Sabbadius Electronics unveils two small-scale, Uni-Vibe-inspired pedals, the Tiny-Vibe 68 and Tiny-Vibe 69

Sabbadius Electronics Tiny-Vibe pedals
(Image credit: Sabbadius Electronics)

Sabbadius Electronics – an effects pedal company based in Argentina – has unveiled the Tiny-Vibe 68 and Tiny-Vibe 69, two small-scale stompboxes inspired by the iconic Uni-Vibe modulation pedal.

Joining the company's existing Uni-Vibe-style range – which currently consists of a series of larger-scale Funky-Vibes – the two new pedals both offer vintage modulation tones, though each features a slightly different internal design.

The Tiny-Vibe 68 is based on the original Honey-built Uni-Vibe unit from early 1968, the same model that was used heavily by Jimi Hendrix in the following years. The Tiny-Vibe 69, meanwhile, is modeled after a Japanese Uni-Vibe built in 1969 by Shin-ei Companion, which was used by the likes of David Gilmour and Robin Trower. 

Tonally, the 68 model is the more intense-sounding of the pair, offering a faster maximum pulse speed, while the 69 delivers a markedly warmer and wider sound.

Internally, each Tiny-Vibe pedal features an all-analog design, and is fitted with custom-made photocells and Matsushita 2sC828 and 2sC539 transistors, helping them in their bid to achieve the authentic Uni-Vibe sound.

The control layout is the same for both the models: Volume and Intensity dials are situated on each version's front face – along with a Chorus/Vibrato switch – while the Speed knob is placed on the right-hand side of the enclosure for on-the-fly foot adjustments.

There's also a pair of footswitches: one for true bypass toggling, and another entitled 'Cancel', which allows players to use the pedal as a preamp.

Both the Tiny-Vibe 68 and Tiny-Vibe 69 are all-analog, hand-wired and hand-welded, and feature original 1960s stock Japanese bulbs, which don't lead to a perceived drop in volume when turned on.

For more information, head to Sabbadius Electronics (opens in new tab).

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).