I want a trem pedal ...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by jb1911, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. jb1911

    jb1911 Member

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    and all I care about is the way it sounds. I don't care about price, features or the way it looks. I love the tremolo on my BF Vibro Champ. Which trem has the best tone and why. Thanks.
     
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    frantone vibutron gets my vote, check out the demos for it, its beautiful.
     
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    I've been recommending the T-Rex Tremster for a long time. I've got a BF Vibro-Champ, BF Deluxe, and brown Princeton, and it keeps up with the trem on all of them. It's quiet, relatively compact, and the "mode" switch makes a lot of difference to my ears-- subtle warble to pretty respectable chop.
     
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    I way dig my demeter tremulator.
    simple and straight forward...and wonderful sounding.
    if you need all the bells and whistles though...probably the cusack tap-a-whirl or empress.
     
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    Despite what anyone else might think, the Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter trem is an INCREDIBLE trem pedal. My friend picked one up the day I got my new amp, and man, I've not heard a better trem pedal. And it's very affordable. I would definitely give it a shot if I were you; I'd love to have one myself. :AOK
     
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    +1 Frantone Vibutron is an excellent unit.
     
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    Empress Trem--
    I'm well past the honeymoon period, and it is still on my board...I think it sounds great, is easy to use, and the extra features like the rhythm modes and the choice of waveforms promote creativity but stay out of the way if you don't want them.
     
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    the dano tuna melt will. . . . .melt your socks off with its warm, round warble. i **** you not. look no further.
     
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    Vibutron.

    I'm selling one.
     
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    i'll add the Catalinbread Semaphore to the discussion too, its what I'm currently using and is a great great trem as well. its tiny, packed with features and sounds really great. No complaints about it whatsoever.

    I will probably wind up getting a Vibutron at some point though if/when pedalboard space allows, but the Semaphore deserves a serious look too.
     
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    I am really digging the Keeley modded TR-2 right now. Reminds me a lot of the trem on the Super Reverb I used to have and my friends Bandmaster.
     
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    +10

    I LOVE this trem...very professional and clean, loads of features but you're able to get straight forward traditional trem no problem. The tube wave setting is very warm and rich as well.
     
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    I'd recommend the Powerglide - the down side is at LEAST an 18 month wait. I have a Supa-Trem which is nice. I liked the Vibutron - but I like to have the option of two speeds.
     
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    Fulltone Supa-Trem gets my vote.
     
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    I just got my Danelectro Cool Cat Tremolo in the mail. Awesome trem for the money.
     
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    You know, I tried the Empress Tremolo, the modded TR-2 AND the Semaphore, and I still go back to my BYOC Trem. It's dead simple and sounds fantastic. For a non-DIY route, I believe the Earthquaker Pulse Machine is a similar circuit.
     
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    I have the Pulse Machine and I really dig the sound of it. One feature that I really appreciate on this box is the level control. I spent years hitting a boost pedal whenever I engaged by Tremolo pedals. Just too much volume loss to be effective on their own.
     
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    go with the tremulator
     
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    I had it narrowed down to either the Empress or the Tremulator before I posted this thread. I didn't want to bias anyones opinion. I have an Empress arriving today and I'm gonna get a Tremulator when I can find a deal on one. Winner stays. I'll let you know when it's over. Thanks guys.
     

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