Tremolo pedal suggestions

Hi guys.

Need some opinions.

Trying to find a tremolo pedal that can give me some specific sounds. Cheap would be preferable.

I'm looking for:

Vox Repeater type sounds


This Prunes single seems like the tremolo has some pan type of effect


Cheers
 
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Hi guys.

Need some opinions.

Trying to find a tremolo pedal that can give me some specific sounds. Cheap would be preferable.

I'm looking for:

Vox Repeater type sounds


This Prunes single seems like the tremolo has some pan type of effect


Cheers
Earthquaker Hummingbird is a Vox Repeater based circuit. Totally nails the choppy, Spacemen 3 sound which is why I got it. It kinda just does that sound though so it’s not super versatile, but you can dial down the depth and make less choppy. So it is more versatile than an original.
 

MogwaiBoy

Member
No. It's a sawtooth waveform.
Ahh yes! That's the one.

That's the key, any trem that does a sawtooth envelope and 100% depth will be good. Which should open up the possibilities for the OP.

The other guitarist in my band has a Hummingbird and there's a low end thump almost like a kickdrum under some settings he uses - not sure what that's all about but it sounds unique!
 

andrekp

Member
Square wave trem LFO is even choppier.

Hummingbird is a great trem for that sound.

FWIW, another thing to think about is that some trems, when you turn the depth. Down, can be used as a nice clean boost. I use mine for boost as much as trem. (I use a DIY based on the tremulous lune circuit, so I cant really recommend specifically. I do have a DIY hummingbird and it can get very choppy.)
 
Ahh yes! That's the one.

That's the key, any trem that does a sawtooth envelope and 100% depth will be good. Which should open up the possibilities for the OP.

The other guitarist in my band has a Hummingbird and there's a low end thump almost like a kickdrum under some settings he uses - not sure what that's all about but it sounds unique!
This exactly. You can turn down the depth so it’s almost imperceptible but there’s still a thump or peak when the sawtooth quickly hits max. If I hit it with a loud or heavy fuzz (or both!) it almost overwhelms the effect and as the signal dies down, the chop comes back. It’s straight up the Spacemen 3 sound.
 
Thanks for the help guys.

Been checking them all out.
Came across the EHX Stereo Pulsar which I instantly liked because it can do the Prunes type tremolo sounds, classic tremolos, and edgier sounds too. It seems to go into repeater territory but unless you can find a YouTube video on that specifically, all "regular" videos don't go there.
Found these demos where you almost can hear it here and there.
Anyone know if the Pulsar can pull it off? I'm like 90% happy with the sounds I'm hearing here:




Cheers
 


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