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Classic Vibe CV-2TM & Vibe-Baby CV-2TM
production for 2017

 

 

Vibe-Baby CV-2TM

$260.00 (+shipping)

 

For musicians who wish to control their vibe's Speed from an expression pedal, just as one would on an original Uni-Vibe, and still have a minimal footprint 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.

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 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.

 

 

The Vibe-Baby CV-2TM pedal is built with Electrolytic coupling capacitors in the audio path, mylar and ceramic phase capacitors, carbon film resistors, and heel-down "Cancel" operation. 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 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, true bypass switch is on the side, and the Volume control is located under the treadle where it can't get "bumped" once you have it set to your exact preference.

The Vibe-Baby CV-2TM is an 18VDC pedal for use with linear wall wart power-packs and many pedalboard power units. For those "9V or nothing!" people, a special 9V-18V Power Box (2x booster) is available at an additional cost.

 

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

Click here to Order

 

 


 

 

 

Connections & Controls

 

 

 

 


 

How do we know our Vibe-Baby CV-2TM pedals sound right?...


(the Vibe-Baby shown above is the old black pedal housing)


by listening
and tuning each one I build


(the Vibe-Baby shown above is the old black pedal housing)

 

 


Click here to see several of the vintage uni-vibe's I've worked on
Customers


Sound Clips
Strat and Vibe-Baby CV-2TM

 

Playing a few Bridge Of Sigh's licks, intro then outro...
Sound Clip - 1
(3.74Mb)

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

Playing some notes/harmonics with lots of air
so you hear the Vibe-Baby CV-2's "swirl" and "throb" very 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 LDRs, or if they they look like or "resemble" vintage photocells, here at Classic Amplification it's all about the sound, 'nuff said.

I have personally tested/auditioned literally (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. Here's a peek under the hood:

We have found there is absolutely no difference in sound between hermetically sealed vs normal LDR's, that whole "thing" is a myth and just a bunch of BS perpetuated by vibe builders who would like you to believe in such things.

 

 

 


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.

WE RECOMMEND USINIG AN 18v WALL-WART POWER PACK

Remember that a proper vintage circuit uni-vibe replica runs with a totally different internal power requirement than 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 unit setups (which do not supply 18v/300mA), we can supply an external 9v-18v power booster box, at an additional cost, that can allow use on many pedalboard power units 9v/400mA ports.

When the 9v-to-18v booster box is ordered along with our vibes we courtesy test on a Voodoo Lab PP2+ and a Decibel Eleven Hot Stone Deluxe:


 

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-Babys
being sold on the internet


click here for more information



 

 

 

 


EFFECTS:
Vibe-Baby
CV-2
TM


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CV-2
TM


Classic Vibe
CV-2x
TM
(on hold)





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