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ZVEX releases the Vibrophase

ZVEX releases the Vibrophase

Minneapolis-based builder issues new phaser

Based on the 2016 NAMM debut of the Candela Vibrophase (the world’s only candle powered guitar pedal), ZVEX Effects releases a smaller, traditionally enclosed Vibrophase. The Vibrophase is designed to dramatically broaden the spectrum of textures available using the original circuitry from the Candela in a traditionally vertical enclosure. This five-knob four-stage phaser creates phase and vibrato nuances never heard before. Speed sweeps from maddeningly slow to puppy dog flippy, vibrato/phase sweeps. Feedback sends the output back through the phaser again to raise intensity, and there are controls for the top end and bottom end of the sweep, so players can completely tailor the sound to their song.

“A few years ago ZVEX Effects released the Candela Vibrophase, a candle-powered vibrato/phaser machined from solid brass and glass that used a mix of 1800s technology (a Sterling heat engine) and 60s/70s technology audio circuitry to create a lovely, swirling effect,” said Zvex owner Zachary Vex. “We received numerous requests to put that sound into a guitar pedal and after a bunch of research we came up with a way of dramatically broadening the spectrum of textures available using the original circuitry from the Candela. It’s presented to you here as the Vibrophase™, a five-knob four-stage phaser that creates phase and vibrato nuances never heard before. Five knobs! Count ’em! Speed sweeps from maddeningly slow to puppy dog flippy, vibrato/phase sweeps from, erm, you’ll figure that out, feedback sends the output back through the phaser again to raise intensity, and there are controls for the top end and bottom end of the sweep so you can completely tailor the sound to your song. I think you’re really going to enjoy this. It’s just really pretty”

The Vibrophase is available for $269.