Tremolo - what’s good?

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  1. kablez

    kablez Member

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    thank you for the input. i think the ST2 will probably do then. i doubt i'd get much use for all the rhythmic options on the SP, though i would probably like the envelopes , like on the voyager1. too bad that's mono.
    would you add any other stereo pedals to consider along with the ST2 ?
     
  2. Tri Pedal Reviews

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    Ones I'd take a look at that have sine wave & are stereo.

    SA Vertigo
    Pigtronix Tremvelope (also has envelope control)
    Mr Black Pana-Trem

    I don't recall if the Tremvelope does panning, I know it has stereo though. Might want to verify that.
     
  3. kablez

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    thanks again. i was just looking at a description of the tremvelope, it does do panning.
    i already have two SA products, which are great but, i'm feeling analog is better for tremolo considering what i've heard in various demos [yours included].
     
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  4. DewieCox

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    Walrus Monument v2 and Greenhouse Drifter both do that.
     
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  5. Steve Hotra

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    Diamond is my #1. Super reliable and can be used as a clean boost.
    The Timeline has some interesting delay / tremolo effects.
     
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  6. natebernstein

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    +1 on the Diamond. I absolutely love mine. Endlessly tweakable for just about any tremolo sound you could possibly want, but also very easy to dial in a simple Fender-style throb without a lot of fuss. Plus it has tap, which is great for matching the tempo of a song if needed. Downside is it's a fairly big pedal. But I found room on my tiny board for it when switching from my Princeton-style amp to a BadCat CubIII for a couple of recent gigs. I'd bought a Malekko after reading good things about it and wanting a smaller-footprint tremolo but did not get along with it.
     
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  7. lefort_1

    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    @Tri Pedal Reviews beat me to it !! :beer

    All three are very good at what they do. I have the DDP and DPP.
    I'm saving up for the Pana-Trem and a Stereo Chrome Eclipse.
    Truly sick things should ensue.
     
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  8. aaronjcurtis

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    Extras and tweaking ability aside, where does the Gravitas fall in terms of its Standard and Harmonic modes compared to others?

    I’d really like to get a Harmonic tremolo and thought if I grabbed a Gravitas I’d never look again, but I’m really only interested in it if it’s core tremolo sounds are top-shelf.

    The tweaking is interesting as well, but not unless the core sounds are up there, which I can only assume they are.
     
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    I know Walrus Monument v2 can do ramp up, but how to do ramp down?
     
  10. Kevy_Metal

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    I don't use Tremolo a lot, but when I do, it's with a Boss TR-2.
     
  11. DewieCox

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    No ramping down.
     
  12. pete12string

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    Source Audio Vertigo was excellent. I only got rid of it because I bought a Strymon Flint. Both of these have super-great tremolo,
     
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    I used to go back and forth between a Boss TR-2 and a BBE Tremor until I got a Flint. Both are great sounding Trem pedals, but the convenience of the trem and reverb in one box made more sense.....plus, it sounds killer.
     
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    Demeter hands down, feels as good as it sounds
     
  16. buzzard blues bird

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    All I’ve got is a suhr jack rabbit so not sure how good it is. But what I don’t like about it is that the tremolo effect isn’t very strong and disappears quite easily with any amount of gain. For a stronger pulsing sound live I had to use the vibrato side of my retro sonic chorus .
     
  17. Husky

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    The distortion acts as a limiter, never put the tremolo in front of a distortion since that would remove the effect both having an effect on signal amplitude. That is a 100% natural phenomena with any tremolo, you need to put a tremolo after distortion. If you obey that you can get some wild stuff
     
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  18. PedalCrazyFool

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    I’m betting people will laugh at this idea, but most folks could get by just fine with the yellow Joyo, especially (and I just found this out) the thing is essentially a good boost, as well. Trimpot inside.

    If nothing else it makes a great backup!
     
  19. Michigan guitar

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    I was waiting for someone braver than me to suggest the Joyo, lol! I just started experimenting with Trem and the Joyo works great (especially for $20 used). If I decide to use trem more, I can always upgrade. Or not. It sounds pretty good to me. And, as you mention, it does make a nice boost as well. Definitely thickens and warms everything. You could use it for just that alone.
     
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  20. valcotone

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    There is some impressive stereo/panning processing in this video... but the Jack Rabbit is mono, right? Was there a VST plugin used to create the swirly left-right panning effects? Just curious.... it sounds great.
     

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