Vibrato is one of those 'hard to grasp but oh so important' parts of guitar playing. Just think where Yngwie Malmsteen, BB King or Stevie Ray Vaughan would be without their unique vibrato. It's what makes us reckognize a guitarist after 2 notes - vibrato is what makes playing come alive. And from a subtle warble to Leslie sounds, Shaker Vibrato does what it can to liven things up!
- 2 vibrato types
- Great controls, including 'Rise-Time'
Pick Your Shake Flavor
Shaker Vibrato features 2 different types of settings: a classic true pitch vibrato and 'latch mode' where the effect is only active when you press and hold the switch. This allows for subtle vibrato and faux-whammy bar effects without you having to tap dance all night.
Expand Your Creativity
Vibrato is an effect with a wide range of applications, but it can be tough to figure out which those are if you don't get a range of sounds, voicings and expressions that knock you off your feet - and with Shaker Vibrato those surprises are always musical, never unpleasant. Featuring a set of controls and giving you control over the 'rise-time' of the effect, Shaker Vibrato vibes with your playing instantly.
Dippin' Toes To All-In
Shaker Vibrato allows you to decide whether you want to sue it as an 'on/off' effect or as a more subtle effect where it is active when you press down and cuts out as soon as you release. Both have a wide range of applications, so we advise you experiment with both.
TonePrint® - Signature Effects!
The Artist Entrance
TonePrint means signature effects - and signature effects means truly creative tones. From classic innovators to the guys shaping the future of music, we've asked the coolest artists around to come up with their customized signature version of a TC Electronic effect - and make them available to you for free!
Download the free TonePrint app for Android and iPhone, choose the TonePrint you want to hear and beam it instantly from your phone through your guitar's pickup into your TonePrint pedal. No cables needed! Learn more about beaming TonePrints.
Your Vision, Your Sound!
Music is the truest expression of self. That's why it is your right to have your effect sound the way YOU want to, no holds barred.
With the TonePrint Editor, you get full control over all effect behavior, knob ranges and everything in between so you can create your signature TC sound.
*TonePrint Editor will be available for iPad December 2013
TonePrints for Shaker Vibrato
True to Tone
You love tone, so do we, and our design philosophy testifies to that. So whatever route you wanna go, we got your back. With optimized headroom, True Bypass or Buffered Bypass switch and Kill-Dry on/off, this pedal guarantees optimal tonal integrity and zero loss of tone. And, no matter if the pedal is on or off your precious dry sound is always passed through the pedal unharmed in all it's pure analog glory due to an Analog-Dry-Through.
Backstage Pass - All Access
Shaker Vibrato’s controls are aimed at the playful nature of the effect – they’re easy and responsive but make no mistake, you can sculpt some precise sounds here!
Shaker Vibrato's Resume
- 2 vibrato types
- True Bypass
- Speed, Depth, Rise-time and Level controls
- Easy battery access
- Small footprint
- High-quality components
- Road-ready design
TC Electronic Shaker Vibrato Guitar Pedal
John Petrucci doing TonePrints for TC Electronic's Shaker Vibrato - clean sounds
John Petrucci doing TonePrints for TC Electronic's Shaker Vibrato - dirty sounds
Doug Aldrich creates a TonePrint for TC Electronic's Shaker Vibrato
Bumblefoot doing TonePrints for TC Electronic's Shaker Vibrato
Andy of Pro Guitar Shop creates a TonePrint for TC Electronic's Shaker Vibrato
Ryan Roxie makes the "Back In the Stockholm Groove" TonePrint
Bill Kelliher TonePrint "The Shriller"
Dave Stewart - Yer Mojo Shaker - TonePrint for TC Electronic Shaker Vibrato
Dave Stewart - Yer Buddy - TonePrint for TC Electronic Shaker Vibrato
Juan Alderete makes his "Vato Vibrato" TonePrint for Shaker Vibrato
Michael Shuman March of the Bees Toneprint
Uwe Hassbecker's Broken Record Player TonePrint (German Version)
Uwe Hassbecker's Broken Record Player TonePrint (English version)
Wesley Geer, Korn touring guitarist, creates a TonePrint for the Shaker Vibrato Guitar Pedal
Richard Fortus of Guns N' Roses makes a Shaker Vibrato Toneprint
Barry Mitchell creates a Shaker Vibrato TonePrint
Keith Gattis creates a Vibrato TonePrint
Michael Britt creates a triple vibe shaker vibrato TonePrint
Dann Huff creates a shaker vibrato TonePrint
Dave Catching TonePrints for Shaker Vibrato from TC Electronic
