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BBE Mind Bender Vibrato/Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal   

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Earning the Guitar World Platinum Award, Mind Bender is two pedals in one, with an authentic Bucket Brigade Delay circuit serving up supremely lush, ...Read More

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From lush to lunacy: Mind Bender delivers killer analog chorus and vibrato.

Earning the Guitar World Platinum Award, Mind Bender is two pedals in one, with an authentic Bucket Brigade Delay circuit serving up supremely lush, warm chorus and the ultimate in classic vibrato. Inspired by the inimitable guitar wrangling of Will Ray and created by Paul Gagon, Mind Bender warps the sonic boundaries from gentle pulsation to spaced-out ray gun effects.

Mind Bender delivers the consistency and ruggedness that are the hallmark of BBE pedals, designed for guitarists whose gigs are as demanding as their ears. It's got a beefy mil-spec circuit board with big, fat signal traces, 1% metal-film resistors and high-voltage poly caps, all backed by robust, true hardwire bypass.

When you want the finest vintage analog chorus and vibrato experience without the headaches, Mind Bender is the one.

FEATURES
  • Vibrato and Chorus mode footswitch with LED indicators
  • Speed and Depth controls
  • Blue status LED pulses at rate of speed selected
  • Authentic Bucket Brigade Delay circuit
  • 470K Ohms input impedance for vintage correct pickup loading
  • 1K Ohms output impedance when engaged
  • 1% metal-film resistors for consistency
  • High-voltage poly caps for better tone
  • Military-spec circuit board for reliability
  • Easy access battery compartment
  • True hardwire bypass

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BBEMind Bender Vibrato/Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Best Chorus Pedal I've Owned

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from Pennsylvania

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Light Blinks At Speed Set
  • Responsive
  • Smooth
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Over Sized Box

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about BBE Mind Bender Vibrato/Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

I've owned several chorus pedals over the years (TC Electronics, Boss, Modtone) and I really like this one the best. Some were hard to detect they were even on and others smacked you in the face and were hard to control. This BBE chorus / vibrato pedal is really smooth and you can get a little or a lot of effect. The bright blue light at the top of the box blinks in time to your settings so you can adjust it to your song. Adding the Vibrato effect into this box made it a real bargain. 2 effects for the price of 1. One foot switch to go between the 2 makes it easy to change in the middle of a song since you don't have to turn one off and one on. The only possible negative is that the box is bigger than regular pedals so you need a little more room on your pedal board. Otherwise, I'm very satisfied with the pedal. BBE makes really great quality pedals. I also use their Sonic Stomp pedal. Buy one. You won't be disappointed.

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5.0

BBE Chorus rocks!

By 

from Clifton, NJ

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about BBE Mind Bender Vibrato/Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

    My only regret was that I should've bought an extra pedal or two to keep in my travel cases as I use chorus a lot with different instruments. Next time this deal shows up I'm getting ON it!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Most transparent chorus pedal

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    from NYC

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about BBE Mind Bender Vibrato/Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Awesome pedal. Most transparent chorus pedal I have ever used. Solid build also. I have a chorus on my Boss ME-70. It is nothing like this. This unit can give sounds that are subtle to surreal. It is the kind of tool that really does add to one's creativity. I am currently using this pedal near full-time and just dialing it in and out to get the sound I love.

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    4.0

    not very subtle

    By 

    from USA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about BBE Mind Bender Vibrato/Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I like the pedal...hard to dial in subtle effects. after 1/4 up, the depth control is way over the top, just silly movie music stuff. with the depth down, the chorus effect is very nice with clean chords. chorus is better than vibrato on this unit. I like to find a subtle coloring then leave it.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Mind Bended and then some

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      from Renton, WA

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about BBE Mind Bender Vibrato/Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Got this guy on the stupid deal and at this price everyone that plays an instrument with effects should own one. You can dial in some great light vibrato and add some dirt or fuzz to get that sweet swirly bluesy Hendrix/Trower thing going on. Flip it over to chorus and get anything from Police to Nirvana and beyond. Both the vibrato and chorus have sweet, lush, full, rounded sounds. Neither is spiky or harsh sounding just smoothness all day. If you dial in either the knobs past 12 o'clock things get interesting. With a looper a delay and this guy dialed way past 12 o'clock I've created some absolutely insane sounds. It's the most versatile vibrato/chorus I've played. I found for my setup it likes to live in this arrangement... Looper> Dirt> Compressor> Mind Bender> Boost > Wha > Delay. It's seems to like the dirt first and on a clean setting it loves the compressor first. I found that the boost sharpened the top end if placed before the Mind Bender but my dirt did not. I know my personal set up is not the "standard" signal chain for effects, but it sounds the best to my ears. Everyones gear is different and so will be chained together differently. If you're even considering buying this pedal BUY IT NOW!!! You won't be disappointed.

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        1.0

        The BBE Mind Bender is mind-blowing bad

        By 

        from Michigan

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Selection Of Effects

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about BBE Mind Bender Vibrato/Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal sounds thin. The trem is unusable, the chorus acts more like a trem than a chorus.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great pedal

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          from Mendenhall MS

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • It Is A Great Pedal
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about BBE Mind Bender Vibrato/Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

            It gives slow tunes some style.It will give your tunes a personal touch I really like it.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            well built pedal

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            from WV

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about BBE Mind Bender Vibrato/Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Well built pedal. Chorus sounds better than vibrato (to me anyway). Easy to dial in the sound you want and is QUIET when turned off.

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            "Beautifully Made"

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            from Denver, CO.

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about BBE Mind Bender Vibrato/Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This pedal is very well made like all the BBE pedals..Easy to use and sounds great..The "Chorus" does seem to have more fell than the "Vibrato" but that does sound good too..

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