TC Electronic Shaker Vibrato Vibrato Pedal

Vibrato Pedal with Speed, Depth, Tone, and Rise Time Controls
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Classic Vibrato Effects plus TonePrint Technology!

TC Electronic packs a whole lot of vibe and character into their new Shaker vibrato pedal. This amazing (and very pedalboard-friendly) little stompbox gives you classic vibrato effects that range from subtle to headspinning. Use the speed, depth, rise time, and level knobs to dial in your ideal vibrato effect, then hit the switch. Or, you can set the Shaker to Latch mode, which makes this pedal do its thing only when your foot is holding down the switch. That's major live flexibility! But, TC didn't stop there. They equipped the Shaker with a USB connector and added TonePrint technology. What's TonePrint? Believe it or not, TonePrint allows you to download custom settings from some of the hottest guitarists out there. You'll never get tired of this pedal!

TC Electronic Shaker Vibrato Guitar Stompbox Features at a Glance:
  • 2 vibrato types
  • TonePrint gives you instant access to custom pedal tweaks made by top guitar players
  • True Bypass preserves your tone
  • Speed, Depth, Rise-time and Level controls provide tonal options from subtle buzz to full-on earthquake
  • Spillover on/off control gives you super-smooth and natural transitions between sounds
  • Easy battery access
  • Small footprint saves precious pedal board space
  • Made from high-quality components
  • Ultra-tough road-ready design
Shake it up, with the TC Electronic Shaker vibrato guitar stompbox!

Additional Media

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Tech Specs

Pedal Type Vibrato
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9V
Height 1.97"
Width 2.83"
Depth 4.8"
Weight 0.66 lbs.
Power Supply Included No
Manufacturer Part Number 960690001

Customer Reviews

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Vibey cool sounds, very impressive

If you are wanting to put out some unique vibey, psychedelic sounds, this would be a great pedal for that purpose. Put this pedal on Latch mode and hold the button to make a whammy sound at the end of your solo, or at the end of a chord when you hold it out. Add some delays or reverbs with this pedal, and it truly stands out on its potential! I owned this pedal for the last month and it has made me more creative musically then ever before. With its true bypass where you do not here any noise what so ever when it is on or off. Definitely worth to invest in this pedal, and recommend you buy this off sweet water as well! They offer 2 year tech support on just about all their products.
Music background: Producer, musician

Interesting and Unique Pedal

At first I was a bit skeptical as to the usefulness of this pedal, but since I have have been playing with the Shaker Vibrato, I have been very pleased and the box has opened up a number of sonic options. This is not a tremlo box. It is better. The Shaker adds true vibrato to your tone in a variety of ways. You can adjust the sound from obvious synthesized space lazer or surf like vibration all the way down to a very subtle background swirl much like a slow phaser or flanger. The latch feature is nice. It allows you to throw in a quick wammy bar vibrato to a note or chord without having to hit the switch twice. Your guitar may not have a vibrato bar, and this allows you to utilize a similar effect without drilling your adding one to your axe. Finally, toneprint allows you to customizeand add different effects. Great features and a ton of different effects in one box. I'm very happy with this pedal as I am with all the new TC Electronic stompboxes. Highly recommended.
Music background: Amature guitarist for 30+ years. Rock, blues, acoustic, etc.

lots of options

I bought this as a "fun" pedal to have on my board but after playing around with it for an hour, I realized it was going to replace my chorus pedal. great for subtle chorus to rotary to ray gun. Latch mode is fun and its nice to be able to download tone prints. FYI some tone prints work as latches and others as normal. Took me awhile to figure that out.
Music background: gigging guitarist

Great sound, but a wonky switch

I love the tone coming out of this pedal. The rise time is an awesome feature and this could potentially replace my chorus pedal even though they work quite differently. I have a real issue with the switch on this pedal. The first one I got had a very stiff click to it and created a pop through the amp when switching it on and off. I have three other TC pedals and none of them have this switching issue, so I asked Sweetwater for a warranty replacement, The customer service folks were awesome and shipped me a new one and even included a return shipping label so I didn't have to cover the cost of that. Nice job guys! The real disappointing thing was the second one had the same stiff switch, but didn't make that audible pop. Not sure if I just had some bad luck or if this is common to the shaker pedal, especially since the shaker is the only TC pedal I had this issue with. Since it does sound good and doesn't have the pop anymore, I guess I'll just go with this one instead of asking Sweetwater for another replacement, but I don't think I would replace this pedal if it were lost or stolen.
Music background: Semi-professional musician

Sweetwater Advice

Mitch Gallagher

Readers of SweetNotes and Sweetwater's other publications know that I love to get "hands on" with gear of all types. That's why I was so thrilled to be asked to work with TC Electronic to create an exclusive set of Sweetwater TonePrints for TC Electronic's pedals. Talk about hands on -- we were way deep inside those boxes! But let's take a step back here. TC's TonePrint line consists of five pedals: the Flashback delay, the Corona chorus, the Vortex flanger, the Shaker vibrato, and the Hall of Fame reverb. These compact and affordable pedals sound great and offer excellent features and benefits, such as allowing the analog input signal to pass through completely untouched. They're also very versatile, with algorithms drawn from TC's long history of amazing studio and guitar effects processors. That versatility is kicked way up by the TonePrint part of the equation. A TonePrint is a free downloadable preset that can be loaded into one of the five pedals. This preset might be an artist-designed sound or something from TC -- or in this case, special sounds crafted by yours truly. You can get the presets off the TC site and load them in your pedal via USB. Or, even cooler, you can use your iPhone or Android to "beam" a TonePrint into your pedal, instantly, anywhere you might be. Creating a TonePrint isn't as simple as playing with the front-panel knobs on the pedal to find a sound you like. TC uses specialized editing software that allows you to go deep into the pedal to adjust hundreds of parameters. It's an intense process, but also a lot of fun! In my case, I brought in a box of vintage pedals I'm no longer comfortable taking to the gig, and TC's Tore Mogensen and I spent hours re-creating the sounds of those pedals. We ended up with four TonePrints: a BOSS DM-3-style analog delay for the Flashback, a BOSS CE-2-style analog chorus for the Corona, a BOSS Dimension C-style multi-chorus for the Corona, and an original Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress-style flanger/chorus for the Vortex. After hours of work, we were very pleased with the results. Our goal was to capture the spirit of the original pedals, and I think we succeeded! Best of all, you can have these TonePrints for your own TC pedals, completely free of charge, courtesy of TC Electronic and Sweetwater! Simply use your computer to load the TonePrints from, or use your iPhone/Android to access them. TC pedals and TonePrints are a staple in my rig, and I hope that you find them just as useful. In the end, what I came away with from this experience was a true appreciation for just how powerful these unassuming little TonePrint pedals are. Check them out!
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See also: TC Electronic, TC Electronic Tremolo Pedals