What is the best Tremelo pedal out there?

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  1. blood5150

    blood5150 Member

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    I need something that can emulate Fender style trem sounds as well as more modern edge staccato type trem sounds...
     
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    Monster Effects Swamp Thang does a great job of emulating the brownface trem. Not really fast enough for the staccato sounds though.
     
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    Yeah, great sounding amp like trem. Was my #1 until I got a Frantone Vibutron. :cool:
     
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    What about that purple Dunlop trem pedal thats been around forever, can that do it?
     
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    Can the Frantone pull off the brownface asymmetrical tremolo wave that the swamp thang does?
     
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    Swamp Thang and Diaz Tremodillo are nearly identical sounding and excellent for the sine style trem. Many associate this with a Fender Brown style trem, though it really isn't. It sounds VERY good anyway and is by far my favorite tremolo sound. I have owned or currently own both of these pedals and HIGHLY recomend them, especially if you don't yet recognize the difference between sine and triangle.

    I have not yet owned the Frantone (but I hope to soon). The beauty of the Frantone is you get the sine and the triangle in the same pedal. I don't know if she actually has two separate circuits in there or not, but it is the only pedal I know of that has a simple straight forward format, and seems to give both the major trem variants. And I have never heard one bad review of the pedal. Downside is $200+ for tremolo is a bit steep for me. Even though I personally love the effect, I don't get that much use for it in the real world. I'll havo to really pony up someday to squeeze that into my priority/budget list. For now the sine only pedals serve me well and make me happy.
     
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    I just received it, but I'm pretty psyched about my Dr.Scientist Tremolessence
    check their site for slips-
    does amazing things and since there are only 20 Goatkeepers out there......
     
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    The Vibutron should cover the tones you seek great pedal I love mine.
     
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    The sine wave setting on the Vibutron gets really close to the sound of the Swamp Thang, plus you have the added versatility of the hard chop when needed. Also, way more range on the speed - super slow to super fast. For true great amp trem in a pedal the Swamp Thang best, but the Vibutron is on my board. If you're a fan of the Swamp Thang I can't see you not digging the Vibutron.
     
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    probably toneczar powerglide.
     
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    Not a realistic option I've been on the Powerglide list for over two years and Ed isn't even making any right now.
     
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    any thoughts on the empress tremolo? or are there def better tremolo's than that out?
     
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    How Many Times Are We Going To Have The Same Thread?
     
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    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    LFL Goatkeeper. Many trems have several waveforms to choose from but sometimes none are just right for the job. With the Goatkeeper, you can draw your own waveform in those circumstances.
     

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