Low Cost Tremolo Options

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by asatbender, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. fender_bender

    fender_bender Tele-Meister

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    Yes Dano rehoused the tuna melt and called it the Cool cat trem. Made it true bypass and fixed the volume issue.

    Seriously this is the pedal you want.
     
  2. Okieactor

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    Danelectro Cool Cat Tremolo (own it and think it's a steal for the money and for anyone who doesn't use tremolo constantly. Why spend more)?

    Visual Sound Garage Tone Tremolo. Fantastic tremolo. I loved this one when I played it. It just cost more, so I got the Dano CC.
     
  3. 1300 E Valencia

    1300 E Valencia Friend of Leo's

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    This.
     
  4. raymeedc

    raymeedc TDPRI Member

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    Bought one for my brother's birthday, liked it so much that I bought one for myself also. Sounds just like the Tuna Melt to me, but in a much sturdier housing with true bypass for literally just a few bucks more than the Tuna Melt.
     
  5. soulgeezer

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    This:

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    I've got one on my board and it works great. It's a clone of the $200+ Diaz Tremodillo for just over $30 delivered. I mean, seriously, how can you beat that?
     
  6. Frogeybeag

    Frogeybeag TDPRI Member

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    I just got the Belcat tremolo. Less than £20 and it sounds great!
     
  7. asatbender

    asatbender Tele-Afflicted

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    I got one!

    You guys are going to hate me. I got a Hardwire TR-7. Since I will not be using trem a lot, I wanted a pedal that did other things. I looked for Marshall Vibratrems and stumbled across the TR-7 at a great used price.

    I thing i was not expecting was the leslie and univibe tones in stereo through 2 amps. I have never ran 2 amps in stereo and holy cow it sounds fantastic.


    Thanks for all the suggestions
     
  8. backalleyblues

    backalleyblues Friend of Leo's

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    well good for you asatbender, I'll have to look that pedal up myself...

    I've had decent luck with the Tuna Melt as well, but I also made sure I got the knob guard... increased the life of that pedal x10 (going on 5 years on my board! First one died less than a year in) Alas, said Tuna Melt is going stale (about to die, actually) so I'm on the prowl for a new trem as well. Soulegeezer, is the Joyo that good? Like the enclosure, and looks a lot easier to deal with than the CC trem...

    Franc Robert
     
  9. Grenville

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    Can't be a clone of the Diaz Tremodillo, there's a footswitch missing!
     
  10. stephenyi

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    The EHX Holy Stain can be had for ~80 used and it has a decent sounding tremolo. Plus you get two different reverbs, pitch shift, and fuzz included for free.
     
  11. Piotr

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    In Europe you might get one from Jean Paul Electronics, a Polish company, pretty decent stuff...
     
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