Talk me into using a Tremelo pedal...

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  1. dlew919

    dlew919 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I love the players who use them. I love the genres they tend to get used in. Yet, when I use one, I don't get it.

    Clearly I'm wrong. Tell me why.
     
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  2. WalthamMoosical

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    ... southern hemisphere? Maybe they need to be adjusted differently.
     
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    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    So you can play this:

     
  4. jondanger

    jondanger Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Are you playing alone? Trem pedals aren’t as fun out of a band context.
     
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    naveed211 Friend of Leo's

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    They can get overused really easily, like many wobbly effects, I suppose.

    But for some cowboy chords with a hint of drive and a slow tremolo, man, that’s good stuff.
     
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  6. Deebs3

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    I love using my trem pedal, just have to find the right song, The Rumble by Link Wray, all that Credence stuff, all that spagghetty western stuff I could play that for days
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    stormsedge Friend of Leo's

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    ^^This is how I typically use mine.
     
  8. nickmsmith

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    Turn down the intensity of it. If you use it pretty lightly, it just gives a little extra interesting-ness to the sound. If it’s heavy, it gets old quickly unless you are doing music from old Westerns.
     
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    Carlos Alomar's rhythm track on this prompted me to buy a trem. I don't use it much though.

     
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    +2. This is how use it most of the time too. I would have my trem on all of the time if it made sense. The Fender bias trem is so lush, you want to taste it.
     
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    Early T-Birds. Release your inner Jimmie V......:cool:
     
  12. Texicaster

    Texicaster Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I felt the same way till I found the sweet spot.

    If you're not a fan, try real low. Often I looked down to see if mines even on and sure enough. But when I turn it off...I turn it right back on!

    Just 'cause it goes to 11 doesn't mean 1 aint bitchin'! :D
     
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    Exactly! Mine has become an always-on pedal now that I’ve learned it doesn’t have to be wobble-tastic all the time!
     
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    I only use Trem on a few songs, but I keep a pedal on my board, even though my amp has built in Trem. It's just easier to step on a pedal than to try using the amp's effect, I've never tried activating both at the same time.....maybe getting an "out of phase" sound.....but maybe I'll try that.
     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    There are certain songs that they really improve. Swampy stuff... but ballads too when you get the repeats right. A trem pedal really improves sustain at lower volumes..... even if you set the intensity a bit low.
     
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    Hey, @dlew919 , I hear you’re on the fence about getting a Trem pedal.
    Some of them are too big to be practical on a board, some are too complicated to dial in.
    But Surfytrem is just right. And it’s switchable between black face and brown face vintage trem which I know you’ve been concerned about.
    Thank me later.
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    This! And like was mentioned earlier, just a touch of drive with low depth and slow rate. So good. Gives your tone just a hint of movement. Especially if you run on the wet side of a wet/dry rig. And also try running it AFTER any delay and reverb. The trails of those going through the tremolo is awesome.
     
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    Its built into ac15 always there.
     
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    Do you like the sound in certain context? Then use it…if not, don’t.
     
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  20. JustPlayItLoud

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    Have you tried a lot of types of trem? I definitely find certain trem sounds don’t work for me. The choppy square wave style, for example, just doesn’t work for me. But when I get a good amp-like or harmonic trem it just feels right. For as simple a concept as it is, it can be tough to get the right trem sound for you.
     
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