Vintage 1969 Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe guitar effects pedal

John Shults

Posted on July 10 2020

Vintage 1960s Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe guitar effects pedal


This vintage 1960 Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe guitar effect pedal came through the shop a few years ago. I want to buy vintage guitar effects pedals like the Uni-Vibe, Roland Space Echo, Echoplex, fuzz pedals, and more. Contact me here to sell a vintage Uni-Vibe guitar effect pedal

The Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe is a classic phase shifter effect made famous by Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, and many more. The thick, rich "chorus" effect that it's famous for has become a staple in a classic rock guitarist's rig. While the Uni-Vibe's construction is closely copied by many companies, many players confirm that there's just nothing like the real thing.

This Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe has survived in fully functional condition. The only maintenance required were new filter caps and a quick potentiometer cleaning. The rest of the pedal is clean and untouched. The original expression pedal was lost and replaced with a newer pedal. These Uni-Vibes are known to be inconsistent in tone but let me assure you that this a good one. It likes to take a minute to warm up but once it does it's a joy to play. The doppler effect is strong and the classic tone is unmistakable.

Uni-Vibe 1960s 1970s effect pedal

Vintage Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe pedal

Uni-Vibe Shin-Ei circuit board


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1 comment

  • YDB: November 04, 2020

    This was made in 1973, not 1969.

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