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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

 

NON EU SHOP

DryBell packages are shipped the same or next working day after all completed orders.
You can choose from 3 different shipment options: Regular post, DHL or FedEx.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
We have an amazingly low new shipping rates with DHL Express Worldwide (2-3 days shipping). If you are from the USA or Canada, DHL 2-3 day shipping: ONLY $23.50 for the Vibe Machine and Unit67 (up to 0.5 kg weight) and $27.00 for The Engine (up to 1.0 kg weight).  All the other world countries, DHL 2-3 day shipping: ONLY $32.00 (up to 1.0 kg weight).

 

Make sure you’ve selected your desirable shipping option in the drop-down menu before you click on the “Buy Now” button.

 

The default shipping option is regular post. All other available shipping options can be selected in the drop-down menu above the „Buy Now“ button for the item you’re buying. DHL and FedEx require that a phone number accompany every shipment. This is to assist the carrier if there is a delivery problem. Please send us your contact phone after completed payment.

 

Shipping rates for the Vibe Machine, Unit67 and Module 4 (up to 0.5 kg weight) defer from the shipping rates for The Engine (up to 1.0 kg weight):

 

Regular post (Worldwide-> 12-15 days delivery): $17.50 (0.5 kg) // $20.00 (1.0 kg) (DEFAULT OPTION)
DHL (USA & Canada-> 2-3 days delivery): $23.50 (0.5 kg) // $27.00 (1.0 kg) (CAN BE SELECTED)
DHL (Worldwide-> 2-3 days delivery): $32.00 (0.5 kg) // $32.00 (1.0 kg) (CAN BE SELECTED)
FedEx (Worldwide-> 2-3 days delivery): $46.00 (0.5 kg) // $52 (1.0 kg) (CAN BE SELECTED)

 

Please read more info about shipping types and possible customs fees in our Terms and Conditions.

 

Saving through combined shipping:
If you are interested in purchasing multiple items from the DryBell Web Shop, contact us on info@drybell.com and ask for a combined shipping quote.

EU SHOP

Shipments to EU countries are shipped the same or next working day. You can choose from 3 different shipment options: Regular post, DHL or FedEx. Please read more info about shipping types in our Terms and Conditions.

 

A default shipping option is Regular post. All other available shipping options can be selected in the drop-down menu above the „Buy Now“ button for the item you’re buying. DHL and FedEx require that a phone number accompany every shipment. This is to assist the carrier if there is a delivery problem. Please send us your contact phone after completed payment.
 
Shipping rates for the Vibe Machine, Unit67 and Module 4 (up to 0.5 kg weight) defer from the shipping rates for The Engine (up to 1.0 kg weight):

Regular post (6-15 days delivery): 14.00 € (0.5 kg) // 17.75 € (1.0 kg) (DEFAULT OPTION)
DHL (2-3 days delivery): 22.50 € (0.5 kg) // 22.50 € (1.0 kg) (CAN BE SELECTED)
FedEx (2-3 days delivery): 34.50 € (0.5 kg) // 40.50 € (1.0 kg) (CAN BE SELECTED)

 

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.

 

Saving through combined shipping:
If you are interested in purchasing multiple items from the DryBell Web Shop, contact us on info@drybell.com and ask for a combined shipping quote.

 

 

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MODULE 4™ – NEW release!

IN STOCK

€377.50 + shipping (incl. VAT)

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Module 4 price in EUR for EU customers (VAT incl.)




MODULE 4™ – NEW release!

IN STOCK

$315.00 + shipping (excl. VAT)

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Module 4 in $ for Non- EU customers (excl. VAT)




Module 4

Module 4

IN STOCK / $315.00 (VAT excl.)
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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.

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! 🙂

 

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 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!”

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

 

 

FOOTSWITCH F-1L3

Footswitch F-1L3

IN STOCK / $33.00 (VAT excl.)
If you are from EU country please click to EU SHOP, if are not, please click to NON EU SHOP.
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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.

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.

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

 

Happy BF shopping!

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 …

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.”

EU SHOP

 

Shipments to EU countries are shipped the same or next working day. You can choose from 4 different shipment options: Regular post, DHL, UPS or FedEx. Please read more info about shipping types in our Terms and Conditions.

 

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

All available shipping options can be selected in the drop-down menu above the „Buy Now“ button for the item you’re buying. DHL, UPS and FedEx require that a phone number accompany every shipment. This is to assist the carrier if there is a delivery problem. Please send us your contact phone after completed payment.

Make sure you’ve selected your desirable shipping option in the drop-down menu before you click on the “Buy Now” button.

 

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):

Regular post (6-15 days delivery): 14.00 € FREE (0.5 kg) // 17.75 €  FREE (1.0 kg)

DHL (2-3 days delivery): 18.75 € FREE (0.5 kg) // 18.75 € FREE (1.0 kg)
UPS (2-3 days delivery): 28.50 € (0.5 kg) // 35.00 € (1.0 kg)
FedEx (2-3 days delivery): 34.50 € (0.5 kg) // 40.50 € (1.0 kg)

 

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.

 

Saving through combined shipping:
If you are interested in purchasing multiple items from the DryBell Web Shop, contact us on info@drybell.com and ask for a combined shipping quote.

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)

VIBE MACHINE V-3

Vibe Machine™ V-3

IN STOCK / $319.00 (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

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

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!
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.

Manual

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.” 💯

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! 🙂