Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl Review – Best Analog Vibrato/Chorus Pedal?


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On February 26, 2014
Last modified:June 14, 2019

Summary:

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The Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl might just be the most ambitious analog pedal ever designed. It’s certainly the most in-depth and featured-packed analog vibrato/chorus pedal I’ve ever seen. The Warped Vinyl was masterfully engineered with compulsive attention paid to every possible little detail. From the carefully selected audiophile-grade components to the painstakingly well-thought-out arrangement of the parameter controls, the Warped Vinyl is a rare treasure in the world of guitar effects pedals. And these are my impressions of the pedal before even plugging it in. And it’s truly the immaculate sounds and myriad creative possibilities offered by the Warped Vinyl that separate it from lesser vibrato/chorus pedals, elevating it to a plateau of greatness that few instruments ever achieve. Is it the best analog vibrato/chorus pedal available today? You’ll find out in our Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl review.

Follow Your Bliss

As the first offering from Chase Bliss Audio, the gauntlet has certainly been thrown down.  A lot of passion went into creating this pedal. No compromises were made, and no expense was spared to fulfill the incarnation of this unique creative vision. While simply awesome to behold, the Warped Vinyl evokes more than awe. Inspiration is more like it. There’s a certain connection a musician has with their prized instruments, the connection between an artist and their muse. The Warped Vinyl is likely to induce similar feelings among those who appreciate what this work of art is capable of. For musicians who demand the best in everything, the Warped Vinyl was created from best available materials and with the best intentions to help guitarists fulfill their own vision of sonic bliss. This release may go down as the iconic moment that a new standard was set among analog guitar pedals.

Digital Brain. Analog Heart.

It’s evident that this pedal was created out of a strong desire to perfectly bridge the analog and digital realms. With an all-analog signal path, the Warped Vinyl is made for guitarists who obsess over warm analog tone. But logical left-brainers will be in tweak-hungry heaven with more ways to manipulate the chorusing and vibrato than has ever been offered in an analog effects pedal.

Chase-Bliss-Audio-Warped-Vinyl-Review-Best-Analog-Vibrato-Chorus-Pedal-02Here’s a rundown of the Warped Vinyl’s features before we dive into the review.

Features:

All-analog signal path.

Ramp control knob can be set to control any of the 5 parameters (Volume, Mix, RPM, Depth, Warp) individually or simultaneously via dip switches on the back of the pedal. Controls the ramp time in which this takes place.

Volume control knob sets the level of the effect.

Mix control knob can be set from 100% wet, to 100% dry, or anything in-between.

RPM control knob sets the rate of the vibrato. Can be overridden by the tap tempo switch.

1 – 2 – 3 (3 – 6 – 8) toggle switch sets the tap division for tap tempo. A dip switch on the back accesses the “3 – 6 – 8” divisions.

Chase-Bliss-Audio-Warped-Vinyl-Review-Best-Analog-Vibrato-Chorus-Pedal-03ModuShape:

  • Depth control knob sets how wide the vibrato goes. Crank it clockwise for insane, pitch-bending modulation.
  • Warp control knob sets the center point of the modulation. Set it counterclockwise to make the wave ramp up quickly and down gradually. Set it clockwise to make the wave ramp up gradually and down quickly. Set it at noon for a perfectly symmetrical wave.
  • Left Wave Shape toggle switch sets the first half of the wave modulation. Left for sine, middle for triangle, right for square.
  • Right Wave Shape toggle switch sets the second half of the wave modulation. Left for square, middle for triangle, right for sine.

Bypass footswitch activates or bypasses the effect via true relay bypass. Can by changed to a momentary bypass via a dip switch in the back of the pedal.

Tap Tempo footswitch sets the tap tempo and always honors the last two stomps.

Preset toggle switch recalls presets. Middle position reflects current knob positions, right position recalls right preset, and left position recalls left preset.

Exp input jack allows expression pedal control of parameters selected via dip switches on back of pedal.

Tap input jack can be used for tap input or output with a regular ¼” instrument cable.

Powered by 9-volt battery or 9VDC power adapter (consumes ~25mA).

Chase-Bliss-Audio-Warped-Vinyl-Review-Best-Analog-Vibrato-Chorus-Pedal-04Dip Switches:

Volume, Mix, RPM, Depth, and Warp dip switches on the left side simply turn that parameter on or off for ramping or expression pedal capability.

