Vibe-Bro nails the tone, look, feel, sound and that indefinable "chocolate smoke" only found in the early production vintage Honey and Shin-ei, Uni-Vibe effects. Made popular in the 60's by iconic guitar legends Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, and Robin Trower, the original Honey and Shin-ei "vibes" are legendary and at the top of the list of the all time greatest effects.
Vibe-Bro is the result of several years of intense planning, experimentation and plain old down and dirty hard work. Created by a team of respected "old school" industry professionals, we wanted to recreate the past as closely as possible and yet add some modern day design techniques without denigrating the natural tone and personality of the original circuit. It was not easy. Design changes were made up until the last minute and we will always be tweaking the Vibe-Bro as needed to give the player a truly great tonal and playable experience. Every Vibe-Bro is hand built by a team who really cares about quality. Sometimes several hours are spent by the "Shin-ei Tone Team" tweaking a unit for its maximum goodness. The Vibe-Bro can never be a mass produced effects pedal. Production numbers are small so great care can be taken to voice each individual unit as close to the originals as possible. We want the user to be able to stand the Vibe-Bro side by side to an original 60's vintage Uni-Vibe and hear no noticeable differences. We believe we have achieved that goal. When you play one, we think you will too.
You can choose either the "TRUE BYPASS" or the original vintage vibe circuit "PREAMP" mode via the "Signal Path" slider switch on the back of the unit.
Vibe-Bro has been engineered to be pedal board friendly. Measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" it will take up about 20% less space than an original Uni-Vibe..
Vibe-Bro is offered in both "VINTAGE BLACK" and "MACHINE GUN GRAY". Occasionally we will offer the Vibe-Bro in some custom colors as well. Due to production scheduling, not all colors are available at all times.
The Vibe-Bro is built using many NOS electronic components and original Shin-ei "old school" flavoring. Check out the footswitch for instance. It features the "Shin-ei" logo on it just like many of our pedals did back in the day!
Besides the stadard 120 volt North American models. international Vibe-Bro models are available in 220 volt and 240 volt configurations. A special 100 volt model for the Japanese market is in development.
Created by the Shin-ei Custom Shop, the U-915 chorus/vibrato
rack module is a 19" rack mounted version of the Vibe-Bro with the addition of some
innovative and desirable flexibility.
Only twenty-five units will be available for purchase.
The U-915 features the same manual flexibility as the Vibe-Bro with a little extra added love. Familiar features include the Bypass-Preamp switch, Volume/Intensity controls, and the Chorus-Vibrato switch. Additional new settings include a front panel mounted toggle switch to choose "Vibe-Bro In or Vibe-Bro Out" and two speed setting controls which we label "Fast and Slow".
THE U-915 includes two rear panel stereo switching jacks. These allow the user to control EVERY manual function REMOTELY via external footswitches (not supplied). Innovative power and relay switching allows this functionality without sacrificing any tone or depth of effect.
The heart and soul of the U-915 lives inside an attractive high quality 19" anodized aluminum enclosure offered in either black or silver. The standard U-915 Rack Module is designed for 120 volt use. A 240 volt version is available in very limited quantities.
We are now taking orders for the U-915 Chorus-Vibrato Rack Module. You can contact us via phone or email. Initial shipments will begin in April, 2018. Due to our small staff and dedication to the highest standards of quality, we will only be producing three U-915 rack modules per month.
The B1G 1 Gain Booster adds a clean boost to your tone via a massive 30+ db of pure studio quality gain.
Besides its intended use for electric guitar, the B1G 1's fat analog sound is equally
amazing when used with acoustic guitars, bass, and keyboards.
Guitarist Eric Johnson is currently using the B1G 1 Gain Booster on tour.
Designed by electronic guru Lee Jackson, the B1G 1 Gain Booster was engineered to be a high fidelity, studio quality gain boost without adding or detracting anything from the original signal. It is in effect, an analog pre-amp on par with vintage and modern recording studio channel strips with some extra added "love".
Highest quality analog gain boost with advanced circuitry not found in any commercial gain booster effect pedal. Only the finest audio components were used in the building and design of this effect.
