Like the original Uni-Vibe it uses photocells for a sound and response that’s true to the classic design.

New York, NY (February 24, 2015) -- 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:

For more information:
EHX

Can a bona fide funk guru help design a better Klone?

Wide range of gain. Very useful EQ.

Doesn’t do the Klon clean boost as well as original.

$349

Jackson Audio The Optimist
jackson.audio

5
4.5
4.5
4

Jackson Audio’s pedal collaboration with modern funk hero Cory Wong could have taken a few different paths. Considering Wong’s style, a compressor would have been an obvious choice. Instead, the Optimist is a dual overdrive that builds on a Klon-inspired baseline, adds a second overdrive, and has a clever EQ to create a super-flexible overdrive. Named after Wong’s second album, The Optimist suits Wong’s exuberant and fun-loving personality. But it also describes the way you might approach a gig with this pedal in hand. Together, the two separate overdrives and active EQ give you enough tones to cover almost any gig this side of Slayer cover band.

Read MoreShow less

See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

Submit your own artist pick collections to rebecca@premierguitar.com for inclusion in a future gallery.

How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

Read MoreShow less
x