Hunter

DryBell Unit67, Bass demo by Andy Martin

DryBell Unit67, demo by R.J. Ronquillo

DryBell Unit67, demo by Unai Iker

DryBell Unit67, demo by BIBL ROCKS feat. Conrad Schrenk

DryBell Unit67, bass demo by AmateurEffectsReviews

DryBell Unit67, demo by gearmanndude

DryBell Unit67, demo by Living Room Gear Demos

DryBell Unit67, demo by Pedal of the Day

DryBell Unit67, demo by Mandy Oberle

DryBell Unit67, 2nd demo by Mandy Oberle

DryBell Unit67, demo by Jonathan Koh

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!

 

JON CARIN

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Carin

American producer, artist and musician, best known for his association with Pink Floyd and, more specifically, its guitarist David Gilmour and former member Roger Waters.

I’m absolutely loving the Unit 67.

I’m using it on my lap steel on the Us & Them Tour In Breathe, Great Gig In The Sky, Wish You Were Here, Deja Vu etc. I’m really enjoying how I can dial in the EQ, compression & boost in one place. Wonderful for slide.

 

ANDREW TIMOTHY
Touring/Session Guitarist, Nashville TN
https://andrewtimothymusic.com

After spending some months with the Unit67 I’m ready to give a more detailed review for you. Here goes:

The Unit67 has been the one pedal that shows up on every session I’ve done since receiving it over 3 months ago. I’m still waiting for the honeymoon to end, but I don’t see that happening any time soon! The best way I can describe the Unit67? THE BEST PEDAL PEDAL I NEVER KNEW I NEEDED. Now that I’ve gotten familiar with it in a variety of recording settings, I honestly can’t ever see approaching a session without it on my board.

The compression sounds more like an outboard studio unit than any pedal compressor I’ve ever used. Once I got used to how it worked, I pretty much can’t live without it. It works well with all of my guitars and is super fast and easy to dial in.

The boost/EQ section is my new secret weapon. When I’m moving quickly on a session, sometimes a couple tweaks on the EQ section of the Unit67 gets me right where I need to be tone-wise when layering guitars. The Range knob has essentially become my new “solo boost” pedal. It’s tuned perfectly to push a part out front without getting harsh or ice-picky. Even at the most extreme settings, the EQ remains musical and useable. The boost is great for pushing amps or overdrive pedals into sweet drive and sustain as needed.

I’m in the process of mixing my solo EP at the moment, and I’m amazed at how the tracks I recorded through the Unit67 are pretty much “there” in terms of EQ. Very little post EQ is needed to make the tracks sit where they need to in the mix. So not only is this pedal improving my tone, but I would assume it’s also saving all the mix engineers I work with time in post as well.

Thanks again for producing such an amazing pedal!

 

MIKE FRYE-HENDERSON
I just bought my Unit67. Thank you for working to create such a useful tool. I’ve never sounded so good. I love the one knob compression. I’m using this for bass guitar. The single compression knob makes it simple to find just the right amount of compression. I’ve always thought it was too hard to use a 6 knob comp pedal on bass to get a good compression effect. And all the other tone knobs on the Unit67 is like icing on the cake. Love it.”

 

ANDREAS ANGEL

Stockholm, Sweden, guitar player

Unit67 review

“I’ve got this pedal a couple of weeks ago and it has become the one pedal I wouldn’t play guitar without. This pedal is really three pedals in a very pedalboard friendly size, It’s a 1176 style compressor, an Eq with a rangmaster that you can use to crank the mid frequencies in a really useful way, plus a boost. I use this pedal first in the chain. The guitar is plugged in the Unit67 and all my other pedals comes after, even the fuzz. What I love about this pedal is that I can get a better tone out of all my guitars with the help of the Unit67. For example my Stratocaster often tends to sound too muddy in the neck position and that’s why I use the rangemaster to bring out more clarity and then I use the high and low knobs to adjust the sound so it fits different amps and cabs. The compressor is to my ears really transparent and when used around 50/50 dry/wet it just smooth out the notes a bit, giving you some more sustain while keeping the natural dynamic of your playing intact. The boost is also killer. My amps never sound bad even if I crank the boost really high. I do tend to hear that the highs get a little bit rounded off when I crank the boost. I mainly use the boost to boost my overdrive and fuzz pedals and that allows me to keep the gain on this pedals at very low values. It gives you more natural overdrive and it also seems to keep the hum and noise down. To me, this pedal is like a really good vocal recording strip. Much like the Universal Audio 6176 that is a 610 preamp with an Eq and an 1176 compressor. When you track vocals through a channel strip like this, you get a very good starting point for a nice vocal sound that later on can be processed with author effects such as different time effects or harmonic effects. The same goes for the Unit67. On the other end of this pedal you will have a very good starting point to chase your guitar sound after your likings. I can warmly recommend this pedal to every guitar player, no matter the style of music you play. The Unit67 will definitively stay on my pedalboard. Thank you DryBell for making this great tone shaping pedal!”

 

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.”

 

GIANLUCA QUARTULLI,

Bari, Italy, guitar player and producer

 

“The first thing I want to tell you is “Thank you!”.

Thank you for two main reasons:

 

  • the first is the support. Regardless of whether it is related to technical aspects or logistic ones I always got replies in few hours with detailed information that never needed further clarifications.
  • the second one, the most important, is the product. I see you are a small company that put a lot work, passion, knowledge and effort in few products but they’re all masterpieces in any aspect.

I’m a returning customer, I already had (and I still use) the Vibe Machine V-2, and you know what? I didn’t need your Unit67, I already had a “similar” compressor, I didn’t need a booster, neither an EQ. But, I follow you and I wanted to read the full story behind the new pedal. And I was amazed…It may sound crazy, but the long story motivate me to buy the Unit67. I got it in 1 working day (thank you) at my office and tried it at night for the first time. I was tired, not enough time to spend playing, but what immediately impressed me is that it worked out of the box giving my guitar a significative improvement in tone without tweaking the knobs. 
The days after I had a chance to try it more extensively and I can spot some strengths that will make it stay on my pedalboard, as a fundamental part of my new/revamped tone:

  1. The compressor. I had more complex ones (I mean, more knobs), but this works well at any level of sustain and input, there are no unusable tones here, no extra levels that compromise the attack or liveliness of the notes. It is just how a good guitar compression should work. Moreover it is extremely quiet. Where some others gave me noises, i.e. high gain channel in my Mesa/Boogie Mark V, the Unit67 works great. I can keep it always on and switch the channels with no problem.
  2. The Booster. It is so effective, I can use it just to rise the level for lead parts, or to push the overdrive and make it more aggressive when I need it so. I’ve tried with a Tubescreamer and a Blues Breaker and they all work great together.
  3. The EQ. it is designed perfectly, even at extreme settings you’ll never get unusable tones, you can add that touch of more highs or low to balance your tone but you’ll never enter in the “muddy area”
  4. The rangemaster is a plus. Never had one, tried this one with my Fender Strat and it came out of the mix with clarity and definition as I never heard it before. You just need to past 12 a bit to hear an incredible improvement.

In conclusion, I never use words like “magic”, “transparent”, “articulate”, I mean, some concept you can’t really touch and/or quantify, so I won’t use them talking about the Unit67. But, it surely gave me more options to fine tune my tone in a way I didn’t even imagined, with a short learning curve and an incredible, audible, concrete improvement!

Thank you!”

 

MICHAEL HANSEN

Sterling Heights, MI, USA, guitar player

“I received the Unit67 on Friday and I absolutely love it. I’m a 35-year guitar player and honestly have never had a compressor in my rig. The compressor is amazing, I love the boost and the EQ too and how they all work together – very smartly constructed. It’s shocking to me how lifeless the tone is now without the Unit 67 engaged… and this was tone that I really loved prior to getting the Unit 67!

So thanks for creating a real deal guitar-player’s and tone-lover’s pedal.

This one will definitely be always on for me.”

Mike

 

GÖRAN DAHLGREN

Bromma, Sweden, guitar player

“Since I am a long time fan of DryBell and their previous efforts the Vibe V-1 and Vibe V-2, I was happy for the opportunity to write a review of the new Unit67 pedal. First things first. This is not an effect pedal. It’s much more. It’s your main tone shaping tool that will enable to get you just about anything you would want in terms of guitar tone. The pedal contains a range control, low and high eq, boost and compression. On top of that an on – off switch for the eq and a high low switch for the compression. All five of the controls are very effective in the sense that a very subtle tweak has a lot of impact.

The range controls the midrange. Turning this control will find you that sweet spot similar to what you would get if you set a wah pedal in a favored position of tone. This like all the controls is very effective. The same goes for the high and low tone controls. Very effective and just a tiny turn on the knob makes a lot of difference. All the tone controls can be bypassed with a switch, but really – why would you want to do that?

The main big knob is the boost. At around 10 it is neutral not adding any gain or any other altering of the tone. If you turn the boost up it will add gain to the tone and gradually break up the tone. It works together with the compression.

The compressor is not a MXR Dyna Comp or the newer Xotic SP. I.e. it does not add the squeeze thing that you expect from either of those pedals. Instead the emphasis is on sustain without altering the pick attack too much. However it does this very well. You can also choose two intensity levels of compression, high or low. Both works nice.

So to add up. The DryBell Unit67 is not just another pedal but an extremely versatile tone tool. It will work with just any guitar and any amp and make your favorite guitar and amp sound even better. I have only tried it for about ten days or so but I am confident it will remain on my board for years to come. I suggest that you try out for yourself, you will not be disappointed.”

Best regards Göran

 

CHRIS MARLOWE

Gilroy CA, USA, guitar player

“I bought the Unit67 after watching Pete Thorn’s review on YouTube. The first thing that surprised me was how fast DryBell delivered it to me. I live in California and they are in Croatia. I had the pedal in less than a week. I’ve had too many pedals to count rotate in and off my board and I really don’t like complicated dials, dip switches, functions, etc. I want to plug in adjust and go. The Unit67 is possibly the easiest pedal to dial in, with the biggest sonic impact, that I’ve ever used. It literally makes everything sound better…….crisper, fuller……that sound in your head that you have never been able to dial in live is now at your fingertips…..really!

I know this sounds too good to be true, I thought the same. This is the most impactful pedal I’ve ever purchased. It’s been on my pedalboard for a month now and it will stay there.

Thank you DryBell!!”

 

MIKKO KARJALAINEN

Jyväskylä, Finland, guitar player

“When I first got the Unit67 I only had a chance to test it with the ZT Lunchbox Jr with the headphones (at night when my family is sleeping). But instantly it was obvious that it would be a permanent part of my pedalboard.
Very easy to use. Very noiseless and effective comp, very usable eq and powerful boost, no need to say, and as I expected. I’ve bought the Vibe Machine V-2 when it was released and it’s been on my pedalboard ever since. So when I ordered the Unit67 I already knew it would be a quality pedal and designed for serious use. At first I placed the Unit67 after the oct/fuzzwah/vibe/OD/boost pedals. I thought it would become an ”always on” kinda thing, and it sounded very good that way (still with Lunchbox Junior & headphones). And then, after a few days I finally had a chance to test it with my tweed deluxe, and everything changed.

The Unit67 by itself sounded so good with the amp, so I started to think about the purpose of the OD pedals on my signal chain. I had been using OD pedals to get the needed distortion in the situations when I wasn’t able to crank up the tweed, because it got so loud. So I bought an attenuator and placed it between my amp and the speaker to lower the output volume. Basics really, and I’ve already known it, but I think the Unit67 (and the attenuator) finally pushed me to figure it all out in practice. So my pedalboard now is Octron3 / Ibanez Double Sound FuzzWah (tbp mod, pot replaced) / Vibe Machine V-2 / Unit67. Now I can dial the sound I want from the amp (at any output volume), make it clean up with the guitar volume pot and use the Unit67 to boost the leads. The Unit67 does it perfectly, without noise or without disturbing the nature of the tweed deluxe. I tried different boost and OD pedals with the same setup, but the Unit67 it is.

For boosting leads I set the boost almost at noon and sustain at 10 o’clock. I don’t want to compress too much, just make the leads sing a bit. From the eq I set the treble at 1 or 2 o’clock and leave the bass at noon, range at 2 o’clock. That works for me with my tweed deluxe.

I also found very usable, nice, hollow sounds when I turned the range knob down. Those sounds may come handy when seeking overdub guitar tones or cleans. I’m sure there are many different ways to use this pedal in different situations, but that’s how I use it on my live setup. Great pedal!!

When I ordered the Unit67, I thought it would help me to make my pedalboard gizmos sound better, but actually, it helped me to get rid of them. ??????

 

FARO

France, guitarist and producer

fr.audiofanzine.com review

“Ah la la! les amis, ça faisait longtemps que je me disais qu’il me fallait un compresseur sur ma planche à pédales! En tout et pour tout, je n’ai eu à ma disposition que la CS-3 de Boss et la M102 de chez MXR et, comme beaucoup de guitaristes, je lorgnais sur la Cali76, vers laquelle je me serais tourné si je n’étais pas tombé fortuitement (à vrai dire, suite à cette news) sur l’Unit67 de chez Drybell, fabriquant croate, inconnu de moi de surcroit.

J’ai d’abord été scotché par la vidéo 😀 , bah oui, super originale, bien réalisée, bourrée d’idées! Jetez-y un oeil! D’ailleurs, celle réalisée pour leur VibeMachine est tout aussi excellente.

Cette pédale s’inspire du célèbre rack Urei 1176, tout comme la Cali76, mais sa philosophie est différente. En effet, cette dernière propose tous les réglages qu’on attend d’un compresseur: seuil, taux, attaque, relâchement… et c’est tout. Tu veux un compresseur, tu as un compresseur.