Volume, Mix, RPM, Depth, and Warp dip switches on the right side control whether the parameters rise or fall in ramp mode. This also affects the direction of movement with an expression pedal.

Bounce dip switch makes parameters go back and forth (i.e. modulate) or ramp and hold.

Lo-Fi dip switch makes signal noisier with some fidelity loss for authentic warped vinyl record sound effects.

MoByp dip switch activates momentary bypass, activating pedal only when Bypass footswitch is pressed in.

Tap Control dip switch allows tap tempo to modulate RPM rate (v) or Ramp speed (r). Bounce needs to be on to modulate Ramp speed.

Tap Division dip switch selects from “1, 2, 4” tap divisions (1) to “3, 6, 8” tap divisions (3).

Sweep dip switch selects where Ramp sweeps. In “t” (top) the ramping (or expression control) will occur between the current Ramp knob position and the max position (fully clockwise). In “b” (bottom) the range is set between the current knob position and the minimum position (fully counterclockwise).

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Sound & Performance:

If you’re at all intimidated by the incredibly deep amount of options the Warped Vinyl offers, let me assure you that it’s really not that difficult to wrangle control over. There are 2 basic ways to approach this pedal: 1, as a more traditional chorus/vibrato effect, and 2, as a winding rabbit hole to tweaker’s paradise. If you’d like a more traditional functioning chorus/vibrato, you can easily get such sounds from this pedal, although you might miss out on exploring the full potential of what the Warped Vinyl is capable of. If you want chorusing and vibrato effects unlike those heard from any other pedal, the Warped Vinyl is definitely for you. I’ll start with the basics and gradually get to the more extreme possibilities of the Warped Vinyl.

Will all the knobs set at noon, the 16 dip switches set to “off”, and the ModuShape switches set to sine waveforms, I engaged the Warped Vinyl to a pleasingly warm chorusing effect. From here subtle adjustments of the surface knobs will achieve your ideal chorus sounds. A little cut of the RPM reduces the rate to a more gentle, ocean-like chorus. A slight boost to the Mix and Depth controls makes it more prominent. The Ramp knob has no effect when no parameters are assigned to it via the dip switches. It’s easy to achieve very unique-sounding chorusing tones without ever touching the controls beneath the pedal.

The unique tone of the Warped Vinyl is one of its most essential attributes. To hear the character of this pedal in all it’s glory, simply cut the Depth all the way down and use the Mix control to pan between the wet and dry signals. The dry signal isn’t totally transparent. The high-end components in the signal chain seem to brighten the tone a bit for a more twangy sound. This compliments the wet tone which is dark and mellow by comparison. The unmodulated analog tones are so good that you may consider using the Warped Vinyl as a high-end, tone-coloring preamp effect by blending its distinct wet and dry signals to taste.

Chase-Bliss-Audio-Warped-Vinyl-Review-Best-Analog-Vibrato-Chorus-Pedal-05Starting from the previously dialed-in chorus sound, the Mix knob can be turned fully clockwise for a fully wet vibrato sound. It’s here where you can discover where the Warped Vinyl gets its name. The secret lies in the pedal’s unique ModuShape waveform sculpting. With the Depth control set reasonably high, you can turn the Warp control to move the center point of the waveform to the left or right. This stretches the waveform in either direction for a lopsided, “warped” modulation sound. To get that skipping warped record sound, roll the Warp knob counterclockwise and set the first half of the waveform to square and the second half to sine. This will make the pedal produce a jagged skip, with a slight detuning of the signal. Adjust the Rate and Depth to taste. Once you hear the convincingly record-like effects this pedal produces, you’ll see that the Warped Vinyl truly lives up to its namesake.

The ModuShape section is flexible enough to create all kinds of variation on the warped record theme by combining the square, wave, and sine selections with the Warp knob for plenty of diverse possibilities. For example, setting the switches to square and pushing the Warp knob clockwise can achieve some really abrupt swinging triplet modulation. The ModuShape section is so simple to dial in with great results that I’m surprised no one thought of it sooner. Kudos to Chase Bliss Audio for bringing this idea to market.

