MÖBIUS STRIP

DUAL DELAY

This pedal is discontinued, but it available until November 29 as part of our Klein Bottle launch.

The MÖBIUS STRIP is a delay pedal with twist, intertwining two independent delay signals to create one-of-kind sounds. The MÖBIUS STRIP can create dreamy ambient textures as well as unique rhythmic landscapes. The mode switch selects between basic parallel operation or the three-cycle möbius mode. In möbius mode, the echos swap back & forth between each delay line, for rhythmic, 3-step patterns unheard of in standard delay pedals.

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Demos

How It Works

Features

Tech Specs

Story

MÖBIUS STRIP BLOCK DIAGRAM

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FEATURES & CONSTRUCTION

TrueSoft  Bypass

Low Noise Op Amp

Extended Headroom

DualMode Switching

We combine durable true bypass relay switching with an effect-side FET switch for pure and smooth switching.

A modern, high-speed op amp was chosen for its low-noise and high-fidelity properties.

A simple voltage inverter circuit was used to effectively turn 9V into 18V. More voltage means more headroom & bigger tone.

DualMode Switching can convert the footswitch into momentary operation.

To use, wait 5 seconds, then press the sequence tap+tap+hold until LED flashes.

USA Made PCBs

Our circuit boards are made in the USA by Advanced Circuits (large PCB runs) or OSH Park (small PCB runs).

Analog Dry Path

100% analog circuitry was employed in the dry signal path. Your tone is preserved, with zero digital harshness.

All VFE Pedals are built with these quality components and features:

 

- Rugged diecast aluminum enclosures

- TrueSoft + DualMode true bypass switching

- Industrial-grade Carling switches & Neutrik audio jacks

- Alpha pots soldered directly to PCB

- 5% WIMA film capacitors & 1% metal film resistors

- Cardas Audio ultra-pure, eutectic silver solder

- P3 system phantom-power compatible

- Built by hand in Puyallup, WA, USA

- 1 year warranty on parts & labor

DIMENSIONS:

Enclosure dimensions: 2.37"W x 4.37"L x 1.16"H  (60 x 111 x 29mm)

With knobs & jacks: 2.6"W x 4.4"L x 2.1"H  (66 x 111 x 53mm)

 

POWER:

Standard 2.1mm, negative-tip 9V to 15V power supply or 9V battery.

 

INPUT IMPEDANCE:

215K-ohm

 

CURRENT DRAW:

~70ma continous

+30ma surge for 4ms during on/off switching

BY THE NUMBERS:

35 RESISTORS

44 CAPACITORS
1 INDUCTOR

2 TRANSISTORS

5 DIODES

1 OP AMP

6 INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
6 POTENTIOMETERS
3 SWITCHES

3 JACKS
2 CIRCUIT BOARDS

HOW THE MOBIUS STRIP CAME TO BE

THE STORY

The idea for the Mobius Strip came one day after yet another request from a customer to design a reverb pedal. Since a reverb is simply multiple echos with various times and damping factors, I thought I'd see if it was even possible to cram enough circuitry inside the pedal to create the simplest version of this multiple delay line concept. Not only was it possible, but the resulting sounds I got from it surprised me.

 

The rhymthic settings of the Mobius Strip were a happy "accident", and I continue to find new sweet spots all over the pedal. If you're willing to give this pedal some time, it will reward you with new sonic landscapes and rhythmic patterns like you've never heard before.

-- Peter Rutter, founder of VFE Pedals --