Best tremolo under $150

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  1. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    I think this is invaluable, and a feature surprisingly overlooked by many players.

    p.s. The new Fender-esque graphics are quite cool, IMO.

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    I think it is more important to organ players (especially live) than it is to guitar players. I can't think of too many guitar parts where I remember a guitarist actually using a ramp feature......?
     
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    I think I agree. I wasn't really speaking to using it within one song, but going from one song to another without having to pause and twiddle knobs. Maybe "invaluable" was too strong a term. :oops:
     
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    There was a used Keeley-modded Boss in one of our GC's awhile back. I wish I had picked it up. They were only asking $65 for it.
     
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    Seymour Duncan SFX-07 Shape Shifter Tap Tremolo
     
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    Fulltone Supa Trem. I like being able to make adjustments with my foot.
     
  7. czech-one-2

    czech-one-2 Friend of Leo's

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    THIS!

    I've got a Joyo,Boss TR2 and DIY EA tremolo, this is the clear winner for me.So much so that even though it doesnt fit on my board with the top mounted jacks, I've got it on the floor,1st in the chain. Just rounder and more vibey than the other three.
    I'd sure like to know what Ibanez based this on...
     

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    I have the Joyo tremolo, which is good for me. A little more subtle than some I've heard, but I like subtle - nice sounds.

    I also have one of the danelectro cool cat vibes which sounded good, but lasted only a few months before it lost pretty much all its volume when turned on (bypass is fine, but then it's true bypass...).

    I thought I read somewhere that the Mooer trelicopter supposed to be based on the EA Tremolo?
     
  9. t.e.l.e.

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    T-Rex Tremster! Kills the TR-2! Or EHX Wiggler
     
  10. t.e.l.e.

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    ...if you like tube pedals :)
     
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    That is certainly far cooler than the big grey one. Dang. I wonder if they have done a re-design of all their pedal graphics? The Green Screamer I've got is a bit of an ugly dog too.
     
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    I use a Malekko Trem, but after lots of tests I find the Lovepedal the absolute best I have listened to. Also considering it's tiny footprint. Go for it.
     
  13. russpurdy

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    Thanks for the input dudes. After doing some more research based on suggestions here I am going to keep an eye out for a used 4 knob voodoo lab trem. Seems to have the versatility and features I want with a great price tag. Lots of other cool suggestions though, thanks!
     
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    That voodoo labs sounded precisely like a deluxe reverb tremolo to my ears and choppier at the other end of the shape dial. Got a volume control and is low noise. A good choice based on your OP
     
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    Voodoo Labs Tremolo, about $120 new.
     
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    I don't have need for tap or hard, crazy sounds. Just warm, amp-like pulsing.

    I have NOT found anything that makes me want to replace my Danelectro Cool Cat. I even love the knob placement - put a tall pedal behind it and stomp either with abandonment and never bump any settings.

    I gave mine away as a gift and bought another one. Too easy.
     
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    That does look great... but no volume knob keeps me quite happy with the old Ibanez.:cool:
     
  18. Dan German

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    Another +1. I wouldn't mind having tap tempo, but I don't lie awake at night worrying about it. Solid, reliable, sounds great... there might be better options out there, but the Cool Cat does everything I need spectacularly well.
     
  19. Marshall_Stack

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    Hey! Picked up one of these a month ago. Spur of the moment.

    (Last minute call to play and I needed tremolo for Gimme Shelter and this is all the local GC had. Paid $75 new - I think. Right around there.)

    Anyway - I have been digging this - with the square, triangular and round waves and the shape control and the ratio/rate modes - it has a million sounds.
    You can do the stutter from What's the Frequency Kenneth or Radiohead and also get a warm analog tremolo from one pedal.
    Very cool.
     
  20. eStreetTele

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    I just bought a seven sisters 'eve' pedal and really like it. No volume drop and there's a gain knob on the inside of the guitar if you do sense it. Also.. It's pretty and so tiny. I think I'm hooked on the seven sisters.
     
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