The Ramp function adds even more interesting modulation possibilities, allowing you to assign any (or all) of the other 5 knob functions to the Ramp knob for ramp and hold and bouncing (back and forth) modulation. The ramp and hold function allows the parameters you select to ramp up to a level set by the corresponding control knob. The ramp begins when you activate the pedal, and the Ramp knob determines how long it takes for the parameters to reach their maximum positions. Additional dipswitches also allow you to select whether each parameter rises or falls. A Bounce toggle allows the ramp to modulate back and forth. You can also determine with the Sweep dipswitch whether the modulation rate of the Ramp begins from the fully counterclockwise position to the current knob position or from the current knob position to the fully clockwise position. The Warped Vinyl’s Ramp feature unlocks a whole new dimension of modulation possibilities that can only be achieved with this pedal.

Using an expression pedal adds real time control of the Ramp function for even more creative control. You could do something simple like controlling the volume with the expression pedal to turn the Warped Vinyl into a boutique volume pedal. (Try also having the Mix decrease with the Depth set to fully counterclockwise as you increase the Volume for a subtle brightening effect.) Or you can create some pretty intense modulation effects by controlling several parameters – like RPM, Depth, and Warp – at the same time. The control knobs will control the max values of the parameters. Using an expression pedal that lets you set a minimum value in the heel position provides even more versatile use.

There are several other handy features worth noting. A Lo-Fi dipswitch adds some grit to the signal for even more authentic record-like sounds. The only thing that would make it even more realistic would be some crackle noise. The MoByp dipswitch sets the pedal to momentary bypass, allowing you to engage the effect only when the Bypass footswitch is pressed and held. This is great for using the Warped Vinyl on short passages in a song. The Tap Division range includes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 multipliers. You can even set the Tap Tempo to control the rate of the Ramp instead of RPM. The Warped Vinyl also offers 2 presets that can save all of your knob, dipswitch, and tempo settings, perfect for recalling complex presets for live use. You can even use MIDI to sync the timing of the pedal via the Empress Effects Midibox.

The Warped Vinyl is quite an amazing pedal across all fronts. If Chase Bliss Audio’s first offering is any sign of the pedals to come, I can’t wait to see more. Let’s have the final result.

UPDATE: This amazing design got updated. Check out our review of the Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl MKII.

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Overall-Rating-5.0

The Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl is easily one of the best analog vibrato/chorus pedals ever created. It comes closer to capturing the unique sounds of a warped vinyl record than any other pedal. But trying to simulate a broken record is only scratching the surface of what this pedal is capable of. An unbelievably wide range of chorus and vibrato effects are to be found in the Warped Vinyl. With 6 knobs, 4 flip-switches, 2 footswitches, 16 dipswiches, a Tap In/Out, Exp Input, and MIDI, the Warped Vinyl is a playground for tweakers and sonic experimentalists. And the sound quality is absolutely drenched in glorious analog warmth. Nothing was compromised in creating this pedal. If you hold your music to the same standard, the Warped Vinyl may just be the best vibrato/chorus pedal for you.

That concludes our Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl review. Thanks for reading.

 

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486 COMMENTS

  1. I can’t type because my mind is so blown! This is the chorus tremelo pedal I’ve been searching for! I would rule my city (Austin, TX) and the realms of underwater groove with this wonderfully complex and musical creation. Can you say “mermaids?” I can! ;)

    About me: I’m nice guy and a pro musician. :) All I can think about between gigs, practice, studio, feeding my cat and surfing the web for great gear is winning the giveaway and this amazing pedal! Crossing my fingers and calling on my ancestirs for assistance!

    Thanks for the great reviews of really great pedals. :)
    Peace!

  2. Indeed this effects are the ultimate modulation tone in the market today, they are worth every penny you pay for them.

  3. Man, these pedals by Chase Bliss seems to be the ultimate modulation stuff :P
    Too bad one of those here on my country its gonna be expensive.

  4. This pedal is amazing! So versatile and yet so original in its design and tone…and it’s analog?? What the crap!?! Want one badly!!

  5. It’ s gonna be awesome to have one of these, that range of tone customization is absolutely unique

  6. By far the closest thing I’ve heard to an analog delay vinyl style. It reaches the weird psychedelic realm as well as the every day useful simple delays. I’d need two or three just to use the settings at the same time!!

  7. I really like the overall look of this pedal… and it’s about time we got more decent Vibrato pedals. I always liked the sound of the Lo-fi loop junkie but it was too expensive and not useful enough for what it does.

