Sabbadius MASTERMIND Funky-Vibe L I M I T E D  E D I T I O N  / Jimi Hendrix in Studio sound!


Jimi Hendrix played different effects in Studio including Fuzz, Octavia, Uni-Vibe´s, and allways was trying different things to create new an original sounds and this is why SABBADIUS created this new Funky-Vibe Mastermind Edition that has 3 different type of Uni-Vibe sounds in one box.

The SABBADIUS Mastermind Funky-Vibe Edition has 7mm CUSTOM-MADE CdS Photocells made exclusive for SABBADIUS and an original 1970's Japanese lamp bulb to give that “CHEWY”classic tone of a good Uni-Vibe. The SABBADIUS Mastermind Funky-Vibe Edition has more control in the SPEED knob that goes from really SLOW SPEEDS to crazy FAST SPEEDS to hit all the parameters a SPEED knob needs to cover in a Uni-Vibe type pedal.

The New 7mm CdS Photocells CUSTOM-MADE for SABBADIUS will increase the throb INTENSITY in all aspects and in the 3 modes and you are going to feel that wet swirling double pulse sound that JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCED with the original Uni-Vibe he used.


The transistors used here are the Matsushita 2sC828 for signal path and 2sC539 for the Pre-Amp section like in the original Uni-Vibe. The pedal features 3 knobs, which set VOLUME, INTENSITY, and SPEED. It has a 1/4-inch (6.5 mm) output conection for an expression pedal allowing you to control the speed with your foot (Expression Pedal NOT included). It also features 2 footswitches: one of them activates the effect for True Bypass, the other one switch is the CANCEL function that allows you to use the pedal as a Pre-Amp or like the original Uni-Vibe effect sounds..., this means that you turn off the lamp bulb keeping a high impedance in the photocells that gives to the sound a wonderful Pre-Amp like Original Uni-Vibe's did in the foot control pedal with the tact switch. It has a hand painted soft switch with airbrush and enamel paint lacquered with gloss lacquer for a longer durability of the paint. 

The SABBADIUS Mastermind Funky-Vibe has an  extra KNOB that allows you to change in 3 different type of wave form to the sound, they are called 1968, VOODOO and MASTERMIND.

*The 1968 mode is the classic Honey Uni-Vibe type of sound used by Jimi Hendrix as the early 1968 Uni-Vibe specs for that amazing double pulse 3D underwater type of sound that you can hear in the song Machine Gun at the Fillmore East concert.

*The VOODOO mode is like the Vibra-Chorus effect that increase the Chorus mode into a more deep phase shifter type of sound that you can hear this type of effect in the Hendrix song called Jungle from the Album “Morning Symphony Ideas”. You will notice a different wave form in the Uni-Vibe effect he was using here!

*The MASTERMIND mode is the sound of the RESLY TONE RT-18, you can hear this liquid sound effect in a fast speed in the Jimi Hendrix and Larry Lee song called Mastermind in “West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology Album”.

CHORUS / VIBRATO Rocker Switch:

The RED/WHITE soft Rocker Switch is for you to set the CHORUS and VIBRATO modes, when RED POSITION is DOWN activates the "CHORUS" MODE and when the WHITE POSITION IS DOWN you are in "VIBRATO" MODE. 

The SABBADIUS Mastermind Funky-Vibe has a built in transformer inside the enclosure like the Original Uni-Vibe has with the correct power and voltage to get best performance and has the cable cord from the unit to conect to the wall.

The INPUT transformer can be a 100Vac, 120Vac, 127Vac, 220Vac, 230Vac and 240Vac.

The pedal will be shipped with the correct transformer to the country that places the order, for example, if you are from U.S.A you will receive a SABBADIUS Mastermind Funky-Vibe with a transformer inside of 120Vac INPUT, if you are from SPAIN you will receive an inside transformer of 230Vac.

The pedal has a Fuse socket with a fuse inside that is there to protect the circuit in case there is an overload on the voltage. The unit comes with one fuse inside and one outside as a backup, also comes with 2pcs. 2sC828 transistors for backup too.

