Tweeds with Tremolo; Tremolux vs Vibrolux

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  1. imsilly

    imsilly Friend of Leo's

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    I have kind of come to the conclusion that I'd like a tweed amp with tremolo/vibrato circuit. That basically limits me to a choice between a Tremolux and a Vibrolux.

    Headroom is not really a concern, neither is volume in general. What I want is a lot of break up that sound nice and a swampy tremolo to go with it.

    So what are the tonal difference between Tremolux and Vibrolux breakup and tremolo? Which do you prefer? And Why?

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  2. refin

    refin Friend of Leo's

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    My '59 Tremolux has a very primitive/organic vibrato circuit.............to die for.
    I did own a tweed Vibrolux for awhile,but don't remember too much about the vibrato....they (Tremolux/Vibrolux) both break up early.I prefer the Tremolux.
     
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    I have owned both and thought that the Tremolux sounded better to me. The larger cabinet with 12" speaker gave it a larger, swampier sound.
     
  4. GUITARmole

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    I like the Tremolux...but mines a 55' and breaks up even earlier and easier than the later ones (more like a Deluxe w/ trem). I think I've played through a tweed Vibrolux once and thought it was too clean...but that was a long time ago and at this point in time that would probably be a "plus".

    With the Tremolux, don't expect "band volume" with anything less than total distortion.

    FWIW, I really don't think that the Tremolo is that great or that big of a deal to have (I rarely if ever have used it). If I was looking for an amp I'd just go for a Tweed Deluxe (or any one of the excellent clones available) and get a nice vibrato pedal...
     
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