Vibrato, Tremolo, Vibe

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by thisday1, Dec 27, 2009.


  1. thisday1

    thisday1 Member

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    Is anyone else sick of people using these terms interchangably when refering to three distinctly different effects. In my mind, Vibrato is a pitch modulation, Tremolo is a volume modulation, and Vibe/ Univibe is a phased chorus sound. Yet I'll hear people throwing around all these terms for any of these pedals. It just sucks when I say I want a vibrato pedal and someone points me to a tremolo pedal. Or, I'll read a review of a pedal with no sound demo, stating it has the loveliest vibe sound and have no clue if it is a vibrato or a univibe pedal. Sorry to vent. Just needed to get that out........anyone else?
     
  2. Mooncusser

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    I found the issue that you are referring to be a constant broad spectrum terminology that a lot use who don't know the differences you pointed out concerning specific modulation applications.....very common.
     
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    It doesn't help that Fender mislabels tremolo on their amps as vibrato.
     
  4. thisday1

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    word.
     
  5. longgonedaddy

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    And calls the thing on a Strat, a "tremolo" bar.
     
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