What's a good tremolo with distortion or fuzz?

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  1. triviani

    triviani Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for a good tremolo to play clean, but also that sounds good with distortion or fuzz. Any ideas?

    Choppy better than soft, and not much expensive..
     
  2. Ev O)))

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    zvex sonar is built with this purpose in mind. It chops to dead silence if you want it to.

    it even has a fuzz built in as a secondary feature.
     
  3. triviani

    triviani Supporting Member

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    Yap, I have been watching some Sonar videos, but $200 for a trem is a bit too much right now.
     
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    Sonar was OK with dirt but Basic Audio Throbby is the best - dirt or no dirt!
     
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    Does the Throbby give the chop?
     
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    At the faster rate it does (sort of) - it's a sine wave trem that gets closer to a square wave the faster the rate gets. I saw a post by John Lyons saying something to this effect (lol) here, hopefully he will chime in or someone will find the thread I'm referring to. The main thing is it sounds great at all speeds and brings enough chops alongside it's own Throbby magic.
     
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    Take a look at the Voodoo Labs Tremolo. I had one and it was quite versatile. Only sold it when I needed to free up space n a limited board...

    Worth a look, it can do subtle to total chop, and usually can be go for $55-75.
     
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    My supa trem sounds great with fuzz and distortion.
     
  9. triviani

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    Thanks, I'll check them. I did have the Fulltone, but it was ages ago, wouldn't mind to try it again.
     
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    Mooer Trelicopter works great for me w/ or w/o fuzz.
     
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    I think the Boss TR-2 is the best. It can do full square wave chop, and has an internal trim pot to get as loud as you could want. It works great with any dirt since it can actually do 100% 'wet' (total silence between pulses)
     
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    Empress Tremolo2 sounds good in square, but I have the feeling there are better alternatives out there to get into really "choppy" territory.
     
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    Catalinbread Anthicthon has both in one small box.
     
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    +1.
     
  17. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    just put whatever trem after any dirt (in the amp's loop if need be) and it should do fine.
     
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    The Boss TR-2! There is a reason you see it on so many pro's boards. It is good.
     
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    I would go EHX Stereo Pulsar , if you want to fuzz it up :)
     
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