Fulltone MDV-3 Pedal

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$ 261.25 
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The Best Univibe Clone Pedal!

The Fulltone MDV-3 effect pedal was created to get you as close to the sound of an authentic, vintage Univibe pedal as possible. Mike Fuller chose components that were as close to the original as modernly possible.  He even went so far as to clone the 60's photocells for supreme accuracy. 

A true Univibe clone will consist of:

1) 4 x glass covered/hermetically-sealed photocells and an incandescent bulb on the circuit board. Fulltone goes one step further...and NO ONE else does this, he took many real 1960's cells and had them cloned for not only dark/bright resistance, but also cloned the all-important rise and fall times of the cells as they react to the light turning on and off. Nobody else even knows about this, let alone bothers with it. They just buy whatever off-the-shelf photocells they can get, oblivious to these specs. Yes, even those forum-worshipped wait-list builders.

Run at 18+ volts, the MDV-3 has a unique voltage doubler circuit inside so you can power it with any standard 9VDC adapter.

Totally discrete electronics, i.e. NO OPAMPS in the audio path! Fulltone goes even further by only using New Old Stock (N.O.S) Panasonic Matsushita 2SC828 transistors for all stages, and the same metal-can 2SC539 transistor as original Univibes had for the preamp... this really makes a difference in the sound! You think those are cheap or easy to find?
In typical Fulltone fashion, they also manufacture their own speed potentiometer... it's a dual pot with a gear on it like wah-wah pot, and with a special taper. (same as original Univibes) The only change made is they up'd the resistance to 200K to get you better slow speeds, and double screen the carbon composition track to last years beyond what the old ones lasted.

*Power Supply Included*