FX22 Vibro Thang Vibrato/Phaser

All three cosmetic variants of the FX22, from 1995 (left), 1997, and 1998

The FX22 Vibro Thang was introduced at the Winter 1996 NAMM meeting. Its circuit was innovative in that it provided both phase shifting and vibrato effects, each tied to the same Speed control, which could then be combined to simulate a rotary speaker effect. While the FX22 was a versatile and musical-sounding effects pedal, initial sales likely suffered due to its name and odd control names, and the abundant typos in its instruction manual probably did not inspire confidence in those who bought it. In 1998, the FX22 was one of the pedals given a cosmetic "facelift" before production moved to China with the VFX series.

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