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Tremolo Pedals

Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by Texicaster, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Doctor of Teleocity

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    Never heard that with mine. Did they check/swap the power supply?
     
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    I have Flint, it is exceptional. The tube trem is a great approximation of combo amp bias-vary tremolo and the harmonic tremolo is just phenomenal. The ability to change the order of the reverb and tremolo effects is a powerful feature. The only tremolo pedal I ever liked better was a Kingsley Bard, which is actually a tube pedal.
     
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    The Flint is good if you want a combo Trem / Reverb.
    Strymon pedals are expensive, but they deliver.
    I had a Hotone STR-1 Trem, and then bought the Mr Black Deluxe Deluxe Plus. The Trem side is absolutely beautiful, but the spring reverb side just becomes unusably saturated after about 11 O'clock.
    Opted for a Fulltone Supa-Trem Jr for my board.
    Beautiful tremolo, and an awesome preamp which you can use as a boost.
     
  6. TokyoPortrait

    TokyoPortrait Friend of Leo's

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    Hi.

    I have the Donner Golden Tremolo (copy of the Mooer Trelicopter, which I believe is a copy of something else).

    It seems to add a little compensating boost, which into my AC Top Boost adds a little pleasant sparkle. I often set the tremolo to barely noticeable just to get that wee sparkle.

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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  7. maxvintage

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    I have the supro and the swamp thang, and the vertigo.

    Swamp thing is great at one thing also its a magic preamp if your turn deapth down all the way. Supro is cool but colors the sound a lot
     
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    If you ever want to sell the Swamp-Thang, please let me know.
     
  9. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I have a cool harmonic/standard trem made by Zeppelin Labs, but way too much for most things, but MIDI options if you really want to meet what the Strymon is giving you. Also a kit, needs to be built out, IIRC. My other recommendation is the Diamond Trem, which is on my ‘Surfy Bird’ board. All I need, except the Timmy is leaving and now shopping for guts to put in a surf green box. A Rat clone or the extra money for a Ubangi Stomp? Oh yeah, forgot this is a tremolo thread...

    The tap function is something I appreciate, but more than that I like a half speed switch more. I used a Matthews Effects and Black Cat before, but both had some issues. The Diamond kills, as it should at the price paid.

    [Edit] Oops, thought you said Big Sky, nevermind on MIDI :)

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    Ok but I'm pretty sure you can find the schematics online and it's not hard to make
     
  11. El Marin

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    That's my choice as well. Tried many and at the end this one is for me.

    I got it 80€ used
     
  12. aclawrence

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    I have used the Empress tremolo and a walrus audio harmonic trem. They sound a good bit different but I like both of them.


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  13. rjtwangs

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    Just added this one, it arrived about 20 minutes ago so I've not yet given it a go. I absolutely love the Greenhouse Effects Drifter I got earlier this week. It has some of the most beautiful tremolo sounds I've heard. The Killer V supposedly is the best yet for that Magnatone sound, I'll let you know...
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    This one is extremely easy to use and gets the traditional Trem sounds most people would be after.
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    This one takes effort to dial in and has many more options. I guess that I just haven’t spent enough time with it.
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    I have an Eventide ModFactor. It was the reason that I spent less time with the Voodoo Lab. Simply awesome choices, and so much more, as well as stereo capabilities.

    However, I plugged it in one day and it went up in an extremely heated puff of smoke. Out of warranty, and getting it serviced from Canada is not worth it. You might as well try something else for the high cost associated with international repair.

    Eventide won’t get anymore money from me.
     
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    This is my current direction. The bonus of additional endless effects, stereo, and easy to find traditional effects. I still use the Supa-Trem when all I need is sweet simplicity.

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    I realize this is an old thread but I have been looking at tremolos lately and found there are amazing ones with features I never dreamed of. I got a Diamond Tremolo that has a rhythmic setting and shark fin wave with tap tempo that i just leave on with the depth set low. Because it is placed before the overdriven amp and not in the effected loop you only notice it as the note has almost faded out. Subtle but effective.
    Upon further research I found the Pigtronix Tremvelope that can vary the tremolo speed and or depth depending on the gain of the signal. Bloody awesome but only has a choice of two waveforms. They currently have reduced the price from $275 to $199 hopefully because they are going to add more waveform choices.
    I just found that Keeley has a pedal called the Dynatrem. Upon listening to YouTube videos with it I want one bad. Small footprint, multiple waveforms and depth or speed variations controlled by the volume of the signal and reverb. Wow!
     
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    Doh - mistake - ignore...
     
  20. TokyoPortrait

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    Hi.

    Yes, I really would like a new Tremolo, as I seem to be using it more and more. There's actually nothing wrong with my current wee one, but it's not very feature rich (rate, depth and bias only) and I'd like more options to vary the sounds I can get, including harmonic tremolo if possible.

    Trouble is, there's an almost bewildering number of choices, and many of those are just too expensive for me in Japan, as they are kinda speciality import products (but I just noticed the Keeley you mentioned is not too bad). I quite like the look of the Fender tube one, as I find the Fender pedals are quite practical and 'real life usable' in their feature sets. But I already have two on my board and would just plain feel woeful and silly with three. Foolish I know, but there it is.

    The guys off That Pedal Show have hinted a few times now at an upcoming tremolo, presumably another collaboration with someone like Keeley. So, I'm holding off to see what comes of this.

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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