The original Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe failed spectacularly at emulating a Leslie rotating cabinet, but it did kick off a revolution in guitar effects, and with the TC Electronic Viscous Vibe in your rig, you'll have access to authentic Uni-Vibe modulation styles and a whole lot more. Like the genuine article, the Viscous Vibe lets you call up a chorus-style effect and a straight-up vibrato, with Speed and Intensity controls to dial it in. What's more, TonePrint technology lets you call up custom artist presets or dive in and tweak all of the Viscous Vibes finer parameters tucked away under the hood.
Using the full power of the onboard Freescale DSP engine to model the original circuitry in all its detail, TC Electronic's Viscous Vibe delivers offers you an emulation of a classic Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe that's so spot on, you'll hardly believe it's not analog. One thing that even vintage pedal collectors can appreciate about the Viscous Vibe, however, is the standard stompbox form factor, which sits neatly on your pedalboard. You get both the "vibe" chorus effect and the vibrato effect modes of the original, with speed and Intensity knobs that let you dial in the effect. Cooler still, you can even pull off classic speed-ramp-up effects by pressing and holding the footswitch.
While a few lucky guitarists can get their hands on an original Uni-Vibe, taking one apart just to tinker with the guts is virtually unheard of. The Viscous Vibe gives you that experience, without the harrowing feeling of ripping apart a priceless antique, thanks to TC Electronic's TonePrint technology. TonePrint lets you tweak all of the hidden parameters behind the Viscous Vibe's unique modulation effects, allowing you to venture into uncharted territories of tone. And if you're looking for inspiration, you can always load up one of the presets made by TC Electronic's cadre of celebrity guitarists.
DSP may be at the heart of the Viscous Vibe, but it certainly doesn't sound like a digital stompbox. That's because TC Electronic knows how important it is to marry high-quality analog circuitry with their impressive digital processing. For example, the Viscous Vibe's Analog-Dry-Through function ensures that your unaffected signal remains totally untouched, so you won't risk jeopardizing that killer tone you've spent so long perfecting. Also, you may have noticed that the Viscous Vibe's I/O is stereo, which also pretty handy. Finally, TC Electronic gives you the choice between buffered or true bypass, so depending on how many pedals you're running or how you've put your rig together, you'll always have the style of switching you want.
The original Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe* is a highly unique, complex and gorgeous-sounding analog unit, so when we set out to recreate it digitally we knew it wasn't going to be easy. Through countless hours of meticulous side-by-side testing with the real thing and by pushing our insanely powerful DSP to its very limits, we've been able to recreate this legendary effect to a tee. You'll get all the lush, syrupy vibe tones heard on countless tracks by Pink Floyd, Robin Trower and Jimi Hendrix and when you dive into that opening Machine Gun riff, we just know you'll be convinced that we nailed it.
We've poured our heart and soul into Viscous Vibe and there's no hiding that we're extremely proud of what we've achieved. Its dead-on recreations of the legendary gooey phasey goodness and thick dramatic swirls of the original Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe* unit already makes it epic, but then transferring it all to a high-quality compact design that won't break the bank - that just makes it epic beyond belief.
With Viscous Vibe you get the best of both worlds in a pedal that perfectly combines old analog warmth with modern-day functionality. With True Bypass for uncompromised tonal quality and stereo I/O for an ultra-wide sonic perspective, you get the perfect pedal for everybody who wants to implement classic-rock tones into their contemporary setup.
Our proprietary TonePrint technology is just another upside to this already amazing pedal. So if you feel like making that stock vibe tone sound a little more like…well, you…then hook it up to our free TonePrint Editor and enter tone-tweaking heaven! On top of that you can also beam custom-made vibacious tones straight through your pickups and into the pedal via our free TonePrint App. The future is a pretty awesome place to be!
You love tone, so do we, and our design philosophy testifies to that. So whatever route you wanna go, we got your back. With optimized headroom, True Bypass or Buffered Bypass switch and Kill-Dry on/off, this pedal guarantees optimal tonal integrity and zero loss of tone. And, no matter if the pedal is on or off your precious dry sound is always passed through the pedal unharmed in all it's pure analog glory due to an Analog-Dry-Through.
The TC Electronic Viscous Vibe gives you access to a world of Uni-Vibe-style modulation tones!