The Rotovibe is a chorus/vibrato effect that can simulate rotating speaker sounds popularized by Hendrix and many others This is a very expressive effect, thanks to its built-in real-time control. Choose either Chorus or Vibrato, adjust the inten...
This pedal was only listed on Mesa's website. However, [the Guitar Player article](http://web.stargate.net/soundgarden/articles/gplayer_7-96.shtml) from 1996 states that he used this pedal way before 2011, on the song "Applebite". "GP: There are so many interesting tones on the new record. What's the subtle, pretty pitch-modulation effect on "Applebite"? KT: That's a Jim Dunlop Rotovibe in the Rotovibe setting, as opposed to the chorus setting. I'm playing my '59 Tele on that one, and it's pretty clean. We did two tracks of it, so the Rotovibe sweeps are going slightly off-kilter for an interesting phase difference. I really like the Rotovibe, although I don't go around playing with toys too much. I just figure the sounds are all in your fingers, your attack, the guitar and the amp. I'm much more interested in playing the guitar than doctoring my sound to get a certain effect."more
"You said you don’t really hear effects, but you did use some stompboxes on the album—right? I don’t need any overdrive pedals because the amps have plenty of overdrive. But I used a CryBaby wah, a Dunlop JD-45 Rotovibe, a Dunlop TS1 Tremolo, a Boss OC-2 Octave, and a Mesa/Boogie Revolver rotating-speaker cabinet."more
According to [this interview (transcribed from the February 1998 issue of *Guitar Player* magazine)](http://www.oocities.org/sunsetstrip/backstage/1076/article2f.html), Kevin utilized a Rotovibe (on the Uni-Vibe setting) during the recording of Third Eye Blind's self-titled debut album.more
At 10.39 onwards Dave talks about his pedal rig. https://youtu.be/88vqY618SUk?t=639 TC Electronic Polytune 2 Black Jim Dunlop Cry Baby Wah Jim Dunlop Rotovibe EaethQuaker Devices Palisades Fulltone Ultimate Octave Fuzz TC Electronic T2 Hall of Fame EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay Mantic Flex Malekko Scrutatormore
The Rotovibe is a chorus/vibrato effect that can simulate rotating speaker sounds popularized by Hendrix and many others This is a very expressive effect, thanks to its built-in real-time control. Choose either Chorus or Vibrato, adjust the intensity of the effect, and then control the effect's speed by rocking the pedal back and forth. A mainstay on Zakk Wylde's pedalboard.
To me the Rotovibe is one of the most amazing pedals i own, its so easy to use, you just choose a setting from the vibrato, chorus etc. then you can just shelf it right where you need it, then your good to go. There's no other pedal i know of like it.
The sound is kind of a cross between a phase shifter and a Uni-Vibe. It's Hendrix like on the faster setting and adds color on the slower speeds. I like being able to adjust the rate on the fly too.
I rescued one of these from a heap of used gear at a guitar store awhile back. I wasn't sure what it did at the time but I'm glad I've got one. I think its a great alternative to the rotovibe pedal that Dunlop makes because you can control the speed of the vibe in real time with the sweep of the pedal.