Vibe-Baby CV-2TM
$275.00 (+shipping)

 

 

 

Vibe-Baby CV-2TM

In 2003 Classic Amplification launched our Vibe-Baby CV-2TM pedal which is a self contained pedal with no need for a separate box + pedal like the original Uni-Vibe used.

 

The heart-n-soul of our Vibe-Baby CV-2TM is the same all transistor analog circuitry as our Classic Vibe CV-2TM pedal, both faithfully following the original audio path circuitry of original vintage Honey and Shin-Ei manufactured Uni-Vibe.

For musicians who wish to control their vibe's Speed from an expression pedal, just as one would on an original vintage Uni-Vibe, but with a minimal footprint on the pedalboard we offer our Vibe-Baby CV-2TM for those who prefer that kind of operation, and want the very best sounding vibe under their foot.

The true vintage circuit with no additional circuitry added and absolutely no digital anything inside. Simply the best raw vintage-correct vibe sound and tone using the correct all analog 13 transistor audio path, Lamp-Photocell driven, and functions just as a vintage unit does when the heel-down "Cancel" switch is engaged (kills the internal lamp) so your instrument's signal still runs though the vibe's preamp as it did in a genuine vintage Uni-Vibe which can be essential to getting "that" vintage tone.

The Speed is controlled by the (foot) treadle, the Intensity control is located on the side, the Chorus/Vibrato switch is located on the top-front of the pedal, and a true bypass switch is located on the side so you dont have to unplug the pedal when it's not needed, and the Volume control is located under the treadle where it can't get "bumped" once you have it set to your exact preference. With the exception of the additional true bypass switch, the Vibe-Baby CV-2TM circuit is built and sounds just like an original Uni-Vibe.

The Vibe-Baby CV-2TM is an 18VDC pedal, but for the "9V or nothing!" people we have a special 9V-18V BoosterBox (2x booster) available at an additional cost.

 

 


 

Controls

Connections & Controls

 

Please check our F.A.Q. page
for more information.

 

 


 

Testing

How do we know our Vibe-Baby CV-2TM pedals sound right? ...by listening, and tuning, each one against known good samples, there is just no substitute for doing actual listening tests to ensure sound quality.


(the Vibe-Baby shown above is a pre-2013 black shell version)

 

Click/Tap here to see several of the
vintage Uni-Vibe's I've serviced

 

 


 

Sound Clips
   Strat with Vibe-Baby CV-2TM

 

Playing a few Bridge Of Sigh's licks
Sound Clip - 1
(3.74Mb)

Playing over a backing track from the internet...
Sound Clip - 2
(4Mb)

Playing some notes and harmonics with lots of air
so you can hear the "swirl" and "throb" clearly...

Sound Clip - 3
(461kb)

 

 


 

Bulb/LDRs

The Bulb/LDR combination we use has been selected to sound right, we're not interested in the looks of the photo cells or if they resemble the vintage photocells, at Classic Amplification it's all about the sound, ...'nuff said.

I have personally tested and auditioned several dozens of LDR types from several manufacturers over the years critically comparing them to several examples of (real) vintage Uni-Vibe photocells and have settled on two types we mainly use for our Vibe-Baby CV-2TM and Classic VibeTM pedals because they sound right.

We have found there is absolutely no difference in sound between hermetically sealed vs normal LDR's despite what some vibe builders would like you to believe.

 

 


 

Power

How a vibe is powered makes all the difference in the world, not only for the best sound but for noise free operation as well. It is very important to use an "isolated" power unit for best operation, and it is also very important to not "share" the power port/channel with any other devices. Remember that a proper "vintage circuit" (uni-vibe replica) runs on a totally different internal power requirement than most modern pedals.

Our Classic Vibe CV-2TM and Vibe-Baby CV-2TM our pedals are tested during the build process and the post-build tuning process with a standard 18v/300mA linear un-regulated power pack (wall-wart) as this is our recommended power method.

 

For those with pedalboard power units which do not supply the required 18v/300mA we can supply an external 9v-18v power Booster-Box that can be used on a power channel on many pedalboard power units of 9v/400mA at an additional cost.


$25.00 (+shipping)

 

When the 9v-to-18v BoosterBox is ordered along with our vibes we do a courtesy test on our own Voodoo Lab PP2+ and a Decibel Eleven Hot Stone Deluxe to ensure they work. Some PP2 and PP2+ will not work correctly (we dont know why) so all we can do is check the BoosterBox works on our power units in the shop.


 

A list of additional isolated power units that
may work for you can be found here:
Isolated Power Unit List

 

 

BUYER BEWARE
Fake Counterfeit Vibe-Baby CV-2TM
pedals are being sold on the Internet!

click/tap here for more information

 

 


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