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BBE Soul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The Soul Vibe, winner of the Guitar World Platinum Award, is back with a new look that really suits the "vibe" of this delicious pedal. Countless gui...Read More

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OVERVIEW

The Soul Vibe, winner of the Guitar World Platinum Award, is back with a new look that really suits the "vibe" of this delicious pedal. Countless guitarists claim that Soul Vibe is the most convincing of analog rotary simulators, delivering on that Leslie experience complete with slight pitch changes as the horn comes and goes. Now Soul Vibe looks as sweet as it sounds. Check out that delicious root beer metallic finish, inspired by the warm, wood finished cabinet of a Leslie. Cr¨me brownface amp knobs are the perfect complement, adding to the visual warmth, while the matching cr¨me logo script puts this gorgeous new Soul Vibe in a class all its own. Just imagine plugging into this pedal and doing your best Gilmour or Trower licks. Yeah, we thought you'd like that.

What hasn't changed is the Soul Vibe's commitment to an authentic rotary experience with the convenience, reliability and durability you've come to expect from BBE, including 1% metal-film resistors and true hardwire bypass. If rotary is your vibe, get a Soul Vibe and discover that heaven is still in heavy rotation.

A newly redesigned rotary speaker simulator with tons of style and unbelievable tone.

FEATURES
  • Speed and Intensity controls
  • Blue status LED pulses at rate of speed selected
  • LED photocell box for precision and durability
  • 82K Ohms input impedance for vintage-correct rotary 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

Add it to your chain today.

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BBESoul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal
 
3.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Compact (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Great Pedal!

I really like this pedal! BBE has changed the looks, and it is an improvement. The old model had the cartoon graphics which I can gladly do without. The new one is very...Read complete review

I really like this pedal! BBE has changed the looks, and it is an improvement. The old model had the cartoon graphics which I can gladly do without. The new one is very attractive with a sort of metal flake root beer enamel finish and two creme-colored knobs for speed and intensity. It has a bright LED that lets you know when it is engaged, and pulsates in relation to the speed. It has a rugged metal on/off switch that makes a mechanical clicking sound when stepped on, but does not interfere with the signal. This pedal is a true bypass Leslie rotary simulator and sounds amazingly like a vintage Univibe. BBE has decided not to provide a power adapter with their new models, but they do include a 9 volt battery. The Soul Vibe draws 200mA of power. My only complaint is the smelly rubber backing on the bottom of the unit. I'm hoping that it will dissipate with time. I don't think that I will use this pedal for most songs, as I mostly use a compressor and a delay. But it certainly will have its place for many desired effects and certain songs. I can't imagine ever wanting to sell it. It has great tone and is highly recommended. But only you can decide if it fits your style of music.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Soul-sucking is right

Thought it was just the interior trim that I had to adjust to bring the brightness back that it sucked out of my tone... adjusted the trim...ack, all the tone sounded...Read complete review

Thought it was just the interior trim that I had to adjust to bring the brightness back that it sucked out of my tone... adjusted the trim...ack, all the tone sounded like someone sat on it. Sending it back, post-haste. That said, not completely terrible, especially for the price.

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4.0

Yes, I would buy this product again

By AccordionTraveler

from Southern NH

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds the rotary speaker Leslie effect w/o ampwgt

Cons

  • Limited Selection Of Effects

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal:

I use it as an added effect with my electrified accordion. It adds the rotary speaker effect similar to a Leslie amp, but without the bulk and weight of a 80 pound Leslie amp. It is somewhat cumbersome to set up with my amp, as I need to use my stereo cable which does not split with quite enough length. I have been pleased with the sound, however, while testing with it for the last couple of months.

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5.0

Rotary Speaker Simulator

By Antiquergirl

from New England

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This was a gift to my husband who enjoys playing rock guitar. This pedal gives him a great flavor of the classics.

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    2.0

    Not for me

    By Grant

    from GA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This just didn't give me the Leslie 'grind' I was looking for. Odd sort of effect, but not much like an organ speaker. Also it could use a second foot switch for changing speeds on the 'rotors.'

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      a great sound once you tone in and learn to use it

      By soul man

      from mi

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I use this unit with a freeze effect stomp box. It not only amazed my fellow band mates it amazed me. Brand new sound guaranteed.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Yes , I would buy this product again .

        By NA

        from Goodyear AZ .

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal:

          very satisfied with the product .

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          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Soul-sucking is right

          By Alaric Balibrera

          from Sebastopol, CA

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Thought it was just the interior trim that I had to adjust to bring the brightness back that it sucked out of my tone... adjusted the trim...ack, all the tone sounded like someone sat on it. Sending it back, post-haste. That said, not completely terrible, especially for the price.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Solid build, great tone

              By ElPasoLesStratMan

              from TEXAS

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal:

                BBE continues to impress with their build quality and tone. I think these could rival most small-builder pedals in tone, and exceed many in tone and features.
                The LED is bright and pulses in time with the effect. True bypass is another great feature. The battery hatch is easy access and tool-less to open. Even the 9 volt battery snap is a nice one-piece hard plastic unit. The board layout is precise and well executed. Even the paint is metal flake, even and pleasing to the eye.
                The sound is warm, big and very Robin T. and Jimi H. As a SDOTD is was a great buy.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Authentic-sounding rotary effect

                By PF

                from Tucker, GA

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                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Simple

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  This is a simple pedal to use with two controls and an internal trim pot. Most importantly, it delivers an authentic Uni-Vibe sound. The Owner's Manual includes recommended settings for Gilmour's "Breathe", Hendrix's "Machine Gun", and Trower's "Bridge of Sighs" (as well as settings to simulate a Leslie)...and these settings give you just those sounds.

                  This pedal has a nice warmth to it and can go from a slow, chorus-type wash to an intense, almost disorienting swirl effect. It sounds great running before my overdrives and fuzz; the manual recommends placing the Soul Vibe before dirt pedals for the classic Uni-Vibe sound.

                  I wasn't in the market for a rotary simulator, but I snagged this on MF's one-hour sale. Definitely worth the price if you're in the market for that classic Uni-Vibe sound.

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                  (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Worst of the worst

                  By Jack

                  from Bakersfield ca

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Nice Looking

                  Cons

                  • Not Responsive
                  • Poor Sound Quality
                  • Tone Sucking Awful Sound

                  Best Uses

                  • Throwing In Trash Can

                  Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Just came in the mail, already sold it for a loss. I didn't even wanna look at this thing anymore.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  soul vibe pedal

                  By showmemo

                  from Kansas city

                  Pros

                  • Responsive
                  • Sound
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Clicks Very Loudly

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BBE Soul Vibe Rotary Speaker Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Sounds is outstanding but click is very loud ...

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