Tremolo pedal suggestions

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by T-Rex Bolanette, Sep 11, 2019 at 8:31 PM.

  1. T-Rex Bolanette

    T-Rex Bolanette Member

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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
     
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  2. Davin Kuntze

    Davin Kuntze Member

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    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.
     
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  3. Last Nerve

    Last Nerve Supporting Member

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    Agree with @Davin Kuntze EQD Hummingbird.
    Catalinbread does/did make a choppy trem, too. (Valcoder?)
    But for THAT SOUND, Hummingbird.
     
  4. MogwaiBoy

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    Triangle wave is the answer, right?
     
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    Check out cusack! There’s a few form factors but they sound awesome regardless of the size you choose.
     
  6. Davin Kuntze

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    No. It's a sawtooth waveform.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.)
     
  10. Davin Kuntze

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    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.
     
  11. T-Rex Bolanette

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    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
     
  12. tazzboy

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    Voodoo Lab 4 knob tremolo
     
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    After a lot of research I pulled the trigger on a Subdecay Vagabond yesterday.
     
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    I’ve had mine for probably 10 yrs and it’s still my favorite.
    Using the Supro until the harmonic itch is scratched, then back to my trusty old VL.
     
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