La Drybell est plus polyvalente ; l’approche est plus intuitive, le magnifique bouton principal gèrant le Boost (de -7dB à +24dB). La taille du bouton invite à s’en servir, même au pied!
Les réglages du compresseur proprement dit consistent en un mini-potar appelé Sustain, qui semble agir sur le taux de compression et sur le mix de l’effet par rapport au son non traité (compression parallèle), et un switch Input destiné à modifier la réaction de la pédale à l’attaque (hi /lo).
Voilà pour le compresseur! Et il sonne très très bien! Depuis son intégration sur mon pedalboard, j’avoue avoir du mal à enclencher le bypass. Pour moi, le sweet spot du Sustain se situe à 13 heures, avec l’Input sur Hi. Le son de la gratte est respecté, mais la présence… et quelque chose dans le bas medium… miam ! En poussant le sustain au-delà, ça devient parfait pour un solo et de magnifiques larsens, même avec une disto réglée parcimonieusement.

Tout cela serait déjà bel et bon, mais cette pédale ne s’arrête pas là: elle nous prodigue une très bonne EQ débrayable (le switch de gauche) qui, en plus de fonctionner à merveille, ajoute du headroom (15dB de plus, je crois). On agit sur deux fréquences pré-réglées, idéalement choisies pour le bas et le haut, et on dispose en fait d’un effet supplémentaire, “The Range”, une sorte de booster de ces fréquences medium qui permettent au gratteux de sortir du mix aisément, quand il n’a plus de pédale à enclencher 😀

Je suis enthousiasmé, vous l’aurez compris les copains.

 

 

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

Red Hot Unit67 just released!

10/11/23

Since the release of Unit67 five years ago, so many gear lovers recognized the power of this pedal that makes everything sound better. For many of you, Unit67 has become an essential part of your sound, and we’re thrilled that we are in this musical journey together.

Experience a sleek makeover of the Unit67 – your favorite tone-shaping device as it celebrates its 5th anniversary!
This versatile, always-on ‘Swiss knife’ remains a coveted addition to countless pedalboards around the world, now flaunting a smokin’ hot new look in vibrant red!
It is released in limited quantity so don’t miss out! 🙂

 

 

 

05/10/2023

Vibe Machine V-3 earned “Approved  Gear” badge by Vintage Guitar! ?

DryBell Musical Electronic Laboratory’s original Vibe Machine was developed 11 years ago and received thunderous accolades.
When the company celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, it also unleashed the V-3, an updated photocell-based version that updated its EQ function. The pedal now modulates without changing EQ, making it sound roomier and with more depth. Enlisting a Marshall combo, Octafuzz and a Strat, the Vibe Machine V-3 poured out the psychedelia with big deepness and chewy thickness. The Vibrato adds girth as it throbs and pulsates, conjuring Trower, Hendrix and Gilmour. More importantly, it’s flexible and a warm musical experience.”  

01/09/23

DryBell’s interview in ToneQuest Report Magazine!?

This interview delves deep into DryBell’s rich history, with Zvonch revealing the never-before-told tale of our journey that stretches far into DryBell’s past. Beside some very cool unreleased pictures and story, the ToneQuest Report issue also features raving reviews of all our pedals, shining a bright spotlight on our craftsmanship and innovation.

We are truly excited to have an opportunity to share our brand’s evolution and passion on a bigger scale and we would like to extend our gratitude to the wonderful team at ToneQuest for the chance to collaborate and share our inspiring journey with a wider audience! You can read the interview and reviews here. (PDF file)

Discover the complete issue September 2023 Vol.24 No.11 and further explore ToneQuest Report by visiting their official website.

DryBell’s deep history interview featured in the latest Tonequest Report!

01/09/23

We have very exciting news, DryBell’s deep history interview is featured in ToneQuest Report Magazine!

This interview delves deep into DryBell’s rich history, with Zvonch revealing the never-before-told tale of our journey that stretches far into DryBell past.
Beside some very cool unreleased pictures and story, the ToneQuest Report issue also features raving reviews of all our pedals, shining a bright spotlight on our craftsmanship and innovation.

We are truly excited to have an opportunity to share our brand’s evolution and passion on a bigger scale and we would like to extend our gratitude to the wonderful team at ToneQuest for the chance to collaborate and share our inspiring journey with a wider audience!

You can read the interview and reviews here. (PDF file)

Discover the complete issue September 2023 Vol.24 No.11 and further explore ToneQuest Report by visiting their official website.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to make waves in the music world!

 

 

DryBell at Guitar Summit 2023!

16/08/23

We are really happy to report that we will be attending the Europe’s Biggest Guitar-Show in Mannheim, Germany – Guitar Summit 2023!
Join us at booth 528 (Level -1) from September 22nd to 24th! Get up close and personal with our incredible pedals, meet Martina, Zvonch, Kruno and Tom from our team, and take advantage of exclusive trade show discounts on all our products!

We’re excited to see you there!

04/07/2023

Vibe Machine V-3 review by Bonedo.de!

In the test, the DryBell Vibe Machine V-3 turned out to be a very authentic-sounding and well-tuned Uni-Vibe-style pedal. With the help of numerous additional options for the faction of sound tinkerers, the Croatian manufacturer exhausts the Uni-Vibe theme down to the last detail. But don’t worry: If you’re just looking for a really good-sounding Vibe pedal, you’ll probably be completely satisfied with the basic setup. Typical for a boutique pedal, the price is up there. In return, you get the really great package when it comes to vibe. Thumbs up!”  

04/07/2023

5 stars for The Engine! ♪♫♪

What bliss! The DryBell The Engine is a very balanced and dynamic “amp in a box” pedal. It offers a wide range of sounds from subtle distortion to Stevie Ray Vaughan, AC/DC, Blackmore and Malmsteen. With channel A you get an open Marshall style distortion while channel B acts as a versatile EQ/booster. Both channels can be used simultaneously and allow you to customize the sound. The basic character of the guitar and the amp is largely retained. I haven’t been able to find a bad sounding setting. In short: a great pedal!”  

04/07/2023

Module 4 & Unit67 review!

The DryBell Module 4 and the DryBell Unit67 are two successful sound refiners and both have what it takes to be “always-on pedals”. The Module 4 impresses above all with the, in a positive sense, sound-coloring vintage compression and with the tone and blend potentiometer it is also prepared for “more modern” applications. Particularly noteworthy here are the numerous switching options for bypass mode, low-end cut and the optional expander, which can minimize the slightly increased noise floor at higher preamp and tone settings. The Unit67 turns out to be an all-purpose weapon for any kind of tone shaping in front of the amp and scores above all as a transparent booster with enormous gain reserves. The active EQ section can also have a lasting effect on the sound and with the range potentiometer you also have an excellent-sounding treble booster on board. The quite simply designed compressor/limiter section is rather narrow with fixed settings for attack and release, but that doesn’t change the fact that you really don’t want to switch off the Unit67 anymore.”  

DryBell Sonic Experience

26/06/23

 

We wanted to take a moment to remind you about our “DryBell Sonic Experience” demo series, which we periodically publish on our YouTube channel.
Our goal is to showcase some of our favorite stompboxes from a vast sea of incredible effects that work in synergy with DryBell effects. Our team member Kruno Domacinovic, who is a lifelong guitar gear enthusiast and lead guitarist of one of the most popular Croatian rock bands, ‘Majke’, plays and produces these demos.
We put a lot of time and effort into making these demos, and we’d love to hear your thoughts on them. If you have any favorite effects that you’d like to hear compared to DryBell pedals, let us know!
In our latest demo, we feature The Engine with the vintage ’79 MXR Phase 45. With this combo you can easily get that warm 70’s vibe you’ve heard on numerous recordings. It sound so nice and can easily be mistaken for the Univibe, but it’s just a plain old Phase 45.
We’re excited to hear your feedback, so please leave a comment on our demos or send us an email.
If you enjoy our demos, please subscribe to our YouTube channel and share them with your fellow musicians. We’re a small team, and your support means a lot to us!

Limited supply of The Engine and Unit67 B-stock models!

26/06/23

We have a limited supply of The Engine and Unit67  B-stock models!
Although these pedals may have minor cosmetic imperfections, such as scratches or powder coating flaws, they are brand new and fully functional. Plus, you’ll receive a 12% discount and the full DryBell warranty! 🙂

Offer is valid while stocks last so, hurry up!

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

Click on the link to see our B-stock up close:
B-STOCK Unit67
B-STOCK The Engine
 

21/04/2023

DryBell’s Module 4 just feels like home!

I’ve owned and used a lot of compressor pedals over the years, starting with, of course, an original Orange Squeezer and then an early MXR Dynacomp, through to some of today’s sophisticated, parallel-path, optical designs, but DryBell’s Module 4 just feels like home. It’s what I have always wanted a compressor to be and seems to have the vocabulary of compressed guitar sounds as I want to hear them. From the same box, however, I can get most of the sounds I look for in many of my other compressor pedals, too. Strong character and great versatility are not often to be found in the same product, in my experience. The guitar effects market is a highly competitive one, flooded with both big-name, volume manufacturers and smaller boutique makers, but there is always a place for innovation and quality. The meticulous attention to detail and real-world usability across DryBell’s relatively small but growing range of designs marks them out a rising star in this market sector, in my view. I look forward to seeing what they do next, but this one is a keeper, for sure.”  

14/04/2023

Revisiting and expanding an vintage compression flavor, yields inspiring results!

An Orange Squeezer-inspired compressor is a distinctly different flavor of dynamic control. If simply imitated, that shade of compression might not be for everyone, but the Module 4’s expanded functionality stretches the boundaries of what a Squeezer can be in very cool ways. If you prefer primitive compressors with few controls (and what sane player doesn’t), you should not fear the Module 4’s extra dials. They are easy to use and offer real tone-crafting power. Better still they modify an engaging, often striking basic voice that can be practical and transformative in many musical situations. “

London Calling

01/03/23

We are happy to announce that we’re going to present our gear at the 1st edition

of The London Synth & Pedal Expo in cooperation with Delicious Audio! ?

 

Come to our booth and you’ll get 10% OFF and Free Shipping on all our pedals! 🙂

 

When: Saturday, March 18, 2023 (11.30-5.30 pm)
Where: Motel Studios 1-2, Hackney, 406-408 Long St, London
Admission Price: Free
Directions
(8-min. walk from Hoxton Station)

See you there! 🙂

31/01/2023

Module 4 – one of 8 Best Compressor Pedals of 2023 ✨

The Module 4 adds some very, very clever engineering to make it absolutely a first-rate modern device. To start with, it has a blend knob for parallel compression which the original never had and it also employs attack and release adjustment knobs so you can finely tune in your precise preferences for when the compressor circuit grabs and lets go of your signal. This is a huge asset to have so that each player can dial it in based on their own individual instrument and playing style.”

22/01/2023

DryBell’s accurate recreation of the tiny orange box.

“The Module 4 is a compressor that covers more ground than almost any other compressor out there. And… for all the Orange Squeezer faithful’s, DryBell thought enough to include the EXACT parameters you’d need, directly on each knob. Just look for the dots around the controls, aim the 6 knobs and you’re in OS heaven.

16/01/2023

Module 4 – one of the most musical sounding compressor pedals I’ve ever come across! ?

The Module 4 is one of those great tools that can work as simply as you prefer or as deep as you decide to dig. I found running various sources into it, using the TONE, BLEND and PREAMP controls yielded the most enjoyable and quickest results. Most of the time, in sessions of any form… finding your tone quickly is the most valuable resource. The Module 4 works really well in that regard. I found once I found general OUTPUT, ATTACK & RELEASE settings, I could simply make small movements of the remaining controls to get what I needed. I will say the Module 4 has the most usable tone control circuit I’ve ever encountered on a compressor pedal. The PREAMP control also adds color, not just gain to your signal, so it’s very interactive with each input source. “

DryBell’s Holiday Special

07/12/22

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, again … ♪ ♫ ♪

Holiday deals in DryBell include:

  • FREE 2-3 days DHL shipping (US&CA)
  • FREE Regular post (Worldwide)
  • Special 10% discount for purchasing multiple pedals

Holiday special offer for purchasing multiple pedals:  10% Off!

If you are interested in purchasing multiple pedals from the DryBell Web Shop, please contact us on info@drybell.com and Martina will send you a customized PayPal payment link that includes 10% Off + free shipping. This offer includes any combination of 2 or more DryBell pedals in a single purchase (Footswitch doesn’t count as a second item). Don’t forget to specify in your email which shipping option you prefer!

 

Free shipping also applies to B-stock models

B-stock pedals are brand new, never used, absolutely functional, equal to a standard model. What makes them ‘not-A-Stock’ are some cosmetic imperfections, mostly flaws in the powder coating, small scratches or imperfect silkscreen. So, you still get a great sound, full DryBell warranty, 12% discount AND Free shipping! Currently, we have B-stock Unit67 and The Engine available in stock. B-stock offer is valid while stock lasts.

 

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

This holiday offer ends on December 31st!

 

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

 

25/11/2022

There a lot more functionality than meats the eye in the Module 4! ?

Here’s the deal. Many manufacturers claim “pro audio” or “studio quality”. There is no doubt that DryBell fits the description. With the Module 4 you can dial in super warm and squishy compression or light, airy, and sparkly compression. This would be the engine to select for more of that “tone mojo” we often talk about. The nod to the Dan Armstrong legacy is there but then you have the Full Frequency mode which is quite neutral and transparent by default. There is something here for everyone. Again, everything about DryBell oozes quality.”

Black Friday 2022

16/11/22

Black Friday is just around the corner, the time of the year many of you have been waiting for, so here we go:

 

12% Off & FREE shipping –> Module 4 (NEW RELEASE)
12% Off & FREE shipping –> Vibe Machine V-3 + F-1L3
12% Off & FREE shipping –> Unit67
12% Off & FREE shipping –> The Engine

 

Our Black Friday sale starts right now and ends on Nov 29!

 

If you are from EU country please click to EU SHOP, if not, please click to NON EU SHOP.

