Who likes tremolo?

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  1. 1955

    1955 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Love tremelo!
     
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    I really like Tremolo, but use it sparingly as overuse can ruin it, in my opinion for the styles I play.

    I have the Boss Tremolo pedal which is a great pedal. I've had mine modded to fix the slight volume drop when engaged and had an LED added that pulses/flashes in time with the speed, depth, and rate.

    I also have a Cusack 'Tap-A-Whirl' which is pretty amazing for all sorts of strange (and normal) tremolo effects. Also has a tap tempo which can be handy. Bigger footprint though.
     
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    Let's get ready to RUMBLE

    I believe Link Wray likes tremolo.
     
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    I though it worth mentioning that Tremolo alters volume, whereas a 'whammy' (Vibrato) bar alters pitch. Similar effects for sure, but definitely different.

    Strangely Fender named their inbuilt amp tremolo as Vibrato (E.g. vibrolux). I think this may have led, or at least contributed, to the confusion between the two effects.
     
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    That and the fact that Strats have Tremolo arms.
     
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    Me too. Didn't think much of the amp itself, but that tremolo...

    Second place goes to the BBE tremor. No BS, just a good musical tremolo. And inexpensive.

    Tap tempo is completely unnecessary.
     
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    I have the tremelo on my Amps, but what I really like to do is mix and match varying tremolo frequencies and strengths from my Dano Tuna Melt (a really good tremelo) and my EAR Gristleizer, which is an extreme sort of pedal with great richness and depth, capable of as sublime ande subtle pulsing as much as the machine-gun hystrionics it is known for. You can get some pretty complex undertow going with basic three chord country strums when crossing tremelo speed/effects. I love that stuff!
     
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    Yes you can. Toss a little delay in for good measure, maybe some fuzz, and watch the colors swirl.
     
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    Oh yeah. The half century long Fender nomenclature snafu.
    I just like using it for a little movement/shimmer on the last chord.
     
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    Love it for recording and mucking about at home, but I've found it - to my ears - absolutely stinks live. I find it too "effecty" and bandmates get really distracted by it because - surprise! - human timekeeping tends to wander even against a tap-tempo locked trem.

    Tremolo for me is akin to reverb - I'm addicted to it in the studio, but want nothing to do with it when gigging.
     
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    Some good Trem here :cool:

     
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    I just got my first ever tremolo pedal last year. After decades of playing. It's a Catalinbread Semaphore. I love it. It's coaxed some new tunes outta my head.

    As some already said: I use it sparingly...but when it's in use, it's killer.

    BTW: the Tone King Imperial has a beautiful tremolo.
     
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    Ah hah! I knew it wasn't just a stock PPC-108! Nice job.
     
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    As a hardcore fan of Link Wray, Bo Diddley, and John Fogerty I guess I gotta say I'm a fan of the effect. I have a Demeter Tremulator that I've used for years. It sounds like the trem on a Twin Reverb (as advertised), but can go faster, slower, etc. It's excellent on all acounts if you like the sound of the Twin Reverb trem. Just for fun I recently got a Keeley modded Boss trem. Not as smooth and rich and the controls don't have as wide a sweep in some cases, but I like having a volume control and wave form knob. I'm sure I'll be switching them back and forth as I get bored with whichever one is on the board.
     
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    i like vox trem/vibrato better than fender.

    vox and pignose have the best trem/vibrato
     
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    Ah, so that's how you do it on this forum! Thanks :lol:
     
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