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Favorite Tremolo Pedal and Why

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by El Tele Lobo, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 21, 2014
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  2. fabricator

    fabricator Tele-Meister

    Jun 29, 2012
    For me.... Strymon Flint.
    (And you get a great reverb thrown in as a bonus).

    It does the typical square wave trem (blackface), plus a nice Vibroverb type trem, AND that cool Magnatone tremolo/vibrato mix.
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  3. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    VFE Old School. Does the Fender bias tremolo better than anything else that I have ever tried ... except the real thing anyway.
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  4. Boubou

    Boubou Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 30, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    Just when I was starting to think I don't need a Flint

  5. Tele295

    Tele295 Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    Ventura CA
    Voodoo Labs Tremolo (4 knob). The slope control gives me a wide variety of different tremolo flavors, and the volume control helps defeat the volume loss
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  6. bluesholyman

    bluesholyman Tele-Holic

    Nov 10, 2013
    Greater Atlanta
    EHX Pulsar...good sounding and relatively cheap...
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  7. DeVilleDude

    DeVilleDude Tele-Holic

    Sounds good.
    It's cheap.

    I do lust after some of the more 'professional ' level pedals like the Flint and Latitude, but don't use trem enough (yet) to justify the investment.
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  8. joeybyron

    joeybyron TDPRI Member

    Oct 16, 2016
    South Carolina
    I just got a BYOC tremolo, I like it bc the lights pulses at the speed of the trem. And it has a nice level knob. Got off of GC used site. Sounds great to me.

  9. Austinato

    Austinato Tele-Meister

    May 13, 2017
    Huntington Beach via Reno

  10. RetroTeleRod

    RetroTeleRod Friend of Leo's

    Oct 24, 2012
    Oklahoma, USA
    Mr. Black Deluxe Plus... great tremolo plus a sweet spring reverb sound. 2nd runner up...Black Cat Mini Trem.
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  11. sclitheroe

    sclitheroe Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

    Oct 11, 2013
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Catalinbread Valcoder

    It has a bubbling, breathing quality to it, especially at low depth and speed settings, that you won’t get with something more clinical like a TR-2 (and there is nothing wrong with clinical - the TR-2 does _exactly_ what it is designed to do). It’s almost like mild waves of trem, rising and falling in intensity, or maybe a slight asymmetry to the waveform - you feel it almost more than you hear it (although you can hear it for sure if you let a chord or note decay). Plus you get a bit of Valco style grit and grease with the input knob.

    My other trem on the pedal board is a Catalinbread Antichthon, but I don’t know if you would consider a fuzz that dies/ducks out to a tremolo that is rate controlled via the volume knob on your guitar as a classic trem :) But it sure is fun, and I think Link Wray would have loved that pedal - it does a mean Rumble cover, and the trem is super responsive to picking intensity and your volume knob.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017

  12. telerocker1988

    telerocker1988 Tele-Afflicted

    May 2, 2010
    I've never found a need for anything other than a TR-2, or tremolo in any multieffects box.

    Some tremolos now have boosts built into them (CAST Pulse Drive, Supro Tremolo), but that bugs me because I like my dirts and tremolo in diferent spaces on the board. Same with the Mad Professor pedals with dirt + delay or reverb in one pedal. Just doesn't fit well for me.
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  13. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    +1 On the Mr. Black Deluxe Plus. Fantastic Trem and I would have stopped there if I had not found the VFE Old School first. The D+ is too good to pass up though, so I have it on my grab' n go jammin' board. Excellent spring reverb that makes this pedal an unusual winner with two great effects.

    Color? Naw, I won't go there.;)
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  14. h4ck.b0x7

    h4ck.b0x7 Tele-Meister

    Nov 29, 2011
    United States
    Boss TR-2 w/ Analogman mods. That's second only to the Bias Tremolo on my Blackface Deluxe Reverb.
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  15. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    I have a schemo for an actual tube-powered trem pedal that uses bias-wiggle, such as on the Vibroluxe. I still need to build it, but there's a couple other projects in front of it at the moment.

  16. tfarny

    tfarny Tele-Holic

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hudson Valley, NY
    I have never heard a tremolo pedal half as nice as the one on my BF vibro-champ clone. I'm getting the Keeley Mod workstation which has two trems I am curious to try though. Trem is my #1 mod for sure.

  17. Plumber

    Plumber Tele-Meister

    Jun 5, 2014
    Of those I've played strymon flint by a country mile

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  18. Redvers

    Redvers Tele-Meister

    Oct 4, 2016
    None, I don't like trem. Why would you want to lose control of your amplitude. Might as well put a monkey on a volume pedal.
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  19. blowtorch

    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    You don't lose control, you make changes to it

    Now there's an idea! That, and hamsters on a wheel driving a rotating speaker...I forsee a whole line of animal effects...:)
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  20. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Friend of Leo's

    Feb 12, 2010
    I have a ModTone Harmonic Tremor that I'm really pleased with thus far.
    It's not expensive and lets you control the wave re triangle vs square.

    I'm not spending Strymon type money on a Tremolo.

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