Is there a tremolo pedal that compares to fender vibrato

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  1. paulandpaul

    paulandpaul Member

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    Hello, i've decided that i am in love with fender amp vibrato (tremolo).

    I was able to play with a bandmaster this weekend in the studio and I decided that i must have that trem sound immediatly:)

    Is there any trem pedal that comes close to actual fender trem?

    I've been told the guyatone tube trem is the most amp like. but does it compare to the lush, smooth fender vibrato channel?

    thanks,
    Paul
     
  2. protoangel

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    My friend just bought a Demeter Tremulator... says its more Fender-like than Vox-like
     
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  3. Last Nerve

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    Monster Effects Swamp Thang

    JUST like the Fenders sounded.
     
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    +1 for the Demeter Tremulator.
     
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    I had the Demeter and the Swamp Thang. I still have the Swamp Thang and the Demeter is long gone. If the Fender sound is what you are looking for, the Swamp Thang is your ticket.
     
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    +1 for The Swamp Thang!!! I have two........
     
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    You mean the pitch vibrato like on Cream's "Deserted Cities of the Heart"?

    Best, Pete.
     
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    +1 more. It sounded BETTER than the Fender I A/B'ed it against...
     
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  12. paulandpaul

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    no. pitch vibrato and the fender vibrato channel are two very different things. Fender "vibrato" is actually tremolo.
     
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    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    The Guyatone Tube Flip Tremelo is also pretty cool and inexpensive...
     
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    Bruce Bennett (Insane Gain, Brown Sound, Boost-e-a, Lowball, etc.) made a limited run of tremolo pedals that he engineered based on vintage Fender amps. Looks like he's got one on eBay right now:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7342075977

    E-mail him to chat about it...he's a really cool guy. Very down to earth.
     
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    +2 This mirrors my experience as well.

    In addition, they both sounded better than the Fulltone Supa-trem IMHO.

    Geoff
     
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    well there's always this >Area 51<....not a pedal, so probably doesn't fit your criteria, just thought I'd throw it out there..it's a good unit and pretty easy to install.
     
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    my vote goes to the Demeter Tremulator and my local gear slut friend who's tried them all says he agrees, there are other great ones but the Tremulator is most Fender-y and IMO and his is the tops.

    I'm waiting on my ToneCzar Powerglide to compare, not as a Fender clone but a diff. kind of cool trem pedal.

    Jon
     
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    The Frantone Vibutron has a more open sound and a sweeter highend than the Demeter. The Demeter has a little bass and mid boost that makes it sound somewhat vintagey. Both can be swampy, though I had to adjust a trimmer inside the Vibutron to get it as wet as the Demeter.
    The Valverb is great, fat sounding, but drops in volume compared to the reverb part of the box.
    The Fulltone is said to be a little clinical (?) though I don`t think so. Scores on flexibility.
    The Echoczar Powerglide has a better headroom than all the others. Being fed with gain pedals and a more complex sound it keeps the sound in a balder and bigger way than the rest and with better definition.
     
  19. marklyn

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    I believe that the volume drop is from a LDR in the circuit that sometimes gets overheated on installation. I've heard it's fixable.
    http://www.blueguitar.org/new/schem/peavey/modnotes/valverb.txt

    My Valverb does not have a volume drop between channels. I think I got lucky. :)

    I tend to leave it last in the chain in the effects loop and just leave the verb and tremolo on and adjust intensity when I want something different. Most of the time the tremolo is just barely on, just enough to add a little shimmer. I do have the footswitch for it but don't mess with it usually.
     
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  20. alderbody

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    exactly!

    btw, although i don't recommend it, the Fender-style tremolo setting in the LINE6 Modulation Modeler is rather close to my twin's "vibrato"...

    but nothing compares to the real thing!!! :D
     

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