This unit comes with the optional speed control pedal but please note a power supply is not included, it requires 24v DC.
The Shin-ei Vibe-2 Chorus/Vibrato Pedal packs all the power, tone and features of the Vibe-Bro housed in a smaller, pedal board friendly enclosure. It's main circuitry is basically a clone of the Vibe-Bro and the original 1960s Honey Uni-Vibe using high quality photocells, high grade carbon composition resistors and even an ultra rare N.O.S Miyama red and white Chorus-Vibrato switch! The Vibe-2 features two speed controls operated by a front panel foot switch. The popular Bypass-Preamp switch found on the rear of the Vibe-Bro can also be found on the front panel of the new Vibe-2. Its smaller size (5.5 x 4.5 x 1.75 inches) is a major plus for those with pedal boards where real estate is at a premium.
The Vibe-2 nails that old school "Vibe" sound and then some. It drips with the heavy pulse and deep tone found in the old vintage Uni-Vibes that we all love. The Vibe-2 is powered by a 24 Volt DC wall power supply. The Vibe-2 can also operate with many of the commercially available DC power supplies used by guitarists to run their pedal boards. Since most DC power supplies do not have a 24VDC output, this is achieved by summing two twelve volt outputs (24VDC total) with a properly wired summing "Y" cable which is provided as well. The Vibe-2 needs sufficient amperage (400 mA minimum per 12 volt output) to function properly. Units such as the Voodoo Lab Digital, Strymon Zuma and the Vitoos DC8 are examples of power supply units units that will allow the Vibe-2 to operate at a high level of performance.
The Vibe-2 can be used with the optional Vibe-2 Speed Control Foot Pedal. Physically identical to the Vibe-Bro speed control foot pedal, the Vibe-2 foot pedal differs however in that it connects to the Vibe-2 with a stereo plug. Internally, the Vibe-2 Speed Control Foot Pedal does not have effect cancelling via a relay operated DIN socket like the Vibe-Bro speed control foot pedal.
You can choose either the "TRUE BYPASS" or the original vintage vibe circuit "PREAMP" mode via the "Signal Path" toggle switch on the top of the unit.
Vibe-2 has been engineered to be pedal board friendly, measuring 5.5 x 4.5 x 1.75 inches (13.5 x 11.5 x 4.5 cm).
The Vibe-2 is built using the highest quality parts available. NOS parts are used wherever possible including the über rare Miyama Red and White Chorus-Vibrato rocker switch.
The optional Speed Control Foot Pedal for the Vibe-2 is an exact reproduction of the vintage "Double Rubber" style foot controllers that came with the first year Uni-Vibe models made in 1968. The Vibe-2 Speed Control Foot Pedal is fitted with a stereo TRS plug for use on the rear panel of the Vibe-2. Unlike a vintage 1960's Uni-Vibe or Vibe-Bro speed control foot pedal, the Vibe-2 speed control foot pedal is non cancelling and only operates the speed range of the device. It has no control over the preamp or bypass status of the unit.