Tremolo Pedals

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  1. Texicaster

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    I was offered a good deal on Strymon blueSky but want a tremolo effect as well. I could spend a bit more and get a Flint OR add another brand tremolo pedal....


    Any advice of what would be a good one or am I better off with the Flint?

    Thanks!
     
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    What’s a good deal? Strymons are around 350€ new, you could get a pulsar or a boss tremolo for < 100€ new.
     
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    I just picked up a source audio vertigo pedal. Love it!
     
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    I recently picked up a BBE Tremor with the old cheesy/psych graphics, opposed to the updated Fenderish classic looking ones.

    I like it quite a bit, especially the two different selectable preset speeds, but I do hear a bit of volume loss when it's engaged, which is a common issue with trem pedals. It's more the way you hear that trem warble than it is actual loss of volume, but a few trem pedals compensate for that with either a set amount of boost or a volume control
     
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  6. westofthesun

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    The Joyo Tremolo is great for a very affordable price. I bought mine on a whim not expecting much but I've been having a lot of fun with it. There is a slight loss of volume though, which is not uncommon in tremolo pedals as blowtorch pointed out in the previous comment,
     
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    I have a Voodoo Labs one, it works well.
     
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    I have a black cat tremolo and love it.
     
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    FWIW, the feature I’ve come to really appreciate on a tremolo is a tap tempo. I’ve had drummers on bandstands unknowingly alter their tempos to match the tremolo when I ran one’s that didn’t have that feature. I’d rather be able to set the pedal to the drummer than vice versa, lol.

    I’ve got a Strymon Mobius, and it is great...but it is pretty complicated. I haven’t played a Flint or Bluesky for more than a few minutes but Mobius feels like overkill for most musical applications I’ve found myself in. Have I used all the exotic stuff on it enuff to justify its price/space? Probably not.
     
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    +1 on Voodoo Labs. I’ve tried quite a few and I like it the best. Doesn’t break the bank either.
     
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    I have a Line 6 Tonecore Tap Tremolo that I like. It has tap tempo, stereo outputs you can pan between, and a peak follower control that can make the tempo faster or slower as you pick harder or more softly. I read an opinion that it's not very warm-sounding, but I haven't used any other tremolo pedals, so I can't compare it. It is reasonably priced, though, at under about $60, used.

    It's very heavy, btw.

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    I have a Flint as two of my amps have no effects, tweeds, so this is a great way to add both reverb and tremolo . But for a different flavor I also use a Bigfoot Magnavibe( for that old Magnatone pitch shifting vibrato! )....
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    I have an EHX Stereo Pulsar that sounds as good as any other trem pedal to my old ears.
     
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    It all depends on what kind of tremolo you want/desire. Fender alone has had three different types and it goes on from there.
     
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    It looks like you are interested in higher priced stuff, but I'll throw this in...purchased this display board for $175USD off Reverb a month or so ago. It has a tremolo, a spinner, and three OD/boost pedals plus cables and power supply. There are some still listed. (The boxes for each were included as well, were you to decide to break it up and sell off some of them). Cheers!

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    I recommend Diamond. It has tap tempo that I use every gig.
     
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    I still love the Diamond.
    The wave forms, tap tempo and the repeat flexibility makes it really useable and versatile.
     
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    I also have a 4 knob Voodoo Labs Tremolo. great pedal
    Ibanez Soundtank series TL-5 is nice too, and I believe has a volume knob. I seem to have misplaced mine...
    The Mini Dano Tuna Melt is good except for that darned (perceived) volume loss. Sold mine because of that
     
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    Buy my Pulsar!

    I just built the Luna from Aion Electronics

    and now I want to build the Quaverato from Zeppelin Design Labs!:D
     
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    There's a lot there I was unaware of! Thanks!

    Dang I wish that blueSky wasn't so cool! It gives me 80% of the modulated tone I like but I have found I like just a touch of tremolo to send me over the edge!

    I saw Wampler, whose pedals I like a lot, had one called a Latitude but seems to be discontinued.....

    Keeley's doesn't seem to get a lot pf press and I like their pedals a lot too!
     
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