Author Topic: Vintage Vibe Stereo Vibe vs. Retroflyer  (Read 214 times)

Offline WurlieNewbie

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Vintage Vibe Stereo Vibe vs. Retroflyer
« on: October 02, 2020, 12:20:47 PM »
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.

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Re: Vintage Vibe Stereo Vibe vs. Retroflyer
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2020, 03:33:39 PM »
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.

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Re: Vintage Vibe Stereo Vibe vs. Retroflyer
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 01:41:41 PM »
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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