SIB Varidrive 90's RARE - FREE SHIPPING

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$405
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SIB Varidrive - Late 90's - FREE SHIPPING

This is the ORIGINAL SIB Varidrive.  It is a real tube overdrive/distortion.  I bought it from Rudy's Music in Manhattan in the late 90's for an ungodly sum that I will not disclose.  Then I waited for weeks while it was hand-made in California by the guy that owned the company.  No joke.

Controls are: Drive, Volume, Bass, Middle, and Treble.  In terms of sound, there is nothing like this.  It has an unbelievable amount of headroom.  You can do anything from clean boost to very saturated distortion.  Apparently, you can also swap out the 12AU7 for a 12AX7 for different tonal variations.  It definitely has the ability to make a Fender Twin sound like a 200 watt Marshall Major.

The Varidrive is in very good used condition.  There are surface scratches, in addition to some velcro on the bottom.  Have no fear, this thing is built like a tank and will surely outlive us all.  It weighs a ton and runs on a/c power ONLY.  I will include a 3-prong IEC power cable.  Please see the pictures for an accurate representation of the pedal's condition.

This pedal is about as rare as they get.  You occasionally run into later-issue model (which are easily picked out because they are black or darker blue, and the controls are labeled with a different font), but they don't sound as good to me.  As a company, SIB still exists--sort of.  Their website has been saying that they are going to release a new Varidrive since 2005.  The date just keeps inching forward...

Ask me questions.  Make an offer.  This is an awesome pedal, and it will not disappoint!


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Listed7 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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