Nux NCH1 Monterey Vibe Guitar Mini Pedal
About this Nux NCH1 Monterey Vibe Guitar Mini Pedal
NUX Monterey Vibe, born to recreate the grand, yet complex, psychedelic rock guitar sound of the 1960's and 70's. It features all of the classic Uni-vibe style selections: Chorus, Rotary-Speaker, and Phaser pedal. We modernized the original 4 stage phaser circuit ( a pulsating bulb surrounded by 4 photo-resistors ) by replacing it with a powerful 32Bit floating DSP to process our custom algorithm. What was the outcome? A perfect mimic of the complex physical-phenomena of its original analog circuitry.
NUX Monterey Vibe generates a truly unique effect tone; a mix of chorus, tremolo, rotary, and phaser. This unique tone can be found in Pink Floyds Breathe, Robin Trowers Bridge of Sighs, and the haunting audio mood created for Machine Gun by Jimi Hendrix.
The earliest Uni-Vibe effect pedal came out in the 1960s. Cutting-edge guitarists were seeking a replacement for the heavy rotary speaker amplifier--configured from a standard amplifier for the electronic pipe organ. The original Leslie speakers did have a charm of their own, but it was more than compensated for by gaining the phaser effect, and the ease-of-use of a simple pedal configuration.
Just like the traditional Uni-Vibe pedal, you can switch between Chorus ( the Uni-vibe effect ) or Vibrato, by simply holding the foot-switch. In Chorus mode, the mix of Phaser and dry guitar signals produces a classic Rotary sound. In Vibrato mode, your pitch modulates between high and low. Both modes yield a rich, vintage vibe at any speed, intensity, or volume.
The Tech Features
Type: True Bypass
Knobs: Luminous Knobs - Tone, Level, Gain
Power: 9v DC Centre Negative (Cannot be used with batteries)
Dimensions: 9.4cm x 5.1cm x 5.3cm
Outstanding at any priceBy: Brett Kingman on 29 April 2018My first encounter with this pedal was in front of a live audience yesterday - I had to demonstrate it. This is always a risky thing because sometimes expectations aren't met. Not so with the NCH1. I own an original Shin-ei Resly Tone and have reviewed and owned many of the high-end 'boutique' versions. I would rate the depth and sonic dimensional effect of the NCH1 up there with and in some cases above many of them. This is an outstanding pedal at any price and at under $100 it is a no-brainer, absolute bargain. Highly recommended.