Looking for Tremolo Pedal Like the Discontinued Cesar Diaz Texas Tremodillo

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  1. tclotworthy

    tclotworthy TDPRI Member

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    Hello,

    I would like to have a tremolo sound like Larry Campbell gets. I took a pic of his tremolo pedal and researched it. It was a Cesar Diaz Texas Tremodillo tremolo pedal. Unfortunately these have not been made for years. I realize there are dozens of options to choose from. My hope in posting this thread is that I will either find someone who is familiar with the Cesar Diaz Texas Tremodillo and could recommend a good substitute, and/or knows what I mean about the outstanding tremolo qualities Larry Campbell gets as is heard in particular on his most recent two albums with his wife Teresa Williams.

    Thanks for any response!
     
  2. ICTRock

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    my understanding is that the joyo tremolo (ugly yellow pedal with a dog on it) is a clone
     
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    maxvintage Poster Extraordinaire

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    I thought the monster effect Swamp Thang was a tremodillo clone
     
  4. ICTRock

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    and all of the above are more or less clones of the schaller tremolo from Germany
     
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    I had a tremadillo back in the early 2000’s that sounded great but had that perceived volume drop. The Black Cat Mini term is often overlooked by many in this forum. It is a great pedal at a good used price



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    Oh, if its a Schaller based trem, the original poster really, really needs to check out the Caroline Guitar Company's Parabola!

    I can't say enough good things about this pedal (or the company in general, I have four of their pedals on my board)

    https://carolineguitar.com/product/tremelo/
     
  7. studio1087

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    Buy the Joyo. I have one. I love tremolo and I have several nice trems. That affordable Joyo pedal is a winner. You'll be surprised.

    It's a copy of the Diaz Texas Tremodillo.

    $30.50 - Amazon Prime

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004U1QDL0/?tag=tdpri-20

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    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I got a Donner Golden Tremolo when I bought a Blues Junior III. (no onboard tremolo) It was inexpensive and works and sounds good.....not sure exactly how it compares with the Tremodillo, but it's a good pedal for a cheap price.
     
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    Yep, Black Cat Mini Trem is the way to go, that speed switch is great to have.
     
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  10. tclotworthy

    tclotworthy TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for all the posts. My gut told me to get the Black Cat. I found a used one and waiting for it to arrive in mail. I honestly rarely used tremolo in that past but there are artists I have been listening to a lot recently (I mentioned Larry Campbell) for whom the tremolo seems almost essential to their sound.

    Anyway, I will respond with my thoughts after I get it and try it out with my band. Thanks again!
     
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    I've not heard the Black cat in person, but the demos sound good. I did own one of the first tremadillo pedals, and did not like it at all. Very noticeable volume drop, and a certain hardness to the trem. A bit square wave?? No idea, but it didn't work for me. The Boost knob on the BC is exactly the kind of upgrade that make more recent trems a lot better IMO.
     
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    ^^ This. No need to spend more.
     
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    I have one. Great pedal! I think you'll be very happy with it.
     
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