Well slap my arse and call me Nancy – everyone is going Univibe crazy at the moment and now EHX have joined in – about time, given that they release about 40 pedals a week. Their take is called the Good Vibes, it is a very reasonable $179, and it sounds stellar!
The EHZ blurb says….
The EHX Good Vibes is a re-creation of the classic “flower power” era chorus/vibrato pedal. According to company President and Founder, Mike Matthews, “We designed it to take you on a trip back to the ‘60s so it delivers the warm, liquid groove we associate with that time in music, but we also updated it to meet the needs of contemporary players.”
Like the original Uni-Vibe it uses photocells for a sound and response that’s true to the classic design. However, boosted power rails provide 21st century definition and headroom, while true bypass switching ensures maximum signal path integrity. An expression pedal input was added and puts control of speed and intensity at the player’s feet.
The Good Vibes features easy-to-use controls consisting of Volume, Speed and Intensity knobs plus two switches: a Chorus/Vibrato selector and an EXP Speed/Intensity switch which lets the player choose EXP pedal control of either. The pedal is housed in a rugged, compact die-cast chassis and for added convenience is powered by a standard center negative 9V power supply, which is included. An always-on speed indicator is also included. The Good Vibes has a U.S. List Price of $179.99.
Watch the company’s video demo: