Considered one of the quintessential guitar effects, the Uni-Vibe has had a legendary mystique ever since the great Jimi Hendrix added the psychedelic tones it offers to his classic sound. Electro-Harmonix has been making excellent pedals for years, and it’s well-known for designing great modulation pedals in particular.
Recently the company announced the Good Vibes uni-vibe pedal, sporting the intended photocell design. Standard volume, intensity, and speed controls are present, as well as switches to select either chorus or vibrato mode, and another switch to allow an external expression pedal to manipulate speed or intensity.
The most useful innovation utilized by the Good Vibes is the optional expression pedal functionality. This unique feature gives the original Uni-Vibe its characteristic flair, and sets this offering from Electro-Harmonix apart from the rest of the pack.
If you’re looking for a fresh take on a classic effect, this pedal might fit the bill. – Brandon Stoner