Companion - Vibra Chorus (Shinei)

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Companion - Vibra Chorus (Shinei)

Postby modman » 21 May 2012, 08:21

This unit is currently for sale on ebay for a measly 3700 dollars...
Maybe the 48.5 mean it was built in 48th week of 1975?
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Re: Companion - Vibra Chorus (Shinei)

Postby DrNomis » 21 May 2012, 10:30

Is it my imagination, or is the schematic very similar to the Shin Ei Uni Vibe?.... :hmmm:
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Re: Companion - Vibra Chorus (Shinei)

Postby Liquitone » 21 May 2012, 12:32

I dont see any difference either. especially when you see it in one of their other enclosures
http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/shinei/vibrachorus
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Re: Companion - Vibra Chorus (Shinei)

Postby Liquitone » 21 May 2012, 12:33

oh wait,. it does seem to have the extra tremolo function ,. like the univox resly-tone
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Re: Companion - Vibra Chorus (Shinei)

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 21 May 2012, 13:05

PCB wise the thing is just a Shin-Ei resleytone. Difference is the way the controls are implemented.
Sorry. Plain out of planes.

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Re: Companion - Vibra Chorus (Shinei)

Postby DrNomis » 21 May 2012, 13:50

Thought so....which explains the high-pricing, the funny thing is that it probably contains less than $100.00 worth of components in it..... :hmmm:
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Re: Companion - Vibra Chorus (Shinei)

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 21 May 2012, 14:30

http://www.dirk-hendrik.com/temp/advertentie_elektuur_april_1977.pdf
In the middle. That was approx 100 usd at the time.
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Re: Companion - Vibra Chorus (Shinei)

Postby modman » 13 Apr 2017, 00:37

Exact same unit, or rather pictures for sale on Reverb for 1399 USD: https://reverb.com/item/607013-companion-vibra-chorus+
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Re: Companion - Vibra Chorus (Shinei)

Postby digi2t » 16 Apr 2017, 21:33

modman wrote:This unit is currently for sale on ebay for a measly 3700 dollars...
Maybe the 48.5 mean it was built in 48th week of 1975?


The "SM-NO" stamp on the bottom of these pedals refers to the date. For example: the stamp "SM NO 48 5" is the 5th month of the 48th year of the Shōwa era. The Shōwa year count in Japan started in 1926 (= year 1), so year 48 is 1973.

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Re: Companion - Vibra Chorus (Shinei)

Postby rafmax » 25 Apr 2017, 13:02

Ce qui ne semble pas se vérifier pour Companion... :scratch:

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Re: Companion - Vibra Chorus (Shinei)

Postby rafmax » 25 Apr 2017, 13:04

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Re: Companion - Vibra Chorus (Shinei)

Postby digi2t » 25 Apr 2017, 18:58

This should clear up any confusion. Or create more. :roll:

http://www.freestompboxes.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=8286#p88143
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