Tremolo - what’s good?

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  1. sloanfiske

    sloanfiske Supporting Member

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    Fulltone Supatrem or Prescription Electronics Throb
     
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  2. ifallalot

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    I thought it was really good, but my vote still goes to the venerable Boss TR2
     
  3. MrKite89

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    My favorites:

    - TC Electronic Vintage Tremolo: cheap, good sounding "vintage\tube amp" tremolo, very clean and can also be used as a very nice analog boost (with the Depth knob on 0 and the volume up). I prefer it to the tremolo on my DRRi. As far as I know the T-Rex Tremster is the same pedal.

    - Vox Repeat Percussion: crazy psychedelic tremolo, lots of fun. I have an original but I bet that a good clone can sound very similar.

    I'm not that expert on trems, but I know that a true "bias" tremolo, such as the one on my EC Vibro Champ, is my favorite tremolo sound in general, the most "natural", human I would say...
     
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    I have an Empress Effects Tremolo 2 that is fantastic.
     
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    I’d have an easier time putting it on my board than on a guitar!
    (Just from a tech perspective, I love me some whammy bar, tho I’m a Floyd fan personally)

    Now, even more sideways. What if your reverb springs were whammy-able?!



    Now, to contribute:
    Flint is great.
    In a similar vein, I also like the Source Audio True Spring. I believe their Vertigo is fabulous, but I haven’t tried it.

    I did not like the T-Rex Tremster - not enough depth
     
  6. Gaheba

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    I would think any modern offering of a tremolo would be great.
    I have three, all a bit different sounding, but I cant pick a favourite.
    Fulltone Supa-Trem Jr
    Dazatronyx Optical Trem (this is such a sweet sounding pedal)
    Boss TR-2. No problems with volume, bought new about 4 years ago. You cant go wrong with the boss if you're not sure what to get.
     
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    That's cute.


    I like the Jack Rabbit too - lots to play with, and just plain fun.
     
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  8. ogdenjf

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    Favorite (so far): Surfy Industries Surfy Trem
    Close second: Frantone Vibutron
    Close third: Monster Effects Swamp Thang (small box version)

    Also considered:
    -Outlaw Supply Blue Bird Tremolo
    -Suhr Jack Rabbit
    -Mr. Black Deluxe Plus
    -Mr. Black PanaTrem

    These are all I have tried so far. Still curious about the Basic Audio Throbby.

    I am chasing the trem in my Swart STR-Tremolo Tuxedo in a pedal version. The Surfy Trem comes closest.
     
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    I recently got the Fender Tre-Verb and it does a respectable job, but does have reverb too. 3 Trem types makes it interesting even if I don't use the verb as much.
     
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    Is that why the tremolo effect totally disappears when I used the suhr with any gain? I thought maybe I made a bad purchase.
     
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    Are we discussing tremolo bridges or effects pedal? Well in either case for me guitar's bridge is original Floyd Rose and FX pedal is the Greenhouse Effects Drifter.
     
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    I bought one of the cheap Danelectro ones, paid 35 bucks for it just for one song that I was doing regularly. It works as well as any of the other ones I tried out and sounds just like the real thing.
     
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    Demeter. It has a slight volume boost that makes it just right. It was my favorite.
    Trex was good.
    Strymon Flint was good. Killer reverb.
     
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    The best I've heard are:
    Basic Audio Throbby
    Chase Bliss Gravitas (insane flexibility)
     
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    Alexander Equilibrium Deluxe = Amazing
     
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  16. WBellman

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    Flint. 3 distinct types of tremolo flavors. And they all sound really great.
    It's hard to choose sometimes.

    ‘61 Harm - Harmonic band filtering
    ‘63 Tube - Power Tube Bias
    ‘65 Photo - Photocell
     
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    The Source Audio Vertigo is a very reasonably-priced and very, very versatile pedal.
     
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    i've used a demeter tremulator since they first came out & it sounds really good, just bought a reverberato & that sounds even better!
     
  19. inheritsfrom

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    Fulltone Supa Trem Jr. Reasonably priced, quiet, easy to use, 3 different flavors, has tap tempo, and sounds great. It’s not the prettiest pedal there is, but I really like mine.
     
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  20. JamesIFB

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    I got a good deal on an EQD Hummingbird, so I've been using that and definitely like it. I have yet to try the Night Wire, and I've heard people quite like that one, too...
     
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