Looking at trem pedals minifooger/scientist/fulltone/etc

Preacherofrock

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I'm currently in the market for a good trem pedal. The main ones I have been eyeing each have strengths for my use:

Minifooger - I like the idea of how the sine wave can be formatted for hard on, hard off or smooth. I could have some fun with that. And the tone control seems like it provides some interesting options.

Dr. Scientist - this one seems to be the most versatile of the three, which I could see myself utilizing some in creative moments, but I wonder if all of those switches and knobs would get annoying over time.

Fulltone - I'm specifically looking at the supa-trem. This one is not as totally versatile perhaps, but the hard/soft foot switch and the half-speed foot switch seem to make it really versatile for live playing, which is where I spend a lot of time.

I'd love to hear your input on these three, as well as other suggestions for really great trems in the sub-$300 price range.

Thanks!




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jordane93

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Empress tremolo 2. It has presets, tap tempo, different waveforms, subdivisons, and a lot of tweaking can be done. Its $249 new. You can go to PGS or Prymaxe and use a coupon code to save some more money
 

fahrner

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Just bought the Rocket Pedals 'Josh Smith' Dual Trem and it sounds great.
Two buttons so you can easily switch back and forth between the two adjustable speeds.
 

9520575

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I like the tremolessence. The panning feature is a big difference. Its very fun to use. The two expression options are also very Handy. Depth control by treadle is fantastic. You have pretty versitle wave shape options. far more than the other two choices. then you have the
cleaness, which gives you a major clean boost and treble control. The onlY feature i did not use was the hold switch. it was neat and all, but i dunno...
 

TheoDog

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I use a Voodoo lab trem as a boost, but as a trem the tone is very tweakable and convincing.
I love the overall tonal vibe of the Diamond trem.if the effect is a big part if your tone, I can recommend it enough.
 

RSRD

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Empress tremolo 2. It has presets, tap tempo, different waveforms, subdivisons, and a lot of tweaking can be done. Its $249 new. You can go to PGS or Prymaxe and use a coupon code to save some more money
Bingo. No tremolo beats the empress. It's king above all the others I've tried ( have not tried the minifooger) the diamond and the flint are my second place.


Oh and you can find a used empress for around 150-160 usually.
 

chillybilly

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The Fulltone has a nice feature set to be sure but I was and am struck by its quiet operation and musicality. I have trem built into my Vox but ignore it completely in favor of the Supa Trem. I even frequently use it on a very slow cycle at minimal mix analogous to the way some like EVH use phase on a very slow sweep.
 

JRMagnus

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Definitely recommend the Empress. You might be able to find a Tremolo (1) on the used market since the new model became available. I think the only difference is one has expression pedal capabilities.
 

FenderAmpGas

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Haven't tried the Empress or Diamond but really loving the Suhr Jack Rabbit I just got. Very versatile and I can appreciate the smaller enclosure.
 

etc

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I would recommend The Empress or the Diamond Trem. I own the Empress and actually prefer it to the tremolo on my amp.
 






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