Fulltone Custom Shop Mini Deja Vibe MDV-1 gives you the sound of original Univibe in a more compact package. Many manufacturers claim to make an authentic Univibe, but Fulltone has given attention to even the smallest detail to deliver 100% authentic sound.
1) 18 Volts DC. Many other vibes use a voltage doubler to get 18 from 9 volts, but a real Univibe circuit pulls way too much current at the most extreme point of its duty-cycle, and using a doubler also doubles the amount of current needed from your power supply. Bottom line, unless your power supply outlet is 500-1000 ma it won't sound as big as the CS-MDV-1.
2) The CS-MDV-1 gets much slower and much faster speeds than any other vibe....Hello Pink Floyd!
We replaced the dual speed pot from a traditional Univibe with a pair of Fulltone's custom Photo-resistors (optocouplers) giving much more range while allowing for external expression pedal control via a jack on the back and keeping the traditional Univibe wobble. If you haven't tried a CS MDV-1, you cannot comment on Fulltone vibes.
Robben Ford is currently using the CS-MDV-1, here's a recent photo from a Japanese Guitar Magazine.
Volume: Sets output volume level, more volume available than in any other Univibe clone.
Intensity: Sets effect intensity by adjusting the pedal's internal light bulb intensity. Bulb gets brighter towards 5 o'clock and dimmer towards 7 o'clock. There is also an internal trimmer for fine-tuning available.
Chorus/Vibrato Switch: Chorus setting gives you the classic Hendrix/Trower Univibe sounds, Vibrato setting gives you a pitch-bending vibrato.
Vintage/Modern Switch: Vintage setting gives you the classic Univibe sound, Modern setting gives you more output and brightness.
Speed: Controls modulation speed. Note: Custom Shop model has an expression pedal input, expression pedal controls modulation speed. Any expression pedal works with the Custom Shop Deja Vibe.
- Power Requirements: 2.1mm 18V DC centre negative power supply (not included).
- True Bypass
- Made in USA
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