The Americana Series: Badlands

Badlands is an incredible, 242,000 acre National Park in South Dakota. If you haven't gone, you should. The landscape is sparse, the flora and fauna are hardy as hell, and the rock formations rival Joshua Tree and Anza Borrego. 


Badlands is based on the true-to-vintage Univibe chorus/vibrato effect with some of our classic Germanium touch. It features a Germanium output amplifier that beefs up and colors the signal for even more warmth and clarity than the original. We used a true 18v incandescent bulb, highly-tuned LDRs, and other awesome NOS vintage parts. It thumps, throbs, and will give you a tone of character in your vibe quest. 


  • Switchcraft and Lumberg Jacks
  • Gorva premium soft-touch mechanical switch
  • Proprietary turret+PCB design
  • NOS Germanium transistor
  • NOS Ero, Vishay, Philips, CDE, Sprague, TEX-CAP, MKT and other premium quality audio-grade capacitors
  • Dale Military spec metal film resistors 
  • Hand-wired and assembled in California
  • Custom tin 'lunch box' carrying case
  • Hand silk-screened customized ID tag
  • Handmade wooden sticker and other swag
  • Custom maple and steel etched bartender's bottle opener
  • Custom art print and instruction card


More details below.



  • 4 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Ships in 5+ weeks




First row of knobs (Northwestern most): Depth and Gain

  • Depth is like an output tone control. It feeds the final gain stage either more treble or more bass
  • Gain controls the amount of signal being fed out of the effect into your amp 

Second row of knobs (Southwestern most): Volume, Speed, Intensity

  • The Volume knob controls the overall output volume of the chorus/vibrato effect going into the Germanium output stage. It allows you to control how intense the effect is and how much you want to drive the Germanium transistor
  • Speed controls the speed of the chorus/vibrato effect 
  • Intensity controls the prominence of the chorus/vibrato effect


  • Don't touch them



It is critical that you use a high quality, isolated and filtered 9v DC power supplies with The Americana Series. Every modern measure was taken to ensure quiet, recording-worthy noise suppression, but low-quality power and power supplies can inject unwanted noise in these effects. Even though we've designed them to play nicely on a daisy chain, we don't recommend it.