I’ve been wanting to get that cool Jimi Hendrix rotating speaker sound for a while now but never really looked into what options were available other than the Dunlop Rotovibe. After browsing a few forums and YouTube videos I thought I would try out the Voodoo Lab Micro Vibe. I specifically needed to get this sound for a few upcoming lessons I have about Jimi Hendrix.
When looking around for demos about this pedal, I really didn’t find one that had the sound I was going for unfortunately, but I thought it would probably be possible due to all the great reviews I read about it.
In this demo video I tried to recreate the sound I was looking for and I bet many other people are looking for as well. That old school Jimi sound heard on Band of Gypsys and the Woodstock performance. Whether I achieved this or not I don’t know but I like the sound of it. To really nail that tone I think you need a Marshall 4×12 cabinet with a 100w head cranked to 10 but I’m not in a position to do that right now and I bet many of you aren’t either.
So I used my Andrews Spectraverb 40 on about 3 and this is the sound I was able to achieve with it.
I have not tested out all the pedals that simulate this sound but I really do like this one and yes it does change the tone but isn’t that the point of a pedal in the first place? I’ll be keeping this one and using it on many future lessons. I did learn that it sounds much better when you run a overdrive pedal before the Micro Vibe in case you were wondering.
You can find this pedal on Amazon here. Voodoo Lab Micro Vibe