ANDY MARTIN from Andy Demos description:

The Sabbadius Funky-Vibe Mastermind edition takes an even deeper dive into the nuanced tones of Jimi Hendrix in the studio. When it comes to the vibe effect, Sabbadius Electronics realizes that not all vibes are created equal, especially when looking at the circuit variations between the early Honey-era vibes and Shin-Ei versions sold under various names from the late 60s to early 70s.

The Limited Edition Funky Vibe Mastermind gives you 3 Vibe variation ranging from classic throb to extra water tones that Hendrix used in throughout his career. With an all analog vibe circuit at the heart, running at the proper high voltage, this Custom Shop creation uses all the crucial components like NOS lamp bulbs for the right chewy-ness, Matsushita transistors in the preamp/signal path and custom-made photocells made exclusively for Sabbadius.

First, the 1968 mode recreates the early Honey-era Univibe circuit used by Hendrix, with the classic heartbeat pulse and warm swirling tone that most other vibes strive for. The Voodoo mode is based on the Vibra-Chorus pedal made by Shin-Ei and sold under names like Companion and Jax. This sound has more of a phase shifter quality, in that the waveform is less throbbing and a little brighter. For an example where Hendrix may have used this, check out the studio outtake Jungle.

Lastly, pushing farther into phaser-land and straying away from the extreme throb is the Mastermind mode, named after the song of the same name from the West Coast Seattle Boy anthology album. Still very much a vibe, this mode has a super liquid-like tone that goes deeper into phase territory as you decrease the intensity. Sabbadius believes Hendrix used the vibe variation known as the Resly-Tone RT-18, which has all of those swirling characteristics, especially in the faster speeds. 

Like previous Funky-Vibes, the authentic enclosure gives you both true bypass and the ability to cancel the speed. Just like the original speed pedal in the heel position, the cancel switch stops the effect while the guitar continues through the preamp for extra sonic magic and added boost with the volume cranked. The limited edition Funky-Vibe Mastermind is hand-wired with high quality components, one at a time in Argentina, and is available in your country’s voltage.


* Red LED that pulse in the same way the Lamp Bulb interact inside the unit so you can “see the SPEED” of the effect.

* Volume: sets the output volume. 

* Speed: sets the effect's speed in either mode. 

* Intensity: sets the effect's intensity or depth. 

* CHORUS - VIBRATO Mode ROCKER SWITCH: sets whether Chorus mode or Vibrato mode is activated. 

* CANCEL Footswitch: activates the lamp Bulb to swirl the effect or turn off the lamp to use as a Pre-Amp like original Uni-Vibe's does.

* Expression pedal jack: 1/4-inch (6.5 mm) output jack (Amphenol) for an expression pedal, allowing to control the effect's speed with your foot (EXPRESSION PEDAL NOT INCLUDED) 

* POWER SW. ON/OFF: Allows the current to flow into the circuit.

* TRUE BYPASS: Premium quality 3PDT True Bypass footswitch to turn the effect ON/OFF. 

* INSTRUMENT: 1/4-inch (6.5 mm) input jack (Neutrik) for instruments. 

* OUTPUT: 1/4-inch (6.5 mm) output jack (Neutrik) for amplifiers or other effects. 

* INPUT: 100, 120, 127, 220, 230, OR 240Vac or Custom Made Transformer/ OUTPUT: 14Vac ~ 200mA

* Soft Rocker Switch RED / WHITE: Hand painted with airbrush and lacquered with enamel paint with a glossy finish.

* Fuse socket with a fuse inside that is there to protect the circuit in case there is an overload on the voltage. The unit comes with 2 Fuses, one fuse inside the socket and one outside as a backup.

* 100% Hand Wired & Hand Weldings.

* 100% analog circuit.

* Material: Aluminium enclosure.

* Size: Length 182mm x Width 115mm x Height 60mm.

* Weight: 1kgrs. Aprox.