I'm working on a few new pedals and finished the first of the batch; a mono vibe pedal build inside a wah-enclosure. It found a new owner ( Bas van D who also owns my 'standard' Tremolo 002.) a day after finishing it, so soundclips will have to way until I either build a new one or can get some recordings from him using it in his new band https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sookie-Sookie-Funk-a-Soul
|Vintage Vibe Mono 001|
|True-Bypass is done with the switch at the toe-position controlling a relay.|
Because preferences differ I have been thinking on how to make this pedal more flexible while still being simple to operate. I personally prefer having the bypass done with the 'Cancel' switch at the heel. This way moving the treadle forwards will turn on the effect. This is not true-bypass and thereby the pedal will color the sound when the pedal is off. This is the way the original Uni-Vibe worked, and you can clearly hear it color the signal even when not in use on Hendrix's Woodstock and Band of Gypsies recordings.
Having the pedal non-true bypass frees up the foot-switch's duty to be used for switching between Chorus and Vibrato modes with your foot, so you don't need to bend down and switch it by hand mid-song. This custom build however uses the foot-switch for true-bypass because that's what the customer wanted.
To make the pedal more flexible and not having the customer needing to choose beforehand between these two different options I am going to adapt the 'Mode' switch so you can change the foot-switch's function whenever you want. Simply put; where it normally had a 'Chorus' and 'Vibrato' setting it will have a 3rd setting that changes the true bypass-switch into a Chorus/Vibrato switch.
I also want to incorporate stereo in this pedal, which means having all the features of the Deluxe Stereo Vibe, but have them in a single treadle operated enclosure instead of having a main unit with a separate expression pedal. It is quite a challenge fitting all this inside an already tight space, but it's on the drawing-board.