Ditching my Supatrem...but for what?

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  1. jjsurma

    jjsurma Member

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    Long-time lurker, first-time poster so go easy on me!

    I love the sound of my Supatrem but am looking for a tap tempo option. I've seen people with the Cusack Tap-a-Whirl but have never tried it. If you use one I'd love your thoughts. If you have something else you dig, I'd like to know more.

    Disclaimer: my tap tempo needs are dictated by a worship band that plays to a click track. Would love it if I could even program the tempo as well as tap.

    Thanks TGP-ers!
     
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    The Cusack has a tempo-in function that you could just run a line from your click track right into it. I just bought one a few weeks ago (though I haven't really used that feature)- sounds really great!
     
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    Another vote for the Cusack. As stated, the v3 can run off the click track. I have a v2 and it sounds great, tap works great, etc. Love it.
     
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    In order for tempo synced trem to really work when playing to a click, I would think it would need to have the ability to sync to the actual click, not just to tempo (i.e. tapped or programed in). The Cusack and Goatkeeper have the ability to accept an external signal for sync.
     
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    Diamond's trem is pretty good too.
     
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    Tap Tempo Semaphore!
     
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    From all my reading the top four are: Catalinbread Semaphore, Diamond, Empress, and Cusack. I just got the Cusack and love it. It is just crazy all the stuff you can do with it. Honestly, for what I do it is overkill as I'm usually pulling lead singer duties but am looking forward to trying it out with the band I'm just doing guitar work. You can't go wrong with any of those four.

    JJ do you happen to live in the D.C. area?
     
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    Thanks all...some great choices and lots to check out. Much appreciated!

    @jacoblee83: I do!
     
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    +1 on the Empress - I use one and love it!
     
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    I'll chime in for the Dr Scientist Tremolessence
     
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    Diamond. If you want to hear what it sounds like, listen to Buddy Miller.
     
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    Wow - So glad this thread came up, because I was just about to ask this very thing. I've had my Supatrem for a long time now, but it's odd shape and input/output placement always bother me. So I'm considering something else as well.
     
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    Wait a bit longer for this:

    http://www.kingsleyamplifiers.com/pedals/comingsoon

    "
    The Kingsley tube tremolo is a tube/digital hybrid design with a tap tempo footswitch. The audio path is all tube, using a single 12ax7 running at high voltage, while the digital circuit applies the tremolo waveform to the tube circuit, via an optocoupler and allows the speed of the tremolo to be controlled by a tap-tempo footswitch.

    There are controls for volume, speed and intensity, as well as 3-way mini switches for waveform type and tap-tempo multiplication. Having a volume control means that the tremolo effect can be set as loud compared to by-pass as the user likes. The tap-tempo multiplication switch has positions for 1x, 2x and 4x speed. In this way the user can still use the tap tempo footswitch to set the speed of the tremolo, even at very high speeds"
     
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    Diamond Tremolo.

    I love how I can just hold the tap button to activate the trem when needed and leave the pedal on all the time (without trem). This allows me to use the pedal's volume knob as a slight boost at the end of my pedal chain at all times.
     
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    I just recieved a Catalinbread Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer. It might be someone's cup o' tea, but it aint mine. I tried it through my Tungsten, and Suhr Badger.

    Construction wise it's good, and the volume knob comes in handy. The tone is kinda blah. It's going back today.
     

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