You can choose between FREE 2-3 days DHL shipping (US&CA) and regular post (Worldwide).

 

Happy BF shopping!

Your DryBell Team

04/11/2022

Module 4 announced at Premier Guitar!⭐

The Module 4 can be transformed to a standard ‘Full Frequency’ range compressor by pushing the Orange button. Basically, the user gets two compression flavors and they are easily distinguishable. Orange brings a warm, vintage sound and feel while ‘Full Frequency range’ brings a more modern, brighter, clearer tone. The pedal is equipped with several colorful, and practical options, all packed into the new DryBell enclosure line.

03/11/2022

Another Top candidate!

This has fast become both the year of the Delay, and the Compressor – with so many great new options – and this is another top top candidate. You know with DryBell that you’re going to get pristine studio quality sounds – with those extra smart features. The design of this pedal is so clever really – with that perfect complement of controls to get the very most out of a compressor. 

28/10/2022

Module 4 entered the game at Deli Magazine!?

The Drybell Module 4 recreates the vintage Orange Squeezer by adding a lot more control, not to mention modern upgrades to the circuit, which boasts lower noise, expanded headroom and sound resolution..” ?

Module 4 is released!

28/10/22

 

Dear friends!

After almost two years of intense working on this beauty, we can finally say, the Module 4 is released!

As with all previous DryBell designs, we wanted to bring something special and inspirational to your gear arsenal.

It has been a challenging but fun two year journey for us and now it’s up to you to try the Module 4 for yourself. We hope you’ll like it as much as we do!

  • You can read about the Module 4 on our Product page
  • DryBell official demo is HERE
  • Also, more demo reviews are coming out today: Brett Kingman, Pete Thorn, Mike Hermans and Perfecto De Castro – check them out!

The first batch of Module 4 pedals is available for purchase exclusively from the DryBell shop.

So, order your Module 4 now, you won’t be disappointed! ?

Your DryBell team

 

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    • Regular Post (Worldwide): $17.50
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Module 4

Module 4

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Description

 

Module 4 – Orange flavored compression

The Module 4 is our highly versatile take on a classic vintage compressor – Dan Armstrong’s Orange Squeezer from the ‘70s. Some people may know this, but two interesting facts contribute to the unique tone, player’s feel and iconic character of this type of compressor. Direct cable connection between the electric guitar (pickup) and the Orange Squeezer’s (OS) front-end circuit results in a specific EQ change – a shift in the mid and top end frequencies. This provides a pleasant vintage tonal character, similar to low impedance inputs on some other types of gear. On top of that, the frequency shifting is controlled by the player’s pick attack; you can feel this warm dynamic tone response while playing. In other words, the OS unit acts as a kind of envelope followed EQ. This combination of unique signal EQ ‘treatment’ followed by a precisely biased vintage JFET compressor is the key to this historic tone and feel. This is the reason why guitarists love this unit and why it’s used on so many great records in rock and roll history. The Module 4 has the same spirit in its analog core. But, it’s equipped with several useful, colorful and practical options, all packed into our new enclosure line.

 

A little bit about the Orange Squeezer’s history

Back in the 1970’s, an American guitarist, luthier, and session musician Dan Armstrong developed a whole series of small, box-shaped guitar effects. The original units are collectible, hard to find and therefore pretty expensive. They were designed with a plug which was meant to be inserted directly into your guitar. One of them is called the Orange Squeezer, a cult vintage compressor and one of the most popular units in the lineup. In the vast sea of compressors, the Orange Squeezer has its own special place in the hearts of many musicians. It became legendary for its unique colorful compression which can be heard on countless recordings throughout the decades, most notably by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter of Steely Dan fame and Ry Cooder.

 

On the surface, the original Squeezer design is very simple, but its impact on the guitar’s tone is far from it, especially with passive guitar pickups connected directly to the circuit. Depending on the signal level of the pickups being used, it brings you a wide range of compression, from subtle to extremely squishy while adding sustain and quite a bit of grit to your tone. The OS attack & release settings were fixed internally. One great feature of the OS is its ability of stacking with different drive pedals. If used in moderate drive settings, the long sustain and multiple harmonics would evolve into note bloom resulting in beautiful feedback.

 

The original OS circuit varies in terms of sound from unit to unit and could be quite noisy at certain bias settings. When bypassed, the unit still changed some tonal characteristics and the (make-up) volume varied, all depending on the unit’s temperature, how it was adjusted internally and the pickups used. The usage of those little boxes was also limited, for example, they couldn’t be used with a Stratocaster because of the recessed output jack, unless modded. Also, later reissues weren’t very close to the original in terms of build and tone. But in essence, the Orange Squeezer’s tonal uniqueness in terms of pick-attack controlled EQ combined with a spongy organic compression, most noticeable with the single coils, is the key reason for the iconic status gained among many artists throughout guitar history.

 

We’re excited to present the Module 4!

 

Team behind the Module 4 development

As with all previous DryBell designs, we wanted to bring something special and inspirational to your gear arsenal. The R&D team behind our pedal ideas has three members now: Zvonch, Kruno and Kiki (our new engineer). Kruno is an award winning professional guitarist with many years of live and studio playing time. Zvonch (DryBell owner) and Kiki are two expert electronics engineers with huge audio and industrial electronics design experience and both are also guitarists. So, we continue combining the best of those worlds to bring you something very special.

 

 

Module 4 – Orange flavored compression

The Module 4 analog compressor is engineered with the highest precision to achieve versatility, low noise, expanded headroom and sound resolution, while keeping Armstrong’s magic inside the pedal. You get that classic tone but you can tweak it to the finest detail. All of the Module 4 circuitry is completely original and unique in its design.

The Module 4 can be transformed to a standard Full Frequency range compressor by switching the Orange button off. Basically, you have two flavors available and they are easily distinguishable. ORANGE mode is warm, vintage sounding while Full Frequency range mode has a more modern, brighter, clearer tone. In either mode, you can easily avoid ‘pumping’ or unwanted transients with the external ATTACK & RELEASE controls, even on high compression. One of the greatest features of the ORANGE mode is the playful interaction with the guitar’s pickups which makes playing feel really pleasant. In order to experience that feeling, you’ll need to use it first in the chain and avoid any kind of buffers in front of it. Think of it as a great vintage Fuzz, if you use it right, it will sound right!

One essential improvement from the original design is an added PREAMP attenuation/gain control. This ensures that you can use various low or high output pickups, single coils or humbuckers. For example, in order to achieve a longer sustain, it was sometimes necessary to boost the guitar signal going into a compressor. In that case, the magical impedance interaction between the guitar’s pickups and the Front-end circuit was gone. That’s why in our Module 4 the PREAMP stage is placed after the Front-end circuit, so you can easily adjust compression level to your needs, while keeping the original ‘Orange’ feel unaffected.

We have also included a very useful BLEND control; it sets the mix of dry/compressed signals. You can balance the tone with this smooth parallel compression circuit, while retaining pick attack dynamics. OUTPUT control (make-up gain) is a high headroom clean boost, useful for pushing your amp harder and adding even more sustain to your tone.

Do you want a more rounded, darker tone or high-end sparkle harmonics? The TONE control is tweaked just to the right frequencies, for a wide spectrum of usage on any guitar or any amp. Also, we have added the LOW END cut option which allows you to remove certain low-end frequencies.

If you look at the silkscreen on the pedal’s front panel, you will find dot marks around the knobs. Well, when the control knobs are set to those dot marks and the ORANGE button is ON, Module 4 faithfully provides all the tonal flavors of the original! Also, those dots are a great starting point to explore the Module 4’s various possibilities.

To make it even more versatile, we have included the powerful EXPANDER so you can easily remove any trace of noise and hum from your tone. You’ll be surprised how quiet the noise level becomes! The expander’s fade operation will automatically attenuate incoming background noise when you mute strings or vice versa.

Even with the added TONE control, the noise floor of the Module 4 is more than 10dB lower than the original. Even without the Expander enabled! This is one of the quietest takes on this classic vintage compressor.

The included 3-color compression level meter gives you a nice visual representation of gain reduction. When a signal appears, it lights up green, then fades-to-orange for moderate compression, and the color changes to red with hotter signals showing that you are getting the strongest compression.

That is not the end of the Module 4’s usability list. We have added two bypass options to the pedal. You can choose between true and buffered bypass modes with a simple push of the switch. The pedal comes in classic buffered, smooth and ultra-silent bypass by default. Switch to true bypass operation if you use another pedal that has to be connected directly to the guitar (like fuzz). For example, if your Module 4 is in true bypass mode, it can still be physically located first in the chain and it won’t interfere with your fuzz pedal.

One additional feature of the buffered bypass mode is that the ORANGE button can also work when the pedal is turned off. In this case, the buffered bypass reacts like the Orange Squeezer’s Front-end, keeping the bypass EQ very similar to the EQ when the pedal is active (you can read more about this in our technical article). You will find it helpful for resolving certain pedalboard buffer EQ issues, when using various pedals in the chain. It’s a pretty cool feature, give it a go! 🙂

And to push things even further, for the first time in DryBell history, we’re using our custom-made aluminum enclosure and our own specially designed silent switching system.

Compressor is one of those effects that once you try it, you’ll question how you ever lived without it. It can do so many great things, making the soft parts louder and the loud parts softer while adding sustain or changing your EQ, making it ideal for funk, country chicken-pickin’ tones and many other different styles. And it’s not designed for guitar only, it will sound great on bass, keyboards and vocals. We have tested it in many applications with great success.

Whether you choose to use it as a subtle always-on tone enhancer, dynamic changer or as a very powerful booster, the compressor is a must-have pedal in any gear arsenal and the Module 4 will help you experience the best of its kind.

We are always doing our absolute best to design good sounding, road tested and user friendly pedals, with really useful features.

The best thing about this job is having the opportunity to provide you with pedals of both musical and practical value. We are very proud of our entire Team, who are always making things the best they can and the best way they know, evolving with every new product.

With all that being said, it has been a challenging but fun almost two year journey for us and now it’s up to you to try the Module 4 for yourself. A burst of inspiration is guaranteed! 🙂

 

We simply can’t explain everything that we’d like to tell you about the Module 4 in this introduction. You can read more about the pedal in this article.

 

A gift for you!

Within each Module 4 box purchased directly from DryBell, you will find a nice gift for you – a handmade leather DryBell keychain pick-holder!

 

Try the Module 4!

When you purchase Module 4 pedal from the DryBell website or from the DryBell’s shop on Reverb.com, your pedal is shipped directly from our workshop in Krapina, Croatia. Overseas delivery time is approx. 2-3 working days with insured expedited shipping options of your choice – DHL, UPS or FedEx.

 

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

Order directly from our shop or contact our trusted authorized dealers for pedal availability.

So, order your Module 4 now, you won’t be disappointed! 🙂

 

Thank you,
Your DryBell Team

 

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

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’s development in this article, a little bit about DryBell over the last two years, some technical details and how the DryBell Team created this whole idea.

 

We reserve the right to change prices, design and technical specifications without notice.

 

Media

DryBell Module 4 demo

Demo by Brett Kingman

Demo by Pete Thorn

Demo by Andy Martin

Demo by Perfecto De Castro

Demo by Mike Hermans

Demo by Alberto Barrero

Demo by Philip Czarnecki

Demo by Mick Hayes

Demo by Tinkercity Music

Reviews

There’s nothing more satisfying than reading about other people’s experiences with something you’ve put so much of your energy and love into it.
Good or bad, we love them all, so if you’re tried the new Module 4, please give us your honest feedback. Thank you!

JON CARIN

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Carin

American producer, artist and musician, best known for his association with Pink Floyd and, more specifically, its guitarist David Gilmour and former member Roger Waters.

 

I think I may use compression in a very different way from how I believe most people do. Maybe I’m wrong. I like lots of it, but not on the attack.
The most important qualities I listen for are…

1) the integrity of the signal
2) a lack of makeup ramp
3) the signal seems to get much bigger rather than sounding squashed
4) versatility-I use a wide range of instruments, so it has to have a lot of adaptability & tweakability
5)personality-I don’t want transparency, I like it to have grab and its own sound

DryBell’s Module 4 is all of those things and more.

Yes, it can do Orange Squeezer brilliantly, but so much in addition.
I highly recommend it.
I really love this pedal.
I’ll definitely be using it on our upcoming European tour.

 

RYAN VIDUCIC,

San Pedro CA, USA

“The Unit67 has been my (almost) always on, ALWAYS make everything sound better secret weapon for the last few years. Then I got a Module 4… I’ve never found a compressor that I could truly get along with until the Unit67- and I like the Module 4 even better. How can it be this good???

The Module 4 provides the perfect clean tone. It also sweetens an already great overdriven tone into excellence, without any drawbacks that conventional compressors might add. You still have touch sensitivity, you still have dynamics. What you don’t have is noise.

I’m using the Module 4 into Unit67 into side A of The Engine and my tone has never been better.”

 

HERB GENELLY
Stevenson Ranch, CA, USA

Well the first part of my feedback should be obvious; it’s great to not have to worry about what instruments I can or can’t plug my original Dan Armstrong Orange Squeeze into, especially since my main instrument these days is a Strat!! But all kidding aside, I absolutely love the Module 4. It’s got everything I really liked about my Orange Squeezer and a whole lot more!

The biggest thing for me is that the Module 4 can provide me that big round warm Orange Squeeze compression and it just sounds so accurate! Or it can be quickly switched to FFR (still getting the hang of the push and hold by-pass control features) and change the whole vibe of the pedal.

And I gotta say that the killer modern compressor tones are just as fantastic. Being someone whose always used Compressors first in my signal chain, the Module 4 just works perfectly with my rig. I’ve gotta say that the pedal was really really well thought out too. I especially love how I can use it to boost single coil output while removing extraneous noise yet get such beautiful note sustain. And the FFR side of the pedal provides that more modern sparkling clean compression. It really is two Compressors in one unique (and cool) enclosure. I could go on but I think the easiest thing to say is “Well Done”…..and I LOVE it!!!

