vibrato

Smart interface design makes exploring traditional modulation tones and deeply tweaked sounds an intuitive joy.

Gazillions of possible modulation tones from trad’ to bizarre. Well-designed interface. Rich basic sounds. Easy to use in conventional settings.

Some study required to maximize pedal potential. Some weirder lo-fi sounds betray digital artifacts.

$349

Walrus Audio Mako M1
walrusaudio.com

4.5
4.5
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4

Depending on your appetite for adventure, the Walrus Audio M1 modulation machine can look like a thrill ride or a very nasty little thing. The knobs and switches—as well as the graphics and text that describe their function—are packed like sardines onto the face of the pedal. And depending on your settings, the two bright LEDs can pulse like an entire Fillmore liquid light show stuffed into two little fish eyes.

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The box may not be truly tiny—but the Uni-Vibe-style sounds are totally huge.

Deep, luxurious, detailed, and very authentic modulations. Nice attention to detail.

No expression pedal option. Rate wheel not as expressive as treadle.

$399

Sabbadius Tiny-Vibe 69
sabbadius.com

5
4
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3.5

Argentina's Sabbadius is not messing around when it comes to Uni-Vibe-style pedals. Their authentically styled and photocell-driven Funky-Vibe pedals come in five incarnations—including models designed to replicate Jimi's Uni-Vibe sounds from Woodstock and the Fillmore East shows that birthed the Band of Gypsys LP. They also build Funky-Vibes intended to replicate variations built in 1968 and '69.

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A preset-capable chorus and vibrato that's built to inspire creativity.

The Pretty Bird Woman is a preset-capable chorus and vibrato designed with an intuitive layout and is a solution to the complexities of current modulation pedal designs. The Pretty Bird Woman provides four programmable presets for immediate access to your essential settings, individually tuned depth and rate controls for optimized modulation, and a unique filtered delay line delivering warm modulated tones.

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