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harmonic tremelos

oildrops

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I have been intrigued by the harmonic tremolo pedals that have been coming out. From the demos I've listened to, they sound great for getting a leslie type effect. What are your favorites in this category? I'm after two different trem sounds: choppy, and something like a fast uni-vibe-ish. One pedal that can do both would be sweet.
 

Kurzman

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A friend lent me a Keeley Dynatrem. It does what you're talking about and a couple of other things also.
 

Bucksears

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1776 Effects Cardinal Tremolo
Does harmonic and optical (Fender-type) tremolos, despite being FET/transistor-based. Look for the YouTube demos out there.
 

critter74

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I've been impressed with the the EQD Night Wire. I got it recently in a trade. With the config options, it can be so much more than just a Harmonic Tremolo. I like it....
 

zsno

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Mr. Black Deluxe Plus+ does harmonic tremolo. I actually got an email yesterday saying he should have a batch available real soon, I believe preorders are up now.
 

reddog112

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Strymon Flint does all that & more!
So does the Strymon Mobius......I find that when my Leslie/Vibe doesnt sound right in the mix then the Harmonic Trem cuts through "differently," its very cool to have it on tap.
 

Flatscan

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In alphabetical order: Cardinal, Flint, Twin Peaks

They each bring their "own thing" to the assessment of the tone. The Flint is bare bones sine wave + expression + great verb and other trem types. The Twin Peaks gives tap and subdivision with multiple waveforms+control over waveshape + multiple trem-types. My version of the Cardinal affords control over waveform with a harmonic vibe-type tone + other trems. All are great.

I sold the Night Wire and the Pareidolia with sadness/disappointment (wanted to like both but didn't).
 

oildrops

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Yes, some of these sound a lot like what I want out of a uni-vibe. Especially the Alexander Equilibrium, Cardinal, and EQD night wire.

@Flatscan What did you find lacking in the Night Wire and the Pareidolia? Both those do the trem + phase sound that I like.
 

Flatscan

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The harmonic trem tone of the three that I list was more rich/vibrant than the other two. The Night Wire is *much* better than the CB imo. [and I love both EQD and CB.]

Here is a review I posted of the Night Wire some time ago:

https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/eqd-night-wire-anyone-have-one-opinions.1691370/

The CB pedal that I owned had a very thin tone on a relative basis vs. the other 4.

Here is a link to the Twin Peaks that brings out its character:


David Rolo (Twin Peaks) is a fine gentleman as is Jon Patton (Cardinal) [very nice smart fellows]. Both could build you a great pedal. There are likely others who would build a version of those pedals on your behalf here on TGP (see recent posts by assorted builders in similar threads). Jon is a longtime TGP member.
 

Junta

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Recorded with literally a 30 sec set up for testing - I like the Flint! I will be using it a lot.


But the Supro...



Damn! That thing sounds out of this world... ABSOLUTELY no comparison to the Flint!
 

forgivenman

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The Source Audio Vertigo Tremolo has an AMAZING harmonic tremolo- I use it as a faux Univibe as well as a normal tremolo.
 






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