Cheers from your biggest DryBell fan in Sonoma, CA 🙂 ”

 

CARSTEN BÖCKER

Remscheid, Germany
I’m not familiar with the Orange Squeezer, I never had the chance to try one – until now, in a way, because the Module 4 is a beautiful and incredibly versatile take on that, and I have to say that I loved it straight away. It’s a pure joy to play with, and the additional features take the original to a whole new level.
The playing feel is very nice and the sound is absolutely stunning. It’s also very tweakable, from subtle compression to heavy squash, it’s all in there. And, of course, it has a lot of character.
It’s a brilliant design, all the extra controls make perfect sense. So far, I’ve used it for recording guitar and bass and the results are simply amazing, it sounds gorgeous.
I’m certainly going to try it with other sources as well.
The Module 4 is definitely one of the best compressor pedals available – if not the best!

KENNY SMILOVITCH
Chicago, IL

 

Just writing to say my tele made a new friend 🙂
Every time I see that orange button light up I get excited to play. Thanks for another great design!”

HERVÉ, LGZ PRODUCTION
France
I picked up my module 4 from my dealer today and I wanted to congratulate you and thank you! I’ve been using and testing a lot of effects for 15 years, so I’ve been able to test bad, good and very good effects, but your Module 4 is the highest quality effect I’ve tried! !! Everything is musical, velvety and pleasant. Your design is extremely well thought out and the great precision of your explanations on your site shows that you love sound and a job well done!
A big thank you to your whole team!”

 

MIKE GERRITY
Pennsylvania, USA
I want you to know how delighted I’ve been with my new Module 4! It has been a real pleasure to use over the past month. Works great in front of an Ampeg PF50-T! It’s a joy with electric bass, giving me a compression *feel* I’ve been hunting for. Its many refinements are evident. As I compare it with other pedal compressors, it out-performs many of them. Like with your Unit67, even more so I’d wager, some keen, trained ears blessed this project. The Module 4 does more of what I wanted from the Unit67 on bass. Its single tone knob beats twisting Low, High, and Range. Its feature set is terrific. If I were adding a single feature to it for bass… maybe a variable LPF? However, the team picked a very nice feature set as-is! Sincere thanks. My fiancé also appreciates the leather keychain for her newly acquired key. Best wishes for the 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.

Manual

Module_4_User_manual_DM1041.pdf

 

All fetaures short description

Module-4_all_features_short_description.pdf

 

Read more about Module 4

About_Module-4_DM1043.pdf

 

 

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FOOTSWITCH F-1L3

Footswitch F-1L3

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Description

The F-1L3 Footswitch is an accessory for the Vibe Machine V-2 or V-3 pedal. It is designed for multiple purposes, specifically for the V-2/V-3: 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-1L3 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-1L3 Footswitch and the Vibe Machine V-2.

 

In order to connect the F-1L3 Footswitch to the Vibe Machine V-2 or V-3 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 pick along with four self-adhesive rubber feet.

 

If you decide to purchase this footswitch in the same order as the Vibe Machine, there will be no additional shipping costs. The F-13L is a lightweight device (105g/0.23 lb) and packed together with the Vibe Machine will only weigh approximately (0.5kg/1lb).

Media

Reviews

We look forward to receiving your feedback and comments on the F-1L3 Footswitch!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-1L3_User’s_manual_DM0962_rev1.0.pdf

Back from NAMM!

15/06/22

We’re finally back home, trying to fight the jet-lag, but we’re feeling thankful and happy after this amazing NAMM/California experience! 🙂
It was really great seeing a LOT of people & friends coming to our booth to try our old & new pedals. Seeing them with a satisfied smile after they’ve tried ’em, we knew it was all worth it.
We were fortunate enough to attend the great Michael Landau’s gig in Baked Potato in LA and even had a chance to meet and talk to him! He bought our Vibe Machine back in 2015 and it has been on his pedalboard ever since. What an incredible person and a gentleman he is!
Module 4, our brand new pedal introduced at NAMM 2022 for the first time, is a highly versatile take on a classic vintage compressor, inspired by Dan Armstrong’s Orange Squeezer. It features two analog compressor voicings (OS + Full range compressor) and MUCH more in a brand new custom aluminum enclosure! ✨
We are thrilled with the first feedback from musicians that tried it at our booth and that makes us even more excited about the release. A planned release is in early October, so stay tuned! 🙂

DryBell at NAMM 2022

27/4/22

Finally! After a LONG wait, we’re happy to report that we will be attending this year’s NAMM show! We are really excited to reunite with our customers & friends and to show you something we’ve been cooking last year 🙂 Hopefully we’ll see you there!

We’ll be sharing a booth with some other great companies under Delicious Audio Stompbox Exhibit 5239 shared booth (Hall D) so feel free to visit us! 🙂

24/03/2022

One of the best Uni‑Vibe clones on the market just got an update! ✨

In an era of do‑it‑all modulation effects, not everyone needs or wants the very specific palette of Uni‑Vibe tones. But when you do there may be no more convenient way of getting there than with a Vibe Machine V-3: the classic sound in a compact enclosure, with true bypass, remote control and almost infinite tweakability.  Choosing a Uni‑Vibe‑style pedal is a highly personal and subjective matter — but I’ve yet to hear one better than this.” Dave Lockwood –  soundonsound.com

21/03/2022

The Vibe Machine V-3 featured in Guitar World as one of the favorites things released in 2021 ?

What do Steve Stevens, Joe Satriani, Joanne Shaw Taylor and Joe Perry have in common? They’ve all used the Vibe Machine — made by Croatian boutique pedal specialists DryBell and widely considered to be one of the finest vibes, if not the finest vibe, available today.

03/03/2022

The Engine ⚡ British splendor – Approved by the Vintage Guitar!

Plugged into a Fender 2×12 combo, The Engine is a tone shaper’s dream with goo-gobs of gain yielding all varieties of upscale British splendor – smooth, compressed, articulate, and with complex overtones. It also works as a clean to dirty boost and yields British superiority regardless of which amp it’s plugged into. The Engine nailed the sound of a wide-open JCM800 (coming through monitors) but was easier to manage. There’s a pronounced midrange that can be dimed, but the combination of Marshall and Rangemaster colors – and all their sonic variables – makes The Engine a guitar soloist’s dream.”

Rex Brown

Rex Brown is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the longtime bassist for heavy metal band Pantera (1982–2003). He is a former member of Down (2001–2011) and the former bassist for the band Kill Devil Hill. He released his debut solo album “Smoke on This…” in 2017. For the first time in Brown’s career, the work features him not only as a bassist but also as lead vocalist and guitarist.
Brown authored a book called Official Truth 101 Proof, which was released in April 2013. The book documents Pantera’s formation, career, and disbandment.

We’re really glad knowing that the Unit67 has became inevitable part of his rig.
Here’s direct quote from Rex:
“The DryBell Unit67 is on every pedalboard I use!! It has a certain sparkle feel unlike most every other pedal of its caliber out on the market today!! The compression is the glue behind this pedal, it makes all the notes come alive with Bass or Guitars!! Do yourself a favor…DryBell Unit67!!”

21/12/2021

Vibe Machine V-3 listed as one of Best of new Modulation, Pitch and Utility Pedals for the Year 2021!?

I can’t say why it took me so long to get to the Vibe Machine – but it’s absolutely my perfect Uni-Vibe device – in terms of tones, format and function. Having the F-1L footswitch allows me to ramp up and down the speed in the most elegant Leslie style fashion – it also has hidden depths – with multiple smart options available via the Speed dial’s secondary Menu Options – just an incredible device all-round which puts most others to shame. I don’t understand why some people feel the need to go for those enormous hefty sized ‘Vintage’ style units – when they can get their hands on one of these – just superb in every way really!Stefan Karlsson @ guitarpedalx.com

B-Stock Vibe Machine V-3

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

DryBell’s Holiday Special 2021!

07/12/21

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, again … ♪ ♫ ♪

Holiday deals in DryBell include:

  • FREE DHL / UPS shipping (for USA & Canada)
  • FREE DHL (Worldwide)
  • FREE Regular post (Worldwide)
  • Special 10% discount for purchasing multiple pedals

 

Holiday special offer for purchasing multiple pedals:  10% Off!

If you are interested in purchasing multiple pedals from the DryBell Web Shop, please contact us on info@drybell.com and Martina will send you a customized PayPal payment link that includes 10% Off + free shipping. This offer includes any combination of 2 or more DryBell pedals in a single purchase (F-1L Footswitch doesn’t count as a second item). Don’t forget to specify in your email which shipping option you prefer!

 

Free shipping also applies to B-stock models

B-stock pedals are brand new, never used, absolutely functional, equal to a standard model. What makes them ‘not-A-Stock’ are some cosmetic imperfections, mostly flaws in the powder coating, small scratches or imperfect silkscreen. So, you still get a great sound, full DryBell warranty, 12% discount AND Free shipping! Currently, we have B-stock Vibe Machine V-2, Vibe Machine V-3 and The Engine available in stock. B-stock offer is valid while stock lasts.

 

This holiday offer ends on January 3rd!

Wishing you an abundance of love, happiness, joy, health, wealth and blessings in 2022 and beyond!

Your DryBell team!

25/11/2021

Richard Fortus of Guns N’ Roses loving the Unit67! ?

 

From the recent Guitarworld interview:

What pedals are blowing your mind right now?

The DryBell Unit67 is a great compressor/boost and I have that in my A rig right now. ” – Richard Fortus

Black Friday 2021

24/11/21

Hi guys!

Another year, another Black Friday, the moment many of you have been waiting for, so here we go:

Our Black Friday sale starts: NOW!
Our Black Friday sale ends: Nov 29!

 

10% Off & FREE shipping –> Vibe Machine V-3
12% Off & FREE shipping –> Unit67
15% Off & FREE shipping –> The Engine

 

You can choose between FREE 2-3 days shipping (DHL / UPS) and regular post.

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Happy BF shopping!

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09/11/2021

The Vibe Machine V-3 review by Tinkercity Music! ??

Simply put, the new Vibe Machine V-3 is a great sounding Uni-Vibe pedal. It’s familiar yet enables much further exploration of the tones we all love as Vibe enthusiasts. As soon as I plugged the V-3 in I noticed wider boundaries, richer low end and a more available top end. I found that you could nail the vintage Uni-Vibe tones we all love but also get more modern focused tones …

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11/10/2021

DryBell Celebrates 10 Years of its Magnificent Vibe Machine – with an even more flavoursome V3 Edition ?

The Vibe Machine is a veritable Iceberg or Tardis even with hidden depths and breadth. Fittingly the latest version has been honed for even greater modulation texture to deliver a deeper and wider tonality. In fact this pedal is all about hidden depths – where there are really 4 levels to its brilliance.Stefan Karlsson @ guitarpedalx.com

08/10/2021

The Vibe Machine V-3 revealed by Premier Guitar! ?

The main difference between V-3 and V-2 is in the modulation EQ. V-2 modulates just a slight part of the main tone (mid-range focused modulation), while V-3 blends in nicely with the main tone and modulates it without changing the EQ. V-3 has a wider modulation and brings more depth.”

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DRYBELL CELEBRATES 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARYFREE SHIPPING (until Oct 10):

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Shipping rates for the Vibe Machine V-2/V-3 and Unit67 (up to 0.5 kg weight) defer from the shipping rates for The Engine (up to 1.0 kg weight):

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Companies or individuals from EU countries that can provide a valid VAT-ID will not be charged VAT. If you have a valid VAT-ID, please contact us on info@drybell.com.

 

If you are domestic (Croatian customer), please ask for a quote in the domestic currency via info@drybell.com. Payment via PayPal in the foreign currency for Croatian customers is not possible, only bank transfer is applicable.

 

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Vibe Machine V-3 is released!

01/10/21

Dear folks!

Here at DryBell our 10th anniversary celebrations have just begun and we proudly present a brand new version of the Vibe MachineV-3 is here!

It’s an exceptional sounding Vibe, a bit different from the previous versions with its own unique sound, character and depth.

We are delighted to share this 3rd edition of the Vibe Machine with the World and can’t wait to hear your feedback after you’ve tried it out. 10 years have passed since the release of the first Vibe Machine and we are very proud that our Vibe has found a fond place on so many of your pedalboards around the world.

We’re doing our best to leave our mark in the pedal world.

This is another big and special year for us. Aside from the fact that we’ve just released a very compelling third version of the Vibe Machine, we have also expanded the space of our workshop and hired a new engineer who has seriously strengthened our R&D department. This gave several projects a significant boost, as a result our next unique pedal will be released next year!

But for now, let’s focus on the Vibe Machine V-3!

We wish you a lot of fun with our new creation and we hope you enjoy discovering new sounds in the vast universe of the Uni-Vibe!

Feel free to contact us any time!

Your DryBell team

 

P.S.

Everyone gets free 2-3 days worldwide shipping until Oct 10!

(applies to all DryBell products)

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Description

DryBell Vibe Machine V-3

V-3 features the same options as the V-2, so it’s basically the same product in the context of secondary options. However, we played around with the complex opto-system a lot. The main difference between V-3 and V-2 is in the modulation EQ. V-2 modulates just a slight part of the main tone (mid-range focused modulation), while V-3 blends in nicely with the main tone and modulates it without changing the EQ. V-3 has a wider modulation and brings more depth.

 

It’s hard to believe that 10 years has passed since we started our journey into the wonders of the beautiful Uni-Vibe. Looking back to the time when we started our experiments with that three-dimensional sound, everything was very different from today.

 

It was a simpler time in the pedal world. There were several big, well-known companies that produced most of the classic pedals and a handful of smaller boutique builders. At that time, most new pedals could easily get into the spotlight, to be explored and talked about. It was the beginning of a golden era for the world of guitar pedals. Back then, only a few Uni-Vibe clones existed, most following the same circuit recipe as that used by the wonderful Shin-Ei, they were mostly big, bulky and rather expensive.