Perry ap Gwynedd creating TonePrints for Shaker Vibrato
Billy Morrison creates a Vibrato TonePrint
Brian Nutter creates a vibrato TonePrint
Pat Buchanan creates a shaker TonePrint
Reeves Gabrels creates a second vibrato TonePrint
Reeves Gabrels creates a vibrato TonePrint
Artists Using Shaker Vibrato
Delivering smooth undulating pitch fluctuation, the Shaker offers cool vibrato sounds and can do a pretty good rotary speaker emulation. There's plenty of variation available - the speed and depth knobs work as you'd expect, but the tone knob changes the effect's emphasis on high and low frequencies letting you really focus in on sounds that will sit just right with your tone. The latch function is brilliant for adding vibrato just where and when you want it. It's particularly effective on a sustained note or chord - a 'rise time' knob determining how long it takes for the vibrato to reach its specified depth to provide the full effect.Check out the full review by Guitarist
The Shaker is a monaural design that provides classic pitch-modulation vibrato and a Latch mode that produces only the vibrato effect when you depress the footswitch. In this mode, the Rise Time control adjusts how fast the effect comes on, allowing you to dial-in Leslie-style effects that mimic the way a rotor sounds as it spools up to speed. Set to Vibrato mode, the Shaker offers everything from subtle, vocal-like inflections, to blurry sounding rotary-speaker effects, to heavily pitch-warped timbres. (...) The Shaker is rich, dimensional, and extremely quiet. This great-sounding vibrato can add some sweet textures to rhythm parts that have a different personality than chorusing or phasing, and its features and well-implemented controls make it a very flexible pedal.
It can get you close to a rotating Leslie effect, and may prove invaluable for Spaghetti-Western soundtracks. It has a handy Latch function where the on/off button acts as a momentary switch—a unique way to create dubstep-like rhythmic effect slices. The overall performance of the entire group of TC pedals is excellent, with each one a top contender in its category. The TonePrint concept, in particular via the free app, greatly expands the range of these pedals, and you may just find your favorite sounds there.Check out the full review by Bass Player
The effect is very high quality and clean, with no degradation of signal due to the analogue-dry-through integration. We also heard no addition of noise, even at extreme settings. It's superbly built and sounds great.Check out the full review by iGuitar
The TonePrints available for this effect are also really great - one of our particular favorites is the TonePrint by Dream Theater's John Petrucci, which adds a bit of feedback for a slight phase interaction an sounds rather lush. (...) TC deserves full marks for once again pushing the boundaries of what is possible with today's technology inside a small stand-alone effect pedal.
Vibrato is an effect that can really lift your playing, adding character and expression particularly to melodic lines or solos. The Shaker can let you get something very subtle, right through to a synth like tone that took me back to my childhood waiting for a game to load on my Commodore 64. Across the range of sounds the vibrato is smooth. The tone knob is particularly useful as it lets you adjust the emphasis on the low and high frequencies.Check out the full review by Bass Guitar Magazine (PDF)
Shaker Vibrato provides some of the most natural sounding and "human-like" pitch modulation I've ever heard in a guitar pedal and the powerful controls let you get the sound just the way you want. (...) I found Shaker Vibrato to sound and work perfectly and it fulfilled a yearning I've had for a Boss VB-2 Vibrato pedal that's been long out of print since the 80's. The Shaker Vibrato sounds better, has a long battery life and smart internal programming for configuring the bypass switch for try bypass or buffered bypass for long cable runs to your amp.
This unusual effect is of interest to all guitar players who have found a chorus too cheesy and rather seek instead the extraordinary. Just like the other TonePrint pedals the Shaker Vibrato sounds warm and with no digital harshness.Check out the full review by Bonedo
The Shaker Vibrato produces some very interesting and expressive modulations. The creative possibilities seem to have no limits. All in all, the Shaker Vibrato is a very successful product. I can really see no reason why this guitar effect should not find its way to every floorboard. ROCK ON!Check out the full review by Delamar