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  9. This pedal sounds really strange. I wonder what it would sound like with some wicked reverse delay, or a superego synth. This thing seems to have a bunch of possibilities, would be cool to try out with my Airline Town n’ Country DLX

  10. Wow, I was not expecting it to be that versatile. Really dig the wave-shape feature, sounds awesome. At first I thought it was overpriced… Then I watched the whole video. Looks justified. Love the expression pedal function.

  11. I must have that one!!! Tweaking till insanity! I have no depth pedal at all and this would be the holy grail, the only one!

  12. Wonderful modulation effects… smooth, creamy, and warbly when you want it, plus a seemingly endless selection of variations. Thank you for bringing this pedal to my attention!

  13. I just discovered this awesome website. It must be the best pedal review website on the web. Intelligent, insightful and passionate. And this vinyl warp pedal looks/sounds like a must-have item. Thank you for your quality work.

  14. This little effects pedal will really add great effects to amateur, mid-level, and professional guitar players. I’d like to see some electronic drums run through this as well just for fun.

  15. This pedal seems awesome. Definitely unique. Also, this is a great review. I would love to get my hands on that pedal!

  16. the Warped Vinyl looks great and has many controls which will make tuning to your special tone easy however I think it would better if the foot know were a little flat and broad ..

  17. Amazing pedal! I’ve owned other vibratos and chorus pedals before, but nothing compares with endless possibilities of this pedal. Great review.

  18. The chorus tone is simply amazing, its just everything i have ever wanted from a chorus pedal, plus, it does vibrato too, so awesome!!

  19. That’s crazy and very interesting. I love all the features and it looks like you could spend hours just warping your tone.

  20. This definitely looks legit, definitely agree @David Hanna, crackle and pop is a must. Sounds like a very legit filter to put years of patina on a live sound though, lotsa fun to the winner.

  21. THE ONLY THING MISSING IS THE CRACKLE AND POP!
    This pedal looks awesome. I’m usually into individual boxes; I like to be able to tweak the effect by itself before combining it with the rest of the signal, but this could definitely be an exception. Vibrato and Chorus make a logical combination, and then, throw in preset options and a tap tempo? That’s great.
    Also, the ability to shape the wave would make the possibilities endless. And external dip switches; yes! Way to go Chase Bliss Audio. Way to hit the ground running.

  22. Never heard of these guys but as a guy that likes to tweak his pedals and fuss over sounds, I’m really impressed.

  23. wow!!
    thats a great pedal, vintage style tones.
    this is going to be hard to find in the UK were i live.
    perfect for experimental stuff.
    gotto find one.
    great demo, many thanks

  24. I’ve been GASing for a RotoVibe or DejaVibe, then this comes along and blows everything else out of the water. The sweet sweet sound of sea sickness :P

  25. A striking combination of two essential effects, boy do I need this, then I will need an expression pedal to get the best out of it but worth the additional expense all round.

  26. They packed a lot into that one pedal. It sounds great just as a chrous and vibrato, but all of the extra stuff to play with is amazing.

  27. The demo video is sweet. sounds you can get a bunch of diverse chorus/vibrato effects with this guy. Killer pedal.

  28. I really like the sound of this effect. It sounds very alive and musical! Iwould love to pair it with other efects to get different old school lo-fi kind of sounds. This think is just so amzingly unique, and at the same time, it seems extremely musical as well. To sum up… I want one.

  29. Very cool pedal. Some newer mod pedals seem to either go for a special effect or standard type use whereas this can go for both. Simple modulation through all out wackiness. Awesome.

  30. This is a sick sick pedal, and clearly the most flexible and adaptable trem/chorus/modulation I’ve ever seen. If I could figure out how to sign up for your newsletter I’d enter the monthly drawing for this!

  31. Tuned for the experimentalist but accessible to any musician. A unique effect with a myriad of colors for your sonic palette. This aspect, as well as Joel Korte being a most personable gentleman, makes the Warped Vinyl a must-have keeper.

  32. Seems like there is a ton of potential here. Would be fun to have one and see what happens.

    Thanks for the review and the contest.

  33. Next up in my pedal-lust is chorus or similar to give movement/pretty imperfections in fingerpick chordsy stuff but I always want more sounds and more control from everything, this thing looks really versatile especially with variable and tweakable waveforms and a solid way of making pleasing warblyness and muckying up the signal, midi and express pedal control too! I could really get some crazy sounds out of this in or at the end of any chain, something to mix up everything and really carve a nice sound.

