DryBell Vibe Machine V2 Review

HOW IT LOOKS

Basically it’s identical to the Vibe Machine V1, but Grey and with an extra switch position.

HOW IT SOUNDS

The toggle switch gives you 3 sound modes:

  • UP = Custom: You can adjust this sound with the trimpots on the left side.
  • MIDDLE = Bright: ideal for smaller amps and for certain pedal chains
  • DOWN = Original: the classic tone of the original Uni-Vibe with a typical dark flavour.

Before this, I tried the MXR Univibe JHM3 and the Fulltone Deja Vibe 2: I must say only the Vibe Machine made me feel that tridimensional sound I expected from a Uni-Vibe. Let’s remember that the Uni-Vibe was invented while trying to create a rotary speaker simulator!

POWER

Standard 9V DC center-negative plug (Boss type).
It has NO battery clip.

SETTINGS

Here’s the settings I used for the demo (click to zoom)

DEMO

For the demo I used the SM-57 + Scarlett Focusrite 2i2

  • Comp
  • Vibe
  • Muff
  • Drive
  • Delay

Pedals used for the demo:

  • Boss CS-3
  • DryBell Vibe Machine V2 (of course)
  • Nano Bass Big Muff
  • Boss BD-2W (C Mode) – Low Drive as Booster
  • Nova Delay (Digital 440ms)