The B1G 1 is made of 14 gauge cold rolled steel. It is virtually built like a tank.
The unit can be powered by a nine volt battery or a nine volt external power source (100ma minimum). The electronics are engineered to consume very little battery power.
This is an exact reproduction of the original, first version 1967 Honey Co. Ltd.
"Baby Crying" FY-6 Super Fuzz.
Production is limited to one hundred units.
The Honey Co. Ltd. FY-6 "Baby Crying" effect was released in 1967. It was the very first incarnation of the Super Fuzz. There were several versions of the FY-6 Baby Crying Fuzz during it first year of production and we have chosen our favorite features and incorporated them into a painstakingly accurate reproduction of the original.
Using only the highest quality parts, we have duplicated the original electronic circuitry of the FY-6 and recreated its original magic. It is almost impossible to tell the difference between an original and our current unit.
The unit is controlled by the Balance/Expander knobs and the slider switch (Tone 1 & 2) which are located on the left side of the unit. The Expander control also has ON-OFF status to preserve battery power.
The "Screaming Sister" 8ctave Boost is a tribute to the vintage octave boost pedal used by many iconic guitarists including Doyle Bramhall II, Johnny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Housed inside a tough steel vintage style enclosure, the Screaming Sister delivers a very musical octave boost effect. Pair it up with the Vibe-Bro or our U-915 Rack Module and you will have some monstrous tone to deal with.
There are three controls on the left side of the unit: "MOOD", "8CTAVE" AND "BOOST". The BOOST control also doubles as an on/off switch, saving battery power for players who don't want to unplug the unit between uses.
There is an LED located in the lower right corner of the unit which lets the user know if the effect is on or off. The unit runs on a nine volt battery and also features a nine volt socket for those looking to use an external power source. A nine volt 100ma extrernal source will power the unit.
The Screaming Sister is constructed out of high quality cold rolled steel and is powder coated to last a lifetime. We are now using the "Demont" footswitch on our products. This is the highest quality switch available in the industry, known for its quiet and easy actuation.
This is an exact reproduction of the original Companion FY-2 Fuzz.
The Companion FY-2 fuzz is one of the most popular vintage fuzz pedals produced in the 60's. Our new Companion FY-2 is an exact reproduction of the original.
Using only the highest quality parts, we have duplicated the original electronic circuitry of the FY-2 and recreated its original magic.
The unit is controlled by Volume and Fuzz knobs located on the back of the unit. The FY-2 bottom plate features two thumb screws giving the user easy access to the nine volt battery.
This is the optional Speed Control Foot Pedal for the Vibe-Bro. It is an exact reproduction of the vintage "Double Rubber" style foot controllers that came with the first year Uni-Vibe models made in 1968."
NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK ON SPEED CONTROL PEDALS.
ALL U.S. VIBE-BRO "COMBO" ORDERS WILL SHIP WITHOUT THE SPEED CONTROL PEDAL.
THE SPEED CONTROL PEDAL WILL BE SHIPPED UNDER SEPARATE COVER IN MID APRIL.
The Vibe-Bro Speed Control Foot Pedal is available in Machine Gun Gray amd Vintage Black.
The Vibe-Bro Speed Control Foot Pedal works with the Vibe-Bro only and is non compatible with an original 60's vintage Uni-Vibe. It features the original "Double Rubber" design found on the very first Uni-Vibe speed control pedals produced in 1968.
For those who have an original vintage 1960's or 70's Uni-Vibe and need a replacement, this is an authentic reproduction of the original first year "Honey Co. Ltd." version.
The "Honey" Vintage Speed Control Foot Pedal works with original vintage 1960's and 70's Uni-Vibe effects only and is non compatible with the Vibe-Bro. This unit features the original first year design "Double Rubber" strips on the top of the pedal.
This item is painted in hand textured Shin-ei Vintage Gray. The pedal top is high quality chrome as found on the original vintage versions.
The Honey Vintage Speed Control Foot Pedal is produced in very low quantities and is not always available for purchase.