Vintage Vibe Stereo Vibe vs. Retroflyer

Started by WurlieNewbie, October 02, 2020, 12:20:47 PM

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WurlieNewbie

Hey guys.... Has anyone out there ever heard/played both of these preamps and can offer a comparison?  My Stereo Vibe is on the fritz and I'm debating whether to repair it vs. buy the retroflyer and was wondering the major differences.

Thanks!

jwc44

I have the old version of the VV preamp rail when it ran on 3 9V batteries and just installed the Retro Flyer.  The Retro Flyer is pretty great.  I have the stand alone preamp from Fender Rhodes LA as well and will be doing a youtube video comparing all 3 in the near future.

Tines&Reeds

It depends what you are looking for.

AFAIK the retroflyer has a sine-wave LFO while the original Peterson is more or less a square-wave with smooth ramps. So it's a different sound...
The VV preamp should go more into the Peterson-direction.
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