 

When we decided to take a shot with our Uni-Vibe, we wanted something different and more practical. We wanted The Sound, but we also wanted to make ours much smaller than any other Uni-Vibe on the market. In 2011, when the Vibe Machine V-1 was born, it was the smallest ever photocell-based Vibe pedal in the World retaining all the features of the classic Uni-Vibe. People loved it, and they still do.

 

A few years later, after extensive development, with tons of new experience, and with feedback gathered from our amazing customers, forum members, reviewers, demo guys and fellow musicians, the Vibe Machine V-2 arrived. It looked very similar to its predecessor, but it was much more complex under the hood. Besides all those added features, The Sound was greater than ever and it rocked the vibe community around the world! As one of the best Uni-Vibe effects available today, the Vibe Machine has received many awards from the Music Industry and we’re extremely proud of it!

 

The V-3 version

Several months ago, we wanted to find a special way to celebrate our upcoming 10 Year Anniversary and we decided to pull out our Vibe Machine breadboard. We played extensively with the complex opto-system and one specific setting sounded out of this world. We tried tons of different settings, but we kept on coming back to this particular one.

 

It was like re-mixing your greatest album. You know it’s great, but you wanted to add some magic touches to make it even more special. We didn’t expect that our breadboard experiment would result in a completely new version of our Vibe Machine, but this one is really something else and we couldn’t just keep it to ourselves. We wanted to share it with the World.

 

V-3 has its own colorful magic going on. Is it better than its predecessors? With such a unique sound presence, it’s really a matter of personal taste. V-3 is simply different and it sounds beautiful.

 

The main difference between V-3 and V-2 is in the modulation EQ. V-2 modulates just a slight part of your main tone (mid-range focused modulation), while V-3 blends in nicely with your main tone and modulates it without changing the EQ. V-3 has a wider modulation and brings you more depth. The Intensity’s character has also changed.

 

Additional options

V-3 features the same versatile custom sound options as V-2. There are 6 ‘set and forget’ side trimmers: CHORUS, GRIT, CUSTOM, SYM, RANGE and VOLUME. All these controls come with initial factory settings. Check the manual in the support tab for more detailed descriptions, but to begin playing you don’t need the manual or to adjust anything, 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. The CHORUS trimmer also affects the low end frequencies of the Chorus throb.

 

With GRIT you can set the overall brightness, it acts as a low pass passive tone control and also defines the output impedance. Try a fuzz/dirt pedal or just an amp after the V-3 and with GRIT you can find your tonal sweet spot with whatever is next in chain.

 

The CUSTOM trimmer adjusts the input impedance when the 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.

 

The SYM and RANGE define the light bulb bias and character/response of the Vibe movement.

 

With the VOLUME trimmer at its maximum setting, it boosts your volume above and beyond unity gain.

 

The V-3 can be used with any passive expression pedal with a linear pot. Also, the V-3 has several functions that are controllable with the DryBell F-1L / F-1L3 footswitch or any other simple footswitch. With the footswitch you can engage the CANCEL function, TAP TEMPO feature, Fast/Slow with adjustable Leslie® ramp delay or a Two speed function.

 

CANCEL function – Just like on an original Uni-Vibe®, a warm & darker sounding preamp (Cancel on original Uni-Vibe®) is available using an expression pedal. Please refer to the Options manual for more information.

 

Just like on V-2, there are a couple of ‘set and forget’ options like different footswitch type compatibility, expression pedal pot taper adjustment and more. Check the V-3 options manual to see all of its features.

 

10th Anniversary

Throughout the years, The Vibe Machine continues to be a shining star on countless great pedalboards. It is a very specific ingredient in a musical color palette and we’re confident that this new V-3 version will very much inspire people to continue making great music with it.

We’re extremely proud of the fact that we can be a part of keeping the legendary sound alive. There’s no doubt in our minds that the V-3 is one of our highest achievements and a great way to celebrate our 10th anniversary!

 

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-3!
Join the growing crowd of satisfied musicians and order your Vibe Machine V-3 now!

 

If you purchase Vibe Machine V-3 pedal from the DryBell website or from the DryBell’s shop on Reverb.com, your pedal will be shipped directly from our workshop in Krapina, Croatia. Overseas delivery time is approx. 2-3 working days with insured expedited shipping options – DHL, UPS or FedEx.

 

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.

 

Also, you can shop with confidence at any of our authorized dealers listed HERE.
So, order your Vibe Machine V-3 now, you won’t be disappointed!

 

Thank you,
Your DryBell Team

 

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

 

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-3 demo

Demo by Brett Kingman #1

Demo by Brett Kingman #2

Demo by Brett Kingman #3

Demo by Brett Kingman #4

Demo by AndyDemos

Demo by Pete Thorn

Demo by R.J. Ronquillo

Demo by Mike Hermans

Demo by Mick Hayes

Demo by Tinkercity Music

Demo by Gilmourish

Demo by Perfecto De Castro

Demo by Alberto Barrero

Demo by John Mayer Gear

Demo by An Eishin

Demo by Sasha Ivantic

Demo by Mustafa Can Kaya

Reviews

There’s nothing more satisfying than reading about other people’s experiences with something you’ve put so much of your energy and love into it.
Good or bad, we love them all, so if you’re tried the new Vibe Machine V-3, please give us your honest feedback. Thank you!

PAUL ANGLE,

McKinney, TX USA

I just got your V3 version of the Vibe Machine and I puzzle as to why I have wasted my time using and trying several others. This is the GOAT! And your optional trim pots just put this unit further over the top from others. Whatever one feels or wishes the DryBell Vibe had, is easily adjusted in these pots. You had me at being able to adjust the impedance much less the other tweaks! I’ve had a few name Vibes in my day including an original Shin-ei many ages ago. Pretty much a moody, noisy, crap fest of a pedal with a terrible buffer and impedance. How in the world Hendrix and Trower were able to use it to such epic heights is a marvel to their genius. I’ve long been a fan of the analog photocell circuit vibe with an utter rejection of various digital renderings that just cannot produce the organic feel and tone of the photocell circuit. Your rendering of this pedal is just by far the best, and your array of options just really puts it even way more out in front, much less your price on this puppy is much less than many of the sought after rare birds out there. I mean $500 for a Vibe that is not as good as the Vibe Machine at $300 is extraordinary! DryBell is the king of the Vibe!
Many thanks and wish you continued success!” – Paul Angle (ancient of age guitarist and avid great gear user)

 

JOHAN KRIIG AAVITSLAND,
Norway, Guitar player

One word: AMAZING!!!!!!! ?

I’m done with 3 hours of pretty loud guitar here. 

Going through a Victory V100 and a Cornford MK50.
It sound so insanely close to Hendrix with my Pinehome strat with Wizz pickups, that i had to take a break to rethink my life ?
Both the Vibe and Engine is doing these tones better than anything i’ve tried before. And i have played since 1987.

I have had multiple Marshalls, Mesa, Vox, Fender, Bogner, CAA, Peavey, Brunetti, Carvin, rack stuff, digital amps, modeling (Axe-Fx II) and played a lot of other amps.

The Engine is closer to that early british tones that i want, than any of them.
Bright and punchy in the right way. (No ice pick)

The Vibe Machine V-3 is instant Woodstock and kills every vibe i have had and tried.

So thanks to the one who has tuned these pedals.
And a big thanks to you Martina, for the fantastic service. I wish you all the best.

 

RYAN VIDUCIC,

San Pedro CA, USA

“I received the V-3 a few hours ago and have been playing it since- it’s awesome!! I used to have a V-1, still own a V-2- but this one might be my favorite yet. REALLY squishy feeling and delicious tone. You guys are the best. Hvala vam puno!”

Support & Manuals

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

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FREE Outdoor L.A. Pedal & Synth Expo 2021

28/09/21

Oct 1 – Starts a celebration of DryBell 10 Year Anniversary with a NEW product launch!

Oct 2-3 – If you are in the neighborhood, we’re inviting you to visit FREE Outdoor L.A. Pedal & Synth Expo 2021 on October 2-3 (Santa Monica’s Truetone’s Parking Lot)! All DryBell pedals will be available for trying, including a new product which will be launched the day before the event :-). We’ve prepared a special event discounts for you!

Our representative Brad Myers will be there for you to assist.

More about the event you can read in HERE.

We can’t wait for Friday!

Stay tuned!

 

20/06/2021

The Engine Review – Get Killer Vintage British Tone!

This pedal can add luscious, complex tones and harmonics to your sound. It will take your playing to the next level with touch-sensitive dynamics, even at low volume levels. The Engine helps your guitar’s tone and your playing shine through.

This pedal is truly “The Little Engine That Could!” ?

15/06/2021

The Engine reviewed by Stefan Karlsson of Guitar Pedal X

To me this is probably the finest MIAB type pedal overall that I have yet encountered – certainly in this enclosure format. The output is beautifully balanced and richly harmonic – and all those controls work exactly as you would expect them to. This is a premium pristine precision device that I feel all would love to get their hands on.” ?

Welcome Kiki!

25/05/21

It’s been dynamic in the DryBell camp for the past months. We’ve extended our workshop’s premises and hired another engineer to strengthen our R&D forces.

So, we’d like to welcome a new member of the DryBell teamKristijan Golub (Kiki). He’s a highly skilled electronics and embedded engineer with wide experience in audio systems and also a guitar enthusiast in love with the music. A perfect addition to the existing DryBell natives team 🙂

Welcome Kiki! 🙂

23/03/2021

Unit67 received a “Vintage Guitar Approved Gear” badge in the latest issue of Vintage Guitar magazine!

 

The DryBell Unit67 adds just the right amount of magic sauce to push a rig to the next level. It’s addictive too; you’ll find it want to be “on” all the time.” ?

DHL low shipping rates

14/04/21

We have an amazingly low new shipping rates with DHL Express Worldwide (2-3 days shipping)!

If you are from the USA or Canada, shipping costs with DHL (2-3 day shipping) for the Vibe Machine V-2 or Unit67 are ONLY $19.50 and $21.50 for The Engine.

Shipping costs for a single pedal with DHL (2-3 day shipping) to all the other World countries (outside EU) are $25.50, while for the EU countries 18.75 €.

Visit our shop for more details.

DryBell Sonic Experience


08/03/21

If you’re already subscribed to our YouTube channel, you may have heard about the newest demo series called “DryBell Sonic Experience“.

The idea behind it is to feature some of our favorite stompboxes from a vast sea of incredible effects working in synergy with our pedals. They may be some unobtainable vintage, or brand new, we love ’em all. Each demo is played and produced by Kruno Domacinovic who has also been the main player in every DryBell demo since 2009. There’s a ton of great combinations and it’s a great world to explore!

Hopefully there will be something for everyone so make sure you’re subscribed to our channel!
Let us know what you think about it and what would you like to hear next in the comments 🙂

21/01/2021

Unit67 just received a Guitar World’s Platinum Award, along with a glorious review!

 

By combining a Rangemaster-style treble booster, versatile EQ section and compression based on the revered Urei/Universal Audio 1176 compressor/limiter, the DryBell Unit67 provides the sweetening functions of expensive studio processing gear in a compact, stageworthy stomp box format.” ?

Unit67 received a Platinum Award from Guitar World!

21/01/21

Unit67 just received a Guitar World’s Platinum Award, along with a glorious review! ?

 

THE KEY TO getting great live guitar tone is by following a similar approach to what an engineer does in the recording studio: using a high-pass filter to cut excess bass, adjusting key EQ frequencies and applying high-quality transparent compression to tighten up the overall sound and bring it forward in the mix. By combining a Rangemaster-style treble booster, versatile EQ section and compression based on the revered Urei/Universal Audio 1176 compressor/limiter, the DryBell Unit67 provides the sweetening functions of expensive studio processing gear in a compact, stageworthy stomp box format.

You can read the whole review in here.

 

Happy 2021!

01/01/21

2020 was a horrendous year for all of us. Beside Covid-19, we were struck with devastating earthquakes in our country, many people lost their lives and homes. Hopefully we have something much nicer to hope for in 2021!

Wishing you all the best in the upcoming New Year!
Stay safe!

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17/12/2020

The Engine is among the Best new Overdrive and Distortion Pedals for the Year 2020! ⭐ 

 

 

I’m generally hugely impressed by its feature set and tones – and is probably the perfect take on the Plexi Drive + RangeMaster Treble Boost pedal.” – Stefan Karlsson,  Guitar Pedal X ?

11/12/2020

Vibe Machine V-2 in top 3 Univibes on GuitarPedal X! ✨

 

Check out the “12 Degrees’ Series” – 2020 Key Modulation Categories Edition by Stefan Karlsson from Guitar Pedal X ?

It’s really cool to see our Vibe Machine V-2 in top 3 Univibes! ✨

04/12/2020

Vibe Machine featured at Delicious Audio as one of The Best Uni-Vibe Pedals in 2021!  ⭐ 

 

 

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2 — One of the most versatile Vibes around, with controls for depth of modulation, tone, input impedance (for using different guitars), and output volume.” ?

03/12/2020

The Engine received “Recommended Gear of the Year 2020” badge in the Guitar.com “Best guitar effects pedal of 2020” awards ⚡✨

It hardly seems to matter what kind of amp you run it through – the Engine’s drive circuit pushes out classic Marshall grind, with that familiar tight bass and sweetly rasping edge. The mid-gain sounds are on the money and, yes, it will stretch to JCM800-style heavier tones with no less authority.

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24/11/2020

A clever tone-improver that’s easy to use yet brilliantly versatile! ⭐️

 

With sustain set to maximum, this is not one of those subtle compressors where you find yourself glancing furtively at the LED to check it’s on. Strummed chords have their transients ruthlessly crushed, replaced by seemingly eternal sustain, while single notes are sweetly thickened and get just a hint of a thump to the attack.”

