Guitar - Fender Stratocaster, with D Allen Voodoo 69 neck and middle pickups and Seymour Duncan SSL5 bridge pickup
Amp - Laney Lionheart L20, Laney LT212 cabinet with Celestion V30 speakers
Mic - Sennheiser e906 mic
DryBell’s Vibe Machine has been one of my favourite UniVibes since its release a few years back so when they launched the new Unit67 I though “this looks very interesting!”. Here’s my review.
The Unit67 is surprisingly refreshing offering something new based on old and classic circuits. I’ve never seen anything like it anyway. It’s a compressor, EQ and booster in one pedal and I have to say, it sounds damn good!
In fact it’s probably one of my favourite pedals, which is a huge kudos I guess as it’s been out for only a couple of months. It’s really one of those pedals you just want to leave on all the time and as much as I’ve said that before about other pedals, this is really one you want to leave on all the time!
So, the Unit67 is based on that classic 1176 studio compressor. Super smooth and transparent compression, controlled by a two mode input toggle (Low +4dB gain, lower compression and High +10dB gain, long sustained notes) and a master control for the compression controlling the amount dry/wet.
The big volume control controls the amount of clean boost, which is quite considerable. This feature alone is capable of driving the front end of your tube amp into smooth overdrive.
The third feature is the EQ section. Unlike most EQs or tone controls, this is based on the old Range Master treble boost.