Boss TR-2

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  1. aynirar27

    aynirar27 Notable Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Do I really need anything more?

    I’ve began a recent fascination with surf music, so I’m looking for a tremelo pedal. I have a nice clean amp with spring reverb and vibrato, and a couple single coil guitars. The vibrato on the amp gets a nice pulse going, but it’s more of the phasery harmonic trem, than a volume swell trem.
    I could spend days watching vids on all the trem pedals out there, do I really need more than boss offers?

    thanks!
     
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  2. Silkrodamus

    Silkrodamus Member

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    No. Boss TR-2 is a great trem!
     
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  3. Riffa

    Riffa Member

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    No, you don’t. The TR-2 is a very good, versatile pedal. Get one and have fun!
     
  4. Kevy_Metal

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    I’ve had mine for close to a year, it’s a great workhorse tremolo pedal. If I wanted something different, the JHS Tidewater would probably be my choice.
     
  5. Johnnytone

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    I really like the Supa-trem. The extra switches come in handy.
     
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  6. GeorgeNada

    GeorgeNada Member

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    Boss TR-2 is great, if you just need classic trem sounds and don’t want tap tempo, presets, midi control, a million knobs to tweak, etc, the TR-2 is tough to beat
     
  7. Suave Eddie

    Suave Eddie Member

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    Nothing wrong with the Boss TR-2.

    And not to hijack the thread too much, if you're getting into surf, have you discovered Los Straitjackets yet?



     
  8. aynirar27

    aynirar27 Notable Member Gold Supporting Member

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    nice, thanks.
    I’ve heard of them, but haven’t really listened all that much. Will definitely check them out now though.
    I recently reconnected with a friend from high school that was in a surfy punk band and it made me think about the music again. We all need something fun and whimsical at the moment
     
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  9. Suave Eddie

    Suave Eddie Member

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    Here's something else for you with a nice "surfy" vibe to it. I love playing this.

     
  10. Michigan guitar

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    Guess it really depends on what you want it to do. When I sold an amp with trem for an amp without, I decided to stick my toe in the trem pedal water and picked up a used, basic Joyo Trem. It sounded similar enough to my old amp so was happy with it. However, a couple weeks ago I walked into a GC and noticed a used TR-2 in excellent condition for $50. I couldn’t pass it up figuring I could always return it. But, I love it. Sounds way better than the Joyo and has more options. There are obviously trems with even more options but the TR-2 is perfect for me. Highly recommend.
     
  11. GeorgeNada

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    to bring things full circle, last time I saw Kenny Vaughn he was playing a TR-2. I’m pretty sure it was modded by XTS, their mod adds a momentary switch option and volume control but does not really change the sound. Anyway, great player and great tone!
     
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  12. monty

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    Tried and true, sounds great, no waiting list, reliable and affordable.
    Give one a shot.
     
  13. aynirar27

    aynirar27 Notable Member Gold Supporting Member

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    i dig that organ
     
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  14. Michigan guitar

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    FYI, there is a tiny volume control on the board inside the TR-2. When I first bought mine, I thought it was a tad too loud. A small adjustment and now it’s perfect.
     
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    this is great to know, I actually traded away my TR-2 last year after falling for the Lovepedal Blue Wave (which is great too btw) but I have sort of been missing it lately and thinking about getting another.
     
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  16. AgentDouble

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    Boss TR-2 is great but lacks the stereo output. They should reissue the PN-2 as part of the Waza line.

    HEY BOSS ARE YOU LISTENNING ? WE WANT BOSS TREMOLO/PAN PN-2w

    To fill my need of stereo output, i have Marshall Vibratrem and EHX Stereo Pulsar. Don't need anything else.
     
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  17. BearBryan

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    I have a flint and still use the TR-2 every now and then.
     
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  18. Michigan guitar

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    Do a search on here or Google and pics should pop up that show the adjustment. Mine had a def volume boost and it was a piece of cake to adjust.
     
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  19. Hawkmoon269

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    I had one and was thoroughly underwhelmed. I seem to be in the minority though. Maybe I just had a bad one.
     
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  20. aynirar27

    aynirar27 Notable Member Gold Supporting Member

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    that was the other option I was thinking of, just so I could use other amps and not rely on built in reverb. I would prefer analog though. Not because digital sounds better/worse, but because I’m a serial fiddler and I like to open things up and play with them haha.
     
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