Rory Gallagher’s Boss VB-1 Vibrato

In an interview conducted just before the Fresh Evidence came out, Rory stated that he really enjoyed using the Boss VB-1 vibrato pedal.

The other thing I particularly like is the Boss Vibrato pedal (the VB-1)- it’s different from tremolo proper and I use it rather than a tremolo or flanger (which would be a bit of a compromise) when I want that Bo Diddley type of sound.

July 29,1989 issue of SOUNDS

Unfortunately, on the web, there doesn’t seem to be much info about this VB-1 version of the Vibrato pedal. There’s a VB-2 version widely available, so one would think that the number “2” means that there was once upon a time a “1” version. But, if you try searching for the VB-1 – it’s almost like that thing never even existed. So if you happen to know anything about it, leave a comment below.


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