Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by MHG, Apr 6, 2019.
The Dazatronyx Optical Tremolo is worth its weight in gold for me.
I had the full tone ST 1, but went to the full tone ST Jr. for both the "warble" option and the tap tempo button, plus it has a smaller footprint. Both are great pedals.
Jam Pedals The Chill - one of my favorite trem pedals ever. I had the Suhr JR and it too is great - I just didn’t need all the features.
source audio vertigo. It can literally do anything trem wise. Fantastic sounds.
I’ve had a bunch that I liked. Fulltone, Boss, Menatone, Diamond, ... Honestly, I could dial any of them in for a classic sound.
Tremolo is one of my favorite effects and I go for the subtle undulating thing myself. I prefer bias type trem. I’ve tried some good ones and settled on the BA Throbby. Simple controls. Sounds great. The volume control has a very pleasing thickening type thing going on. You may like/dislike it, but it definitely adds to the sound. The Toneczar Powerglide as well as the VFE Rise and Fall were great too.
Clips of the Throbby. It’s a long noodling clip recorded on my phone before I had the OX, but I think it does a decent job of conveying the sweetness of the Throbby. Trem comes on at 0:25 and stays on for the rest. Excuse the background noise.
Second clip is via the OX. Throbby comes on later around 1:04.
The Diamond, Swamp Thang and Throbby are all excellent and can do the subtle effect you are seeking
Moog MF Trem can be set to affect only the low end - resulting in an extremely subtle tremolo.
I find most tremolos sound good when set subtle, so I’d suggest to the OP to go after what meets their price point, pedal size requirements, and features (tap tempo for example). When it comes to setting a tremolo with more depth or mix, that’s were you’ll find more variation from one tremolo to another, and of course enters the subjectiveness.
I’ve been using the Fulltone Supa Trem Jr for a bit and it’s pretty good set subtle or with more throb. I’m actually selling it and getting a Diamond because the knobs on the STJr bother me and I’d like some additional rhythmic options.
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the Strymon Flint. (or did I miss it?)
Anything will do subtle just fine. Just make sure there’s a volume control.
Don't own one YET, but I really dig the subtle possibilities of the Wampler Latitude my buddy's got. I borrowed it and ran just it and my Supernatural into my Deville for an afternoon. I'm all about my modulation being very subtle, yet detailed (love my SA Orb for this reason) and although I've got the great little Joyo, and trem in the Orb, the Latitude is definitely on a different level of tone, complexity and adjustability.
Surfy Trem (by Surfy Industries)
JAM Pedals "The Chill" is a great old school sounding tremelo.
The Surfy is absolutely beautiful, but I could not deal with the loud "knocking" of the "whump whump" sound after about noon on the intensity, especjally with the Brownface side. It is a shame because it is the best sounding pedal trem I have heard otherwise.
I am currently using a Matthews Effects Conductor v2, which is awesome as well.
I ended up getting the Basic Audio Throbby. Gorgeous pedal!!!
I have three trems:
Fulltone Supa-Trem Jr
Dazatronyx Optical Trem. This is a such a sweet sounding trem.
Boss Tr-2 (mine is a recent issue bought new about 2-3 years ago. No volume issues).
I honestly couldn't say which is "best", or even which is my favourite. They all sound different, yet similar (well, they are all tremolos after all!) and they all sound great!
All three are spread across three boards.
Both the Supa and the Daza have the added feature of a great boost as well.
I have one as well, and it’s my favorite pedal.
Red Witch Eve mini pedal only does a subtle hypnotic tremolo. Sounds great tho.