One-sixth of a new line of pedals unveiled in early 2022 by the established guitar builder, the Eastwood Black Box BB-03 Blue Vibe is a simple 3-knob take on Jimi Hendrix’s favorite modulation effect.
Like most pedals of this kind (including the original), the Blue Vibe has also a Chorus mode accessible through a toggle switch.
The Vbe mode has its own sounds and flavor consisting in a subtle pitch modulation, while Chorus mode will activate the Color knob, which changes the phase relationship of the effected signal in relation to the dry one, which slightly changes the tone’s character.
Check out the videos of the Blue Vibe, we added it to our article about the Best Uni-Vibe clones and variants.
Eastwood BB-03 BLUE VIBE, Builder’s Notes
The focus of the BlackBox Series is straight ahead quality FX circuits with a zero-compromise build quality.
The Series is designed to compliment each other and fit in with 99% of guitar players’ rigs. Use all 6 for a pedal board that covers a LOT of sonic ground, or pick 1 or 2 to fill in the gaps on your existing board.
A 60’s Uni-Vibe inspired Chorus/Vibrato pedal. The BLUE VIBE contains all the classic 60s Hendrix sounds, so much so that this pedal was very nearly called DOLLY DAGGER. The slow swooshing Chorus sounds are there, through to the Leslie/Rotary style sounds with faster SPEED settings.
COLOR control only works with the Chorus mode, and it changes the phase relationship of the effected (Chorus) signal in relation to the dry signal.
Not to be outdone, the VIBE mode (Vibrato) has its own sounds and flavour. VIBE is subtle pitch modulation that can go from slow and dreamy to fast and shimmery.
Switch up: Chorus mode.
Switch down: Vibrato mode.
• Circuit: Digital
• Bypass: True Bypass
• Audio: Mono
• Power Supply: 9V (not included)
• Dimensions: 1.75″ x 2.75″ x 4.9″ (4.5cm x 7cm x 12.5cm)