From the revered minds of Lovetone, this phase/vibrato, like all their pedals delivers all the beloved phase sounds of the past  with enough boundary/genre defying capabilities to explore whichever distant star system or lost under water city you can imagine.

The Doppelganger also serves as the basis for the new (Summer 2021) Thorpy Pulse Doppler.

Added to the SBS Reference Library Spring 2021

From the Lovetone website (6/25/21):

The DOPPELGANGERâ„¢ is a mesmerising twin oscillator phaser/vibrato but being in the grand Lovetone tradition it offers a whole range of classic (and non-classic!) uses never previously available in one unit. Its trademark is an unparalleled purity and transparency of tone and harmonic richness making it a real texture machine. The subtle yet ever-changing way the controls interact has a truly mesmerising effect which speaks directly to the sub-conscious mind (as well as the stoned mind!). It covers the whole spectrum from mellow and virtually subliminal, to Hendrix-y, to crunchy and chomping (reminiscent of the ubiquitous 70’s phase sound), to swirling rotary-type fx.

On more subtle settings (especially in vibrato mode) it gives movement and life to the sound without discernible processing and because it sounds so natural you can almost forget its there – until you switch it off! In less introvert moments it can warp sounds into multi-dimensional knots or whip up squeals and harmonics into a sci-fi frenzy. It never manages to sound sickly on any setting, and in fact makes an ideal replacement for all the sounds contained in the thesaurus of chorus as it provides plenty of width and attack definition but without the nauseating side effects.

Vibrato mode has a very vibraphone-like modulation and is great for moody jazzers. As well as guitar and bass, the Doppelgangerâ„¢ can of course be used on any instrument and works particularly well when chilling out with classic keyboard sounds!


* Two LFO’s with Pedal facility for each
* Span (depth) controls for low and high frequencies
(which can either be driven individually by two LFO’s or together by LFO 1)
* LED’s showing filter status
* Colour (resonance) control
* Blend control
* LFO 1/Dual LFO mode foot switch
* Phase/Vibrato foot switch
* True and Spectral (filtered) bypass modes

NEW ADDITIONS!! The current version of the Doppelganger has the following extra features (not shown on the photo):

* Switch for ultra slow LFO 1
* Square wave option on LFO 1
* Direct out – for spatial stereo fx