  34. So much in such a great looking pedal. It does seem a bit complicated but you could def dial in some different tones. Sounds lovely.

  35. Nice, I always liked the LoFi Junky and this has even more options. Dipswitches really open up even more options…the fact it has MIDI. Pretty mind blowing.

  36. Great review. This looks like a really versatile and unique pedal, and I’m loving that old warped vinyl sound. For me the size is also an appealing bonus. I’m all for more compact and space saving pedals like this, as they leave more room for other stuff on your pedal board. The huge range of different settings available give a magnitude of possibilities, which are really quite staggering for this size box. A ton of new sound options in a really cool looking bit of hardware. I’m well impressed.

  37. Such an exciting pedal. I hope Chase Bliss continues to make innovative pedals, gets huge, and starts to manufacture offshore.

  38. “Digital Brain, Analogue Heart”- we need more pedals like this, the quality and controllability is next to none!

    P.S. I can’t believe you guys are on Wilshire and I never knew! I hail from Minnesota, but I lived in Park LaBrea and went to film school on Wilshire hardly a block away! Small world!

  39. This pedal looks really neat and represents the direction of the very best effects. Analog sound is always desirable for obvious reasons, but it encourages happy feet issues, which really can ruin a set. The tweak-ability of the warped vinyl is also very appealing, especially in such a small enclosure. The one thing I am not a fan of is that you need an Empress Midi box for midi control… I would rather get a bigger enclosure than to have to spend more $$$$ on an already expensive unit. For now I’m sticking with my Strymon trio.

  40. I really hope Chase Bliss Audio takes off and reaches levels of popularity equal to Boss or Electro Harmonix, this is definitely one of the most innovative pedal designs on the market and I’m looking forward to what he will create in the future.

  41. The fact that he is setting up the “modushape” part of the pedal indicates that he’s trying to make modular designs that he can incorporate into his future creations.. and I, for one, am crazy excited to see what he makes next.

  42. Very interesting stuff under the hood of this thing, makes me wonder how Chase Bliss would tackle a drive or delay pedal…a company to watch!

  43. The amount of control offered by this pedal is absolutely incredible. A tweaker’s dream!
    Also, the blending of analog and digital realms in this pedal is absolutely awesome.

  44. I have really been searching for an easy way to get that old vinyl sound while playing live and this is by far the best option I have yet to see. Love this pedal

  45. I’m impressed with the warmth of the chorus/vibrato. That along with the crazy lo-fi phrases you can create make this an awesome pedal! I want it!

  46. Innovative pedal, by my ear. I am so torn between three chorus solutions right now — this, the Pigtronix Quantum Modulator (love that vibrato addition and the envelope filter) and the Analogman Chorus. They’re just so hard to find these to play em!

  47. With that many different settings, it’ll be hard to get the sound you want unless you have a few days to play with this pedal. And so, I’d like to play with this pedal.

  48. I’m really excited to see this pedal in action. I had left a youtube comment earlier on the video portion of the review you’ve given. It was awesome to hear some of the capabilities. I really look forward to trying one of these myself someday I play really dark raunchy bluesy tunes and I could see it adding to the vibe a lot. Thanks for the great review and examples of use! Awesome pedal.

  49. Wow! This pedal is truly in a class of its own. Very few pedals strike me as completely original and unique these days, but this one has done just that. If it wasn’t quite as expensive I’d buy one tonight. The last pedal to captivate me like this was the Janus, which i finally got, and it hasn’t disappointed at all. The fact that this is still all analog is truly incredible.

  50. Really cool pedal! Hugely versatile range and potential some subtle, to thickly textured to utter nuts. And top audio quality!

  51. This pedal is so innovative! I want to be a guitarist who is innovative and can create rich textures. This is the pedal that will cause your guitar to be more of an asset and a recourse to any band or producer… not an “annoyance to be managed”.

    This pedal is so inspiring!

  52. This pedal is amazing, it gives you so many options. I currently have a chinese pedal which has some of those options (analog chorus, vibrato and some others), but you cannot compare them both. The Warped Vinyl plays on a higher level.

