on December 15, 2013
Nice, analog sounding device, build quality very good and it is possible to create a rotary leslie effect (speed at approx. 90%).
I prefer lower intensity settings for a more subtle effect.
But in case of live (band) situation I might raise the intensity knob, that's the next step.
(Only) my point of view: extreme settings are not recommended
on January 23, 2013
I purchased this pedal as a more reasonably priced way to try another vibe pedal after considering all the good reviews. I had bought a Fulltone mini deja vibe back in the spring and never really could get the vibe tone I wanted out of it, and just kept not really liking it as much as I tried to make myself. It really seems the deja vibe and other exact univibe replica pedals are plagued by the problem the original had of being very inconsistent from one pedal to the next and having to try multiple units to find a "good one". No doubt there are great sounding deja vibes out there but mine was just not doing it and did not sound like the demos I had seen. No offense to fulltone, I love my 70' fuzz.
I really am happy with the BBE soul vibe. It does the Gilmour tones I want pretty well and has a nice throb as you turn it up to the faster settings. It sweeps really nice on the lower settings and begins to warble more on the mid speed settings. sounds really good just about no matter how you set it. This really has a great sound and BBE has found a way to get you 98% of the way to the original tone with a more reliable design that has less inconsistency from one pedal to the next. It is not the best vibe out there I'm sure but it is really, really good. Especially for the reasonable price.
Also I like that it is totally analog. Has no volume drop when engaged. Just has that magical tone about it. Led pulses to the speed of the pedal. True bypass also. They just got it right on this one.
Anyway the Deja vibe is for sale. The soul vibe is on my board and I hope to recoup a few dollars... I will be gigging this pedal regularly.