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BBE Soul Vibe Pedal   

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The Soul Vibe is an analog Uni-Vibe„¢ style effect. The Uni-Vibe„¢ was known for its phase-like rotary speaker emulation made popular in the late '60...Click To Read More About This Product

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A return to rotary phase sound at a price that also sounds like history.

The Soul Vibe is an analog Uni-Vibe„¢ style effect. The Uni-Vibe„¢ was known for its phase-like rotary speaker emulation made popular in the late '60s and early '70s by such players as Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, and Robin Trower.


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BBESoul Vibe Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (13)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Vibe & Value.

I've had this vibe for a few years know. I got it shortly after it was first introduced by BBE. They did an excellent job of creating an affordable, great-sounding vibe that never...Read complete review

I've had this vibe for a few years know. I got it shortly after it was first introduced by BBE. They did an excellent job of creating an affordable, great-sounding vibe that never fails to bring a smile to my face. The internal trim-pot is a nice feature to have if you want to tweak the tone just a bit. Like a lot of players, I think it would be nice to be able to adjust this as a third knob on the outside. However, that's a minor quibble. If you grew up listening to the recordings of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock and the Fillmore East as well as those first few Robin Trower albums, you have to check out the Soul Vibe.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great sound but was defective

This thing sounded great, it didn't pop like the Lovepedal Vibe but it wouldn't work with another BBE pedal, the Mind Bender. When both were turned on they wouldn't work? Weirdest thing??...Read complete review

This thing sounded great, it didn't pop like the Lovepedal Vibe but it wouldn't work with another BBE pedal, the Mind Bender. When both were turned on they wouldn't work? Weirdest thing?? They both sounded great, but I had to send them both back. I commend MF for their return policy. I will say the Soul Vibe does sound more like a phaser, it gets washed out with too much fuzz of OD, the sound you get is more Curtis Mayfield vs. Hendrix or Trower. I prefer a deeper, real, univibe sound but I have to admit this thing sound pretty good, especially at under $100. Worth a try, if you get a lemon send it back.

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great sound but was defective

By joesl8

from Undisclosed

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Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Pedal:

This thing sounded great, it didn't pop like the Lovepedal Vibe but it wouldn't work with another BBE pedal, the Mind Bender. When both were turned on they wouldn't work? Weirdest thing?? They both sounded great, but I had to send them both back. I commend MF for their return policy. I will say the Soul Vibe does sound more like a phaser, it gets washed out with too much fuzz of OD, the sound you get is more Curtis Mayfield vs. Hendrix or Trower. I prefer a deeper, real, univibe sound but I have to admit this thing sound pretty good, especially at under $100. Worth a try, if you get a lemon send it back.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Vibe & Value.

By Phoenix Guitar Dude

from Phoenix, AZ

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Pros

  • Built Solid
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Great value
  • Hendrix Trower Tones
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Pedal:

    I've had this vibe for a few years know. I got it shortly after it was first introduced by BBE. They did an excellent job of creating an affordable, great-sounding vibe that never fails to bring a smile to my face. The internal trim-pot is a nice feature to have if you want to tweak the tone just a bit. Like a lot of players, I think it would be nice to be able to adjust this as a third knob on the outside. However, that's a minor quibble. If you grew up listening to the recordings of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock and the Fillmore East as well as those first few Robin Trower albums, you have to check out the Soul Vibe.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Univibe for a Pretty Decent Price

    By David Byrd

    from Hawaii

    Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Pedal:

    Overall, if you want that awesome sound that goes in and out, you found what your'e looking for. I even play regualr slow blues with this on a slower, less intense setting, and it's fantastic. Pick this up. You won't regret it.
    First of all, this is a GREAT pedal for sounding like Robin Trower, David Gilmour, and Hendrix. BBE does a fantastic job of recreating a timeless piece and sound (that piece being a Leslie Rotary Speaker). BBE includes a little booklet in the case that gives you some start-off settings (like a Leslie speaker, "Bridge of SIghs' by Robin Trower, "Breathe" by Pink Floyd, and "Machine Gun" by Jimi Hendrix).
    The quality of this little box is incredible, as it is with many other BBE products.
    It's a pretty fair price (bit expensive, since their are only three features, but nonetheless great).

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Decent Phase/Vibe sound

    By Boo Daddy

    from Alabama

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    Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Pedal:

    I have used this pedal for over a year now. It does work for a Vibe in a pinch, but does not have the lush, pulsing sound of a dedicated vibe pedal (Which I use a FT MDV-2 for). Where it does excel is being able to give a good, deep phase a la Pink Floyd. To get the best sound out of it you have to experiment with the internal trim pot. Depending on your amp and pickups the factory setting may not do it for you. I have also found it works best before dirt and distortion. I run mine either first or close to first in the chain.The pedal is rugged as hell. Mine shows a good bit of wear from use but it still functions flawlessly.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not What I Expected...

    By E. T.

    from Purcellville VA

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Pedal:

      Wow...First, you need to know that BBE makes a nice variety of pedals, and most of them sound pretty good. They also make the same pedal in different cases, color schemes, etc. Look for any of their pedals on ebay (Soul Vibe, Mind Bender, Boosta Grande to name a few) and you'll see lots of different looks. That being said, I got my Soul Vibe as a Stupid Deal, and the picture shows the 70s dayglo graphics, as well as the cool black dude with the giant afro. The pedal I received was in a very tasteful brown box with script writing on it. Not what I expected, get it? On plugging in, I found the sound to NOT be "vibey" at all. Maybe they think guitarists don't know the difference between tremolo (a varying of volume, like on blackface Fender amps and most Bee Gees records) and vibrato (a shifting of pitch, like Freddie Mercury or BB King). After all, we call our whammy bar a "tremolo" when it adds vibrato, right? Anyway, the "Soul Vibe" pedal seems to take a big chunk of the midrange and cut it in and out. To my ear it is definitely a tremolo effect. Listen to the Fender Rhodes (electric piano) intro on Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" to get an idea of what this pedal does. I was expecting a wacky, wobbly good time with this pedal. What I got is a really tasteful effect that is very useful. Graphics aside, this is a really nice sounding pedal. It adds a lot of "vibe," but is NOT a vibrato pedal.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great pedal wrong color

      By Im_jared

      from Sloan NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • No Hum

      Cons

      • Not The Color Pictured

      Best Uses

        Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Pedal:

        Great pedal but it came in a dark brown color not the green pictured but it still has the vintage look and sound and I got it on sale so 60$ was worth it

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A little soul for your vibe.

        By JGM710

        from SE Texas

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        Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Pedal:

        I ordered this pedal about a month or two ago seeking something to push my solos a little further, when it came in, not only did it push my solos, it made my rhythms much more imaginative as well, It is a very nice recreation of the Univibe pedal, the sound can be anything from a subtle wave, to a strong phase, the only con, is when using heavy distortion, the phase doesn't come through real strong on lead parts, but this may be to blame on my high gain solid-state rig, Overall, I like it alot, the 4.0 is just because it wasn't exactly what I expected, but I'm still very pleased with it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great pedal

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Pedal:

        i got this pedal and it is the best pedal i have ever played. also in the manual it gives you settings for Breathe(pink floyd) Bridge Of Sighs(robin trower) Machine Gun(jimi hendrix) and a Leslie simulator. this pedal is true bypass and better than i expected

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The BEST for the price!

        By Jimiwannabe-Tjeet

        from The beautiful U.S.A.

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        Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Pedal:

        This is the only vibe pedal in this price range that has asymmetrical whirls like a real rotating speaker and the original Univibe. Do the research and see/hear for yourself. Most vibe pedals are just tweaked phasers with a boring, even sweep. This one thumps like a heart! If I had to be picky I would say that it could use a little more bass to thicken it up. But really no complaints here. Don't forget there is a trimpot inside to tweak your sound too. I haven't needed it though.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The perfect leslise sim for a good price

        By Xtremehardy388

        from Kalamazoo, Mi

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        Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Pedal:

        I've been looking for a good vibe unit for so long an I finally found it. The only bad thing I can say is that I don't like the adjustable knob on the inside of the pedal. Other than that, I highly suggest it.

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