  53. Beautiful sound this pedal gives off. If my dad was still around, he’d definitely want this o his pedal board.

  54. I just discovered this page, is awesome how Gabriel take’s his time to do some in-depth reviews of some great pedals.
    The warped Vinyl is a cool pedal, it would be fun to experiment with some delays.

  55. Such a cool, versatile pedal. Would love to add some analog tone to my small but growing pedalboard. Great website, awesome giveaway.

  56. I want to get weird and vintage with this pedal.

    Digging the DIP Switches. I just want to express myself.

    Probably going to leave that LoFi switch on all the time

  57. What we have here is just mind-blowing.

    I like what it says about the WV – that it evokes inspiration, not just awe. Which are 2 very different outcomes.

    I need inspiration!!

  58. Woah this is very neat, i have a large vinyl collection and it does sound like an old record left in the sun. I’m very fond of the sound. very warm and welcoming.

  59. That’s a wicked pedal! Love the vibe of it, lending vintage mojo to the tone while being able to stay almost unnoticed but still very flatering or create some crazy tones. It’s surely on my wishlist!

  60. A pedal really incredible… an extremely wide range of vibrato… maybe the problem is that there is a risk to confuse you .. I find it a pedal for recording studios. More than a live pedal!

    • This is truly a great pedal. Having the lo fi craziness as well as the brilliant chorus/vibrato makes t
      his a must have. Love it!

  61. Great review! I love how the pedal name perfectly describes what the effect is capable of! Having such versatility in a chorus/vibrato pedal while at the same time maintaining the pristine qualities only available in analog effects, is incredible! Only knock I have on this pedal is that it’s price is pretty high, but I guess you just have to pay for the best quality effects. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to experiment with this beast of a pedal soon!

  62. I’m completely obsessed with this pedal since I watched all the videos explaining all of the functionality it offers. The amount of features in a small enclosure like this is unreal. Totally blown away.

  63. Very cool. Good modulation without harshing your tone is hard to come by (without having to drop 1/2 a pay check …..). Can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

  64. I love this pedal. It is very versatile and can experimented with endlessly. It’s killer and I like the additional dip switches for further experimentation. Great review and demo.

  65. Probably one of the most inspiring pedals of those last years. Incredible work, outstanding pedal and quality…
    And thanks for the review, it’s really great and in depth.

  66. Castles made of sand!!…. Unreal!… Its endless what you could do with this pedal!… Been waiting over 20 years for a pedal like this to come along!!..

  67. Man that is an in depth review. Seems this pedal is worth it. There’s so much to it, I’d love to be able to try one. Seems like such a unique sound.
    Great work!

  68. My favorite thing about this pedal is the flexibility of the waveform, that makes for some interesting, unpredictable warped textures!

  69. Oh the things you can do with this!

    It’s rare that a pedal comes around and offers creative versatility as this pedal does. I am pleased to hear what others have created and will create with this pedal. Maybe I will have the chance one day.

    I would love to see what this company will offer in the future. Maybe a delay?

  70. Great demo and a really informative review!
    In my opinion the Chase Bliss Audio Warped Vinyl is such a breath of fresh air when it comes to modern modulation effects. Seems like the market is so over saturated with ambient reverb/delay multi affects and loopers that makes it hard to find a great boutique pedal that incorporates classic effects with a new take on the circuit that doesn’t sound like everyone else!
    There are so many options on this pedal yet the footprint is so small, which for me is great because if I can’t fit it on my pedal train mini I don’t need it lol.

    Thanks again for the review!

    Jared

  71. Wow, fantastic sounding (one of the best uni-vibe sounds I’ve heard) AND a tweaker’s delight! In addition, the thing looks like it could survive a nuclear blast…that’s a good thing because if I win it I am going to melt some faces.

  72. This pedal is absolutely amazing! I haven’t heard a bad sound out of it yet. I think its a steal for the price all those knobs and dip switches to tweak like a freak and you can save two presets! It blows ZVEX Lo-Fi Junky out of the water with much more possibilities. I can’t wait to one day soon own one of these fabulous pedals.

  73. Great review…sounds like a fun pedal. I like that is has so many knobs to tweak. Simplicity is great, but sometimes you just gotta tweak!

  74. so i had trouble getting the video to load after further looking i think this pedal is great and would find a nice home on my band Johnny Red Robots upcoming album.