19/11/2020

The Engine gets an Encore performance of its earlier award-winning PG review!⚡️

 

By boosting internal voltage to 23V and integrating a highly malleable EQ section, DryBell put together a preamp that generates heaps of thumping, dynamic, responsive, and searingly loud British textures

Black Friday 2020

23/11/20

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

Black Friday 10% off & FREE shipping starts: NOW !
Black Friday 10% off & FREE shipping ends: Nov 30!

Black Friday 10% off applies to The Engine, Unit67 and Vibe Machine V-2 (incl. F-1L footswitch combo)!

Black Friday FREE shipping from Croatia covers:
– UPS (for USA & Canada)
– Regular post (Worldwide)
– Regular post (EU)

Happy BF shopping!

Limited B-Stock offer!

13/11/20

We have a limited quantity of B-Stock Vibe Machine V-2, Unit67 and The Engine pedals. Pedals are brand new, never used, absolutely functional, equal to a standard model.

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

Check out our B-stock up close on these links:

B-stock Vibe Machine

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Offer is valid while stock lasts so, hurry up! Free shipping on B-stock models ends on Nov 22, 2020.

Here you can place your order:

B-STOCK FOR EU Customers
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B-Stock The Engine

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





07/11/2020

The Engine review by Pedal Of The Day!

 

“Aiming to cover all the classic overdriven tones you hear on many different amps, The Engine has two very strong and independent sections, designed to work with a variety of musical gear. These sections share a a high headroom, ultra-low noise buffer, designed to have no signal loss. Using only long life, highly reliable components, your Engine Foundation Preamp will keep running for years and years to come

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17/10/2020
Unit67 – Pedal Of The Day!

 

“The DryBell Unit67 EQ Boost Compressor is the perfect combination of three key effects, all working in perfect synergy to give you “that sound” you’ve been searching for. Whether you’re playing loud rock and roll, quiet jazz or big, sustained blues, this pedal makes your guitar and amp absolutely sing. We love it so much that it instantly found its way right onto our demo pedalboard, making everything else around it sound just that much better.”  

The Engine received Premier Gear award!

21/09/20

 

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

 

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

You can read the whole review in here.

18/09/2020

The Engine earned a “Premier Gear” badge!

 

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

09/09/2020

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

 

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

09/09/2020

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

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

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

04/09/20

 

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

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

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

03/09/2020

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

 

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

 

24/08/2020

The Engine⚡entered the game at Deli Magazine!

 

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

 

29/07/2020

Tinkercity Music  featuring the glowing review of The Engine!

 

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

 

04/06/2020

The Engine’s announcement in Guitar.com magazine

 

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

03/06/2020

The Engine’s announcement in Premier Guitar

 

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

The Engine is released!


03/06/20

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

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

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12/05/2020

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

 

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

THE ENGINE

The Engine™

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Description

The Engine – A powerful voice for musicians.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

This is where The Engine enters the game.

 

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

 

The Engine consists of two fully analog sections.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

A gift for you!

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

 

 

Try The Engine!

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

 

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

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

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

 

Thank you,
Your DryBell Team

 

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

 

Media

DryBell The Engine official demo

DryBell The Engine, demo by Andy Martin

DryBell The Engine, demo by Pete Thorn

DryBell The Engine, 1st demo by Brett Kingman

DryBell The Engine, 2nd demo by Brett Kingman

DryBell The Engine, 3rd demo by Brett Kingman

DryBell The Engine, demo by R.J. Ronquillo

DryBell The Engine, demo by Mike Hermans

DryBell The Engine, demo by Mick Hayes

DryBell The Engine, demo by Gwyn Ashton

DryBell The Engine, demo by Tony Martinez

DryBell The Engine, demo by Tinkercity Music

DryBell The Engine, demo by Alberto Barrero

DryBell The Engine, demo by Dennis Kayzer

DryBell The Engine, demo by JayLeonardJ

DryBell The Engine, demo by Gilmourish RIIS

DryBell The Engine, demo by Peach Guitars

DryBell The Engine, demo by Musik Produktiv

DryBell The Engine, demo by Pedal of the Day

DryBell The Engine, demo by Mandy Oberle

DryBell The Engine, demo by gearmanndude

DryBell The Engine, demo by Dickie’s 90-Second Pedal Demos

DryBell The Engine, demo by MusicGeek

DryBell The Engine, demo by No Talking Demos

DryBell The Engine, demo by Perfecto De Castro

Reviews

There’s nothing more satisfying than reading about other people’s experiences with something you’ve put so much of your energy and love into it.
Good or bad, we love them all, so if you’re tried The Engine, please give us your honest feedback. Thank you!

JOHAN KRIIG AAVITSLAND,
Norway, Guitar player

One word: AMAZING!!!!!!! ?

I’m done with 3 hours of pretty loud guitar here.

Going through a Victory V100 and a Cornford MK50.
It sound so insanely close to Hendrix with my Pinehome strat with Wizz pickups, that i had to take a break to rethink my life ?
Both the Vibe and Engine is doing these tones better than anything i’ve tried before. And i have played since 1987. I have had multiple Marshalls, Mesa, Vox, Fender, Bogner, CAA, Peavey, Brunetti, Carvin, rack stuff, digital amps, modeling (Axe-Fx II) and played a lot of other amps. The Engine is closer to that early british tones that i want, than any of them.
Bright and punchy in the right way. (No ice pick)

The Vibe Machine V-3 is instant Woodstock and kills every vibe i have had and tried.

So thanks to the one who has tuned these pedals.
And a big thanks to you Martina, for the fantastic service. I wish you all the best.”

 

BRENDAN WHELAN
Sunnyvale, CA, USA, Guitar player
There are few overdrives that can boast the tone AND dynamics of a cranked NMV amp. Usually they are too buzzy or too compressed, and fail to recreate the “amp-y” character of an actual… amp. My measure is that it should have enough midrange harmonics for some sustain and a thicker tone, but also be able to knock you unconscious if you dig into the strings with the pick. That punch is the key to old-school amps and cutting through the mix. Perhaps most important, the tone should be clear and transparent enough to allow the tone of the guitar, pickups and player to shine through. Subtle changes in playing should be front-and-center. Finally, you should hear the amp’s artifacts in the bass and midrange. This isn’t a hi-fi after all!The Engine is far more than an overdrive or distortion box, and more even than the popular amp-in-a-box products that are becoming ever more popular. The amplifier section is designed to deliver the NMV tone without messing around. Instead of amp-like tone and presence controls, it has a couple of simple controls that allow the player to tune the built-in tone and response to the amplifier used with The Engine. This is great, as it makes setup fast and easy so you can get to the playing part. There is some ability to alter the tone, but it’s always in a sweet-spot, no matter how you set it. When clicking The Engine on, it immediately imparts the NMV goodness that it was designed for. A quick sweep of the shape (overall character) and tone (high-cut) knobs and you’re ready to go. Next is GAIN. I had expected this control to want to be in the noon-to-one position that most products seem to be designed for. I started there, and the tone IS fantastic. But I must admit that it was too much gain. I was looking for pure organic dynamics. Just a touch of anger from the circuit. So I swept the gain control from 0 to max. Playing at various points along the dial, the real magic is in the lower settings, where you just get some sparkle with picking and light strumming, and a bit of breakup when you dig in. Sure enough, this is exactly what you find around 10 o’clock on the gain control. If they had set up the pedal there and had no gain knob, it would be worth the price of admission. This is the real-deal, a pedal that sounds and feels like a classic amp. Crisp but not harsh, clear, but with some juicy goodness. Dialing the simple tone controls can even get you the buzzy/boomy lows that are a characteristic of loud lower-gain amps and a mainstay of many styles of musicTurning up the gain gives ever-more breakup, but retains the clarity. No need for an additional boost if you have a particular tone in mind. All the way up, The Engine gets well into JCM800 gain territory, but with the same NMV clarity, though a bit more compression. This would be like boosting a cranked NMV amp, all without touching the rangemaster boost switch.Oh, did I mention the rangemaster? I was introduced to this function via the Unit 67, my first DryBell purchase. If you don’t own that pedal, I can’t recommend it strongly enough. In any case, the rangemaster was added to The Engine as well. I had actually never understood the concept of a treble boost, but now I rely on it. Typical boosts focus the midrange to tighten the tone of high gain amps, but sacrifice some highs as well. The treble boost brightens and tightens the amp, or in this case the Engine’s drive section, giving any combination of additional harmonics plus more cut-through, plus more volume. It’s perfect for whatever subtle or not-so-subtle change you want to make to your rhythm or lead tone. Controls include bass and treble, as well as a range control that sets the low-cut frequency. Finally there is a volume control that is the reason for the season. This gives a lot of tuning range for getting just the right effect to work with your playing. The range and volume knobs are large enough that you can adjust on stage and get even more flexibility.How do the gain and boost sections work together? With low gains, the treble boost can move your tone from light breakup and sustain to a bit more lively, singing tone, or add some extra harmonics for a bit more “I really meant it!” breakup. With a little more gain on the drive, the treble boost gives you a heavier alternative rhythm tone without the need for YET ANOTHER pedal, or more cut and sustain for leads. At full-bore gain, the boost works its magic by returning some clarity, and also allows for some truly high-gain madness. In all, this pedal has more gain that I would expect, and likely more than I would use. But it’s not overdone. It’s got a great balance of tunable gain from almost none to plenty, which will make a lot of different players happy. There is also the ability to run the range boost AFTER the drive section, much as another notable product allows. This is a great option for strong lead-boosts, and can be switched from the front panel to allow for swapping the order on-the-fly.With the great tone of The Engine, along with the ability to easily and quickly tune it to any amplifier, I am confident that my pedalboard would sound great with any backline amplifier, which will significantly improve my performances.Finally, quality is high with the DryBell products. Everything from packaging to the case and components to the tone are first-class. I have also been very happy with DryBell’s customer service. They are very responsive. I’m quite happy with The Engine, and especially thrilled that I can get this tone without the storage headache, back problems and hearing loss that an amp without a master volume would entail. My pedal board starts with a Unit 67 and The Engine, and the rest is icing.”

 

ALFRED HOLLWEG
Heinersreuth, Germany, Guitar player

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

 

RICHARD WONG
Melbourne , Australia, Guitar player

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

 

Dr.DAVOR DOMITROVIC
Mönichwald, Austria, Guitar player

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

 

GREG MILIOTO
Pagosa Springs, CO, USA, Guitar player

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

 

DEREK METZ
Fort Collins, CO, USA, Guitar player

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

 

MIKKO KARJALAINEN
Jyväskylä, Finland, Guitar player

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

PASCAL D.
Canada, Guitar player

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

 

HERB GENELLY
Stevenson Ranch, CA, USA, Guitar player

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

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

 

ERIC RAPHAEL
Canonsburg, PA, US, Guitar player

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

 

 

 

 

Support & Manuals

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

Manual

24/04/2020

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

 

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

 

Earthquake & Coronavirus

30/03/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay healthy and well!

Much love ?

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

12/03/2020

Unit67 featured at Delicious Audio ⭐ 

 

Up until 2019, Croatian manufacturer DryBell has been very focused on building the best possible Uni-Vibe pedal recreations. Everything changed today, with the release of their first non-vibe product called Unit67, a utility pedal that – knowing the company’s designing rigor – promises to be a very useful and great sounding tool.?

08/03/2020

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

 

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

We’re back! :)

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

John Mayer

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

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


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

Richard Fortus

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

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

DryBell pedals:  Unit67

Brad Whitford

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

DryBell pedals:  Unit67

03/02/2020

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

 

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

Joe Perry

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

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

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

DryBell pedals: Vibe Machine V-1, Unit67

29/01/2020

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

 

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

DryBell’s Holiday Special

10/12/19

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

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

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

This special offer ends on December 31st!

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

DryBell Vibe Machine V-2 – Psychedelic edition

05/12/19

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

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

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

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

Your ordering email must include:

  • Your full name
  • destination country
  • desired shipping option

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

Your DryBell team

Unit67’s 1st anniversary!


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

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

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

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

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

04/09/2019

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

 

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

B-Stock Unit67 – 12% Off

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

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

Offer is valid while stocks lasts so, hurry up!

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B-Stock Unit67

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

       

 

01/08/2019

⭐ Unit67 earned a “Premier Gear” badge! 

 

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

10/07/2019

Premier Guitar Rig Rundown with Joanne Shaw Taylor ⭐

 

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

 

Shipping schedule 20th-25th of June

19/06/19

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

Unit67 demo playlist

19/06/19

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

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

You can watch it in here.

Enjoy!

29/04/2019

Right out of the gate I’ll say the Unit67 is a pretty impressive tone sculpting tool. ✨

I do think the Unit67 would make for a fantastic boost pedal for somebody wanting a fat punch through the mix type option. Another great use would be placing it front of a tube amp to add a little more character and “sparkle”, shall we say. I bet putting the Unit67 in front of your OD or muff pedal with a bit of mids and compression would sound awesome.

B-Stock Combo – 12% Off!


08/03/19

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

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

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

Offer is valid while stocks last so, hurry up!

B-STOCK FOR EU Customers
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DryBell’s NAMM 2019 Experience

06/02/19

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

Hopefully we’ll meet again next year! 🙂

30/01/2019

Gilmourish just released a stunning review of the Unit67!

 

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

10/01/2019

Grandguitars published a stellar Unit67 review!

 

It is amazing that such a great sounding clean booster, together with effective tone control and such an easy-to-use studio-quality compressor, fits into such a compact pedal.

DryBell’s Holiday Special

11/12/18

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again …

Through December we’ve prepared for you:

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

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

This special offer ends on December  31st!

