Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by flume, Aug 10, 2019.
Fulltone Supatrem or Prescription Electronics Throb
I thought it was really good, but my vote still goes to the venerable Boss TR2
- 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...
I have an Empress Effects Tremolo 2 that is fantastic.
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
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.
I like the Jack Rabbit too - lots to play with, and just plain fun.
Favorite (so far): Surfy Industries Surfy Trem
Close second: Frantone Vibutron
Close third: Monster Effects Swamp Thang (small box version)
-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.
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.
Is that why the tremolo effect totally disappears when I used the suhr with any gain? I thought maybe I made a bad purchase.
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.
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.
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.
The best I've heard are:
Basic Audio Throbby
Chase Bliss Gravitas (insane flexibility)
Alexander Equilibrium Deluxe = Amazing
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
The Source Audio Vertigo is a very reasonably-priced and very, very versatile pedal.
i've used a demeter tremulator since they first came out & it sounds really good, just bought a reverberato & that sounds even better!
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.
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...