Iconic Chorus/Vibrato true to the classic late '60s tone
Simple three-knob interface
At gentle settings, the MXR Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato pedal adds a lush, shimmering chorus effect to your electric guitar signal. At extreme settings, it sounds like your amplifier is actually chewing on your guitar tone until it spits out rich, lumpy, pitch-modulated goodness. We don't really feel the need to describe the tone, because it's one of the most iconic effects heard in '60s-'70s rock. And while original vintage Uni-Vibe pedals are almost impossible to come by, this compact version nails that sound while also being pedalboard friendly. Plug into the MXR Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato pedal, and we're sure you'll be hooked.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
PRODUCT SUMMARY The new M68 Uni-Vibe is a very good vibe pedal. I like it a lot. It's the perfect form factor (shape/size) with no coloration of the tone...by which I mean it does not boost the bass or mids or anything like that when you click it on, and that sets it apart from a lot of other vibes I tested. I did an extensive vibe pedal shoot-out about 6 months or a year ago and at the time, the MXR M68 was not available.
At that time my favorite was the Shaky Jimi, and I have to say that it still is -- But the M68 gives it a good run...and if you are extremely tight on board space, it might be a better choice for you. They sound very similar, I might even very slightly prefer the M68 sound which retains slightly more treble, and has a wider range of adjustment. However, I can't think of anything that would use the wider range of adjustment - I don't think I'd set it that slow or that fast...so the Jimi seems to include the right range. I asked my wife which pedal...
Johnny Guitar has already nailed the summary so I've just got a couple of side notes here.
The swirling psychedelic Hendrix or Trower sound that immediately comes to mind when you say "univibe" lives in the higher depth settings. At lower settings you can get a more subtle and very usable chorus or vibrato effect as well.
And, I really like the preamp in this thing.
I use a very clean amp, so I run mine before overdrive pedals. Vibrato mode (red light on) has less effect on the original tone, but there is a little something going on there. So, I tried it in vibrato mode with the speed and depth all the way down and the level above unity to push the front of my overdrive pedal a little. It sounds great. It does kind of like what an EP Booster does, but much more subtle in the re-EQ dept. Adding low speed and low depth settings, so it just churns a little in the background sounds good with the boost too, especially on leads. I get to where...
This pedal works for a limited number of applications. Its very heavy on bass and midrange frequencies while almost eliminating highs. I bought it to do a couple zz top songs, and its good for that. The vibrato is very good but, as other people have said, there's not an easy way to switch between chorus and vibrato. There should really be two big buttons, one to turn the unit on/off and one to switch between chorus and vibrato. As it is there is only a tiny white button in the corner of the unit for that. But if your looking for a warbley sounding chorus that's heavy on the bass and mids this is it.
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