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

DryBell at Winter NAMM 2019

15/11/18

We are pleased to announce that we will be attending the 2019 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California! 🙂
This will be the first time for DryBell to visit and participate in such an important music event and it’s a great opportunity to connect with our customers, fans and dealers.

We’ll be sharing booth with some other great companies under Delicious Audio Stompbox Exhibit 3231 shared booth so, take a chance to personally meet Zvonch, Kruno and Martina from DryBell! 🙂

02/10/2018

Find out who we are and what are we up to in “The Drawing Board” by Distortion LTD

 

Find out how we started, what we did to make it work and why is the creative synergy important to make DryBell stand out in the vast sea of guitar pedals in today’s world!

 

21/09/2018

Distortion LTD’s In Focus with the Unit67 ✨ 

 

“DryBell’s Unit67 isn’t just another pedal, it’s several pedals working with one another to provide you with the slickest tone on planet Earth!  Under the hood, the Unit67 serves up three separate circuits—a
tunable boost, a clever EQ section and a 1176-style compression circuit. Each circuit cascades into one another for maximum efficiency, with expert voicings for each.”

 

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Unit67 is released!

19/09/18

 

Yes, the big day has finally arrived and we are SO proud and excited to announce our new product!

We know that some of you have been really curious about our new pedal and we have to thank you for your patience. It’s been a long trip but hopefully, it was worth it 🙂

So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen: The Unit67

 

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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!

If you purchase Unit67 pedal from the DryBell website or from the DryBell’s shop on Reverb.com, your pedal will be shipped directly from our workshop in Krapina, Croatia! Overseas delivery time is approx. 2-3 working days with insured expedited shipping options – DHL, UPS or FedEx.

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

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

So, order your Unit67 now,  you won’t be disappointed 🙂

Thank you,
Your DryBell Team

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

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

DryBell Unit67, demo by Andreas Angel

DryBell Unit67, demo by Mick Hayes

DryBell Unit67, demo by Alberto Barrero

DryBell Unit67, demo by Bjorn Riis – gilmourish.com

DryBell Unit67, 2nd demo by Andy Martin

DryBell Unit67, demo by Lance Keltner

DryBell Unit67, demo by RIG RIG RIG Gear Demo

DryBell Unit67, demo by Ed Pettersen

DryBell Unit67, demo by John’s Picks

DryBell Unit67, Bass demo by Patrick Hunter

DryBell Unit67, Bass demo by Andy Martin

DryBell Unit67, demo by R.J. Ronquillo

DryBell Unit67, demo by Unai Iker

DryBell Unit67, demo by BIBL ROCKS feat. Conrad Schrenk

DryBell Unit67, bass demo by AmateurEffectsReviews

DryBell Unit67, demo by gearmanndude

DryBell Unit67, demo by Living Room Gear Demos

DryBell Unit67, demo by Pedal of the Day

DryBell Unit67, demo by Mandy Oberle

DryBell Unit67, 2nd demo by Mandy Oberle

DryBell Unit67, demo by Jonathan Koh

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!

 

JON CARIN

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Carin

American producer, artist and musician, best known for his association with Pink Floyd and, more specifically, its guitarist David Gilmour and former member Roger Waters.

I’m absolutely loving the Unit 67.

I’m using it on my lap steel on the Us & Them Tour In Breathe, Great Gig In The Sky, Wish You Were Here, Deja Vu etc. I’m really enjoying how I can dial in the EQ, compression & boost in one place. Wonderful for slide.

 

ANDREW TIMOTHY
Touring/Session Guitarist, Nashville TN
https://andrewtimothymusic.com

After spending some months with the Unit67 I’m ready to give a more detailed review for you. Here goes:

The Unit67 has been the one pedal that shows up on every session I’ve done since receiving it over 3 months ago. I’m still waiting for the honeymoon to end, but I don’t see that happening any time soon! The best way I can describe the Unit67? THE BEST PEDAL PEDAL I NEVER KNEW I NEEDED. Now that I’ve gotten familiar with it in a variety of recording settings, I honestly can’t ever see approaching a session without it on my board.

The compression sounds more like an outboard studio unit than any pedal compressor I’ve ever used. Once I got used to how it worked, I pretty much can’t live without it. It works well with all of my guitars and is super fast and easy to dial in.

The boost/EQ section is my new secret weapon. When I’m moving quickly on a session, sometimes a couple tweaks on the EQ section of the Unit67 gets me right where I need to be tone-wise when layering guitars. The Range knob has essentially become my new “solo boost” pedal. It’s tuned perfectly to push a part out front without getting harsh or ice-picky. Even at the most extreme settings, the EQ remains musical and useable. The boost is great for pushing amps or overdrive pedals into sweet drive and sustain as needed.

I’m in the process of mixing my solo EP at the moment, and I’m amazed at how the tracks I recorded through the Unit67 are pretty much “there” in terms of EQ. Very little post EQ is needed to make the tracks sit where they need to in the mix. So not only is this pedal improving my tone, but I would assume it’s also saving all the mix engineers I work with time in post as well.

Thanks again for producing such an amazing pedal!

 

MIKE FRYE-HENDERSON
I just bought my Unit67. Thank you for working to create such a useful tool. I’ve never sounded so good. I love the one knob compression. I’m using this for bass guitar. The single compression knob makes it simple to find just the right amount of compression. I’ve always thought it was too hard to use a 6 knob comp pedal on bass to get a good compression effect. And all the other tone knobs on the Unit67 is like icing on the cake. Love it.”

 

ANDREAS ANGEL

Stockholm, Sweden, guitar player

Unit67 review

“I’ve got this pedal a couple of weeks ago and it has become the one pedal I wouldn’t play guitar without. This pedal is really three pedals in a very pedalboard friendly size, It’s a 1176 style compressor, an Eq with a rangmaster that you can use to crank the mid frequencies in a really useful way, plus a boost. I use this pedal first in the chain. The guitar is plugged in the Unit67 and all my other pedals comes after, even the fuzz. What I love about this pedal is that I can get a better tone out of all my guitars with the help of the Unit67. For example my Stratocaster often tends to sound too muddy in the neck position and that’s why I use the rangemaster to bring out more clarity and then I use the high and low knobs to adjust the sound so it fits different amps and cabs. The compressor is to my ears really transparent and when used around 50/50 dry/wet it just smooth out the notes a bit, giving you some more sustain while keeping the natural dynamic of your playing intact. The boost is also killer. My amps never sound bad even if I crank the boost really high. I do tend to hear that the highs get a little bit rounded off when I crank the boost. I mainly use the boost to boost my overdrive and fuzz pedals and that allows me to keep the gain on this pedals at very low values. It gives you more natural overdrive and it also seems to keep the hum and noise down. To me, this pedal is like a really good vocal recording strip. Much like the Universal Audio 6176 that is a 610 preamp with an Eq and an 1176 compressor. When you track vocals through a channel strip like this, you get a very good starting point for a nice vocal sound that later on can be processed with author effects such as different time effects or harmonic effects. The same goes for the Unit67. On the other end of this pedal you will have a very good starting point to chase your guitar sound after your likings. I can warmly recommend this pedal to every guitar player, no matter the style of music you play. The Unit67 will definitively stay on my pedalboard. Thank you DryBell for making this great tone shaping pedal!”

 

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.”

 

GIANLUCA QUARTULLI,

Bari, Italy, guitar player and producer

 

“The first thing I want to tell you is “Thank you!”.

Thank you for two main reasons:

 

  • the first is the support. Regardless of whether it is related to technical aspects or logistic ones I always got replies in few hours with detailed information that never needed further clarifications.
  • the second one, the most important, is the product. I see you are a small company that put a lot work, passion, knowledge and effort in few products but they’re all masterpieces in any aspect.

I’m a returning customer, I already had (and I still use) the Vibe Machine V-2, and you know what? I didn’t need your Unit67, I already had a “similar” compressor, I didn’t need a booster, neither an EQ. But, I follow you and I wanted to read the full story behind the new pedal. And I was amazed…It may sound crazy, but the long story motivate me to buy the Unit67. I got it in 1 working day (thank you) at my office and tried it at night for the first time. I was tired, not enough time to spend playing, but what immediately impressed me is that it worked out of the box giving my guitar a significative improvement in tone without tweaking the knobs. 
The days after I had a chance to try it more extensively and I can spot some strengths that will make it stay on my pedalboard, as a fundamental part of my new/revamped tone:

  1. The compressor. I had more complex ones (I mean, more knobs), but this works well at any level of sustain and input, there are no unusable tones here, no extra levels that compromise the attack or liveliness of the notes. It is just how a good guitar compression should work. Moreover it is extremely quiet. Where some others gave me noises, i.e. high gain channel in my Mesa/Boogie Mark V, the Unit67 works great. I can keep it always on and switch the channels with no problem.
  2. The Booster. It is so effective, I can use it just to rise the level for lead parts, or to push the overdrive and make it more aggressive when I need it so. I’ve tried with a Tubescreamer and a Blues Breaker and they all work great together.
  3. The EQ. it is designed perfectly, even at extreme settings you’ll never get unusable tones, you can add that touch of more highs or low to balance your tone but you’ll never enter in the “muddy area”
  4. The rangemaster is a plus. Never had one, tried this one with my Fender Strat and it came out of the mix with clarity and definition as I never heard it before. You just need to past 12 a bit to hear an incredible improvement.

In conclusion, I never use words like “magic”, “transparent”, “articulate”, I mean, some concept you can’t really touch and/or quantify, so I won’t use them talking about the Unit67. But, it surely gave me more options to fine tune my tone in a way I didn’t even imagined, with a short learning curve and an incredible, audible, concrete improvement!

Thank you!”

 

MICHAEL HANSEN

Sterling Heights, MI, USA, guitar player

“I received the Unit67 on Friday and I absolutely love it. I’m a 35-year guitar player and honestly have never had a compressor in my rig. The compressor is amazing, I love the boost and the EQ too and how they all work together – very smartly constructed. It’s shocking to me how lifeless the tone is now without the Unit 67 engaged… and this was tone that I really loved prior to getting the Unit 67!

So thanks for creating a real deal guitar-player’s and tone-lover’s pedal.

This one will definitely be always on for me.”

Mike

 

GÖRAN DAHLGREN

Bromma, Sweden, guitar player

“Since I am a long time fan of DryBell and their previous efforts the Vibe V-1 and Vibe V-2, I was happy for the opportunity to write a review of the new Unit67 pedal. First things first. This is not an effect pedal. It’s much more. It’s your main tone shaping tool that will enable to get you just about anything you would want in terms of guitar tone. The pedal contains a range control, low and high eq, boost and compression. On top of that an on – off switch for the eq and a high low switch for the compression. All five of the controls are very effective in the sense that a very subtle tweak has a lot of impact.

The range controls the midrange. Turning this control will find you that sweet spot similar to what you would get if you set a wah pedal in a favored position of tone. This like all the controls is very effective. The same goes for the high and low tone controls. Very effective and just a tiny turn on the knob makes a lot of difference. All the tone controls can be bypassed with a switch, but really – why would you want to do that?

The main big knob is the boost. At around 10 it is neutral not adding any gain or any other altering of the tone. If you turn the boost up it will add gain to the tone and gradually break up the tone. It works together with the compression.

The compressor is not a MXR Dyna Comp or the newer Xotic SP. I.e. it does not add the squeeze thing that you expect from either of those pedals. Instead the emphasis is on sustain without altering the pick attack too much. However it does this very well. You can also choose two intensity levels of compression, high or low. Both works nice.

So to add up. The DryBell Unit67 is not just another pedal but an extremely versatile tone tool. It will work with just any guitar and any amp and make your favorite guitar and amp sound even better. I have only tried it for about ten days or so but I am confident it will remain on my board for years to come. I suggest that you try out for yourself, you will not be disappointed.”

Best regards Göran

 

CHRIS MARLOWE

Gilroy CA, USA, guitar player

“I bought the Unit67 after watching Pete Thorn’s review on YouTube. The first thing that surprised me was how fast DryBell delivered it to me. I live in California and they are in Croatia. I had the pedal in less than a week. I’ve had too many pedals to count rotate in and off my board and I really don’t like complicated dials, dip switches, functions, etc. I want to plug in adjust and go. The Unit67 is possibly the easiest pedal to dial in, with the biggest sonic impact, that I’ve ever used. It literally makes everything sound better…….crisper, fuller……that sound in your head that you have never been able to dial in live is now at your fingertips…..really!

I know this sounds too good to be true, I thought the same. This is the most impactful pedal I’ve ever purchased. It’s been on my pedalboard for a month now and it will stay there.

Thank you DryBell!!”

 

MIKKO KARJALAINEN

Jyväskylä, Finland, guitar player

“When I first got the Unit67 I only had a chance to test it with the ZT Lunchbox Jr with the headphones (at night when my family is sleeping). But instantly it was obvious that it would be a permanent part of my pedalboard.
Very easy to use. Very noiseless and effective comp, very usable eq and powerful boost, no need to say, and as I expected. I’ve bought the Vibe Machine V-2 when it was released and it’s been on my pedalboard ever since. So when I ordered the Unit67 I already knew it would be a quality pedal and designed for serious use. At first I placed the Unit67 after the oct/fuzzwah/vibe/OD/boost pedals. I thought it would become an ”always on” kinda thing, and it sounded very good that way (still with Lunchbox Junior & headphones). And then, after a few days I finally had a chance to test it with my tweed deluxe, and everything changed.

The Unit67 by itself sounded so good with the amp, so I started to think about the purpose of the OD pedals on my signal chain. I had been using OD pedals to get the needed distortion in the situations when I wasn’t able to crank up the tweed, because it got so loud. So I bought an attenuator and placed it between my amp and the speaker to lower the output volume. Basics really, and I’ve already known it, but I think the Unit67 (and the attenuator) finally pushed me to figure it all out in practice. So my pedalboard now is Octron3 / Ibanez Double Sound FuzzWah (tbp mod, pot replaced) / Vibe Machine V-2 / Unit67. Now I can dial the sound I want from the amp (at any output volume), make it clean up with the guitar volume pot and use the Unit67 to boost the leads. The Unit67 does it perfectly, without noise or without disturbing the nature of the tweed deluxe. I tried different boost and OD pedals with the same setup, but the Unit67 it is.

