“It can do so much more than the originals could”: Strymon gives the iconic Uni-Vibe a 21st century twist with the compact and affordable UltraViolet Vintage Vibe

Strymon UltraViolet Vintage Vibe
(Image credit: Strymon)

It’s been a noteworthy year for Strymon. First, the effects pedal specialist released its most affordable and compact stompbox yet with the Cloudburst Ambient reverb pedal. Then, it continued its push for pedalboard-friendly units by releasing the even cheaper Brig dBucket Delay.

Well, if it wasn’t clear from those two releases that Strymon had set its sights on entering a new area of the market, the brand’s intentions are now confirmed with the official unveiling of yet another conveniently sized pedal: the UltraViolet Vintage Vibe.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

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.