  75. Not a cheap pedal, but it seems to be incredibly versatile and from the demo it sounds pretty dang fantastic to boot. I also love that Chase Bliss are entering the market with a really unusual and special pedal, instead of doing yet another variation on old OD or fuzz circuits as so many companies do. Great work!

  76. I’ve never cared much for vibrato or chorus, but as a guy with lots of shitty old records and a shitty old record player, this is a surreal realm of effects. Possibilities are endless on something like this, it is absolutely awesome!

  77. Wow ! such an impressive analog pedal !
    Really impatient to see Chase Bliss Audio creating a delay pedal…with special features like the Warped Vinyl…

  78. WOW! never seen a complex chorus pedal like this.
    Cool that they use vinyll as a reference.
    Dont own a chorus yet but this looks like a great one to have!

  79. Tweaker’s paradise is right. Really informative review and great demo. I want to fall down the rabbit hole that is Warped Vinyl. :)

  80. This thing is completely unreal, so much going on.

    For a next release,

    I can imagine he could take the layout of the mid-fi clari(not) and turn it from an old brown probe into a rolls royce. Switchable distortion, more parameters on the delay, finer control of the vibrato, presets? is that too much?

    Either way, good job man!

  81. wow! definitely an awesome pedal!! I want this so much! I’ve been wanting this pedal for weeks already! ;) Great demo!

  82. You will not see a pedal with this many features and high quality parts built anywhere. This is a weird anomaly that is way different from any other pedal builder. Worth every penny and then some, for sure.

  83. This pedal has a warm, beautifully lush tone that can’t be found any where else. Can’t wait to have one of these on my board.

  84. Very cool pedal. By far the most versatile vibrato/chorus pedal I’ve seen. I would love to have this on my board. Thank you for having these giveaways!

  85. I’m an analog man thought, I’ve been thinking I might have to go digital analog voiced for a new delay pedal . . . . but now, I’m digging this pedal; but for the money, I’ll have to dig to win because I dug to the bottom of my pockets and there ain’t nothing there. I like that it does both vibrato and chorus as well as the tap switch.

  86. Vert thorough reviews and great youtube club, but dang… $350 seems like a steep price to pay. I get it, the pedal is unique and has an incredible amount of options. Playing guitar sure isn’t getting any less expensive.

  87. This pedal blows my mind! Probably the most innovative design I’ve ever seen. I would love to buy this pedal someday.

  88. i have read enough..
    i am happy with what i have read and feel this pedal will complete the awesomeness of my plexi superlead.
    i am waiting for my prize now…

    ps..
    love the site.

  89. That mod shape section says it all really – damn near no limits on the swirling wet madness one can conjure!

  90. I dont think ive ever been so intrigued by a pedal ever. Its the most versitile pedal i have probably ever heard.

  91. I’ve been hearing several demos. It’s just amazing. So many possibilities. And so musical! I really really want it!

  92. Alot of love goes into making these, that is beyond evident! Lotta bang for your buck. The slogan for this pedal should be ‘imagination station!’

  93. This pedal has an insane amount of love and attention built into it. Joel Korte of Chase Bliss has created an exceptional pedal that merges classic analog modulation (vibrato, chorus, tremolo) with the precision of digital control. It’s the best of both worlds…if I could own only ONE pedal, this would be it. It would add so much warmth and character to anything – guitars, synths, samplers, even drum machines. Can’t wait to see what Chase Bliss Audio comes up with next — I would be very interested to see Joel design a modulating filter pedal or a reverb pedal…

  94. I’ve been searching for a chorus pedal that isn’t “too 80s” to add to my rig, think this might be the one! Really dig the tweakability of this effect, and tonally it seems to be right up my alley :) gotta try one out ASAP!

  95. That’s a pretty wild pedal. Not for all the “one knobbers” out there. I’m sure that if you worked with it long enough you could get it to sound like anything you wanted.

  96. Looks and sounds fantastic. Would love to have a true analog chorus in a nice tidy package like this. Here’s hoping. :)

  97. The wild stuff is wild, but there’s a ton of potential in the subtler settings hinted at in the demo. Unlike most chorus/vibrato pedals, I could see using the Warped Vinyl pretty much all the time.

  98. The designer and builder behind the Warped Vinyl is super lovely. I’ve been following this pedal since it was announced late last year. I absolutely love what this guy is doing.

