NPD... Tremolo, you can never have enough, right?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by unccivil, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. unccivil

    unccivil Tele-Meister

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    You know how it goes... Went into GC to get some picks and strings, and walked out with two pedals. They had a used Hardwire TR-7 (Tremolo/Rotary) that I tried out and really dug...lots of great sounds to find in that pedal.

    Then, when I was trying to decide whether to buy it, the guy (sales manager) pulled a Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter off the shelf and said, "we've got a deal on these...$69 bucks"!!! I guess they're running some promo with them right now, cuz that's pretty cheap.

    So, yeah... I bought both of them.

    The Shape Shifter is a great pedal...straight up analog tremolo with tap tempo, waveform adjust, and a tweak knob that allows you to sort of bias the wave to a fast or slow attack. It sounds beautiful paired with a TC Electronic HOF verb through the blues junior.

    The TR-7's tremolos have a little too much of a digital edge to them, with the exception of the bias trem setting(models a vox tube bias trem) which is pretty nice and well-rounded. But man, the TR-7 nails the Leslie sound on the Rotary setting and does a pretty good Vibe too. If you can pick one up used, it's worth it for the Rotary alone.
     
  2. blargfromspace

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    Damn thats cheap. I paid $150 for my SDSS. Great pedal with very well thought out controls. I'm surprised its not more popular.
     
  3. birddog01

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    I was watching a TR-7 last week and should have bought it when I had the chance now it's gone. Can get one now for $99 but don't want to spend that much.
    Had to replace a tuner pedal a couple years ago and got a Hardwire and it's been going stong.

    Don't have a tremolo amp, need a Tremolo pedal but only room for one.
    Don't want to spend a bundle but may be worth it for the Rotary.
     
  4. SirJackdeFuzz

    SirJackdeFuzz Friend of Leo's

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    CONGRATS on a killer Duncan unit !

    YUP, i too love the 'ol trem sound.
    Very happy with my EHX unit, but would LOVE to have the bigger valve driven EHX Wiggler.
     
  5. karpis

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    RrRrRrRrRrRiGhT! Tremolo is very good effect :)
     
  6. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I can't live without a little trem in my life. I was going to sell my old Rocktron Pulse Tremolo after replacing it with a Rogue Trem, but I've been inspired (from the Greta Owners Club) to build a mini pedal board for my Greta. Ahhhh, the SDSS ... someday. You got a good deal with that one. Congrats.
     
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    nothing worse than listening to a good picker ..who just leaves his fav. effect on.. all night long
     
  8. lewis

    lewis Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yeah, that would be a bad picker doing the same. Who? Me?

    Love trem btw.
     
  9. artdecade

    artdecade Poster Extraordinaire

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    I use a Gig-FX Chopper... Its tremolo overkill! I love it.
     
  10. Lunchie

    Lunchie Poster Extraordinaire

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    The Hardwire pedals are Fantastic and personally my favorite pedals construction wise. They are built like a tank! I currently don't have any, I sold my RV-7 because it was not being used, no fault of the pedal. I would not hesitate to ever buy a Hardwire pedal if I found a decent deal one on whether I needed it or not.
     
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