Shin-ei, the company behind the Uni-Vibe and Vibe-Bro stompboxes, shuts down pedal production

Shin-ei Vibe-Bro Joe Bonamassa pedal
(Image credit: Shin-ei/Instagram)

Iconic effects pedal specialist and mastermind behind the legendary Uni-Vibe pedal Shin-ei has announced it is shutting down its pedal production process effective immediately, with brand boss Bob Feldman reasoning that "we want to spend more time playing guitar".

In the same announcement, it was also revealed that the company has made one of its very last pedals for none other than Joe Bonamassa, who will be the recipient of a JoBo-styled Vibe-Bro stompbox embossed with an image of blues titan in action.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.