Best MXR sized tremolo?

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  1. Gdog

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    I am down sizing to small pedals to save space. Can any one suggest a good mxr sized tremolo that's good and doesn't suck tone?
     
  2. Madsman

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    Everyone I know seems to love the Demeter Tremulator
     
  3. Don Rusk

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    the BJFE Saffron Trem is excellent, but discontinued... I think Toyz might have one left..... its actually MXR sized too...
     
  4. Ben C.

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    I'm giving the Kaden Fluttertone a shot... I've had a Demeter Tremulator for a long time, so I can A/B them this weekend. I promise I'll try to remember to respond to this thread!

    -Ben
     
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    Dang it, now I have to try the Kaden :)

    I was going to try the Kaden until I picked up a Jauernig Luxury trem and thought I was finally through. I actually like the Demeter better than the Luxury, but I'm torn between the 2 speeds of the Luxury and the slightly better trem of the Demeter; so lately I've been using the Luxury.

    Other MXR size options that sound great:

    Diaz with a bypass box
    Vintage Sounds BFD with a bypass mod
    Demeter (already mentioned, but if I wanted a single speed small footprint trem this is definitely what I'd pick)

    Always searching ...
     
  7. Non-Digital Tom

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    I was always fond of the Tremodillo, in spite of reliability problems.
     
  8. sabbath90

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    another vote for tremodillo. i love mine. it's the most amp like tremolo i've ever heard from a pedal.
     
  9. Improviser

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    I have a Swamp Thang tremolo which I absolutely love.

    This pedal displaced a Fulltone Supatrem (soul-less, though has more 'bells and whistles') on my board.

    In the last week I've borrowed a mate's Demeter tremolo in the hope of getting the same sound but in a smaller package. While the Demeter sounds pretty good (like a Blackface Fender trem - I already have that sound in my amps, and don't use it) the Swamp Thang is so much more organic-sounding and more like the Fender brown/tweed amp trem sounds.

    Geoff
     
  10. morgan

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    It's amazing how much variability there is in trems, and how a consensus never really develops around one specific pedal.

    On the kaden, you can't adjust the waveform, right? I have the luxury trem too, and it sounds fantastic clean, but it doesn't love overdrive in front of it. Sounds good, but not as a good as it does clean. The headroom just doesn't seem to be there and it seems to grit up the sound a bit, it makes my honey bee sound kinda ragged around the edges, which I thought was an impossibility. And the locked waveform is a bit limiting, but it's a nice trem overall, especially if you want 2 channels on the cheap (relatively).

    I've given in and decided to order up a toneczar powerglide. That 18v should take care of me and give a ton of options to boot.
     
  11. morgan

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    And for the mxr sized crowd, the sherlock tremit gets great reviews, but I'm not sure it's TB.
     
  12. El Jimbo

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    +1

    I have one and it's a great small trem with sine and square waves. The bypass is buffered intentionally by Dale Sherlock so as to provide a signal boost near the end of your chain without loss of frequencies...He told me it's designed to act a lot like the VHT Valvulator.

    I can't hear any loss with this pedal in bypass and I could notice significant loss of highs etc with a TU-2 I used to have.;)

    Check it out at http://www.tonefactor.com/proddetail.php?prod=tremit
     
  13. gibs5000

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    Suhr jack rabbit is highly regarded a well, also happens to be tap tempo capable if that's your thing.
     

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