Tremolo Pedals

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

  1. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    9,402
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    Never heard that with mine. Did they check/swap the power supply?
     
  2. NICQ

    NICQ Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    151
    Joined:
    May 15, 2017
    Location:
    Vienna/Austria
  3. Verne Bunsen

    Verne Bunsen Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,403
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Location:
    Sonoran Desert
    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.
     
  4. rjtwangs

    rjtwangs Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    72
    Posts:
    1,514
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  5. Dirty Dave

    Dirty Dave TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    78
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2019
    Location:
    Bucks, UK
    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 Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,413
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2017
    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan
    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
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2020
  7. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    60
    Posts:
    4,686
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    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
     
  8. reckless toboggan

    reckless toboggan Tele-Holic

    Age:
    45
    Posts:
    774
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2019
    Location:
    Canada
    If you ever want to sell the Swamp-Thang, please let me know.
     
  9. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    9,539
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    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 :)

    FD7E4D1A-4623-479D-8DE1-10E47D5B8949.jpeg
     
    black_doug likes this.
  10. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    60
    Posts:
    4,686
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Location:
    Arlington, VA

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

    El Marin Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,446
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2014
    Location:
    Madrid, Spain, EU
    That's my choice as well. Tried many and at the end this one is for me.

    I got it 80€ used
     
  12. aclawrence

    aclawrence TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    33
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2015
    Location:
    NW Alabama
    I have used the Empress tremolo and a walrus audio harmonic trem. They sound a good bit different but I like both of them.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  13. rjtwangs

    rjtwangs Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    72
    Posts:
    1,514
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Location:
    Reston, Virginia
    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...
    20200228_112147.jpg


    RJ
     
    black_doug likes this.
  14. Tone Chase

    Tone Chase Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    397
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2014
    Location:
    Windsor ON Canada
    This one is extremely easy to use and gets the traditional Trem sounds most people would be after.
    image.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2020
  15. Tone Chase

    Tone Chase Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    397
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2014
    Location:
    Windsor ON Canada
    This one takes effort to dial in and has many more options. I guess that I just haven’t spent enough time with it.
    image.jpg
     
  16. Tone Chase

    Tone Chase Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    397
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2014
    Location:
    Windsor ON Canada
    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.
     
  17. Tone Chase

    Tone Chase Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    397
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2014
    Location:
    Windsor ON Canada
    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.

    image.jpg
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.