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Strymon Ultraviolet

Strymon Ultraviolet Vintage Vibe

Strymon Ultraviolet: Quintessential Vibe Pedal

When it's right, the sound of a vibe pedal can be magical, full of gooey swirls and low end that is thick enough to almost chew on when you dig in, especially when going into a slightly overdriven amp. It's a sound that captivated players like Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, David Gilmour, and Doyle Bramhall II, and it's still highly sought after today. Up until now, the best versions of these sounds have been large in size and expensive, but that has all changed with the Strymon Ultraviolet!

Hyper-Accurate Recreation with Modern Innovations

The Ultraviolet is a hyper-accurate recreation of the classic vibe sound that began with the original Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe in the late 60s, but it goes far beyond those original units in flexibility. Strymon has captured all of the critical component interdependencies of the original down to the tiniest nuance and added a new Blend mode to the original Chorus (50/50) and Vibrato (100% wet) settings to give you a 70/30 mix of dry and wet for a more subtle effect. Additionally, three different Bias settings allow you to fundamentally change the throb and growl of the vibe sound to suit the needs of the music.

Flexible and Intuitive Controls

The Ultraviolet features intuitive controls that make it easy to dial in the perfect vibe sound. The Speed, Intensity, and Volume controls allow you to fine-tune the modulation effect to your liking. The pedal also includes three operating modes: Chorus (50/50 mix), Vibrato (100% wet), and the new Blend mode (70/30), providing a wide range of tonal possibilities. The three different Bias settings (Low, Mid, and High) let you determine the center frequency of the sweep, adding even more versatility to your sound.

Modern Connectivity and Features

The Ultraviolet is equipped with TRS Stereo Input and Output jacks, allowing for flexible routing options. The USB-C port enables firmware updates, MIDI connectivity, and future compatibility with Strymon Nixie software. The TRS MIDI/Expression jack allows for connecting to a TRS MIDI source or expression pedal, giving you even more control over your sound. With full MIDI implementation and 300 preset slots, the Ultraviolet is a powerful tool for any guitarist.

Product Highlights:

  • Hyper-Accurate Recreation: Captures the original 60s vibe sound popularized by Jimi Hendrix and others.
  • Three Operating Modes: Chorus (50/50 mix), Vibrato (100% wet), and new Blend mode (70/30).
  • Three Bias Settings: Allows you to determine the center frequency of the sweep - Low, Mid, and High.
  • Comprehensive Controls: Speed, Intensity, and Volume knobs for precise sound shaping.
  • TRS Stereo Input and Output Jacks: Flexible routing options for any setup.
  • USB-C Connectivity: For firmware updates, MIDI connectivity, and future compatibility with Strymon Nixie software.
  • TRS MIDI/Expression Jack: Connect to a TRS MIDI source or expression pedal for additional control.
  • Full MIDI Implementation: 300 preset slots for saving your favorite settings.
  • Premium Analog Input Preamp: Features a discrete JFET design for superb tonal response.

This pedal ships fully insured with signature required.