Touch-sensitive Tremolo, Vibrato and Vibrating Filter
Do you like to modulate? The Vibro Man packs three kinds of
modulating effects into one pedal: Vibrato, tremolo and vibrating
filter. The vibrato offers a smooth pitch-varying effect that you
can adjust from subtle to radical and everything in between. The tremolo
adds beautiful sine-wave tremolo typical of classic tube amps. But by
cranking the depth you can get square-wave chopping effects that add
more bite to your sound. The best part is that both vibrato and tremolo
can be enabled together and controlled by a single speed knob.
But if you thought that was enough, the fine folks at Kilpatrick Audio
decided it might be fun to be able to switch the vibrato for something
a bit more dramatic. The vibrating band-pass filter fits the bill with a
high-Q sweeping filter. The depth affects the frequency range of the filter
sweeping. And of course it can be used along with the tremolo effect for
incredible sounds. All of the effects are produced in stereo, so that
you get two synchronized, but different channels which sound great when
played through two amps.
The Vibro Man is the first Kilpatrick Audio pedal with a
touch-sensitive mode. By enabling the Touch footswitch,
the depth of each effect reacts to your playing. For instance, start with
a subtle vibrato that gets deeper as you play louder. This really brings
new possibility to effects which are conventionally non-reactive. The results
are really quite interesting and fun to use.
"The Vibro Man, Kilpatrick's multi-function modulation powerhouse, is a doozy.
A total of three effects lie within its chassis, and there's not a weak one in the bunch."
Jordan Wagner - Premier Guitar Magazine
With high-quality construction using only high quality parts
the Vibro Man is designed for a lifetime of rocking. The
enclosure is made from cold-rolled steel with a powder-coated
paint job for long life. Circuitry is hand-wired and tested
for perfection. Battery life is long due to a low-power
design, and with the unique Pure Bypass technology, pristine
sound quality is maintained in your signal path when the
effect is out of the circuit.
Features and Specs
- Hand-tuned Effects - The best effects for your
- Pure Bypass Circuitry - Noise-free bypassing with
- High Quality Parts - High quality pots and
switches, and Neutrik connectors are used for best quality.
- Low Power Consumption - With only 70mA current
draw, the effect can be run on batteries or off a standard
Boss-style DC adapter.
- Vibe/Filter Knob - Adjusts the depth of the vibrato or vibrating
- Speed - Sets the master speed for both vibe/filter and tremolo
- Tremolo - Adjusts the depth of the tremolo effect.
- Vibe/Filter Switch - Selects either the vibrato or vibrating filter
- Touch - Turns on or off the touch-sensitive mode.
- Modulate - Turns on or off the effect. (Bypass)
- Made in Canada - Every unit is hand-wired, assembled
and tested in Canada.
No longer available.
These samples were recorded with a Fender Telecaster Highway One played through the Vibro Man and Lush Puppy (for a bit of reverb) into a VOX AC4TV amplifier. The amp was mic'd with one AKG C535 microphone.