For boosting leads I set the boost almost at noon and sustain at 10 o’clock. I don’t want to compress too much, just make the leads sing a bit. From the eq I set the treble at 1 or 2 o’clock and leave the bass at noon, range at 2 o’clock. That works for me with my tweed deluxe.

I also found very usable, nice, hollow sounds when I turned the range knob down. Those sounds may come handy when seeking overdub guitar tones or cleans. I’m sure there are many different ways to use this pedal in different situations, but that’s how I use it on my live setup. Great pedal!!

When I ordered the Unit67, I thought it would help me to make my pedalboard gizmos sound better, but actually, it helped me to get rid of them. ??????

 

FARO

France, guitarist and producer

fr.audiofanzine.com review

“Ah la la! les amis, ça faisait longtemps que je me disais qu’il me fallait un compresseur sur ma planche à pédales! En tout et pour tout, je n’ai eu à ma disposition que la CS-3 de Boss et la M102 de chez MXR et, comme beaucoup de guitaristes, je lorgnais sur la Cali76, vers laquelle je me serais tourné si je n’étais pas tombé fortuitement (à vrai dire, suite à cette news) sur l’Unit67 de chez Drybell, fabriquant croate, inconnu de moi de surcroit.

J’ai d’abord été scotché par la vidéo 😀 , bah oui, super originale, bien réalisée, bourrée d’idées! Jetez-y un oeil! D’ailleurs, celle réalisée pour leur VibeMachine est tout aussi excellente.

Cette pédale s’inspire du célèbre rack Urei 1176, tout comme la Cali76, mais sa philosophie est différente. En effet, cette dernière propose tous les réglages qu’on attend d’un compresseur: seuil, taux, attaque, relâchement… et c’est tout. Tu veux un compresseur, tu as un compresseur.

La Drybell est plus polyvalente ; l’approche est plus intuitive, le magnifique bouton principal gèrant le Boost (de -7dB à +24dB). La taille du bouton invite à s’en servir, même au pied!
Les réglages du compresseur proprement dit consistent en un mini-potar appelé Sustain, qui semble agir sur le taux de compression et sur le mix de l’effet par rapport au son non traité (compression parallèle), et un switch Input destiné à modifier la réaction de la pédale à l’attaque (hi /lo).
Voilà pour le compresseur! Et il sonne très très bien! Depuis son intégration sur mon pedalboard, j’avoue avoir du mal à enclencher le bypass. Pour moi, le sweet spot du Sustain se situe à 13 heures, avec l’Input sur Hi. Le son de la gratte est respecté, mais la présence… et quelque chose dans le bas medium… miam ! En poussant le sustain au-delà, ça devient parfait pour un solo et de magnifiques larsens, même avec une disto réglée parcimonieusement.

Tout cela serait déjà bel et bon, mais cette pédale ne s’arrête pas là: elle nous prodigue une très bonne EQ débrayable (le switch de gauche) qui, en plus de fonctionner à merveille, ajoute du headroom (15dB de plus, je crois). On agit sur deux fréquences pré-réglées, idéalement choisies pour le bas et le haut, et on dispose en fait d’un effet supplémentaire, “The Range”, une sorte de booster de ces fréquences medium qui permettent au gratteux de sortir du mix aisément, quand il n’a plus de pédale à enclencher 😀

Je suis enthousiasmé, vous l’aurez compris les copains.

 

 

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

Completed the 1st batch of our new pedal

10/08/18

It’s been a looong hot summer (still is..) but we managed to complete the very first batch of our newest pedal. It was a really complex process all along but we had so much fun doing it, we learned quite a few new tricks and we’re very proud of what we did.

There are lots of other (smaller) things that need to be finished, but we are quite confident that our new pedal will see the light at the end of this summer.

We know that some of you are eagerly awaiting our new product, but the clock is ticking.. please be patient just a little bit more 🙂

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 

New pedal production

06/07/18

Many hours of research and development is finally behind us and we’ve started with production of the FIRST batch of our new pedal 😀
A release is planned for the end of the summer, so stay tuned!

 

V-1 & V-2 Differences

28/06/18

Since we released Vibe Machine V-2, lots of people asked us “what’s the difference between V-1 and V-2 Vibe Machine?”

Well, here‘s a nice info sheet where you can see the main differences side by side.

Of course, some people prefer the simplicity, other prefer endless tweaking possibilities and additional features, but as long they are happy with the way it sounds, that’s all that matters.

You can download PDF version in here.

P.S. If you want to be informed about latest news of our new products,  follow us on Facebook  & Instagram

B-Stock Vibe Machine V-2 – 12% Off

10/05/18

Just to briefly inform you that we have a certain quantity of B-stock Vibe Machines V-2 to offer you with 12% off. Pedals are absolutely functional, brand new, never used, equal to a standard model.

What makes them ‘not-A-stock’ are slight cosmetic imperfections, mostly flaws in the powder coating. So, you still get a great sound and full DryBell warranty. Grab one while you still can, quantities are limited.

Cheers! 🙂
Your DryBell Team

New pedal demo

12/04/18

As you may know, we’re preparing a brand new pedal for you and we’re getting closer each day to make it happen.
Right now it’s in the pre-production phase, so it shouldn’t be very long..
This picture is taken after a very long weekend at the very end of the new demo filming.. we’re missing some key members in here but it was very late..
You can expect some fine tunes in the new pedal demo from these guys and that’s just a part of it.. so stay tuned 🙂

Photo by Silkfatblues

10/04/2018

It’s probably the most versatile of all the Uni-Vibe type pedals out there!

 

“Whatever you play you’ll be getting quality liquid phasing with a twist – shimmery at the top but with a distinctive low end throb, especially at higher Depth settings, and with a speed range from a slow psychedelic swirl to a warble”

Jason “JJ Boogie” Reichert

Jason “JJ Boogie” Reichert is the world-touring guitarist for Grammy award-winning hip hop group Arrested Development, co-writing, producing, and mixing for the band (including two Top 10 hits in Asia). He has performed and toured with such legendary blues acts as Taj Mahal, Charles Musselwhite, Sean Costello, Tinsley Ellis and The Holmes Brothers on guitar and drums. His studio prowess is on display in the song “Don’t Front” from Eminem’s double platinum album MMLP2 Deluxe, 2015 Grammy Award winner for Best Rap Album.

 

JJ’s advice to aspiring musicians is to “always strive to learn, practice, experiment, and HAVE FUN!!!”

His view on the Vibe Machine:

“As a player that is heavily influenced by the inspiration and emotion of the gear I play, the Vibe Machine always gives good vibes! Rich sound from a subtle to over the top effect if needed, this little compact versatile DryBell pedal always delivers!”

UPS 2-3 days delivery to US & CA for only $24.50!

20/02/18

We have some fantastic news for our customers from USA and Canada. UPS has decided to offer us a very competitive new shipping prices for USA and Canada deliveries, our strongest markets.

So, if you live in the USA or Canada, from now on, you can get your hands on the DryBell pedal in 2-3 days after completed order for only US $24.50 ($7.00  more than with the regular slow uninsured mail).

This sounds like a good deal ?!

More about the new shipping options for US & CA you can read in our Terms & Conditions

Testing, testing…

02/03/18

Most of you who follow us on Facebook or Instagram already know about our new pedal which is in final testing stage at this point. We’re playing with it every day on various setups and preparing a new demo for your viewing & listening pleasure. It’s a long but fun process and we are very pleased with the results. Hopefuly you will be too! 🙂 Stay tuned..

Jacob Petersen

Jacob Petersen spent the first 24 years of his life in Aarhus, Denmark. Although a late start on the guitar, at the age of 17, Jacob has quickly developed a reputation as a world class guitarist/musician. A move to the US to further develop his playing has led to gigs through out the US, Canada and Europe with Curtis Salgado, Javina Magness and even a friendship with Steve Miller.
In 2005, the Salgado band toured opening for Steve Miller. Steve was so impressed with Jacob’s playing and feel on stage that he invited him to sit in at the Mandalay Casino in Las Vegas. In 2011, Jacob became an official member of The Steve Miller Band.

 

His view on the Vibe Machine:

I’m blown away with how inspiring The DryBell Vibe Machine V-2 is to play and how versatile it is while also being super simple to use. I’ve had uni-vibe pedals on my board before but always removed them shortly after, because they’re always huge and has a limited range of use which make them inefficient and impractical on most pedal boards. Not so with the DryBell! It has a unimaginable small footprint, uses a regular 9 volts without a loss in fidelity, all the controls work in perfect harmony, and the ramp feature with the external foot switch is just icing on the cake. I also find it fantastic for funk rhythm parts, it’s so textured and juicy, while cutting through the mix no problem. I LOVE this pedal!

 

Update in 03/22. Vibe Machine V-3 review:

For me, this one here is the one! I like how it keeps the EQ clean and modeling the whole signal. For me, it’s a bit more “rewarding” to play. Also, the vibrato sounds better to me. For that Leslie thing it’s super cool too, especially if you have the foot switch.

Often when we hear a recording, it’s recorded in an ideal way so we hear everything right. I.e. Trower, Bridge Of Sighs. I like that on the V3 its depth is a bit more intense because to me, in a live situation, that extra depth actually helps get a fair deal closer to that tone on the record we all love, EVEN if in theory, the univibe on the original Trower track had a bit less intensity happening. In a live mix, the V3’s deeper/richer signature helps getting much closer to that real sound. You just hear it instantly and everyone will feel it.
V2 still kills, but the V3 if my favorite. Thanks for killing every time ?

 

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! 🙂

2nd L.A. Stompbox Exhibit at Sam Ash

21/11/17

Delicious Audio and Sam Ash Music announced the 2nd edition of The L.A. StompBox Exhibit, a free for all interactive display of guitar effect pedals.

Hosted at Sam Ash’s premier store in West Hollywood, located in Sunset Boulevard, the exhibit is scheduled for December, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd (from noon to 7pm on Saturday, and from noon to 6pm on Sunday).

Visitors can bring their own guitar to try the pedals in the headphones with their own instrument, or borrow one from the store.

This is a great opportunity to try our Vibe Machine! Let us know how you like it 🙂

New pedal in development

29/09/17

Something new is cookin’ in the DryBell kitchen 😀 Our electronic wizzard Zvonch is using some special home-made recipes for our new pedal and this time it will be a completely different cookie.
What will it be? Well, it won’t be a Vibe pedal..

We will keep you updated so, stay tuned!

Geo Evans

Geo Evans is an American rock guitarist / songwriter/founder of the rock band Race No More & has worked with Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Toni Braxton, Brenda Russel, Rick James, Parliament Funkadelic, J-Lo, The Bus Boys, Teena Marie, The Emotions, Kenny Loggins..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He’s been using our Vibe Machine V-2 and F-1L Footswitch on his latest pedalboard created by L.A Sound Design:

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.

 

Vibe Machine reviews

There’s nothing more satisfying than reading about other people’s experiences with something you’ve put so much of your energy and love into it.
Our customers are really important to us and we genuinely appreciate their opinion.
In this section you can find out what are their impressions about our newest Vibe Machine.
Thanks to all the customers who have purchased it!

V-3

PAUL ANGLE,

McKinney, TX USA

I just got your V3 version of the Vibe Machine and I puzzle as to why I have wasted my time using and trying several others. This is the GOAT! And your optional trim pots just put this unit further over the top from others. Whatever one feels or wishes the DryBell Vibe had, is easily adjusted in these pots. You had me at being able to adjust the impedance much less the other tweaks! I’ve had a few name Vibes in my day including an original Shin-ei many ages ago. Pretty much a moody, noisy, crap fest of a pedal with a terrible buffer and impedance. How in the world Hendrix and Trower were able to use it to such epic heights is a marvel to their genius. I’ve long been a fan of the analog photocell circuit vibe with an utter rejection of various digital renderings that just cannot produce the organic feel and tone of the photocell circuit. Your rendering of this pedal is just by far the best, and your array of options just really puts it even way more out in front, much less your price on this puppy is much less than many of the sought after rare birds out there. I mean $500 for a Vibe that is not as good as the Vibe Machine at $300 is extraordinary! DryBell is the king of the Vibe!
Many thanks and wish you continued success!” – Paul Angle (ancient of age guitarist and avid great gear user)

 

RYAN VIDUCIC,

San Pedro CA, USA

I received the V-3 a few hours ago and have been playing it since- it’s awesome!! I used to have a V-1, still own a V-2- but this one might be my favorite yet. REALLY squishy feeling and delicious tone. You guys are the best. Hvala vam puno!

 

JOHAN KRIIG AAVITSLAND,
Norway, Guitar player

One word: AMAZING!!!!!!! ?

I’m done with 3 hours of pretty loud guitar here. 

Going through a Victory V100 and a Cornford MK50.
It sound so insanely close to Hendrix with my Pinehome strat with Wizz pickups, that i had to take a break to rethink my life ?
Both the Vibe and Engine is doing these tones better than anything i’ve tried before. And i have played since 1987.

I have had multiple Marshalls, Mesa, Vox, Fender, Bogner, CAA, Peavey, Brunetti, Carvin, rack stuff, digital amps, modeling (Axe-Fx II) and played a lot of other amps.

The Engine is closer to that early british tones that i want, than any of them.
Bright and punchy in the right way. (No ice pick)

The Vibe Machine V-3 is instant Woodstock and kills every vibe i have had and tried.

So thanks to the one who has tuned these pedals.
And a big thanks to you Martina, for the fantastic service. I wish you all the best.

 

V-2

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!
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”
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!”
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!”

 

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!”
RICHARD 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 :)”
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.”
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 Y