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Strymon UltraViolet

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The Strymon UltraViolet Vintage Vibe aims to capture those classic modulation effects of yesteryear. With plenty of wobble, wooshing, and bubbling irregularity. But it is all digital and feature-packed for a modern pedalboard setup.

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Strymon UltraViolet

This latest Strymon UltraViolet Vintage Vibe is one of their smaller format pedals and concentrates on giving musicians vintage modulation tones.

Perfect for those Uni-Vibe Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, and David Gilmour tones

It is based on an ARM processor with plenty of processing power available. There will be no hiss, hum, or weird vintage circuitl anomalies (unless you dial them in) with this modern purple pedal.

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Vintage Modulation · Source: Strymon

Modulation

Controls for Speed, Intensity, and Volume are paired with three distinct Modes labeled Chorus, Vibrato, and Blend.

The Volume knob provides up to 4dB of boost to give the signal a bit of a kick when the pedal is engaged. Plus, in Vibrato mode, an uncoloured boost can be achieved with the Intensity at zero.

The Blend offers Chorus 50/50% mix, Vibrato 100% wet,  and a new blend mode 70%/30%.

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It also has a Bias switch with Low, Mid, and High settings on offer. This Bias affects the sweep shape and tone emphasis, allowing for tons of sonic variation.

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Modes · Source: Strymon

Stereo/Dual Mono

The UltraViolet’s new vibe algorithm offers all the elements of the classic optical vibe circuit.

Just that this modern-day pedal offers a TRS stereo input and output in a dual mono configuration, and this means users can place UltraViolet at any point in their pedal chain with no impact on their stereo image.

MIDI

It also offers MIDI that can connect an expression pedal for control over any combination of knobs in any direction (the Expression pedal controls Speed by default.)

Or users can attach an optional external switch for tap tempo or recall.

It uses a high-impedance, ultra-low noise discrete Class A JFET stereo input preamp and provides the perfect touch sensitivity, that picks up the dynamics of the users playing.

The pedal can also be set to either True or Buffered Bypass making it perfect for all pedalboard setups. It requires a  9 V DC power supply (not included) to run.

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