  99. The various knobs on this pedal makes it very versatyle and you can really get infinite tone possibilities.

  100. Wow It looks like this pedal can do everything in the vibrato territory. Maybe there’s too many buttons on it, I love tweakable effect but here…

  101. The amount of user control available is impressive. This pedal clearly abounds with sonic possibilities! Nice job showing what it can do.

  102. I love this pedal and the licks of “castle made of sand” and “under the bridge”
    My favorites.you can get very cool Hendrix tone of this pedal .

  103. i was planning on buying a zvex instant lo fi junky as soon as i could afford it. but this really sounds like it’s in a league of its own. all those features and tweaking possibilities… damn! exactly what i need for some boards of canada sounds. i’m now officially obsessed with getting one.

  104. Awesome chorus pedal. I love that it can get real crazy with the analog/chorus but still be a practical use pedal

  105. you guys put together the best in depth pedal reviews i have ever read! now i want this damn pedal! so if i don’t win one I hope I can come up with the money for one!

    this pedal is so awesome! i never thought i would be wowed by a chorus pedal again, i thought i seen it all!

  106. wow – that has got to be the smallest pedal with the most options ever. That analog sound is incredible – I love that it goes from subtle to full out weird – great pedal. It is super – well thought out and designed.

  107. I’m a little worried about this one. It’s so good looking that my other effects might get jealous, and start acting quirky, demanding more current from my little Chameleon. Oh no, what have I done??!? Did I just make another choice with my “other head”??? Hmmmm.. What’s done, is done. Maybe it’s time to try it now.. Let me switch it on.. One…two…three… Mmmmm… this doesn’t sound half bad!! What does this knob do..? Woooww!!! Look at this one [turns it randomly]. How does it do that?!? Heeey, look at that little switch, let’s try it.. Oh maaan!!!

    Little red lights have been flashing for an hour now.. And then for another one.. I don’t know how much time passed.. I don’t even feel hungry anymore.. But I know this – I don’t miss my other pedals anymore. Warped Vinyl does everything I ever wanted from a pedal!!

  108. This is a warm versatile chorus and tremolo; this will make playing your guitar even more fun than it already is!

  109. obviously not an easy pedal but a deep exploration of it is sure to bring up unexpected creative sounds… I’d couple it with a synth pedal for sure! and on the top of it it’s still a vibe with a ramp – that’s cool.

  110. Wow! What a ridiculously versatile pedal! I’ve been getting weary of the one knob and one switch off my Small Clone… This seems like the cure to that problem!

  111. I have a blank spot on my pedalboard that’s just the right size for this excellent example of electronic engineering…

  112. wow. That’s impressively versatile and pretty cool tones throughout. It’s a pedal that I wouldn’t have searched for, but I’m pretty sure that screwing around with one would lead to a ton of great ideas. Very Cool Pedal and great review!

  113. I bought the MXR JHM3 when it came out because I wanted a univibe. When I finally realized how great the vibrato on it was, I started using it exclusively for that. What I didn’t like about taking it out on my board was the fact that it is a rare pedal. I saw the Warped Vinyl and realized that it’s exactly what I want: a chorus/vibrato with tap tempo and a bunch of different parameters to shape the wave. It’s easily one of the best of its kind and is right up there with the Catalinbread Callisto and Greenhouse Effects Stonefish. Killer pedal!

  114. What a cool idea for a pedal, and such an aesthetically pleasing execution as well. It just looks like a whole LOT of FUN. Endless playing around. I want it! I need it! I love it…

  115. Amazing pedal, amazing company. Terrific mission statement and in a world of vast amounts of boutique pedals, it’s refreshing to see something so innovative. You can tweak every nuance of this pedal to shape sound as you see fit.

  116. This is such an awesome pedal…The limitless possibilities are amazing. I love the presets. The blending is seamless with the Mix knob. I love the ability to connect an expression pedal. This is a pedal that you could spend a week on non-stop just experimenting. This would be an awesome piece of your pedal chain. Of course given so many switches, knobs, and toggles limit it’s application for onstage sets. The presets help with this. For recording this would be amazing!!

  117. This pedal is just awesome. I’m still amazed how many features this has in such a compact design. It’s a must have if you’re into lo-fi, trippy, or whatever type of sound. Excellente pedal

  118. This seems like the ultimate vibrato pedal! The lo-fi junky is currently my favorite pedal but this is just something extra!

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