Let's talk about killer tremolos

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  1. Euphonica

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    Wow. Seriously. I wish it were stereo vibrato.
     
  2. Piotr

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    Does the Tremulus Luna do harmonic trem?
     
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    Is that some kind of phasing sound? It doesn't have that feature, but with its controls there are many options possible and it's relatively easy to make.This is mine - 6 years in use now.
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    I must not be that picky about trem, because I was perfectly content using a Dano Tuna Melt for the longest time.

    I got the Joyo (JF-09) trem a few years back, and that's fine, too. It doesn't have the hard/soft switch that the Tuna Melt does, but it's not really a deal breaker, IMO.

    I also built an Improved EA Tremolo probably at least five years ago, and it has a nice preamp that makes it easy to get the level where you need it to be. I added a second footswitch to control two different rate settings, and that added a ton of flexibility, all in a compact enclosure, with just four knobs.

    ...I've primarily owned a bunch of different BF/SF Fenders with trem, and the above trem pedals have been on par with them, IMO. I also rebuilt a mid-60's Gibson Falcon GA-19RVT for my cousin maybe three years ago, and it had nice trem, but it wasn't considerably better than my trem pedals either, IMO.
     
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    I am currently using a Flint. Others I have used that I like are: Mr Black Deluxe Plus , Catalinbread Paradolia & Voodoo Labs Tremolo. I did not like the Catalinbread Valcoder. My favorite was my 63 Vibroverb RI from the early 90's.
     
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    Where does a guy get the schematics or link to a thread?
     
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    best blackface-style trem in my book is the Demeter Tremulator -- just sounds natural, two knobs, a slight gain boost which most trems seems to need. lately, though, it's the Flint for me. two birds with one stone, and the harmonic trem is hypnotizing.

    honorable mention: VooDoo 4-knob and a Schaller that somebody brought back from Germany.
     
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    There's a vero kit you can buy here, the link to the circuit is in the kit page, but it's here if you want a look.

    N.B. The pots lug labels are the wrong way round. Swap the connections to lugs 1 & 3. I also moved the 27K resister from the pot lugs to the board.
     
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    Thanks - I have built all kinds of stuff but I never built a pedal. I love the swamp thing, the VTE and the Mr Black, but I have a ridiculous number of tremolos already so I hate to buy something else - but make it - maybe I will.

    I plan to make a post this weekend - to that point :twisted:
     
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    Hearing how many trems some folks have... you know how some like to cascade drive pedals for a little extra mojo? Well I think someone needs to cascade around 4 trem pedals, and we need to hear that... :D
     
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    Here's the first standalone video for the Fender Tre-Verb. I'm not a big Fender pedal guy, though I do love, LOVE Fender guitars. I'll be getting this when it drops in a month (it's gonna be a long month).

     
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    Have you seen this one? I like the envelope effect, where the tremolo speeds up or slows down based on how hard you hit.

    I also enjoyed the harmonic tremolo + delay tone he gets at 6:35.
     
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    Well I guess I can't talk about this one...
    According to the store I bought mine from it was the last retail model existing in Canada. Who knows how true that is.
     
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    Mine does everything I want and nothing I don't want:

    Demeter Tremulator

    It started as a one-off for Ry Cooder and worked so well that Demeter started selling them.

    Just clean, uncolored trem. For other effects, I have other pedals.

    I'd love to try a DeArmond 601, though - the first-ever guitar effects pedal. If it was good enough for Pops Staples . . . .
     
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    Have you seen this?

     
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    My swampy tube tremolo unfortunately comes with a rather large amp.

    Mine is part of my Supro Tremolectric and the tremolo is thick as the Louisiana bayou!
     
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    It sounds good, but I think Fender is smoking something setting a price point of $270. I mean, its less than the Flint and while obviously trying to get some of that market, I don't see it doing it at only a 10% lower price point. I just don't see the quality and engineering being there like with the Strymon stuff...I give this pedal 6 months before it starts getting cleared out...
     
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    You must have been reading my mind!!! All I could think of was, is this doing ANYTHING better or equal to my Flint?, and I also thought it's only 30 bucks less than a Flint, and you KNOW that customer service will be almost nonexistent, especially when considering Strymon's wonderful customer service. I might buy one when they're 60% off, until then....


    RJ
     
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    The Caroline Guitar Company Parabola is based on a Schaller trem circuit, and is pretty fantastic:

    https://carolineguitar.com/product/tremelo/

    It's all discrete components, with a transistor based LFO circuit, so it has a wonderful organic quality to the tremolo effect - it's not as precise or "clinical" as an IC driven trem like a TR-2 (and precise or clinical is not a bad thing, just drawing the comparison), so it has this bubbly, undulating quality.

    The filtered modulation mode is awesome - I don't know quite how to describe it, except that the trem sits underneath your pick attack; instead of you playing into a wall of oscillating volume changes, it feels like it is sitting behind or beneath your playing. It can be used as a very cool always on effect in this mode to add some real subtle movement to your tone.

    And then you get an overdrive thrown in for good measure, that lets you dirty up the trem as you see fit.
     
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    Kewl!
     
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