The Finest Trem in Town

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by SWSNick, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. SWSNick

    SWSNick Member

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    I have the wiggler and I really like it but I'm looking for something that isn't as affected by the gain i'm using, or maybe you mad professors of tone can suggest the correct placement to put my trem so it doesn't overdrive. So the best trem pedal on the planet, the one that blew your mind
     
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    i've had alot of them and the vibutron is my favorite. as far as placement, trem's are usually placed at or near the end of the chain.
     
  3. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    swamp thang=more swirl and irregular ramping
     
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    I've currently got my old Swamp Thang, newer Creme de la Trem (with the latest mods) and brand new PowerGlide duking it out (actually not duking it out as they're all great).

    Previously, I've owned a Demeter and Cusack, and tried the Red Witch and some others.

    Disclaimer: I like bias trems so if they don't 'swamp' asymetrically they don't stay.
     
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  6. shngn7

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    Keeley modded TR-2. Closest thing to the trem in a SR that I have ever found. Extremely clean and can even be used as a clean/color boost with the rate and depth knobs done and skirted volume knob up.
     
  7. benjammin

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    On the high-end, the Goatkeeper and the Empress both sound fantastic. For those on a shorter budget (aka ME), the BYOC Trem is gorgeous.
     
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    demeter tremulator...best 'simple' straight forward trem.
    tasty tones...great speed range.
    more bells and whistles? I'd do the cusack or empress.
    as others have stated...I place trems near the end of the chain...just before the delays.
    good luck.
     
  9. geetarman

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    The Vibutron is very very nice indeed it was the best I'd heard up til my Powerglide showed up.
     
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    This man knows of which he speaks.:AOK
     
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    I have yet to find anything that even comes close to my ToneCzar PowerGlide....
     
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    I've thought about the Demeter. The sound files sound really good, but the non-standard power jack does bug me. I also don't think it's true bypass. I might be wrong about that, though... :messedup
     
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    Yup . . . for me, in terms of sound, flexibility, and wandering across the line from effect to playable instrument.
     
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    One Spot sells a $3 adapter that will let you use your Boss style adapter with this pedal.
     
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    i've got a goatkeeper, and have had several other trems (TR2, Empress (x2), TAW, Supa Trem, MM4, etc). The goatkeeper almost doesn't even fit in the trem catagory, more like a percussive creative tool. my fav's were as follows:
    Goatkeeper
    Empress (most usable live trem on the market IMHO)
    Supa Trem (i know i'll get flak for putting this over the TAW)
    Cusack
    MM4
    TR2
     
  16. highfive!

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    I say it in every trem thread that comes up, and I'll say it again! Vintage Technologies BFD. If you have one, then you know. Empress comes in at #2 for features. Supa-trem, bleh. I would love to try a Goatkeeper.
     
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    I had a Boss style jack laying around when I got my Tremulator. I tore it apart, drilled the hole out to 1/2" and put the Boss jack in. I don't know why Demeter stays with that style jack, it just puts people off. I emailed them and asked why and they said "Why doesn't everyone else change over to my style of jack? Buy an adapter and use it.". One of the rudest emails I've ever got from a pedal builder.

    The Tremulator sounds great, otherwise and so does my Empress. If you want lots of options and don't mind the larger size, go with the Empress. If you want a smaller box with less options, the Tremulator is great.
     
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    Another vote for the Frantone Vibutron. Sold mine a few months ago and regretted it terribly. I just bought it again (at the old price). The simplicity and incredible tone of this trem is hard to beat.
     
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    I had the dunlop, not really impressed,
    I played the BFD really great sounding. not that versatile.
    I heard from a friend that the cusack is great
    but I still have catalinbread semaphore.
    One of the best!!!
     
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    I have a T C Juaernig Twin Rate Tremolo and think it sounds pretty good, but I never see these mentioned in tremolo threads. I don't know if they're that rare, or that the ones that get mentioned are truly better. The Juaernig does have two speed settings, but no tap tempo, and no switches for wave form.

    John
     

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